Stakeholder Review of SCS Standards & Upcoming Audits


Standards Development

Stakeholder feedback is an important step in developing standards. SCS is committed to providing a transparent forum for receiving and addressing comments in a way that improves the standards we develop. Each standard that is under development by SCS will be posted to this website for review and comments for a minimum of 60 days. Under exceptional circumstances, the review period may be reduced to 30 days. In addition, SCS will seek out experts, clients and other key stakeholders for comment to assure a balance of perspectives. After incorporating feedback and completing an internal review, SCS will make available, upon request, versions of the standard with a summary of our response(s) to stakeholder comments.

PCR STANDARD DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Through a partnership between SCS Global Services and Building Transparency, a new Product Category Rule is being developed for Forest Products. The PCR effort will seek to develop a framework to use regionally specific information to calculate and report forest carbon emissions and sequestration, including land use, to create EPDs of Forest Products. If you are interested in participating in the PCR Working Group, please contact Keith Killpack at [email protected] to request an application.  Applications for participation are due Friday, February 4th.  Applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified by February 15th.

If you would like to be notified of the open consultation, email [email protected] to be added to the outreach list.

STANDARDS CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION OR REVIEW:

1. Certification Standard for Recycled Content
    SCS-103
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA

2. Certification Standard for Indoor Air Quality – Building Products and Furniture
    SCS-107
    Development Stage: Working Draft
    Public Review Period: TBA

3. Certification Standard for Carbon Neutral Entities, Buildings, Products, and Services
    SCS-108
    Development Stage: Final Draft Standard 
    Public Review Period: Monday April 19, 2021- May 17, 2021

4. Certification Standard for Phthalate Free Products
    SCS-112
    Development Stage: Working Draft
    Public Review Period: TBA

5. Certification Standard for Sustainably Grown® Food Crops
    SCS-001-1
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA

6. Certification Standard for Sustainably Grown® Cut Flowers and Horticultural Plants
    SCS-001-2
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA

7. Certification Standard for Responsibly Managed Peatlands
    SCS-006
    Development Stage: Latest Revision in Progress 
    Public Review Period: TBA

 

To comment on a standard, please complete our Stakeholder Review Form. Comments may be made public but if requested will be kept confidential or anonymous. It is important that you indicate this in your preferences on the comment form.

Standards Development and Modification - Corporate Procedure 13
Standards Development – Procedural Appeals Process
 

CanopyStyle Audit Reports

The reports below list clients that have undergone a CanopyStyle audit for raw material sourcing and environmental conservation for forest-based fibers and fabric.

Eastman Chemical - NAIA™ 

    Date of Evaluation: 22-24 March 2021
    Date of Report Finalization: 21 September 2021

 

Clients Undergoing Evaluation

The table below lists clients undergoing evaluation for standards that require a stakeholder review process.

SCS welcomes public participation in the form of in-person or written commentary. When possible, SCS will arrange to meet with interested parties; ideally, all comments should be submitted before the evaluation commences. All submissions should be supported with objective evidence, whenever possible.

FSC Chain of Custody - Controlled Wood
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Contact
US Biomass LLC

United States

Public Notice (252.89 KB) Controlled Wood Stakeholder
Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
Client Name Location Public Notification Letter Review Period Sort descending Contact
SIA PATA

Latvia

Public Notice (77.37 KB) Controlled Wood Stakeholder
Enviva Inc. – Hamlet

United States

Public Notice (1.34 MB) 05/03/2022 - 05/31/2022 Controlled Wood Stakeholder