SCS’ Sustainably Grown is First US-Based Sustainable Agriculture Certification to Complete GSCP Equivalence Process

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SCS’ Sustainably Grown is First US-Based Sustainable Agriculture Certification to Complete GSCP Equivalence Process

Program Scores “A's” for All Global Social Compliance Program Criteria

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00am

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that it has completed the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Equivalence Process for its Sustainably Grown certification program.  SCS Sustainably Grown is the first U.S.-based sustainable agriculture certification standard to be benchmarked to both the GSCP Reference Code and Audit Process and Methodology Reference Tool, which represent international best practice in sustainable supply chains and social auditing. Sustainably Grown received an “A” grade average for all GSCP criteria, demonstrating the certification program’s high level of alignment with the GSCP requirements for labor conditions and auditing systems.

“The GSCP congratulates SCS on this successful completion of the Equivalence Process. The commitment necessary to complete the process is a clear testament to SCS’ dedication to actively promoting the harmonization and transparency in global compliance schemes,” said Sonja Schmid, GSCP Equivalence Process Manager.

“Alignment with the GSCP Reference tools is one more way in which we are demonstrating our continued commitment to providing global leadership in creating tools to verify social and environmental sustainability practices in the agricultural sector,“ said Lesley Sykes, Sustainably Grown Program Manager. According to Sykes, SCS pursued alignment with the GSCP Reference Code during its scheduled update of the Sustainably Grown Standard earlier this year ... READ MORE

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CAMPAIGN: Kingfisher Around the World

CONTENT: Press Release