EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) celebrated Earth Day 2012 by recalling the extraordinary efforts of companies worldwide to produce products and manage operations in accordance with strict environmental and sustainability principles. Each of these accomplishments were independently certified by SCS.
SCS provides comprehensive third party auditing, validation and certification services to many of the world's leading sustainability-focused companies in 10 distinct industry verticals, including forestry, food, biofuels, fisheries, furniture, consumer packaged goods, horticultural products, and more. Among the highlights from the past twelve months, SCS:
Validated the first Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) forestry project in the USA (Lower Mississippi Valley)
Verified the first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Latin America (13,500 hectares of forest in Columbia, preventing over 2.3 million tons of CO2 emissions)
Verified over 245,000 cubic meters of low-formaldehyde emitting composite panel products from China
Certified over 27,000 acres of responsibly managed peatlands in Canada
Certified over 7,600,000 hectares of forest to FSC Standards, including Plyveneer wood products used to build sets for the hit television show "Glee" and for the toy and boardgame manufacturer, Hasbro
Recertified the Western Australian rock lobster fishery, which was the world's first MSC certified sustainable fishery.
Certified thousands of acres of fruit and vegetable crops in North, Central and South America as organic or pesticide residue free.
Certified over 4 million stems of cut flowers and over 808 million ornamental plants, as Veriflora® sustainably grown.
Certified thousands of green building products that contribute to one or more USGBC LEED credits, as well as other leading industry rating programs.
"Our clients have demonstrated by their accomplishments that taking care of the earth is a year-round commitment," said Stanley Rhodes, President and CEO of Scientific Certification Systems. "They are proving that incorporating sustainability practices into their operations makes good business sense. We are proud to be able to offer rigorous third party certification to help them attain deserved credit in the marketplace."
SCShas been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for more than 25 years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
To find out more about the SCS commitment to sustainability, and the breadth of services SCS offers globally, go to www.SCScertified.com.