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2014-01-28 12:22:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today released results of an independent review team's annual study of state forestlands, noting its findings continue to affirm Bureau of Forestry efforts to conserve these resources through sound management. "Once again our state forests were deemed 'well-managed' in an official certification reflecting the pride we take in managing our system for many values...

2012-07-25 06:21:25

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced the validation of Peru's first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) carbon offset project. The project will use revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits to prevent illegal deforestation on 290,695 hectares of Peruvian rainforest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-a) The Madre de Dios forestland has been jeopardized by...

2012-07-10 06:22:27

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a leading verifier of forest carbon offsets, has expanded the scope of its carbon offset verification services in response to escalating demand created by the launch of California's Cap and Trade program. The company is now accredited to verify landfill gas offsets under the Climate Action Reserve protocol and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and is pursuing accreditation related to the...

2012-06-11 10:22:14

ORLANDO, Fla., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each year are now Veriflora certified. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-a) "Knox Nursery is pleased to join the...

2012-06-06 10:21:13

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) highlighted new certification services at the Sustainable Brands Conference this week (Booth #46), designed to serve the global trend toward adoption of more intensive sustainable practices. SCS serves leading sustainability-focused companies in 10 distinct industry verticals, such as forestry, food, biofuels, fisheries, furniture, and retail/CPG. (Logo:...

2012-05-31 14:20:30

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has awarded third-party certification to two companies, Hoover & Strong and United Precious Metal Refining, Inc., for their responsibly sourced gold and silver products. The "Certified Responsible Source" designation provides jewelers and their customers with an independent guarantee that precious metals have been obtained from recycled sources, that conflict metals have been avoided, and that...

2012-05-31 10:22:47

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macquarie Island Patagonian Toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has earned the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries based on an assessment conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The fishery is located in Australian territorial waters around Macquarie Island, located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. (Logo:...

2012-05-16 10:22:07

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is the first certification body in the United States to be accredited by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) biofuel certification system. SCS has been approved to conduct biofuel certifications, and in addition, to conduct "ISCC Plus" certification for food, animal feed and derivative chemicals produced from any feedstock. (Logo:...

2012-05-10 10:21:53

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day, more than 50 million flowers and plants will be purchased as gifts for mothers, wives and daughters across the United States, and an increasing percentage of these will be certified as sustainably grown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-b) "In the years since we first began certifying sustainably grown flowers and plants under the Veriflora standard, consumers have become increasingly aware...

2012-04-25 10:26:04

Lexington, Ky., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/MM94369LOGO) The FSC is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging responsible management of the world's forests. FSC <dfn>certification</dfn> is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management...