Press Release

Influential Forest Stewards Honored at Greenbuild

Three SCS Global Services Clients Are Among FSC® Leadership Award Recipients

SCS Global Services (SCS) extends congratulations to the 16 individuals and organizations honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) during the 2018 FSC Leadership Awards ceremony in Chicago. Among the recipients were three of SCS’ longstanding certification clients:

The award ceremony, which took place Wednesday at Greenbuild 2018, is an annual event to recognize those individuals and entities that have had an enduring influence in forest conservation and the production of wood and paper products derived from responsibly managed forests.   

“We commend all of the award recipients, who have demonstrated leadership in responsible forestry and wood-product supply chain sourcing,” said Dave Bubser, SCS Vice President of Forestry Services. “These recipients are doing the hard work on both the supply and demand sides of the equation that are essential to sustain our precious forest resources and the many ecoservices they provide.”

Additional honorees included: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Burton Snowboards, Certified Wood Products, Inc., The Forestland Group, JRA Green Building, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund, Knoll, Inc., The Nature Conservancy, Uniboard Canada Inc., Mike Kopetski & Frances Seymour, Tom & Marti Burbeck, and Architectural Resource, LLC, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and HRA, and City of Dublin, CA and Dahlin Group Architecture Planning.

“Now more than ever it is critical to recognize and support organizations promoting responsible management of working forests,” said Corey Brinkema, president of Forest Stewardship Council U.S. "We applaud the efforts by all the 2018 FSC Leadership Award winners, as well as the critical role of the certification bodies that ensure these companies are operating in line with FSC’s world-leading certification,” he added.

The awards celebration was hosted by FSC at the Glessner Coach House in Chicago during Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building event. Winners were selected by a jury panel of professionals, FSC staff and board members. Learn more about FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody Certification here.

About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services 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.

About the Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification, is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of forests. FSC was created in 1993 to set the standards by which forests are certified, offering assurance to consumers and businesses that the wood products they buy originate from well-managed forests. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 170 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC in the United States and Canada. For more information visit

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