Today, SCS Global Services’ Carbon Neutral Certification Program announced that it has been selected by Amazon as one of its newest, trusted, third-party certifications for its Climate Pledge Friendly program, which helps customers discover and shop for more than 75,000 sustainable products in the U.S. and Europe. SCS Global Services (SCS), an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, certifies products to multiple internationally recognized carbon neutral standards.
“We are excited to welcome SCS Global Services to the Climate Pledge Friendly program as a trusted science-based certifier,” said Cyrus Wadia, Worldwide Head of Sustainable Products at Amazon. “SCS has a long track record of science-based climate and sustainability certifications that our customers can trust and will allow us to highlight products that meet sustainability standards and help preserve the natural world.”
As part of SCS Global Services’ Carbon Neutral Certification Program, companies that demonstrate carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions throughout their operations and offsetting their remaining product carbon footprint through the purchase of carbon credits, can certify their products as carbon neutral. SCS has three decades of experience conducting greenhouse gas inventories, as well as full life-cycle assessment (LCA) for clients around the world and has earned international recognition for its accredited carbon offset and carbon neutral validation and verification services (including the PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality Standard and SCS’ own Carbon Neutral Certification Program).
SCS uses a comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework to determine the product’s carbon footprint. Given SCS’ LCA expertise, including hands-on work with all major LCA methodologies and software, it can guide companies through a full-scope LCA or focus strictly on the carbon footprint component. For companies that have already conducted a greenhouse gas inventory, SCS can provide third-party assurance of the reported results.
“We are proud to be chosen by Amazon to validate the carbon neutrality of products available on Amazon as part of the Climate Pledge Friendly program,” said Stanley Mathuram, Executive Vice President at SCS. “Not only will this validation give customers valuable purchasing criteria, but it will also help drive manufacturing behavior toward more sustainable products and practices.”
Companies wishing to explore carbon neutral certification for their products can visit www.scsglobalservices.com to learn more about SCS’ Carbon Neutral program.
About SCS Global Services
SCS was founded to provide global leadership in third-party safety and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development since 1984. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs and stakeholders, SCS is striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science and innovative solutions. SCS’ programs and services span a wide range of industries, recognizing achievements in food and agriculture, natural resources extraction, green building, product manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, climate and much more. Through these services, the company is enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement. SCS is a California Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information, visit www.scsglobalservices.com.