SCS Certifications Overview
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
FloorScore® is a certification program established by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) for hard surface flooring and flooring adhesives products that meet strict indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements. Products bearing the FloorScore label meet the indoor air quality emissions criteria of LEED, CHPS, the Green Guide for Health Care, and are recognized by a long list of healthy building programs.
The Green Squared® standard, established by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) under ANSI A138.1, is available to manufacturers of ceramic and glass tiles and a wide range of tile installation materials. Certification to this standard demonstrates proven environmental performance under five key sustainability criteria: 1) Product characteristics; 2) Manufacturing and raw material extraction; 3) End of product life management; 4) Progressive corporate governance; and 5) Innovation.
Facts certification, a program of the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT), signifies that contract textile products meet benchmark standards for social, environmental and economic sustainability as defined under the NSF/ANSI 336 standard. The certification assessment evaluates manufacturing processes, end-of-life management, energy efficiency, use of environmentally preferable materials, and steps to minimize adverse public health and community impacts.