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SCS staff will be speaking and/or attending several conferences sharing our latest insights about the sustainability marketplace.

FSC Chain of Custody Certification and LEED Credit

Oct 30, 2014
2 p.m. EDT

Location: Online
Contact: Connie Chan

This webinar will provide an introduction to Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification, including a discussion of technical requirements for certified companies and who may benefit from certification. The webinar will also include an explanation of the use of FSC certified products within a LEED project and highlight differences between LEED 2009 and V4 with respect to certified wood credits.

Attendees will understand

Rob Shimp
Megan Robbins
  • Basic technical requirements for FSC Chain of Custody certification.
  • Relationships between FSC certified products and relevant LEED credits.
  • What types of companies are required to be FSC certified in order to achieve certified wood credits under LEED.
  • The main differences between LEED 2009 and V4 with respect to certified wood credits.

Your Instructors:

      Speaker: Megan Robbins - SCS Account Coordinator (Pictured Bottom)
      Speaker: Hannah Yourd - SCS Technical Associate (Pictured Top)


Can't attend live? Register to view the webinar on-demand!


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Oct 22 - 24, 2014
New Orleans, LA, USA
Booth: #2439
Contact: Connie Chan

Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three days of uplifting speakers, networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in New Orleans, Greenbuild 2014 offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement. Visit SCS at Booth #2439 for Happy Hour on October 22nd and join us in toasting our 30th Anniversary!

Panel | "Beyond Hazard Disclosure: Are Building Materials Safe?"
Date: Friday, October 24th, 9:30am
Location: Room 11
Rob Shimp Speakers:
Rob Shimp, SCS Global Services, consultant (pictured)
Margaret H. Whittaker, ToxServices
Mikhail Davis, Interface

Beyond Hazard Disclosure will address the drivers for hazard disclosure and major tools available today. Assessing whether building materials are safe often depend on a variety of factors. Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and similar tools can be used to help understand chemical impacts and alternatives.

Expo Details  Seminar Details

Food Safety Audit Readiness Best Practices - Meet the Food Safety Auditor

Nov 7, 2014, 10am - 11am PST
Contact: Ned Halaby

How ready are you for your next regulatory, GFSI, customer or internal audit? Join SafetyChain Software and SCS Global Services for this informative webinar, featuring an interview with SCS Global's Sr. Technical Director and Auditor Heena Patel, who will share insights on topics like:

  • Top 5 practices food safety organizations can follow to prepare for successful audits
  • What auditors look for when it comes to demonstrating continuous improvement
  • How companies can better prepare for unannounced audits
  • What roles audits play in a company’s overall food safety plans
  • How automation can facilitate audit readiness


2014 Textile Sustainability Conference

Nov 10 - 12, 2014
Portland, OR, CA
Contact: Alicia Godlove

The 2014 Textile Exchange conference provides an intimate venue for people to connect and create sustainable and scalable solutions for critical environmental and social challenges in the textile industry.

Session | "Integrity: Understanding Certification?"
Date: Friday, November 10th, 10:45am - 12:15am

Rob Shimp Speakers:
Alicia Godlove, Manager, Materials Services, SCS Global Services (pictured)
Marcus Bruegel, Technical Director, GOTS
Ashley Gill, Integrity Specialist, Textile Exchange
Lee Tyler, Operations Manager, Textile Exchange


This session provides an introduction to how certification works, and the roles of all the players involved across the supply chain.

Conference Details