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SCS Marks and Labels

Promoting Transparency in the Green Marketplace

SCS Global Services’ certification marks and ecolabels are recognized as marks of outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and quality. As a trusted leader in third-party verification of environmental and sustainability claims, we have helped innovative companies and agencies worldwide promote their accomplishments with ecolabels backed by scientific rigor and integrity. SCS has been a pioneer in the promotion of transparency in green labeling since the mid 1980s, leading the fight against greenwashing with marks, ecolabels and environmental product declarations that tell the story accurately.

We have the expertise to help you answer all of your green marketing and labeling questions. Contact us today to learn more about our family of ecolabels and how we can help you earn recognition for your achievements.

The SCS Kingfisher

The SCS Kingfisher family of certification marks brings positive recognition to our certified clients’ achievements. Research proves that co-branding with the SCS Kingfisher mark can significantly increase your visibility and add real value in the marketplace.

Benefits of the Kingfisher Mark
  • Instantaneous Communication
  • Strong Appeal
  • Highly Competitive
  • Greater Visibility
  • Backed by Trusted Certification
The Kingfisher Story

Belted Kingfisher video icon

Kingfisher birds are beloved around the world, with more than 90 species occupying a wide variety of habitats. They are recognized by their large heads and long beaks, and known for their keen vision, colorful plumage, and skillful hunting. Kingfishers are widely recognized as indicators of environmental health. By the same token, they are vulnerable when their habitats are destroyed. Some species are now threatened with extinction.

Certification by SCS, as represented by the SCS Kingfisher, is a visual expression of your proven commitment to sustainability through environmental stewardship, responsible resource management, and protection of people and communities.

Certification Marks

Responsible Forest Products
  • FSC Responsible Forestry Logo
  • SCS Certified Responsible Legal Harvest Logo   
  • SCS Certified SVLK Logo
Climate Change
  • Carbon Footprint
Life Cycle Services
Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainably Grown Logo
  • Veriflora Peatland Logo
  • Veriflora Sustainably Grown
  • Veriflora Handler Logo
  • Sustainably Grown Ingredients Logo
  • Sustainably Grown Logo
Responsible Sourcing
  • Certified Responsible Source lOGO
  • Signet Responsible Sourcing Logo
Building Interiors
  • Carb Formaldehyde Compliance Logo
  • Floorscore Logo
  • Green Squared Logo
  • Sustainable Carpet Certification
SCS Eco Labels
  • Certified Indoor Air Quality Logo
  • Recycled Content Logo
  • SCS Biodegradable Logo
  • Environmentally Preferable Product Logo
Food Labels
  • Organinc Certification Logo
  • Certified Indoor Air Quality
  • Antioxidant Superfood Logo
  • GMP certification mark
  • Harmonized Gap Certification Label
  • Pesticide Free

Client Usage

If you have undergone certification, verification or validation by SCS, you are entitled to use the marks and labels approved by SCS for the respective program under which you have been evaluated.


Transparency in ecolabeling is essential to environmental literacy, and critical in the fight against greenwashing. SCS has promoted transparency in ecolabeling since it was founded in the mid-1980s by:

  • complementing its visual marks with required verbiage to ensure that labels are clearly communicating the certified accomplishments,
  • supporting government agencies in their efforts to define green marketing claims,
  • introducing the concept of Environmental Product Declarations based on LCA, and
  • reviewing company claims retail sustainability brands to ensure that they meet the tests of accuracy and transparency.
Usage Guide

Upon certification, verification or validation, you will receive an SCS Language and Label Guide, which provides detailed guidance in the use of SCS marks and labels in the context of the program under which you have been assessed.

Custom Support

SCS works with our clients to:

  • Ensure that your on-product and off-product claims comply with SCS guidance and good green marketing principles.
  • Capture the most market value from your certified, verified or validated claims.
  • Help you design eco-brands and labeling that are backed by sound, scientifically supported claims.

Fraudulent Certificates/Claims

Although it is rare, occasionally it is brought to our attention that companies have falsely represented their products or company as being certified by SCS Global Services. The companies listed below fall into this category and this information is provided to assist you in making informed choices.

If you have concerns about the authenticity of a company's certificate or claim, please do not hesitate to bring it to the attention of SCS.

Service Marks and Trademarks

Specific terms of use for all SCS Global Services service marks and trademarks by entitled companies or entities that have had claims certified, verified or validated by SCS are covered under the SCS Professional Services Agreement and the program-specific SCS Labeling and Language Guide. Contact SCS for further details.