Many of our most beloved fresh food crops – almonds, apples, avocados, mangoes, blueberries, and pumpkins, to name a few –depend on pollinators to bear fruit. In addition, pollinators contribute to crops used for livestock forage, biofuels, and fibers. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are essential to our natural ecosystems, responsible for the reproduction of over 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants.
Green America Ranks SCS’ Sustainable Ag Ecolabel; Consumer Research Confirms Label's Appeal
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In its “ABC’s of Food Labels,” U.S. non-profit Green America has awarded SCS Global Services’ Sustainably Grown® certification program four and a half stars, among the highest rankings earned by any of the popular global sustainable agriculture ecolabels.
EMERYVILLE, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 19, 2018 – The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) and SCS Global Services (SCS) are pleased to announce the outcome of a benchmarking effort between SCS’ Sustainably Grown® Certification Program and SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool. Sustainably Grown has earned Silver level equivalence to the FSA Version 2.0.
SCS Global Services Releases 2017 Annual Benefit Report
EMERYVILLE, Calif. April 12, 2018 - The pressures of population growth, poverty, resource constraints, pollution and climate change challenge each of us, every day, to identify better ways to manage our businesses. Our growing interdependence makes sustainable business practice not simply a choice, but an essential feature of the 21st century economy.
Certifier SCS Global Services prepared to help companies meet expedited schedule
April 5, 2018/3BL Media/ - By the beginning of June this year –less than two months away – virtually all composite wood products manufactured or sold in the United States, as well as products made with composite wood components, must meet tough formaldehyde standards. As a result, manufacturers of hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, and a wide range of products containing these materials, are now racing the clock to have their products certified in time to demonstrate compliance.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that Dave Bubser, a world-renowned forest resource management and certification expert, has joined the company as its new Vice President of Forestry Services. Bubser now oversees international business for SCS’ forest-based certification programs in the company’s Natural Resources division, providing strategic and operational guidance and support to Program Directors, and focusing on client relations, sales and marketing, auditing key accounts, and special projects.
World Water Day (March 22) provides a stark reminder that fresh water is our most precious natural resource. WWF points out that 1.1 billion people around the globe lack access to clean water, 2.7 billion face water scarcity for at least one month of the year, and 2.4 billion are exposed to waterborne illnesses due to inadequate sanitation.
For New Resilient Flooring in Multilayer Format With Rigid Polymer Core
March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) and SCS Global Services announced a pilot certification for new resilient flooring products in the multilayer format with rigid polymer cores. Focusing on performance and sustainability, and by bundling existing standards, the collaboration has created an all-encompassing platform for safety, quality, performance and sustainability for multilayer flooring.
Manuelita achieved International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), which validates their commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production of biofuels, as well as the supply of sustainable raw materials free from deforestation. SCS Global Services confirmed from its assessment in November 2017 that Manuelita demonstrated compliance with the ISCC requirements.
Third-Party audit carried out by SCS Global Services
Lund’s Fisheries is pleased to announce that starting next week at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the firm will offer Fair Trade CertifiedTM scallops to its customers. The independent certification group Fair Trade USA has granted Lund’s provisional approval to sell scallops using its Fair Trade label.