Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

SUMMARY: SCS is working to empower companies, NGOs, institutions and government agencies around the globe meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about our programs and read about these exciting efforts at

BACKGROUND: While the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) successfully encapsulate the interrelated aspects of sustainability, they are necessarily high-level principles, open to interpretation. As always, the devil is in the details. One of the keys to transforming these sustainability principles into action is the development of clear standards, or codes of practice, against which companies can measure their own performance, manage risks at the supply chain and operational levels, and identify opportunities for improvement. Third-party certification adds value to these efforts by providing a useful independent perspective to support internal decision-making and investments, clear procedures to address stakeholder issues, market credibility to support public claims based on verified performance, and market differentiation from competitors. As a sustainability-driven benefit corporation, SCS works across the natural resource, product manufacturing, green building, food and agriculture, and energy industry sectors to develop leadership standards and provide rigorous third-party auditing and certification. This cross-disciplinary work has given SCS unique insights into the challenges faced by companies in achieving their sustainability goals, as well as the latest innovations in operations and technology to overcome these challenges.

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Nestle Waters Becomes First Food and Beverage Company in the World to Earn Platinum Rating under the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard
​ONTARIO, Calif. , Aug 20, 2020 / 3BL Media/  -- Nestlé Waters North America today announced that its Ontario, California water bottling site is the first food and beverage factory in the world to earn Platinum certification under the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Nestlé Waters is also the...
Aug 20, 2020 10:30 AM ET
SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). SD VISta was ...
Aug 4, 2020 8:30 AM ET
FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability
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...
May 18, 2020 1:30 PM ET
Melissa & Doug Receives Forest Stewardship Council® Certification for Its New Stationery Line
WILTON, Conn., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the trusted toy and children’s product company known around the world for its commitment to open-ended play, announced that their first stationery line, which includes a variety of sticker and activity pads, among other products, has met the requirements for the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of...
May 12, 2020 8:30 AM ET
Connecting the Dots From Covid-19 to Climate as Earth Day Turns 50
Every Earth Day, we are reminded of the interconnectedness of our world. As we find ourselves in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, the need to protect precious natural resources and ecosystems around the globe has never been greater. And as we careen from...
Apr 23, 2020 9:05 AM ET