SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services is a third-party certification body that also develops its own standards. It develops environmental, sustainability, food safety, and quality performance standards, as well as auditing and certification programs. It works internationally, initiating partnerships with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals and reward innovation.1 SCS satisfies ANSI requirements for accreditation in ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies certifying products, processes and services.2 It is one of California’s first Benefit Corporations, a classification that reflects its commitment to bring about positive social and environmental impacts. SCS programs and services aim to recognize the highest-performing companies, institutions, and organizations in terms of protection of the environment, social and ethical responsibility, and product quality and safety. These programs also enable consumers, policymakers, company decision-makers, and procurement officers to make informed decisions.

SCS has developed or provided third-party assessment for a variety of certifications, which incorporate a life cycle framework, state-of-the-art science, analytical methods, performance metrics, and professional expertise. To this end, it works alongside leaders from the forestry, green building, energy, agricultural, fishing, and consumer products industries. SCS has developed certifications and services including:

  • Indoor Air Quality – Indoor Advantage™ and Indoor Advantage™ Gold
  • Recycled Content
  • Environmental Claim Validations: Biodegradable, Compostable, Recyclable

It has assessed certifications and services that include:

  • FloorScore®
  • Health Product Declaration
  • Environmental Product Declaration
  • Declare
  • International Living Future Institute – Living Product Challenge
  • Well Building Standard Consulting
  • Forest Stewardship Council® Responsible Forest Management
  • Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody

SCS also works in life cycle services, including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and LCA training, study, and critical review.2

  1. SCS Global Services
  2. American National Standards Institute

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