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Reimagining Zero Waste: Five New Ways to Recognize Your Waste Diversion Success

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By Vikas Ahuja, Director of ECS Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services

It’s hard to believe, but the term “zero waste” has been around for more than 40 years. It was first used by a chemist, Paul Palmer, who noticed an abundance of clean chemicals being discarded by high-tech businesses in a newly developing area of northern California which we’ve all come to know as Silicon Valley. He saw a need for identifying new uses for the chemicals and a new concept of zero waste was born.

New Zero Waste Standard Helps Companies Demonstrate Progress in Sustainability Journey

SCS Certification Standard Focuses on Facilities Working Toward Waste Diversion, Reduction and Re-use
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the launch of its new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill. It is robust yet flexible to allow companies to demonstrate incremental improvements, and to stimulate participation based on regional supply chain differences.

CARNATION® Dairy Processing Facility Becomes First in the U.S. to Achieve Alliance for Water Stewardship Certification

Facility redistributes more than 70 million gallons of water per year - returning more to the community than it uses to produce beloved evaporated milk brand
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MODESTO, Calif., March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé USA today announced that its Carnation facility in Modesto, California is the first dairy processing facility in the U.S. to earn certification under the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard. The Carnation facility uses a “water positive” process to make evaporated milk, meaning the facility redistributes more water for farmers to use than it uses for production and cleaning.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

PINDO SA Earns PEFC Chain of Custody Certification, Assessed by SCS Global Services

First company in Latin America to provide PEFC COC Certified Renewable Energy to the National Interconnected System
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ -
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Drexel Solutions Institute and Merck Launch Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers

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Drexel University announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., on a new initiative that will help diverse business owners enhance their leadership and business acumen and strengthen and grow their companies. The inaugural cohort of the newly launched “Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (Merck Drexel ALP)” began coursework for the four-month certificate program last week.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Shake Shack Begins Using AirCarbon Cutlery at Select Locations

SCS Global Services independently verified Restore AirCarbon Cutlery as Carbon Negative
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by Emily Holbrook

Anglo American Unki Platinum Mine Earns World's First IRMA 75

Responsible Mining Designation Confirmed through Third-Party Audit by SCS Global Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification, is pleased to confirm that Anglo American’s Unki platinum mine in Zimbabwe has earned the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) 75 level for responsible mining, based on the completion of an independent audit.

Video - Meet the World's First Certified Carbon Neutral Beer

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire launches "Is My Beer Sustainable" campaign
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, certifier of New Belgium Brewing’s iconic Fat Tire Amber Ale as America’s first nationally distributed carbon neutral beer, announced its support of Fat Tire’s new IsMyBeerSustainable.com campaign to build awareness of carbon neutrality in the beer industry. Launched over the past weekend when football fans around the globe celebrated the final game of the U.S.

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