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

 

Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention | CIF/IFC AGM & Conference

Oct 8 - 11, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Booth: #712
Contact: Christie Pollet-Young

The SAF convention reflects the need for an introspective look at the forest science-management partnership and the roles of science and management in service-to-society. The convention examines ways to sustain and enhance forested ecosystems both globally and locally.

Panel | "Benefits and Best Practices of Dual Carbon Offset Development and FSC Forestry Management"
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:30pm
Location: 255 C
Robert Hrubes Speakers:
Robert Hrubes, SCS Global Services (pictured)
Jordan Golinkoff, The Conservation Fund

This panel will provide actionable best practices for managing forests to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and designation as a carbon offset project. Participants will learn about environmental, social and financial benefits to this dual distinction, as well as strategies for successful implementation, exemplified by Northern California case studies.

Visit SCS at Booth #712 and learn more!

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PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo

Oct 17 - 19, 2014
Anaheim, CA, USA
Booth: #1049
Contact: Ned Halaby

Join SCS at booth 1049 during PMA Fresh Summit, the produce industry’s biggest trade show of the year, and help us celebrate our 30th anniversary in style. The booth will feature exciting news and information about SCS and its wide selection of food and agriculture services including GFSI food safety auditing and training, pesticide testing, and Sustainably Grown certification.

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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.

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

Nov 7, 2014, 10am - 11am PST
Webinar
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

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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.

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