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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Responsible Production & Consumption

SCS Standards Releases Revised SCS Recycled Content Standard for Public Review
SCS Standards is pleased to announce that version 8.0 of the SCS-103 Certification Standard for Recycled Content is now available for public review and comments.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Case Study: How Brazil’s Largest Coffee Cooperative Developed a World-Class Sustainability Program
Cooxupé created a robust, internal sustainability program to support their 18,000 farmers in their quest to becoming more sustainable and equitable.

Responsible Production & Consumption

The Value of Chain of Custody Certification: How Retailers Are Meeting Consumer Preference for Responsibly Sourced and Sustainable Goods
In recent years, global demand for sustainable and responsibly sourced wood products has surged. To address this demand and demonstrate their commitment, major retailers such as Wayfair, Costco, H&M, The Home Depot, and Target have embraced third-party certifications.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

5 Steps To Successfully Navigate Big Pharma’s New Supply Chain Emissions and Climate Reporting Requirements
Big Pharma manufacturers have joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a strategic effort to decarbonize the healthcare sector and move it toward net zero. New mandates are requiring cabon emissions reporting and additional commitments from their supply chains.

Environment

New Version of Sustainably Grown Standard for Agricultural Crops Published
SCS Standards today announced the publication of the latest version of its popular sustainability standard, the Certification Standard for Sustainably Grown Agricultural Crops (SCS-001 Version 3.0).

Sustainable Development Goals

Voluntary Certification, Timber Legality and Carbon Offsets in Africa - Opportunities and Challenges
This video was prepared for the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from May 2-6, 2022. The related sub-theme is "Turning the tide: Reversing deforestation and forest degradation."

Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Global Services Joins The Water Council as First Water Champion Member
The Water Council, a nonprofit membership organization driving freshwater innovation and advancing water stewardship, today announces its new Water Champion membership program with SCS Global Services (SCS) as its first member.

Environment

Tyson Foods' Finney County Plant Completes Water Stewardship Certification
The Tyson Foods’ Finney County plant has officially been certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard by international third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS)

Responsible Production & Consumption

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds
SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Nestle Waters Becomes First Food and Beverage Company in the World to Earn Platinum Rating under the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard
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.

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