SCS Global Services’ “Sustainably Grown” Certification Recognized Under Walmart Canada’s New Pollinator Health Program

SCS Global Services (SCS), an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, today announced its Sustainably Grown Certification program has been accepted into Walmart Canada’ new Pollinator Health Program. As such, produce suppliers obtaining certification under the Sustainably Grown program will have their integrated pest management (IPM) programs third-party verified, enabling their produce to be sold in Walmart Canada stores. Following in the footsteps of Walmart U.S., which announced similar measures in April 2021, Walmart Canada will source 100%…

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Rainforest Alliance Confirms SCS Global Services as Authorized Certification Body

SCS Global Services (SCS), a pioneer and global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced it has been formally accepted by Rainforest Alliance as an authorized certification body to the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard (SAS). SCS will provide international agricultural producers who are working to meet the SAS with independent auditing and certification services, confirming their conformance to criteria addressing ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, and fair treatment and good working conditions for workers. SCS has a long-established history of providing thorough,…

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SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds

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 earlier this year by the Lab Grown Diamond Council to retain SCS, an internationally recognized third-party certifier and standards developer, to create the world’s first independent ‘product’ sustainability certification standard for diamonds. The market for lab grown diamonds is growing rapidly, creating the need to not only prevent fraud, but independently substantiate and differentiate product sustainability claims. The sustainability performance…

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SCS Global Services Becomes First North American Certifier Accredited to New RSPO Principles and Criteria Standard for Palm Oil Plantations

Following on the heels of the historic 16th Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, SCS Global Services (SCS) has become the first certification body in North America accredited to conduct assessments under the stringent new RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) Standard. This accreditation sets the stage for SCS to certify sustainable palm plantations and mills internationally. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in food production, found in nearly half of all packaged food items on store shelves. The 2018 P&C Standard, which…

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