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SGS, International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to SMEs

GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS has entered into a Public Private Partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SCORE is a practical training and in-factory … Read the full press release

SGS: 2749 industry standards abolished in China

GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the No. 23 Announcement issued by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China on June 2, 2017, 2749 industry standards were abolished, including certain industry standards regarding softlines. The … Read the full press release

Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. acquired by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (CIGI), based in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CIGI is a USDA licensed agency inspecting grains and bi-products for export and domestic quality settlements with … Read the full press release

SGS-thinkstep consortium to provide certification services for IFC’s EDGE green building program in Ghana

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consortium of SGS-thinkstep will serve as the sole provider of certification services for the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) green building program in Ghana. The agreement was signed on … Read the full press release

SGS brings its Internet of Things (IoT) expertise to the ITS-NY exhibition

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS will be at the ITS-NY exhibition on June 15 and 16, 2017. Data analytics solutions and asset health monitoring for the New World Fast-emerging intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are compelling agencies to look at new … Read the full press release

SGS: Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to protect infants and young children from potential injury or death. On April 22, 2017, Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations [1] under Vol. 151, No. 16. … Read the full press release

SGS: Turkey to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and article

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Turkey is proposing to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and articles. The proposed date of entry into force is Q3 of 2017. In May 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated two notifications from … Read the full press release

SGS: lupin must be declared as allergen on prepackaged food labeling in Australia and New Zealand

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has added lupin to the required list of allergens that are to be provided on food labels. Effective May 25, 2017 businesses have 12 months to declare lupin as an … Read the full press release

SGS: Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) workshops delivered to Lanier’s major fabric suppliers and production factories in China and Vietnam

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) workshops were delivered to some of Lanier’s major fabric suppliers and production factories in China and Vietnam. From product compliance to chemical management, Lanier has partnered with SGS on various … Read the full press release

China: SGS to undertake extractables and leachables (E&L) testing at its Shanghai laboratory

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced that it has significantly increased its capabilities to undertake extractables and leachables (E&L) testing at its Shanghai, China, laboratory. Its investment includes the … Read the full press release

SGS and Transparency-One will enable Mars Food to share details of its rice supply chain from farm to fork

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mars Food has launched revolutionary supply chain solution Transparency-One, with SGS and supported by Blippar, to help the company realize its 2020 ambition of sourcing UNCLE BEN’S® rice from sustainable sources. SGS and Transparency-One, the next … Read the full press release

SGS launches Zero Discharge Holistic Solution to support textile, footwear brands and retailers towards environmentally responsible production

SGS is pleased to launch its Zero Discharge Holistic Solution, using an assertive approach supported by a diverse range of technical solutions to assist textile and footwear brands and retailers to move a step closer to their zero discharge goal. … Read the full press release

SGS supports the Longwall USA conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 13-15, 2017

GENEVA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This biennial event – the brainchild of mining and mineral processing magazine publisher and events organizer Mining Media – aims to provide insights, knowledge and commercial opportunities to the industry. Those attending will be able to … Read the full press release

SGS to exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition in Ravenna, Italy

SGS will Exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (OMC) from March 29 to 31, 2017. GENEVA, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OMC is an important conference and international exhibition for companies operating in the oil and gas and global energy … Read the full press release

Additional state-of-the-art instruments installed in SGS Fairfield, New Jersey lab; hiring underway for additional analysts

GENEVA, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical, analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced that it has made additional investments at its laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey, to increase services and capacity in support of extractables and leachables … Read the full press release

SGS: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issue rules for functional foods and health supplements

NEWARK, NJ, U.S.A., 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 24, 2016 Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued its rules on health supplements, nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food and novel food … Read the full press release

Casablanca based food and hospitality testing analysis company Laagrima acquired by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Laagrima, headquartered in Casablanca, Morocco. GENEVA, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Laagrima offers testing analysis for the food and hospitality markets in Morocco, and is ISO 17025 accredited. Founded in 2002 and privately owned, … Read the full press release

SGS to acquire controlling stake in Industry 4.0 startup C-Labs SA in Chiasso, Switzerland

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling stake in C-Labs SA, Chiasso, Switzerland. Chiasso, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded in 2016, C-Labs is an Industry 4.0 startup, developing solutions for transforming food regulatory compliance. It adopts the … Read the full press release

SGS announces the appointment of Dr. Katrien Lemmens as Medical Director for early phase clinical trials

SGS, a leading life sciences pharmaceutical clinical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Dr. Katrien Lemmens as Medical Director for early phase clinical trials. Arcueil, France, 02-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Lemmens joins the medical team based … Read the full press release

SGS opens new scanner site in the port of Douala, Cameroon

On October 14, Cameroon’s finance minister Mr. Alamine Ousmane Mey inaugurated a new scanner site in the port of Douala. GENEVA, 02-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new site, financed and deployed by SGS, consists of 2 high throughput scanners with … Read the full press release

SGS issued its first Alliance for Water Stewardship certification to Olam International

GENEVA, 26-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS has issued its first Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification to Olam International, in recognition of the company’s approach to water stewardship at its Aviv Coffee Plantation in Tanzania. This makes Olam International the first … Read the full press release

SGS acquires John R. McCrea Agency, Inc., an official designated inspection agency licensed by the US Department of Agriculture

GENEVA, 26-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and license of John R. McCrea Agency, Inc. (McCrea), an official designated inspection agency licensed by the US Department of Agriculture. McCrea is active in the … Read the full press release

SGS approved independent third-party provider of certification services for hydrocarbon reserves in Mexico

SGS has been appointed as an approved independent third-party provider of certification services for hydrocarbon reserves by the Mexican authorities. VOORBURG, 17-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Companies providing hydrocarbons reserves certification services in Mexico must be inscribed in the Register of Reserves. … Read the full press release

SGS hosts seminar in Africa for the introduction of the new EDGE Green Building web software

SGS recently hosted a seminar in Africa to introduce the new EDGE web software – a Green Building innovation developed by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to certify buildings in emerging markets quickly, easily and affordably. VIENNA, … Read the full press release

SGS adds Germany to its crop quality map service

SGS is extending the coverage of its crop quality map service to include Germany. HAMBURG, 24-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — This data gives the whole agri-supply chain, from corporate farming operators, inland and international traders, to grain processors, an overview of the … Read the full press release

SGS inaugurates new textile testing laboratory in Semarang, Indonesia

SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Semarang, Indonesia, one of the most important textile and garment manufacturing sites in the region, to support surrounding cities as well as Surakarta (known as Solo) and Yogyakarta, which are known … Read the full press release

EU to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in food contact plastics – SGS

HONG KONG, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently circulated a notification announcing a proposal from the EU to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in food contact plastics and to expand the scope of this new limit … Read the full press release

SGS: EU published EN 14749:2016 standard for safety requirements and test methods for domestic, kitchen and bathroom storage units

MONACO, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EN 14749:2016 has published. This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for all types of kitchen and bathroom storage units and domestic storage furniture and their components. Compared to EN 14749:2005, the following modifications … Read the full press release

SGS: European Commission to amend the scope of the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment

Guangzhou, CN, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has published an inception impact assessment signaling its intention to amend the scope of the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment. The changes are deemed necessary … Read the full press release

SGS: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved final rule for portable hook-on chairs

NEWARK, NJ, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 8 March, 2016 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted (5 to 0) to approve the final rule for portable hook-on chairs. [1] The draft final rule would establish a mandatory federal safety standard (16 CFR … Read the full press release