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GeoKrete® Geopolymer Awarded "Reduced Carbon Footprint" Certification

The infrastructure rehabilitation material demonstrates a 51% to 59% smaller carbon footprint when compared to Portland and calcium aluminate cements over the entire product lifecycle
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Quadex LLC, a division of the Vortex Companies recently announced that its GeoKrete® Geopolymer mortar has received Reduced Carbon Footprint Certification by SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized sustainability certification body. GeoKrete was evaluated for its lower overall carbon footprint as it relates to potential greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction through manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

Gluten Intolerance Group Adds SCS Global Services as an Accredited Certifier for Gluten-Free Certification Organization

The move reflects continued expansion in global market for gluten-free foods
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AUBURN, Wash., Aug. 29, 2018 /3BL Media/  The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has accredited SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized third-party certification body, to provide Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) services to food and beverage companies.

Water Stewardship Experts to Highlight the Value of AWS Certification for Responsible Water Management at World Water Week

Alliance for Water Stewardship, SCS Global Services, Nestlé Waters, Ecolab, and Renmark Host Panel Discussion August 27 in Stockholm
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EMERYVILLE, Calif, August 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), together with Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and several AWS certified organizations, including Nestlé Waters, Ecolab and Renmark, will host a special panel discussion during World Water Week to discuss the AWS standard and the valu

Grassland Conservation Project Earns Groundbreaking Recognition as Carbon Sink

Credits purchased on behalf of Microsoft, with EDF Facilitation and SCS Verification
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The Southern Plains Land Trust, working with the Environmental Defense Fund, has sold the first listed grassland carbon credits, making possible the restoration and preservation of two Colorado ranches that together sequester 8,000 metric tons of soil carbon per year.  SCS Global Services conducted the third-party verification of the carbon offset project, confirming the accuracy of the emissions reductions and compliance with the Climate Action Reserve’s Grassland Project Protocol. The project was funded in part by a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant.

Successes of Starbucks' Responsible Sourcing Program for Coffee

New Conservation International report documents progress
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International NGO Conservation International’s new progress report on Starbuck’s C.A.F.E. Practices program for responsibly sourced coffee provides an in-depth look at the positive impact one company is having on land conservation and human dignity.

Forest Carbon Offsets are Helping to Change the GHG Landscape

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By Scott Eaton, SCS Global Services

Organizations around the world are harnessing the power of the land to sequester carbon dioxide in the fight to mitigate climate change.  Stepped up efforts by environmental non-governmental organizations, private project developers, and municipalities to maintain and enhance healthy forests are delivering direct climate benefits, and in many cases, financial returns as well.

Carbon Offset Projects Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Certification Bodies Field Test China's New National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS)

NFSS to be used for FSC® evaluations in China
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SCS Global Services and other third-party certification bodies joined representatives from WWF China, IKEA, the Chinese Academy of Forestry and the Fujian University of Agroforestry in mid-June for field trials of the new Chinese National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS). The certification bodies were calibrating interpretations of the new standard, which will be used to conduct all Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) evaluations in China once it is approved. See further details at 

Environmental Paper Network Launches Extensive Update to Its Paper Calculator

Popular environmental impact estimator aims to drive innovation in paper use and purchasing
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ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - An improved web-based Paper Calculator, launched today by the Environmental Paper Network-North America, will provide tens of thousands of annual users with new information and features to help them measure the impacts of their paper and reduce that impact through better choices.

SCS Global Services Now Approved Verifier Under Airport Carbon Accreditation Program

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2018 ­/3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, is now authorized under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program to verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories for participating Airports. This accreditation is the latest addition to SCS’ broad suite of carbon footprint, carbon offset validation and verification, GHG management, and other climate-change related services.

MillerCoors and Global Water Center Achieve World Firsts in Water Stewardship

SCS Global Services independently confirms facilities’ conformance to AWS Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, has certified that MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery and the Global Water Center conform with the requirements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), the first-ever comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental and economic criteria.

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