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2012-11-13 12:22:17

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCA, the maker of the Tork(®) brand of Away from Home paper products, today announced that all Tork products in North America are made from either 100 percent recycled fiber or from fresh fiber sourced from suppliers with Chain of Custody certification. The company is also committing to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification on all Tork products made from fresh fiber in North America by 2014. "We've...

2012-11-13 08:24:55

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area-based SCS Global Services (SCS), a veteran third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability performance, is showcasing a wide range of certified green building products in its booth at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild 2012 conference in San Francisco. SCS will also lead conference attendees on an insider's tour of a certified forest in nearby Santa Cruz County later this week. (Logo:...

2012-10-24 15:22:00

Filing cites new report revealing increased consumer costs, billions of losses to U.S. timber industry and poor environmental performance WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading consumer organization the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research, today filed official comments with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ACI cites key findings of its new report that show marketplace confusion over certification standards. Such standards could be...

2012-10-08 19:20:24

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that Todd Frank will lead its Indonesian office as the company's new Southeast Asia Regional Director. SCS' Indonesian office was founded in 2011 with a focus on providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, timber legality verification, and carbon offset verification within the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "Because Indonesia holds some of the...

2012-10-02 06:22:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Seal(TM) announced today that PortionPac Chemical Corporation's Pot & Pan Detergent and NeutraPac(®) Floor Neutralizer have achieved certification as the first Green Seal-certified specialty cleaning products on the market. Meeting the GS-53 standard (Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use) means that these products meet strict environmental criteria and perform as well as or better than others in...

2012-09-09 22:25:05

STOCKHOLM, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TCO Development [http://tcodevelopment.com/about-us/advancing-sustainable-it ] today announced the first displays to meet the latest TCO Certified sustainability certification [http://www.tcodevelopment.com/tco-certified/about-tco-certified ], including CSR factors along with environmental and usability requirements that enable IT purchasers to choose computer displays that meet new TCO Certified criteria for socially responsible...

2012-09-04 06:22:58

Multi-year investment supports expansion of certification program, continued development of partnerships with fishermen, industry and retailers HONG KONG, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community convene in Hong Kong for the SeaWeb International Seafood Summit, three leading funders -- the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Skoll Foundation - announced a combined $10.85 million...

2012-09-04 06:22:40

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced the expansion of its third-party environmental certification services into West Africa. Dr. Richard Bonsi, who has worked at the company's Emeryville, California headquarters for the past four years in the natural resources division, will relocate to Ghana to head up the company's West African operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "There is a strong demand for...

2012-08-10 06:22:26

(Note to editors: This is not a typo - one BILLION planted!)  MONTREAL, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today celebrated the planting of one billion trees at its forestry operations in northern Ontario. This achievement is the result of collective efforts made over the past 30 years by the Company, its employees, numerous contractors and suppliers, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To mark the occasion, two-meter...

2012-08-07 09:50:07

Most people think of seafood as either wild or farmed, but in fact both categories may apply to the fish you pick up from your grocery store. In recent years, for example, as much as 40 percent of the Alaskan salmon catch originated in fish hatcheries, although it may be labeled "all wild, never farmed." An article produced by a working group of UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) recommends that when a combination of seafood production...