We have three key services:
SCG provides an independent certification service that, through a range of product tests and audits, can validate the recycled content of a product.
This can be used for compliance purposes, to support sustainability claims, highlight to customers product quality, and avoid greenwashing.
The accreditation logo is also a simple and quick way for customers to recognise that your product complies with legislation such as the Plastic Packaging Tax. Need more persuading? Read more on our Sustainable Certification page.
We initially focussed on plastic packaging materials reflecting their high carbon impacts, emerging legislation, and consumer interest in plastics. Our Sustainably Sourced Plastics can independently certify that the recycled plastic content of a material is such that Plastic Packaging Tax is not applicable.
More recently the scheme has been extended to cover most common plastics and a second scheme, Low Carbon Products, has been developed to cover non plastic materials.
Our Carbon Saving Certificates cover materials we have certified in one or other of certification scheme.
Governments, trade bodies and many sustainability experts recommend that understanding your carbon footprint is the best place to start when planning to cut carbon emissions so that progress can be quantified. Emissions are characterised into three types:
SCG’s schemes and its Carbon Saving Statements fall into this scope 3 category. The measures taken are increasingly described as carbon insetting.
Our team of practitioners have extensive experience in sustainable manufacturing, auditing, business support and management systems.
We have utilised this understanding to create certification schemes that work in the ‘real world’ to validate compliance and customer assurance.
Our robust evidence portfolios capture the necessary information to enable you to meet the certification requirements, and demonstrate that you have achieved independent validation of your process or products.
Expert and independent third-party certification provides real assurance to the market and to stakeholders that your environmental credentials are genuine and realistic.
It is not expensive and represents value for money.