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USA Continues to Be a Leader in Sustainable Squid

Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA Certified as Sustainable
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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also known as loligo, and Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) caught by Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA off the U.S. East Coast achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification today. The accomplishment firmly places the USA as a global leader in the production of certified squid, as the only two MSC-certified sustainably managed fisheries occur in U.S.

Tennessee's State Forests Earn Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - All of Tennessee’s 15 state forests are now certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry announced that all state forests—covering 168,359 acres—passed the third-party audit for forestry management practices. This independent certification assures that forests are managed sustainably, which is essential for clean water, wildlife habitat, and market access.

SCS Global Services Joins Forces With Social Compliance Auditing Association

SCS Becomes APSCA Auditor Member
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability achievements, is pleased to announce that it has joined APSCA, a professional industry association dedicated to advancing the use of reputable, independent social compliance audits as a tool to assure good workplace conditions worldwide. 

Third-Party Certifier SCS Global Services Joins ResponsibleSteel to Advance the Adoption of Sound Sustainability Practices across the Iron and Steel Supply Chain

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June 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that it has joined ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification programme.  As a new member, SCS looks forward to bringing its expertise as a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification to bear on the further development of ResponsibleSteel standards and guidance for this important economic sector. 

Homegrown Organic Farms Earns First Equitable Food Initiative Certification for Stone Fruit

Begins Shipping Labeled Product June 1
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PORTERVILLE, Calif., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce its certification from Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) for its California grown, organic stone fruit – the first stone fruit operation ever to be EFI certified.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization. EFI-labeled product will begin shipping to Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market June 1. 
 

Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability

World's first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC certification, conformance assessments by SCS Global Services
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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

Melissa & Doug Receives Forest Stewardship Council® Certification for Its New Stationery Line

Certification lets customers know products are sourced from FSC®-certified responsibly managed forests
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WILTON, Conn., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the trusted toy and children’s product company known around the world for its commitment to open-ended play, announced that their first stationery line, which includes a variety of sticker and activity pads, among other products, has met the requirements for the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. This FSC CoC certification communicates to customers through product labeling that materials in that product have been sourced from FSC-certified responsibly managed forests.

SCS Global Services Is Now an Approved Verification Body for the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard

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May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading global third-party verifier of environmental claims, is now approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The goal of the LCSF is to reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuel pool.

SCS and RFCI Announce Finalization of ASSURE CERTIFIED™ Standard for Rigid Core Flooring

Novalis, Karndean, Shaw, and Metroflor are First to Achieve Certification
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce the finalization of the ASSURE CERTIFIED™ standard and certification program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), developed in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and its member companies.

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