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  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that a newly developed cradle-to-gate product carbon intensity certification standard is now available for public review.  

    The Certification Standard for Product Carbon Intensity and Reduction (SCS-115) was developed by SCS Standards, with the support and input of industry experts. SCS-…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that a final version 1.0 of the SCS-007-1 Certification Standard for Sustainability Rated Diamonds is now available for public review.  

    The Standard was first introduced in 2020 under “trial use” status. It has been tested in the field by dozens of industry stakeholders since resulting in…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that version 8.0 of the SCS-103 Certification Standard for Recycled Content is now available for public review and comments.  

    The Standard was first introduced in 1989 in response to the burgeoning interest in recycled content claims and the introduction of innovative new recycling…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that version 7.0 of the SCS-104 Biodegradable Standard is now available for public review. Products within the scope of certification include liquid and powder products intended for disposal down the drain. This includes, but is not limited to, cleaners, degreasers, detergents, soaps, personal care products and cosmetics. 

    The Standard was…

  • SCS Standards today announced the publication of an updated version of the Certification Standard for Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Cut Flowers and Potted Plants (SCS-001-2 Version 4).  Third-party certification under this internationally recognized standard ensures that producers are working diligently to provide a safe and healthy work environment, support farm…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that a version 4.0 of the SCS-001-2 Certification Standard for Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Cut Flowers and Potted Plants is now available for public review.  

    The Standard was first introduced in 2004 to provide cut flower and potted plant producers globally with a detailed roadmap to demonstrate leadership in environmental protection, social…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce publication of the new Annex A to the existing SCS-103 Certification Standard for Recycled Content. Annex A focuses on the electrical and electronic equipment sectors. 

    The Annex was developed by a diverse multi-stakeholder group that includes:  Amazon, the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners, De’Longhi, Dell…

  • SCS Standards today announced the publication of the latest version of the SCS-110 Certification Standard for Zero Waste Facilities. This standard recognizes the actual percentage of waste diverted from landfill and incineration without energy recovery at a facility, over a 12-month period, starting at 50% diversion. The SCS-110 Standard allows facilities to track the amount of waste diverted…

  • In response to the growing market demand for products and materials derived from biobased sources, SCS Standards is pleased to announce a new certification standard to track such products and materials from source to market.  

    The SCS Certification Standard for Biobased Content (SCS-114) is intended to ensure traceability of the biobased content from eligible sources, from…

  • SCS Standards is pleased to announce that its popular SCS-103 Certification Standard for Recycled Content now includes a new annex focused on the electrical and electronics equipment sectors. The annex is now available for public review, after which it will be finalized and published. 

    Development of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Annex is being led by a diverse multi-…

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