SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party certification, auditing, testing services, and standards. Established as an independent third-party certification firm in 1984, our goal is to recognize the highest levels of performance in environmental protection and social responsibility in the private and public sectors, and to stimulate continuous improvement in sustainable development. Please visit our website for detailed information about our company and our certification and verification programs.
SCS launched our forest management certification program in 1991. In 1995, SCS’s Forest Conservation Program was accredited as one of the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) endorsed certification bodies. Since that time, SCS has become a global leader in forest management and wood products certification. Our diverse set of certification services provides forestry operators and manufacturers with a full range of quality services.
The SCS Greenhouse Gas Verification Program was established in 2006 and in 2007 conducted the first verifications of Forest Carbon Projects under the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Forest Sector Protocols. To date, SCS has verified hundreds of thousands of acres of forest on five continents under various voluntary carbon offset standards. SCS is currently accredited to ISO 14065 for GHG Validation and Verification by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and offers verification under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS), the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards. SCS is a leading verifier of forest carbon offsets operating globally with expertise in REDD, IFM, soil carbon, remote sensing, and modelling.