“Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and sustaining peace are three sides of the same triangle.”

– António Guterres United Nations Secretary-General

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.


SCS Co-Founder and Senior Vice President

2020 will forever be branded in our minds and hearts as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the severity of the virus became evident, lives everywhere were impacted.

Our business, like so many others, took a hard, deep look at our operations and priorities to reevaluate long-held assumptions and devise new methods to deliver services safely to our clients while protecting the health of our workforce. One year later, I am grateful to our staff, who worked tirelessly to support the transitions needed. The company has thrived and grown, enabling us to further the mission of supporting innovations in the public and private sectors that promote respect for workers and communities, and steadfast protection for the environment.

During this past year, the world slipped into a new moment, at least temporarily – one in which we saw skies clear as traffic ground to a halt, rivers rebound with new life, and the frenetic pace of life slow just a bit. We also saw with stark clarity how segments of our populace are underappreciated, underserved, and made vulnerable. These observations gave us all pause, a chance to wonder what we could take away from the experience that might lead to greater equity and inclusion, and catapult the global economy toward the lofty ambitions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

It is not often that the entire world gets to share such an experience. When such a window opens up, it can lead to true transformation. But not easily. As we all continue to dig our way out of the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, this is the time for renewed commitment. We are one people, one planet.


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.


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.

New Services Added

  • Launched the new SCS Gluten-Free Certification Standard
  • SCS became an approved global provider of LBMA and LPPM responsible sourcing certifications for precious metals
  • Introduced the Zero Waste standard for facilities
  • Initiated development of the certification standard for Sustainably Rated Diamonds


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 2020, 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.

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