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Stakeholder Review of SCS Standards

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

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.

Comments may be made public. If you would prefer that your comments be kept confidential or anonymous, it is important that you indicate this in your preferences below.

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

Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Livermore, California facility

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 07/26/2017
Re: Notification of AWS Certification of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.

Summary: Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) is seeking Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Livermore, California facility. Please contact SCS Global Services with any comments regarding this certification (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) will be undergoing an evaluation of its facility located in Livermore, California (AWS Registration code: AWS-010-INT-CAB-00-01-0004-0020) on 29-30 August 2017. The facility currently produces bottled water products under the brand names of Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, Arrowhead Distilled Water, Calistoga Natural Spring Water, and Nestlé Pure Life. 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 www.scsglobalservices.com.   

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: http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/aws-standard-system.html#aws-standard

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:

Brendan Grady, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-6882

AWSconsultation@scsglobalservices.com

Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.: Los Angeles, California

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 08/28/2017
Re: Notification of AWS Certification of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.: Los Angeles, California

Summary: Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) is seeking Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Los Angeles, California facility. Please contact SCS Global Services with any comments regarding this certification (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) will be undergoing an evaluation of its facility located in Los Angeles, California (AWS Registration code: AWS-010-INT-CAB-00-01-0004-0019) on 26-27 September 2017. The facility currently produces bottled water products under the brand names of Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, Nestle Pure Life and Arrowhead Distilled. 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 www.scsglobalservices.com.   

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: http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/aws-standard-system.html#aws-standard

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:

Nicole Munoz, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-6882

nmunoz@scsglobalservices.com

Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification of Ecolab facilities in City of Industry and Carson California

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 08/28/2017
Re: Notification of Planned AWS Certification Evaluation of Ecolab facilities in City of Industry and Carson California.

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 Ecolab at their facilities in the City of Industry and Carson, California. Please comment via email or contact our offices (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Ecolab will be undergoing an audit at City of Industry, California on 28 September 2017. The audit will be conducted by SCS Global Services, an AWS-accredited certification body. AWS certification ensures that use of water 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 main evaluation.

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: http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/aws-standard-system.html#aws-standard or SCS upon request.

Call for Public Participation

SCS is seeking comments on the water use and management of Ecolab or other topics pertinent to their seeking AWS certification, such as whether Ecolab complies with the legal, social, technical, and environmental requirements of the standard. Oral and written submissions made in reference to the client’s operation should be supported by objective evidence wherever possible. Comments can be submitted via email to nmunoz@scsglobalservices.com, standard mail, or facsimile. All comments and sources will be kept in strict confidence at the request of the commenter.

Date of the Evaluation

The evaluation is scheduled to start 28th of September 2017. When possible, SCS will make arrangements to meet with interested parties during the evaluation if appropriate, but it is preferred that comments are submitted before the evaluation commences.

Dispute Resolution Procedure

Dispute resolution procedures are in place and available to interested parties at http://www.scsglobalservices.com/your-feedback.

Contact us

Nicole Munoz, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-6882

nmunoz@scsglobalservices.com

Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Hope, British Columbia, Canada

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 08/28/2017
Re: Notification of AWS Certification of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.: Hope, British Columbia, Canada

Summary: Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) is seeking Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Hope, BC Canada facility. Please contact SCS Global Services with any comments regarding this certification (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) will be undergoing an evaluation of its facility located in Hope, BC Canada (AWS Registration code: AWS-010-INT-CAB-00-01-0004-0021) on 4-5 of October 2017. The facility currently produces bottled water products under the brand names of Arrowhead, Nestlé Pure Life (Spring Water) Canada, Nestlé Pure Life (Purified) US, and Splash. 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 www.scsglobalservices.com.   

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: http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/aws-standard-system.html#aws-standard

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:

Brendan Grady, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-6882

bgrady@scsglobalservices.com

Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for Nestlé Waters North America

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 10/16/2017
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. Please comment via email or contact our offices (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Nestlé Waters North America will be undergoing an audit at Cabazon, California, on 16-17 November 2017. The audit will be conducted by SCS Global Services, an AWS-accredited certification body. AWS certification ensures that use of water 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 Main Evaluation.

Performance will be evaluated against the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (Version 1-0; 2014). A copy of the standard is available from http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/aws-standard-system.html#aws-standard or SCS upon request.

Call for Public Participation

SCS is seeking comments on the water use and management of Nestlé Waters North America or other topics pertinent to their seeking AWS certification, such as whether Nestlé Waters North America complies with the legal, social, technical, and environmental requirements of the standard. Oral and written submissions made in reference to the client’s operation should be supported by objective evidence wherever possible. Comments can be submitted via email to nmunoz@scsglobalservices.com, standard mail, or facsimile. All comments and sources will be kept in strict confidence at the request of the commenter.

Date of the Evaluation

The evaluation is scheduled to start 16 November 2017. When possible, SCS will make arrangements to meet with interested parties during the evaluation if appropriate, but it is preferred that comments are submitted before the evaluation commences.

Dispute Resolution Procedure

Dispute resolution procedures are in place and available to interested parties at http://www.scsglobalservices.com/your-feedback.

Additional Information

More information about SCS can be obtained from www.SCSglobalServices.com. Information about Nestlé Waters North America can be found at http://www.nestle-watersna.com/en.

Nicole Muñoz, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8031
Fax +1 (510) 452-8001

nmunoz@scsglobalservices.com

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Stakeholder Comments

Please contact us at ASC@scsglobalservices.com to provide comments about any of our certificate holders or applicants: these will be used in scoring and assessments. Information we receive can only be used if it is able to be made publicly available. Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have regarding confidentiality.