Linda Brown

Linda Brown

Senior Vice President
SCS Global Services

Linda Brown is the company co-founder and Senior Vice President of SCS Global Services. SCS is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.

Ms. Brown has actively participated in the development and implementation of SCS’s strategic initiatives and certification programs, serving in multitude capacities from program manager to communications chief. She has served as Director of SCS’ Environmental Claims Certification Program, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, and Director of Communications. She has spearheaded or participated in numerous food quality, environmental and sustainability standards development activities on a company, national, and international basis. She participated in the international ISO 14000 standards setting process, focused on Environmental Labeling, Life-Cycle Assessment and Environmental Aspects in Product Standards. Currently, she is involved with national efforts to write sustainable agriculture standards (LEO-4000) and update life-cycle assessment metrics (LEO-SCS-002). She is also helping to develop the international Artic Climate Protection Network to help companies and individuals neutralize their Artic Climate Footprint and slow global warming.

Ms. Brown has authored numerous articles on environmental certification, life-cycle assessment and food safety issues, and has presented details of SCS programs and methods to diverse audiences around the globe. Before joining SCS, Ms. Brown worked as a grants writer for municipalities across the United States, and a publications editor. Active in social justice and environmental issues, she obtained her Master’s degree in journalism at Stanford.

MA, Journalism, Stanford University
BA, English and Political Science, Emory University