The Climate Collaborative, a joint project of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and OSC2, is pleased to announce that SCS Global Services is now recognized as an official Solutions Provider partner. SCS is a leading international third-party certifier and standards developer, and a pioneer in the climate and sustainability arena. In its role as Solutions Provider, SCS will share its insights and support the efforts of the Climate Collaborative and its network of committed companies, an influential roster of climate-focused natural and organic food industry companies who are committed to undertaking bold action on behalf of climate and the environment.
"One of our core priorities at the Climate Collaborative is to connect companies with tools, resources, and trusted partners and solutions providers in the industry that will enable our network to raise their climate ambitions. In addition to the expertise and services provided by SFTA and OSC2, the Climate Collaborative engages supplementary Solutions Provider partners." said Erin Callahan, Climate Collaborative Executive Director. "We're so pleased to be partnering with SCS and providing a pathway for our companies to gain access to the expertise and insights they offer."
The Climate Collaborative provides a roadmap and resources for companies in the food and agriculture sector seeking to minimize their carbon footprints. Companies can make public commitments in action areas covering agricultural practices, energy efficiency, food waste, forests, packaging, policy, renewable energy, short-lived climate pollutants, and transportation. Since the collaborative was founded in 2017, 340+ companies have made over 1,300 specific climate commitments.
"The Climate Collaborative is a highly effective organization bringing together companies who are demonstrating every day that environmental and climate stewardship is good business," said Linda Brown, SCS Senior Vice President. "We have enjoyed exchanging information and ideas, and look forward to working with its knowledgeable and environmentally motivated industry network to help these companies innovate and achieve their climate and sustainability goals."
In addition to sharing information to Climate Collaborative members via webinars, articles, and other resources, SCS will be providing members with discounts on key climate and sustainability services, such as carbon footprint and neutrality certification, carbon offset verification, sustainability report assurance, water stewardship and zero waste verifications, Sustainably Grown® certification, USDA Organic certification, Non-GMO Project verification, and food safety training and certifications.
SCS Global Services has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, 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, with a dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Beneﬁt Corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
The Climate Collaborative is a project of OSC2 and SFTA to catalyze bold climate action among natural products companies. The Climate Collaborative brings manufacturers, retailers, brokers, distributors, and suppliers together to build existing climate solutions to scale and to find innovative, new ways to help reverse climate change. Follow the Climate Collaborative on Facebook @climatecollab and on Twitter @ClimateColl.