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Stakeholder Review of SCS Standards & Upcoming Audits

Stakeholder feedback is an important step in developing standards and preparing for upcoming audits. SCS is committed to providing a transparent forum for receiving and addressing comments in a way that improves the standards we write and our processes for upcoming projects.

Each standard under development by SCS will be posted to this website for review and comment for a minimum of 60 days. (Under exceptional circumstances, the review period may be reduced to 30 days). In addition, SCS will seek out experts, clients and other key stakeholders for comment to assure a balancing of perspectives. After incorporating feedback and completing an internal review, SCS will make available, upon request, versions of the standard with a summary of our response(s) to stakeholder comments.

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To comment on a standard or upcoming audit, please complete our Stakeholder Review Form.

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties

From: SCS Global Services

Date: 26 March 2018

Re: Notification of Planned AWS Certification Evaluation of Nestlé Waters North America

Summary: As part of an upcoming Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS®) certification evaluation, SCS is currently seeking stakeholder input regarding the water stewardship practices of Nestlé Waters North America’s Allentown, PA Facility. Please comment via email or contact our offices (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, The Global Water Center will be undergoing an evaluation (AWS Registration code: AWS-010-INT-CAB-00-01-0010-0012) on 19-20 March 2018. The 98,000 sq. ft. facility currently houses 45 tenant organizations focused on water research and technology. The certification evaluation will be conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), an AWS-accredited Conformity Assessment Body.  AWS certification evaluates whether the use of water at a particular site is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial.

Scope and Certification Evaluation Process

SCS Global Services (SCS), an AWS-accredited certification body based in Emeryville, California, will conduct this AWS Evaluation. Information about SCS can be found at   

Performance shall be evaluated against the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (Version 1.0; 2014). A copy of the standard and more information about AWS is available at:

SCS welcomes public participation in the form of in-person or written commentary.  When possible, SCS will arrange to meet with interested parties; ideally, all comments should be submitted before the evaluation commences.  All submissions should be supported with objective evidence, whenever possible.  Comments will be kept confidential upon request. All input should be directed to:

Isabella Polenghi-Gross, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-8001