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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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
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