EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, has accredited Eurofins Air Toxics an ISO 17025 credentialed Environmental Chamber emissions testing facility in Folsom, CA, to conduct volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and FloorScore® certification programs. Additionally, SCS will accept Eurofins Air Toxics' test results to confirm conformance with industry-recognized sustainability and environmental claims standards, such as the popular California standard for indoor VOC emissions (CDPH SM V1.1, CA 01350), and the US commercial furniture industry sustainable manufacturing standard (ANSI/BIFMA e3).
Accurate, reproducible data are critical to indoor air quality certification. Accreditation by SCS verifies that Eurofins Air Toxics meets stringent quality management system guidelines. Manufacturers of furniture, flooring and building materials can use Eurofins Air Toxics to build data sets that can be leveraged towards SCS certification. Certified products are routinely specified for LEED-rated buildings, government institutions, healthcare facilities, and schools that meet green building guidelines.
"Achieving SCS Global Services' accreditation not only affirms our stellar quality of testing standards but also furthers our drive to assist manufacturers in delivering safer, greener products to the marketplace," said Dr. Stephany Mason, Vice-President, Product Testing at Eurofins Air Toxics. "Alignment of our portfolio of VOC emissions testing services and SCS' certification programs creates a valuable platform for manufacturers to market the indoor air quality attributes of their products."
"Our indoor air quality certifications allow certified clients to prove that their products contribute to creating a safer, healthier indoor environment for their customers," said Stowe Beam, Managing Director of SCS Environmental Certification Services division. "This partnership will allow us to better serve manufacturers globally with faster turnaround time and increased choices for high quality testing solutions."
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. SCS provides services under a wide range of internationally recognized certification programs, and is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
Eurofins Air Toxics Inc., part of the Eurofins Scientific Group, is the leading US air testing laboratory, specializing in the analysis of air using a wide range of EPA, ASTM, and ISO methods. Founded in 1989 and based in Folsom, CA, its capabilities range from parts per trillion volume (pptv) analysis of ambient air to identifying organics in high level sources, and from routine analysis to sophisticated special technical services. A continuing commitment to data integrity, investment in advanced instrumentation and technologies, and dedicated client service have made Eurofins Air Toxics the premier test facility for the analysis of air samples.
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