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Inaugural Zero Carbon Conference Focuses on Proven, Practical Strategies for Buildings and Communities

Climate Activist Tom Steyer to Keynote Virtual Event on October 7-8
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As momentum grows for climate action, the International Living Future Institute announces its inaugural Zero Carbon Conference, to be held on October 7-8, 2020. Tom Steyer, NextGen America founder, climate activist, and former presidential candidate, will keynote. 

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As momentum grows for climate action, the International Living Future Institute announces its inaugural Zero Carbon Conference, to be held on October 7-8, 2020. Tom Steyer, NextGen America founder, climate activist, and former presidential candidate, will keynote. 

Fat Tire Amber Ale is the First Nationally Distributed Carbon Neutral Beer in the U.S.

SCS Global Services Announces Certification of New Belgium Brewing’s Flagship Brand
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EMERYVILLE, Calif. , /3BL Media/ - In celebration of International Beer Day, SCS Global Services (SCS) announced it has certified New Belgium Brewing’s iconic Fat Tire Amber Ale as America’s first nationally distributed carbon neutral beer. SCS issued the certification under the internationally recognized PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality standard.

Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® Coffee is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

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Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

First Textiles Dye to Earn Both SCS Recycled Content and Recycling Program Certification Awarded to MKS DevO Chemicals

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SCS Global Services announces that it awarded dual certifications to MKS DevO Chemicals (MKS DevO), leading organic chemicals producer in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region, after undergoing an assessment. MKS DevO achieved Recycled Content Certification for its patented product Sultan Black Recycle® and Certified Recycling Program for its production facility Bandirma Chemical Complex® (BCC).

USA Continues to Be a Leader in Sustainable Squid

Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA Certified as Sustainable
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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also known as loligo, and Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) caught by Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA off the U.S. East Coast achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification today. The accomplishment firmly places the USA as a global leader in the production of certified squid, as the only two MSC-certified sustainably managed fisheries occur in U.S.

Going Beyond 'Fair Trade' With Hershey's Sustainable Cocoa Strategy

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
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  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change
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  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change

Tennessee's State Forests Earn Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - All of Tennessee’s 15 state forests are now certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry announced that all state forests—covering 168,359 acres—passed the third-party audit for forestry management practices. This independent certification assures that forests are managed sustainably, which is essential for clean water, wildlife habitat, and market access.

Third-Party Certifier SCS Global Services Joins ResponsibleSteel to Advance the Adoption of Sound Sustainability Practices across the Iron and Steel Supply Chain

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June 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that it has joined ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification programme.  As a new member, SCS looks forward to bringing its expertise as a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification to bear on the further development of ResponsibleSteel standards and guidance for this important economic sector. 

Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability

World's first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC certification, conformance assessments by SCS Global Services
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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

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