Press Release

SCS Now Offers Certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s® Chain of Custody Standard

Forest product organizations can now achieve triple Chain of Custody certification to SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC through SCS

SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it is now offering chain of custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Standard.  SFI is a leading, credible certification in North America for responsible forest products. This new service offering leverages SCS as a one-stop shop for the wood and paper industries, providing clients with increased efficiency for dual and triple chain of custody certification to the major three forest sustainability standards. SCS is also currently undergoing accreditation for, and will soon be offering certification services for SFI Forest Management and SFI Fiber Sourcing Standards.

“SFI is pleased that SCS Global Services is now an accredited certification body that can deliver certification to the SFI Chain of Custody Standard. We appreciate SCS’ commitment to our efforts to promote the value of sustainably managed forests across the U.S. and Canada,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI.

“We are excited to offer SFI Chain of Custody certification and have seen a lot of our clients interested in achieving triple certification with SCS,” said Dave Bubser, SCS Vice President, Natural Resources. “With customer service as our top priority, and highly seasoned professional staff operating around the world, we're looking forward to providing the SFI marketplace with the same high level of quality and rigor that our clients have come to expect from us.”

SCS offers individual or bundled chain of custody certifications to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council® and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, as well as a breadth of other sustainability certifications. If you would like to get certified or find out more about bundling Chain of Custody certifications, contact Joseph Kochanski at [email protected].

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 Sustainable Forestry Initiative
SFI® Inc. is a sustainability leader that stands for future forests. SFI is an independent, non-profit organization that sets rigorous standards to provide supply chain assurances and promote the responsible sourcing of forest products. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities. SFI standards and on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. Additionally, SFI oversees the SFI Forest Partners® Program, which aims to increase supply of certified forest products, the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which funds research and community building, and Project Learning Tree®, which educates teachers and youth about forests and the environment. SFI Inc. is governed by an independent three chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. SFI believes caring for forests improves everyone’s quality of life. Learn more:

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