SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has teamed up with veteran certification providers, Shovans Das and Teena Antil, who together have co-founded Eco Stewardship Pvt. Ltd. to serve India and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Eco Stewardship’s focus will be on providing third-party inspection, verification, certification, and training to promote sustainable practices in forestry and forest product supply chains.
“Given the co-founders’ demonstrated experience in performing audits and providing services to the responsible forestry and forest product sectors, we are confident that Eco-Stewardship is well-equipped to provide outstanding third-party assessments and services meeting our standards of integrity, credulity and reliability,” said Dave Bubser, SCS Vice President of Natural Resources. “Eco Stewardship is fully aligned with SCS’s mission as a neutral third party, and with our customer care commitment. We are proud to add Eco-Stewardship as a new partner in our global network of service providers.”
SCS has been providing internationally recognized environmental and sustainability third-party certification services for over 35 years. Its forestry experts served on the founding board of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). SCS is well-known and respected around the world for its integrity as a third-party, expertise in the forestry and forest products industry, and quality of service. SCS currently services 3,155 FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates globally. In India, SCS has issued one of every three certificates, representing the largest share of the market compared to other certification bodies.
“We have extensive experience working with the responsible forest and forest product markets. We understand the challenges on the ground, and are excited to put this expertise to use to promote sustainable decision-making and provide certification services,” said Mr. Das, Co-Founder and Director of Eco Stewardship.
Mr. Das has served in various leadership and client service roles in India and MENA Region, including Senior Lead Auditor for evaluating compliance with international forest products schemes such as FSC and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). He has also served as a Lead Auditor for the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), and for Global Sustainable Tourism Council Standards for Hotels and Tour operators.
Ms. Antil, Co-Founder and Director of Eco Stewardship, has more than a decade of experience providing services in connection with FSC and PEFC certification. During her career, she has worked with more than 500 companies from different sectors like paper mills, printers, packaging, handicrafts, plywood, sawmill, textile and rubber, and more.
“Eco Stewardship looks forward to collaborating with SCS, and to providing professional certification services along with exceptional customer service to companies and other organizations operating in our service territory,” said Ms. Antil.
Eco Stewardship is focused on providing the services on behalf of SCS under the FSC chain of custody and forest management program, and PEFC chain of custody. It will provide service in India, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, UAE and Egypt.
About Eco Stewardship Pvt. Ltd.
Eco Stewardship Pvt. Ltd. is a third-party environmental and sustainability certification body in India and the MENA Region. Eco Stewardship is working to foster sustainable decision-making and policies in support of a healthy environment, workers and communities. For more information email [email protected].
About SCS Global Services
SCS has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability veriﬁcation, certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to many environmental NGOs due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Beneﬁt Corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information visit www.scsglobalservices.com.
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