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PMA and United Fresh Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices Gains First Endorsement from Third-Party Certifier

SCS Global Services says charter helps bring social responsibility to the mainstream
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/  SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certification body and standards developer, is pleased to announce its endorsement of the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, a joint initiative of the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association. The Charter establishes baseline principles for the ethical treatment of workers in the global fresh produce and floral industries.

Hear the Latest on Indoor Air Quality Certification

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Hear the latest about healthy indoor air quality. See how major manufacturing companies are meeting demands for low emitting products to contribute to LEED, WELL & other green building rating systems with SCS Indoor Advantage Certification. Learn more

ISO-22000 Food Safety Management Certification Now Offered by SCS

Latest Addition to SCS' Suite of Food Safety Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted third-party certification body and pioneer in the fields of food safety, quality, and sustainability, is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a certifier under the ISO 22000:2005 international standard for food safety management. The standard provides robust food safety management requirements for growers, food manufacturers, processors, packers, retailers, and other entities across the human food and animal feed supply chains.

Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification

Allentown Plants Meets Rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard with SCS Global Services
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ALLENTOWN, Pa., October 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

The “Buy Clean California” Act Requires Increased Environmental Transparency From Building Product Manufacturers

Keith Killpack, Manager, LCA Services at SCS Global Services
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Beginning in January 2019, manufacturers in four building material sectors –carbon steel rebar, structural steel, flat glass, and mineral wool insulation board –will be asked to submit Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) as part of their bids for work on California infrastructure construction and improvement projects.

SCS Forestry Experts to Speak at SAF National Convention

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Learn from SCS experts about responsible forestry and carbon offset verification through their presentations at the SAF National Convention. The convention is in Portland, Oregon from October 3-7.

SCS will also be exhibiting at booth #810. Contact us if you'll be there!

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SCS Global Services Celebrates Zero Emissions Day With Real Climate Contributions Video

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SCS Global Services is proud to share the climate contributions our clients around the world are making through SCS-verified carbon offset projects.

Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/2xvnUu7

Learn more about carbon offset project verification.

The Value Independent Certification Brings to Global Water Stewardship

By Rae Mindock, SCS Global Services
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Every year, World Water Week, a conference organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), brings together experts from around the world to discuss global water issues. This year’s event focused on Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, with discussions concentrating on how business, NGOs and government agencies are collaborating to address water-related challenges.

Starbucks Announces Global Greener Stores Commitment

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

Winners Revealed in Environmental Finance’s 2018 Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings

SCS Global Services Wins Best Verification Company
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  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica
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  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica

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