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.

Through a partnership between SCS Global Services and Building Transparency, a new Product Category Rule is being developed for Forest Products. The PCR effort will seek to develop a framework to use regionally specific information to calculate and report forest carbon emissions and sequestration, including land use, to create EPDs of Forest Products. If you are interested in participating in the PCR Working Group, please contact Keith Killpack at [email protected] to request an application.  Applications for participation are due Friday, February 4th.  Applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified by February 15th.

If you would like to be notified of the open consultation, email [email protected] to be added to the outreach list.


1. Certification Standard for Recycled Content
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA

2. Certification Standard for Indoor Air Quality – Building Products and Furniture
    Development Stage: Working Draft
    Public Review Period: TBA

3. Certification Standard for Phthalate Free Products
    Development Stage: Working Draft
    Public Review Period: TBA

4. Certification Standard for Sustainably Grown® Food Crops
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA


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

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

CanopyStyle Audit Reports

The reports below list clients that have undergone a CanopyStyle audit for raw material sourcing and environmental conservation for forest-based fibers and fabric.

Eastman Chemical - NAIA™ 

    Date of Evaluation: 22-24 March 2021
    Date of Report Finalization: 21 September 2021

Kelheim Fibres GmbH

    Date of Evaluation: 13-14 July 2022
    Date of Report Finalization: 31 October 2022

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.

Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Review Period Sort descending Contact
Adami Madeiras S.A.


Public Notice (561.68 KB) Controlled Wood Stakeholder


Public Notice (77.37 KB) Controlled Wood Stakeholder
Raja K.T. SIA


Public Notice (716.94 KB) 03/10/2023 - 04/07/2023 Controlled Wood Stakeholder