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 www.scsglobalservices.com.

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.

Content from this campaign

Protecting Soil: Reasons for Hope
Last week, I shared the news that, due to drenching rains this spring, over 19 million acres in the US went unplanted this year, especially in 12 midwestern states –the highest acreage on record (see my post here).  Making matters worse, the crops that did get put into the ground...
Sep 12, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Protecting Soil: The Lifeblood of Agriculture
It’s been a heck of a year for Midwestern farmers. The worst flooding since the 1993 “Great Flood” completely disrupted the growing season across the region. Living in Saint Louis, I am acutely aware of the flow of water through America’s heartland. We are at the confluence of the country’s two longest rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi...
Sep 6, 2019 8:00 AM ET
SCS Global Services Is Now a Bonsucro Licensed Training Provider
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bonsucro, a global non-profit organization that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world, last week announced that SCS Global Services (SCS) has qualified as a Licensed Training Provider....
Aug 6, 2019 9:05 AM ET
3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1
SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health...
Jul 1, 2019 11:05 AM ET
AERA Launches Luxury Line of Vegan Footwear That Delivers on Promise of Sustainable Fashion
NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, AERA announces its inaugural collection of luxury shoes for both men and women that offsets both its carbon footprint and water footprint by 110%. Produced in partnership with two multigenerational family-owned factories in the Veneto region of Italy, the company marries artisanal shoemaking...
May 30, 2019 9:05 AM ET

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