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SCS Recycled Content

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SCS Recycled Content Certification recognizes products made either in whole or part from recycled waste material in place of virgin raw materials. The percentage of post-consumer or pre-consumer recycled content is reported in compliance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines and ISO standards. The certification process includes company auditing and supply chain verification. Certification and documentation help products qualify for credits within the LEED rating systems.

Learn more: SCS Recycled Content websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with SCS Recycled Content's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications), ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

SCS Global Services (SCS)

Member of

ISO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

SCS FloorScore®, Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits, SCS Sustainable Choice, Certified Pesticide Residue Free, SCS Indoor Advantage, and SCS Certified Biodegradable


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1990

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Health care services & equipment Professional, scientific and technical services


Where this ecolabel is found
Argentina Brazil Canada Chile China Israel Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Mexico Spain United States



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Last updated: 6 March 2013