Scientific Certification Systems now offering third party verification for the World Wildlife Fund's Check Your Paper program, where paper companies can list their products with low environmental impacts

EMERYVILLE, California , June 28, 2012 (press release) – SCS is now offering third party verification for the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Check Your Paper program, an online database where corporate and government paper buyers can find products with the lowest environmental impacts. Paper companies that wish to have their products listed in the Check Your Paper database can be verified by SCS.

WWF's Check Your Paper program rates the environmental impacts of paper products, examining forest management, the use of recycled fiber, greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water pollution from mills. Based on these attributes each paper product is given a single environmental rating and more detailed star ratings for its performance.

"Third party verification allows paper companies in the Check Your Paper program to make the most trustworthy claims about their products' environmental impacts," said Robert J. Hrubes, Senior Vice President of SCS.

Purchasing responsibly produced paper products can help protect the world's forests, endangered species, water resources, climate, and communities that depend on forests. WWF will issue Environmental Paper Awards to environmentally proactive and transparent producers and buyers that use Check Your Paper this fall.

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for more than 25 years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

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