Leaders in Sustainability Standards
SCS Standards is a not-for-profit organization specializing in the development of sustainability standards. We are the official standards development body for Scientific Certification Systems.
A sustainable future that safeguards our environment and our climate, respects the dignity and supports the health and well-being of workers and communities, and raises the standard of living for all.
To achieve this vision, we develop standards that promote the highest levels of performance in environmental protection, social/ethical responsibility, good governance, product safety and quality, and continuous improvement. We partner with the public and private sectors to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Advance the mission through the development of leadership standards.
Build stronger communities through environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Nurture innovative ideas that challenge the status quo to ensure a sustainable economy and healthy planet.
Partner with others who share our commitment to bold action to accelerate adoption of sustainability solutions.
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We partner with corporations, industry associations, NGOs, and social and environmental stakeholder groups to facilitate and develop proprietary voluntary sustainability standards that break new ground in environmental and social responsibility and provide a platform to recognize leadership efforts in multiple industries.
History of SCS Standards
SCS Standards was founded in 2020 as the official standards development body for Scientific Certification Systems, and has been an ANSI-accredited Standard Developer since 2021.
We build on SCS’ significant experience participating in the development of world-class standards promoting safe, sustainable business practices since 1984, including some of the world's most widely recognized standards addressing natural resource extraction from forests, fisheries and mines, food and agricultural production, the built environment, and consumer products.
We have released several new standards into the marketplace and have supported private entities in their efforts to develop and launch their proprietary standards.