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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How Clarus Avoids Greenwashing, and Why You Should Too With Karen Righthand of SCS Global Services
Consumers today are extremely conscious about what kinds of products they’re purchasing for their bodies, homes, and businesses, and with so many choices available it’s hard to know what products may be guilty of some of the “Seven Sins of Greenwashing” — otherwise known as stating a product is generally natural, green friendly, or organic, when it has undergone zero testing or certification...
Feb 21, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Jim Knutzon Takes the Reins of SCS Global Services’ Food and Agriculture Division
EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 7, 2018 /3BL Media/– Sustainable agriculture veteran Jim Knutzon has assumed oversight of SCS Global Services’ industry-leading food and agriculture services division. This division provides a wide array of third-party certification, standards development and consulting services, addressing the food safety, sustainability, and quality needs of the entire value chain...
Jan 7, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Building Health and Wellness Into Healthcare Buildings
by Nicole Muñoz, SCS Global Services Since the medical care system first embraced health and wellness as a core business paradigm, hospitals, healthcare workers and patients alike have reaped the benefits. Healthcare workers have fewer sick days, reduced medical expenses and greater...
Dec 13, 2018 4:00 PM ET
PMA and United Fresh Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices Gains First Endorsement from Third-Party Certifier
EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certification body and standards developer, is pleased to announce its endorsement of the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, a joint initiative of the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association. The Charter establishes baseline...
Oct 22, 2018 8:05 AM ET
The Value Independent Certification Brings to Global Water Stewardship
Every year, World Water Week, a conference organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), brings together experts from around the world to discuss global water issues. This year’s event focused on Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, with discussions concentrating on how business, NGOs and...
Sep 19, 2018 8:00 AM ET

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