Sustainability Strategist Steven Kooy Joins SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted leader in third-party certification of environmental and sustainability achievements, is pleased to welcome Steven Kooy as its new Director of Sales and Marketing for Environmental Certification Services. In this role, he will help the company expand its reach as one of the dominant international third-party certifiers of green building products, furniture, textiles, conflict-free minerals and metals, environmental and health product declarations.
Kooy comes to SCS from Haworth Inc., the furniture and commercial interiors giant, where he built a long and successful career, most recently as head of corporate sustainability and open innovation. During his years at Haworth, he built the company’s sustainability team to include LCA modeling, FSC program management, and material/chemical assessment with global reach, and launched an aggressive program to remove materials of concern including PVC, several heavy metals, and selected adhesives and flame retardants. He also led the effort to have Haworth’s Pune India, Zurich, and Los Angeles showrooms LEED certified. Prior to working for Haworth, Kooy was a commercial construction project manager, and an Environmental Engineer for Steelcase, Inc., managing the environmental auditing and recycling programs.
“Steve’s passion is to drive positive environmental and social change by seeking win-win opportunities that benefit all parties,” said Stanley Mathuram, SCS Vice President, Environmental Certification Services Operations and Corporate Sales. “This is a great fit for SCS and our clients, who are among today’s leading sustainability innovators, recognizing the benefits of the triple bottom line approach to business.”
Kooy is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an environmental concentration. He is also LEED AP certified. He has spoken at a wide range of green building related conferences, panels, and educational events around the world, including the United States, Central and South America, Australia and China.
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than 30 years. Programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. SCS is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its corporate commitment to creating a material positive impact on society and the environment, and 2016 recipient of the Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainability.