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.
The diminishing supply of farm labor is one of the most threatening issues affecting our nation’s fresh produce industry, a sector largely dependent on labor for the harvest and packing of delicate fruit and vegetables. As of last year, an estimated $3.1 billion had been lost in farm income due to labor shortages according to a 2015 report by the Partnership for a New American Economy.
Award Recognizes Innovation and Forward-Thinking in the Built Environment
EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), an international leader in third-party certification of environmental and sustainability achievements, has been named one of US Builders Review’s 2016 Editor’s Choice honorees in the run-up to GreenBuild 2016.
Five of the Award Winners Certified by SCS Global Services
LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates recipients of the 2016 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Leadership Awards, which “recognize excellence in the use of FSC certified products and commitment to responsible forest management.” Five of this year’s award recipients were certified to FSC standards by SCS. FSC honored:
SCS Brings In-Depth LCA Expertise to Program Operator Consortium
EMERYVILLE, CA, Sep 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ –SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier of environmental, social, and quality performance claims, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Program Operator Consortium (POC). The Consortium is comprised of standards developers and certifiers specializing in the development of Product Category Rules (PCRs) and the certification of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), working together to advan
A curious dilemma has emerged for the environmental community seeking to encourage companies to adopt sustainable production practices through the vehicle of market-based, voluntary certifications. Until this dilemma is resolved, it could drive the very companies who are engaged in the best practices away from participation in these certification programs.