SCS Partners with Preeminent European Lab for Indoor Air Quality Testing

Nov. 18, 2008

EMERYVILLE, CA - In a landmark move to better serve European customers, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) recently announced a partnership with Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Denmark, for indoor air quality testing.

SCS's industry-leading indoor air quality certifications, SCS Indoor Advantage™ and SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold for furniture and other indoor products, as well as FloorScore® indoor air quality certification for hard surface flooring, will now be accessible to European manufacturing facilities.

Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Denmark, is SCS's first European lab accredited for indoor air quality testing. Eurofins is a worldwide leader in its field.

"We're very happy to announce this partnership," says Stowe Hartridge-Beam, program manager for Indoor Air Quality Programs at SCS. "Few testing laboratories can combine the level of expertise, technological leadership, attention to quality and customer service that makes Eurofins the global leader it is. We look forward to providing better service to our European flooring (vinyl, rubber, linoleum, laminate, tile, and wood) and furniture manufacturers with this partnership."

In keeping with international standards and SCS policy, Eurofins is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, demonstrating quality assurance for SCS and Eurofins customers. ISO accreditation is internationally accepted according to mutual agreements between the accreditation bodies in most countries in Europe and Asia as well as the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa.

The reliability and accuracy of Eurofins data, in concert with the leadership certification standards for which SCS is known, help clients, specifiers and other purchasers make informed decisions on risks and meet increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the demands of regulatory authorities around the world.

About Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
SCS is global leader in independent certification of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. Over two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance. Its programs span a wide cross-section of the economy, recognizing accomplishments in agricultural production, food processing and handling, forestry, fisheries, flowers and plants, energy, green building, consumer and business product manufacturing, and corporate social responsibility. Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)—Certification For a Sustainable World™. More information can be found at

About Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Denmark
With about $900 million annual revenues and 7,000 employees across 150 sites in 29 countries, Eurofins Scientific Group is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments. Within that group, Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Denmark, performs sampling, analyses, and consultancy on consumer and construction products for a broad range of companies, authorities, and organizations all over the world. Eurofins Product Testing A/S is the worldwide largest provider of VOC emissions testing, approved by numerous certification systems in Europe and in the United States. For more information, go to or

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