SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has partnered with eco-INSTITUT, a leading provider of product emissions and chemical testing based in Cologne, Germany. eco-INSTITUT will conduct volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage™, SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold, and FloorScore® certification programs in conformance with industry-recognized sustainability and environmental claims standards, such as CA Specification 01350 and ANSI/BIFMA M1.1 and X7.1
As a condition of the partnership, SCS verified that eco-INSTITUT is ISO 17025 accredited and meets stringent quality management system guidelines. The lab’s expert team uses state-of-the-art testing facilities to analyze the chemical emissions of construction materials, furniture, bedding, floor coverings and other consumer goods, certifying products to more than a dozen nationally and internationally recognized indoor air quality standards.
"SCS’ indoor air quality certifications allow certified companies to prove that their products contribute to creating a safer, healthier indoor environment for their customers," said Nicole Munoz, Operations Manager of SCS’ Environmental Certification Services division. "This partnership with eco-INSTITUT will allow us to expand our presence in Europe and to better serve European manufacturers with efficient turnaround times and increased choices for high-quality testing solutions by approved, independent labs."
“We are pleased to be partnering with SCS Global Services,” said Dr. Frank Kuebart, Managing Director of eco-INSTITUT. “Alignment of our portfolio of VOC emissions testing services and SCS' certification programs creates a valuable platform for manufacturers to market the indoor air quality attributes of their products.”
eco-INSTITUT is SCS’ fifth global laboratory partner for VOC emissions testing and the only laboratory partner in Germany.
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About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for over 30 years. Its programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
About eco-INSTITUT GmbH
eco-INSTITUT is a full-service product emissions and textile chemical testing laboratory based in Cologne, Germany, providing chemical emissions testing, external quality inspections, chemical content and analysis, indoor air analysis and advisory services. Since 1988, eco-INSTITUT has been relied upon by European manufacturers to analyze the chemical emissions and content of built environment products and consumer goods.