“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

Ban Ki-moon 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations


As we enter this century’s third decade, we’re confronted with unparalleled challenges. Climate change is accelerating, fresh water and key natural resources are threatened, and ecosystems are taking a beating. And, of course, the coronavirus pandemic has upended all of our lives and the economy worldwide.

Business resilience in this unprecedented time depends upon the ability to adapt to change, with smart strategies that embody risk management, and are informed by sound science and sustainability principles. Indeed, the pace of innovation has never been faster. It is possible now to envision a post-COVID-19 world that applies lessons from the pandemic to accelerate the transition toward a well-functioning circular economy. Certainly, the stakes have never been higher.

Fifty years ago, the first Earth Day marked the beginning of a new mindset, one that would eventually lead to the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, which framed the Sustainable Development agenda, followed in later years by the crafting of the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we have the tools, technologies, and knowledge to make headway toward a viable future that works for everyone, and protects the planet. We all know it won’t be easy. But this is the time to roll up our sleeves, and double down.


SCS’ senior management is fully committed to carrying out the benefit mission of the organization – to promote sustainable decision-making, policies and practices that safeguard our environment, climate, and health, support workers and communities, and raise the standard of living for all.


SCS Global Services operates for the benefit of people and the environment. This Annual Benefit Corporation Statement summarizes our work in support of this mission, through the administration of third-party certification services, development of rigorous standards, and sharing of knowledge and insights. Social and environmental responsibility are also embedded into our quality system and corporate polices, and integral to our day-to-day internal operations.

Coronavirus Pandemic

During this time of exceptional uncertainty and impacts of this current global pandemic, SCS is proactively taking all possible steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to safeguard our global staff, our clients and partners. We are working every day to ensure that we can continue to provide critical services to meet our clients’ needs, and support the health and safety of their operations, workforce, and customers.

COVID-19 Letter to Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends


We are proud to work with clients around the world, providing auditing, verification, certification, training, and consulting services in the natural resources, built environment, consumer products, food and agriculture, retail, and climate sectors. A summary of our current services can be found by checking out the Services menu on our website.

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2019 SCS and Client News

SCS Global Services Partners with the Climate Collaborative as Solutions Provider – Feb 26, 2019

SCS Now Offers Certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s® Chain of Custody StandardMar 12, 2019

SCS Global Services Chosen as Launch Partner for Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) StandardApr 10, 2019

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual ReportApr 18, 2019

AERA Launches Luxury Line of Vegan Footwear that Delivers on Promise of Sustainable FashionMay 29, 2019

New Sydney Metro Northwest Stations Built Using 100% Responsibly Sourced TimberJun 19, 2019

SCS Global Services is now a Bonsucro Licensed Training ProviderAug 6, 2019

Nestlé Waters North America’s Stanwood, Mich., Bottling Facility Achieves Alliance for Water Stewardship Gold CertificationAug 29, 2019

Rouge River Farms Has All US Operations Certified Under the Equitable Food InitiativeSep 3, 2019

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC CertificationSep 18, 2019

New soap with certified sustainable palm oil to hit hotels worldwide, including Marriott propertiesSep 24, 2019

SCS Global Services Partners with TraceTrust to Provide Food Safety and HACCP Trainings for the Expanding Legal Cannabis and Hemp IndustriesOct 1, 2019

Kodak Moments Photo Paper Earns Prestigious FSC® CertificationOct 2, 2019

SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown DiamondsOct 4, 2019

Kal Tire’s new carbon calculator quantifies environmental savings when retreadingOct 7, 2019

Paint Company PT Mowilex Becomes Indonesia's First Carbon Neutral ManufacturerOct 23, 2019

Sycwin Coating & Wires Receives Lead Safe Paint® Certification for All Paint Brands – Oct 24, 2019

Responsible Forestry Leaders Celebrated at Greenbuild During FSC’s 25th Anniversary GalaNov 21, 2019

SCS Global Services Now Offers FSSC 22000 CertificationNov 22, 2019


The SCS Board of Directors currently consists of seven individuals dedicated to the company’s mission and intimately knowledgeable about the company’s operations.

Statement from the Board

Consistent with our charter in the State of California as a Benefit Corporation, we confirm that: 1) SCS Global Services’ corporate purpose is to create a materially positive impact on society and the environment; 2) SCS Global Services includes consideration of non-financial interests within the scope of our fiduciary duty when making decisions; and 3) SCS Global Services publishes this Annual Benefit Corporation Statement summarizing its performance with respect to this charter.

Pursuant to Sections 14621 and 14630 of the California Corporations Code, the Board of Directors hereby affirms that, during the year 2019, the corporation successfully fulfilled its general purposes, functions and responsibilities as a California Benefit Corporation, as well as its specific purpose of providing third-party certification, auditing, testing and training services that recognize and reinforce client efforts to protect the environment, advance social responsibility, and enhance quality and safety.


Linda Brown | Senior Vice President

+1.510.504.0226 direct


2000 Powell Street, Suite 600, Emeryville, CA 94608 USA +1.510.452.8000 www.scsglobalservices.com