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SCS Now Offers Certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s® Chain of Custody Standard

Forest product organizations can now achieve triple Chain of Custody certification to SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC through SCS
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it is now offering chain of custody certification to the  Sustainable Forestry Initiative  (SFI) Chain of Custody Standard.  SFI is a leading, credible certification in North America for responsible forest products.

Video: Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.
 

Activating Small-Holder Farmers for Personal and Environmental Change

How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
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Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.

Expert Interview with Dr. Catherine Courtney, Marine Environmental Science Expert

Adapting to climate change in the Coral Triangle
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Dr. Catherine (Kitty) Courtney has more than 25 years of international and domestic experience in marine and coastal management, climate change adaptation, and coastal community resilience.

She has worked for Tetra Tech since 1990 and has supported federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies on projects to design, implement, and administer coastal resource management and marine environmental research programs in temperate and tropical ecosystems throughout the Pacific.

Measure the Chain: Tools for Managing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains

New tool provides guidance and resources for assessing and disclosing emissions from agricultural production
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The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from food companies come from agricultural production, yet few companies assess and disclose these emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. Today, Ceres released a new tool to improve disclosure and mitigation of supply chain emissions in the food sector, known as Scope 3 emissions, which are a significant contributor to global climate change.
 

Why Soil Health Matters for Food and Beverage Businesses

by Jerry Lynch, Jerry Lynch, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
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When I speak about our work in soil health, I will often see a head tilt with a questioning look. Why would a food company have any interest in soil? That’s when I take a step back and share that 99 percent of our food comes from the soil. Being a food company, the connection is instantaneously made.

Influential Forest Stewards Honored at Greenbuild

Three SCS Global Services Clients Are Among FSC® Leadership Award Recipients
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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) extends congratulations to the 16 individuals and organizations honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) during the 2018 FSC Leadership Awards ceremony in Chicago. Among the recipients were three of SCS’ longstanding certification clients:

SCS Celebrates #FSCFriday With Customers

Clients Showcase Benefits of their Responsible Forestry Certification
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At SCS Global Services, we believe Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification demonstrates environmental leadership and provides a competitive business advantage through responsibly-sourced products, well-managed forests, and protection of the planet’s natural resources, local communities and wildlife.

To celebrate FSC Friday we asked our customers what FSC certification means to them. Here's what they had to say...

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Healthy Soil 101: Why Soil Health Matters and How the Food Sector Can Help

by Mary Mazzoni
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Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth.

Beyond sustaining plant life—and the rest of the food chain along with it—soil itself is very much alive. One handful of dirt contains up to 50 billion bacteria and hundreds of thousands of individual fungal cells. As these microorganisms move through the soil, they feast on minerals and dead organic matter and leave nutrients behind, allowing plants to grow and ecosystems to thrive.

Nature-Inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

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The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

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The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

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