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Green Retail Consulting

Custom Certification for Your Business

Stanley Mathuram   |  
616.299.1073   |  

Do you want to demonstrate Sustainability to your customers through your retail operations? SCS is the experienced partner you need to establish and implement a retail operations plan to benchmark and communicate continuous environmental improvement to your customers and stakeholders. We’ll help you develop a tailored framework with comprehensive environmental metrics that save money and elevate awareness of your responsible business practices.


Starbucks has partnered with SCS and WWF to develop their Greener Stores initiative that will include ~10,000 retail locations in North America. SCS ensures that the Starbucks framework is independently verified to address climate change, demonstrate leadership, integrity and transparency. Through its Greener Stores framework, Starbucks projects savings of $50 million in utilities over the next 10 years.

  • Framework
  • Process
  • SCS Expertise
  • Starbucks Sustainability Track Record
  • Energy efficiency & water stewardship: Delivering 30 percent water savings and 25 percent energy savings over historic store design practices.
  • Renewable energy: Powering stores by 100 percent renewable energy through investments in solar and wind projects.
  • Healthy environment: Creating environments that promote wellness for associates and customers by addressing elements such as lighting, noise, air quality and temperature.
  • Responsible materials: Ensuring materials and products for stores are responsibly and sustainably sourced.
  • Waste diversion: Designing and operating stores to reduce waste.
  • Engagement: Inspiring a culture of sustainability by empowering employees to be informed, take action and engage in sustainability issues and practices.

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