Carbon Trading Magazine Survey Names SCS Global Services the Best Validation and Verification Company in the Voluntary Carbon

 Carbon Trading Magazine Survey Names SCS Global Services the Best Validation
       and Verification Company in the Voluntary Carbon Market for 2012

  PR Newswire

  EMERYVILLE, California, Dec. 3, 2012

EMERYVILLE, California, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SCS Global Services was
named "Best Validation Company" and " Best Verification Company " in Carbon
Trading Magazine's 2012 Carbon Market Survey . Members of the carbon industry
were invited to vote on their peers based on efficiency and quality of
service, reliability in the market and the ability to adapt to changing market

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"We are honored to be recognized by our peers and clients in the carbon
market," said Dr. Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. "I credit
this success to our exceptional staff and cadre of contract auditors. We are
fortunate to have a team that not only has a high degree of technical
knowledge of carbon standards, but has a strong focus on customer service."

Examples of carbon offset projects and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories that
SCS has assessed during the past year include:

  *Alto Mayo REDD Project (Verified Carbon Standard)
  *Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project (Climate, Community and Biodiversity
    Standards and Verified Carbon Standard)
  *Gualala River Forest Project (Climate Action Reserve)
  *Avoided Conversion of the Danau Siawan Peat Swamp Forest (Verified Carbon
  *Boa Vista Afforestation/Reforestation carbon project (American Carbon
  *Berkeley County Landfill Gas to Energy Project (Climate Action Reserve)
  *Delta Airlines GHG Inventory (The Climate Registry)
  *Juniper Networks GHG Inventory (Carbon Disclosure Project)
  *Rockingham County Landfill Gas Combustion Project (Verified Carbon

In addition to validating and verifying projects under voluntary carbon
standards, SCS auditors are accredited to verify projects in compliance
markets, including California's Cap and Trade program and the British Columbia
Forest Carbon Offset Protocol. SCS has also assessed specific methodologies
that are used by major carbon standards, including several methodologies for
peat, soil carbon, agriculture, and the REDD, and Improved Forest Management
project types.

SCS has established itself as the premier verifier for forest carbon projects
in California, and has also led the way in international forestry and land use
validation and verification in the last four years.

"In response to the increase in the development of carbon offset projects
around the globe, SCS is pleased to have regional representatives in Africa,
Latin America, and Southeast Asia to bolster our pool of local expertise and
ensure a fast turnaround time for project assessments," said Christie
Pollet-Young, Greenhouse Gas Program Manager at SCS.

SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems) has been
providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability
certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for nearly 30
years. SCS' programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing
achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture,
forestry, retail, and more. An accredited certifier under ISO/IEC Guide 65,
SCS provides services under a wide range of internationally recognized
certification programs.SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B
Corp™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible
business practices.

CONTACT: Nick Kordesch, +1-510-452-8035,

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