For years, people have debated the question of whether paper derived from wood pulp can truly be environmentally friendly. To answer this question, you must consider the sustainability of the source of the wood or other materials used for fiber production, the amount of fiber, water, energy, and other resources used in production, the amount and fate of pollutants generated during the production process, and the potential recyclability or biodegradability of the end product. In short, the entire product life-cycle.
When recycled beverage cartons are given a new life, we protect natural resources, reduce climate impact and contribute to communities. On World Environment Day, find out how we work with partners to drive recycling around the world.
The Vancouver Declaration is a public promise made by companies across the globe to work towards more sustainable sourcing of forest products. It also acts as an endorsement of FSC as our supplier of choice for certification of forest products. The Vancouver Declarations have also been signed by other sustainable companies, such as IKEA and H&M.
SCS Global Services Congratulates Agxa on their Responsible Forestry Certification
November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - agxa, an AG International company, is an international trade and offshore business entity operating in Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Singapore with principal networks in Asia, Europe and North America. It has now gained the most credible certification in the forest trade – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification through SCS Global Services.
Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.
SCS Global Services Celebrates Chain of Custody Clients with 6,000th Certification
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) has surpassed the milestone of 6,000 Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates issued under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), certification programs that are crucial for companies in the wood and paper industries to show competitive edge in sustainability, gain broader access to markets, demonstrate the veracity of their claims, and to exercise d
The swaths of land that stretch across the southeastern United States are privately held by individual landowners, posing a unique challenge to environmentally-minded companies set on increasing the number of certifed lands. In 2013 Domtar and P&G joined forces, encouraging landowners to certify their lands in order to ensure the health of forests for generations to come.
Customers no longer view sustainable building materials as a specialty option. Rather, for many builders and homeowners, they’ve become mandatory. With a growing focus on environmentally-driven solutions that reduce the carbon footprint, protect ecosystems, and support workers and communities, 84 Lumber is reinventing its inventories to compete at the highest level.
SCS Global Services’ 2016 Annual Report Reflects Broad Industry Adoption
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Company efforts to establish sustainability and quality track records are increasingly being supported by third-party certification to market-recognized standards. SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier and standards developer, has once again documented this growth in its latest Annual Report, released Friday.