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Agricultural Innovator Jim Knutzon Joins SCS Global Services in Senior Position

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce that Jim Knutzon has joined its corporate management team as the new Vice President for Special Projects. Mr. Knutzon brings decades of agricultural experience to the position, including pioneering work in sustainable and organic production, product development, food safety, and standards development. He will play a pivotal role in the continued expansion of SCS’s certification, auditing, and testing services.

Europe’s Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and SIFAV Recognize SCS Sustainably Grown Certification Program

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December 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Based on its recent benchmarking to the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), announced last week, SCS Global Services’ Sustainably Grown certification program is now recognized by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), and its influential fruit and vegetables program, SIFAV (Sustainability Initiative Fruit & Vegetables).

First U.S. Clam Fishery Achieves Sustainability Certification

MSC Certificate Awarded based on Independent SCS Global Services’ Assessment
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The Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog fishery has become the first clam fishery in the U.S. to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The MSC’s science-based standard is the world’s most credible and recognized standard for environmentally sustainable wild-caught seafood.

SCS’ Sustainably Grown is First US-Based Sustainable Agriculture Certification to Complete GSCP Equivalence Process

Program Scores “A's” for All Global Social Compliance Program Criteria
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that it has completed the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Equivalence Process for its Sustainably Grown certification program.

Moana New Zealand Blue Abalone Receives 1st ASC Certification in NZ

SCS Global Services Congratulates Moana on their Achievement
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Moana New Zealand – Blue Abalone at Bream Bay in Northland is the first aquaculture business in New Zealand to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, and only the fourth abalone producer to have done so globally. 

Moana New Zealand Chief Executive Carl Carrington says the two years of hard work that has gone into certification by the team at Bream Bay has been well worth it.


Stakeholder Comment Period Announced for Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Standard

SCS Global Services Updates Hallmark Standard for Cut Flowers and Potted Plants
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that its hallmark certification standard for cut flowers and potted plants, Veriflora® Sustainably Grown, has been updated, and that the 60-day stakeholder comment period is now underway.  All interested stakeholders are invited to submit comments.

CTC Global’s ACCC® Conductor Earns First Third-Party Certification for Reduced CO2 Emissions from Improved Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Certification based on LCA Conducted by SCS Global Services
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IRVINE, Calif., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CTC Global announced that its ACCC® conductor became the first electric transmission conductor to earn third-party certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting from improved energy efficiency.

GreenMantra Technologies Receives Recycled Content Certification From SCS Global Services

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Brantford, Canada, November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value synthetic waxes from recycled plastics, recently received certification from SCS Global Services (SCS) for the recycled content of its CeranovusTM wax products.

Launch of Lauded as Valuable New Resource For Sustainable Seafood Stakeholders

SCS Congratulates Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and FishChoice for Website Launch
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) commends the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and FishChoice on their launch of, a comprehensive, easy-to-use website providing the latest information on the progress of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) around the world.

Leading Green Building Consortium Expands on First Anniversary

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October 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The green building industry’s first and leading consortium of program operators announced today at Greenbuild the addition of two new members and an enhanced technical advisory board. CSA Group is now a member, while thinkstep is the group’s first affiliate member. This marks the first anniversary of the Program Operator Consortium, which launched last year to provide simpler, standardized, and more useful environmental-product transparency solutions and to reduce complexity in the marketplace.


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