Responsible Forestry

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.

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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SCS and SmartCert to Host FSC Trainings for Prospective Auditors and Certificate Holders

FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and ISO 19011
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SCS Global Services and SmartCert are hosting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) training event in early December in Montreal. The training is for potential auditors, as well as stakeholders, certificate holders, or prospective certificate holders looking to strengthen their knowledge about FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and the principles of auditing from ISO 19011.

Training will be presented in French.

Responsible Forestry Trailblazer, Collins, Celebrates 25 Years of Certification

Collins’ Leadership Showcased at Greenbuild with SCS Global Services and the Forest Stewardship Council®
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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Collins, a forest management and wood products company operating in California, Oregon and Pennsylvania, is pleased to celebrate 25 years of responsible forest management recognition, including independent certification under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) program.  Third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) and FSC paid tribute to Collins’ precedent-setting efforts at Greenbuild 2018, the U.S.’ largest green building event of the year.

SCS Forestry Experts to Speak at SAF National Convention

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Learn from SCS experts about responsible forestry and carbon offset verification through their presentations at the SAF National Convention. The convention is in Portland, Oregon from October 3-7.

SCS will also be exhibiting at booth #810. Contact us if you'll be there!

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How Sappi Ensures Responsible Wood and Fiber Sourcing

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Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used wisely. In the US, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. Forestry BMPs have been evaluated, tested, revised, and adapted over time by each state. Third-party certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.

Windsor Mill’s Circular Economy Reduces Waste

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You’ve heard about ecosystems: the way all living things in a given area interact with each other and their environment. There’s a similar concept in sustainability called “industrial ecology,” which is the notion that industrial processes benefit from mimicking the closed-loop efficiency, or circular economy, of a natural ecosystem.

An International Dialogue With Sappi's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Valli Moosa exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry
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Sappi Limited board member and SETS Committee Chair Valli Moosa and Sappi North America’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer Jennifer Miller exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry.

Drone Solutions Enable More Efficient Land and Mill Monitoring

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You’ve probably seen kids, hobbyists and amateur photographers using drone technology for fun, but drone solutions have a great deal more potential than an afternoon’s worth of entertainment. These small, unmanned aerial vehicles are useful for a wide range of applications, from logistics to manufacturing.

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