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.

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Diamond Industry Stakeholders Gather to Discuss a Unified Standard for Sustainably Produced Diamonds
EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Representatives of the global diamond industry, together with other stakeholders interested in advancing environmentally and socially responsible diamond production and market claims, met this week in a lively and productive exchange about a pair of groundbreaking new sustainability certification standards.    The two-day meeting,...
Jan 31, 2020 9:05 AM ET
RFCI Launches ASSURE CERTIFIED™
LA GRANGE, Ga., January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services announce a new program to ensure the continued growth and popularity of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. The program is called ASSURE CERTIFIED™. “As part of our mission to support the interest of resilient flooring, RFCI and member...
Jan 2, 2020 9:05 AM ET
Kal Tire’s New Carbon Calculator & Maple Program Quantify Environmental Savings When Retreading
Kal Tire has announced the certification of its new carbon calculator that is able to determine fuel and carbon emissions saved by retreading earthmover tyres compared to buying new. With that, the company is launching its Maple Program, which quantifies a customer’s environmental impact as they grow their fleet with retreads. “We have long claimed that our retread products are...
Oct 8, 2019 8:55 AM ET
SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds
Emeryville, Calif., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot to audit and analyze lab grown diamonds against a stringent set of sustainability criteria. The pilot audits follow the decision announced ...
Oct 4, 2019 8:55 AM ET
Consumers Stress Importance of Independent 3rd Party Verification of Diamond Social and Environmental Impact Claims
A large majority of consumers consider independent 3 party verification of diamond retailer, brands and manufacturer claims about social and environmental impact to be important, according to a research study by MVI Marketing LLC. Key findings from the research include: Over 85% of jewelry purchasers responded that independent 3rd party verification of chain of custody and...
Sep 20, 2019 8:15 AM ET

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