mindful MATERIALS is a design industry initiative that provides a common platform for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for their building products.
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg, Germany.The GIGA stands for an approach that is global in content, reach, and structure.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
The Forest Stewards Guild is a non-profit, professional organization of forest stewards, associated natural resource professionals, and affiliates who are passionate about restoring and sustaining the integrity of our forests while meeting the needs of the communities that rely on them. They are a national organization with regional projects and programs across the country. SCS Executive VP, Emeritus Robert J. Hrubes was the founding chair of the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewards Guild.
RFCI and SCS developed FloorScore® to test and certify flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements of LEED, CHPS, the Green Guide for Health Care, and other healthy building rating programs.
BIFMA is the non-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. BIFMA created level®, the sustainability certification for commercial furniture through the multi-attribute ANSI/BIFMA e3 standard. BIFMA also created ANSI/BIFMA m7, which is one of the criteria evaluated against in SCS' indoor air quality program.
ACT is a professional trade association comprised of companies involved in the design, development, production and promotion of textiles for commercial interiors. ACT is SCS' partner in the Facts certification program, recognizing contract textiles that conform to the multi-attribute standard NSF/ANSI 336.
TCNA is an international trade association dedicated to expanding the market for ceramic tile manufactured in North America. TCNA created the first multi-attribute sustainability standard under the American National Standards Institute for tiles and tile installation materials, called Green Squared™.
ARM is a global initiative to foster sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). ARM selected SCS as its partner to audit and authorize operators and licensees against its Fairmined standard.
RJC is a whole-of-supply chain standards initiative for the jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail. Through the Code of Practices and CoC standards, RJC brings a commitment to a responsible supply chain and implementation of responsible business practices.
The HPDC is a customer-led organization convened to create and support the Health Product Declaration (HPD) and promote transparency in the building industry. SCS was selected to help establish third-party verification protocols for the HPDC and is providing feedback on the overall process as well as making recommendations for potential changes.
AWS is a global membership-based collaboration. We unite organizations behind our mission: To lead a global network that promotes responsible use of freshwater that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable.
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is the state's leading full-service specialty crop organization, serving Florida's grower-shipper community since 1943. FFVA represents a broad range of crops, including vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more.
CFVGA is the go-to resource for Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable farmers. CFVGA connects Colorado growers with industry, government, academia and consumers to strengthen and expand Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable production.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC enables businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and create positive change through the power of market dynamics. SCS was a founding member of the FSC, and SCS Executive VP, Emeritus Robert J. Hrubes served for four years on the FSC Board of Directors.
SPLC was created to simplify, optimize and standardize the practice of sustainable procurement. SCS is a member of the Founders Circle.
The Textile Exchange is committed to accelerating sustainable practices in the global textile value chain in order to create material change, restore the environment, and enhance lives. Textile Exchange operates as a convener, a networker, and a catalyst for the sustainable industry as a whole.
United Fresh Produce Association is the industry's leading trade association committed to driving the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. United Fresh represents the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies.
The Produce Marketing Association is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable design and construction through the LEED building rating system, along with educational offerings, nationwide chapters, and the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo.
IPMI is an international association of members of the precious metals community formed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and technology. IPMI seeks and promotes the efficient and environmentally sound use, reuse, and recycling of precious metals from both primary and secondary sources. IPMI conducts educational meetings and courses and serves as a primary resource for information worldwide.
SCS Global Services promotes environmental stewardship and social responsibility by providing trusted third-party certification and auditing, and driving the development of science-based leadership standards in support of sustainable development. SCS certified brands gain a competitive edge backed by third-party credibility and transparency.