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Stakeholder Review of SCS Standards & Upcoming Audits


Standards Development

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 develop

Each standard that is under development by SCS will be posted to this website for review and comments 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 balance 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.

Standards Development and Modification - Corporate Procedure 13
Standards Development – Procedural Appeals Process

Comments may be made public but if requested will be kept confidential or anonymous. It is important that you indicate this in your preferences on the comment form.

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

 

SCS Global Services, Environmental Certification Services (ECS) Division has updated its facility-level, Zero Waste Standard following the public comment period.

Standard Highlights

  • 99% diversion on the level of each facility is the definition of Zero Waste
  • However, the Standard does not require 99% zero waste to gain certification; actual diversion will be stated on the certificate. This enables Operators to tell the story of their zero-waste journey, year over year.
  • Businesses need to demonstrate that at least 50% of their waste is diverted from the landfill to participate.
  • Allows for multi-site certification; sites are visited on a sample basis each year; however, data and management documents are reviewed for all sites

The Standard is open for public comment from July 10, 2020 to August 10, 2020.

 

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:

Diana Kirsanova Phillips, Director, Quality Assurance | T: +1.510.452.9089 E: [email protected]
 

Clients Undergoing Evaluation

The table below lists clients undergoing evaluation for standards that require a stakeholder review process.

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.

FSC Chain of Custody - Controlled Wood
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Contact
US Biomass LLC

United States

Public Notice Controlled Wood Stakeholder
Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Review Period Sort descending Contact
Plantation Energy Australia Pty Ltd

Australia

Public Notice 06/24/2020 - 06/23/2021 Controlled Wood Stakeholder
US Biomass LLC

United States

Public Notice 11/23/2020 - 12/21/2020 Controlled Wood Stakeholder
Alliance for Water Stewardship
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Review Period Sort descending Contact
Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. - Cabazon, CA

Cabazon, CA
United States

Nestlé Cabazon - Public Announcement 10/27/2020 - 12/08/2020 Rae Mindock
Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. - Hope, BC

Hope
Canada

Nestlé Hope - Public Announcement 10/27/2020 - 12/10/2020 Rae Mindock
Zurn Industries, LLC

Milwaukee, WI
United States

Zurn Industries - Public Announcement 10/28/2020 - 12/04/2020 Rae Mindock