Scientific Certification Systems Inc., a provider of third-party certifications based in Emeryville, CA, announced that it is now operating under the trade name SCS Global Services.
According to a press release, the new corporate identity reflects the company's position as a global leader in third-party certification, auditing, testing and standards development in the burgeoning field of environmental, sustainability and quality performance claims. Its expanded services are showcased on the company's new website, www.scsglobalservices.com, which also provides streamlined navigation, highlights the company's international capabilities and features the "SCS Kingfisher" certification brand.
Now in its 28th year, SCS Global Services provides services in key sectors of the green economy, including forestry, agriculture, fisheries, energy, climate, green building, manufactured goods and printers. It operates on six continents, with 14 strategic offices and regional representatives and an extensive network of auditors. Its clientele includes well-known product and retail brands, as well as small and medium business enterprises, innovative start-ups, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
"We've been pushing the boundaries of sustainability certification and transparency in ecolabeling from the start," Stanley Rhodes, SCS Global Services president and founder, said in the press release. "Our goal now, as always, is to separate facts from greenwashing hype so that companies and organizations who are truly making a difference can gain the recognition they deserve, and help guide the transition toward a more sustainable economy."
Linda Brown, co-founder and senior vice president, added in the press release, "Armed with well-documented information, companies, policy makers and consumers are better equipped to make the right choices."
Along with its new trade name and corporate logo, SCS Global Services has introduced a new global certification mark, the SCS Kingfisher.
Kingfisher birds, ubiquitous and beloved around the world, are known for their keen vision, colorful plumage and skillful hunting. Widely recognized as indicators of environmental health, some species are now threatened with extinction.
"The SCS Kingfisher, backed by the SCS Certified message, is a clear expression of our certified clients' proven commitment to environmental stewardship, responsible resource management, and protection of people and communities," Robert J. Hrubes, executive vice president, added in the press release.
SCS Global Services operates under a long list of nationally and internationally recognized accreditations, including notable programs administered by the Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, U.S. National Organic Program, Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels, Safe Qualify Food, GlobalGAP, Verified Carbon Standard, American Carbon Registry, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance and the California Air Resources Board.
The company is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp. It has been named one of Inc. Magazine's 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies for three straight years.
"The growth we have experienced speaks to the degree to which sustainability has taken center stage in industry after industry," Mr. Rhodes added in the press release. "As companies have discovered, this is a positive direction, both for the environment and the bottom line."