New Version of SCS Certification Standard for Zero Waste Facilities Published



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 from landfill as a percentage of total waste generated and prevented, year over year, and helps organizations communicate their zero-waste journey to their stakeholders and customers.

“This revision was driven by lessons learned from the application of the standard over the past year,” says Victoria Norman, Executive Director of SCS Standards. “We have made SCS-110 into an even more useful tool for facilities to showcase their progress in waste diversion.”

Version 3.0 now includes the following:

  • Certification Body requirements have been moved to a separate standalone document that covers the criteria for onsite audits, remote audit eligibility, and onsite sampling of External Vendors.
  • Addition of new claims and metrics.
  • New template for affidavits (available from the approved certification body).
  • New requirement for Operators to create a plan to phase out Waste-to-Energy diversion methods known to produce high GHG emissions and toxins.

To download a copy of the standard, please visit

To request more information about certification, please visit

About SCS Standards
SCS Standards is a non-profit organization committed to the development of standards that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Standards are developed in alignment with best practices and guidelines provided by internationally recognized bodies to ensure a robust, transparent and collaborative approach. SCS Standards is an affiliate of Scientific Certification Systems, Inc., and is its official affiliate standards development body.

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