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SGS and Sintali expand partnership to offer simple and transparent path to EDGE certification

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces an expanded collaboration with Sintali with the aim to grow IFC’s green building standard, EDGE. Both companies will deliver certification and audit services in over 170 countries around the world, acting … Read the full press release

SGS introduces new service that allows international consumer goods buyers to inspect suppliers remotely

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, announces the launch of Buying Assistance Program to fill the inspection gap in global consumer goods supply chain. The COVID-19 pandemic has had … Read the full press release

SGS opens new commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana. Capable of processing 50,000 to 60,000 samples per month, it is … Read the full press release

SGS selected to review and verify Belmond’s enhanced cleaning protocols

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces global partnership with leading luxury travel company Belmond. The collaboration will reinforce Belmond’s commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its guests … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

SGS SA launches new CHF 200 million share buyback program on SIX Swiss Exchange  

SGS SA Headquarters in Geneva

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 14-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS SA has announced it is launching a new CHF 200 million (~ EUR 188 million) share buyback program. The program aims at reducing the … Read the full press release

SGS expands into the clinical testing market for cosmetic and personal care products in the USA

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires nationally recognized clinical research organization serving the cosmetic and personal care industry, Thomas J. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (Stephens). “This acquisition expands SGS’s Consumer & Retail service portfolio in the … Read the full press release

SGS received the Building Public Trust Award for 2019 at a ceremony in Frankfurt

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS presented with the Building Public Trust Award 2019 for the Best Integrated Report in Switzerland at the PwC awards ceremony in Frankfurt on October 22, 2019. These awards endorses companies that are … Read the full press release

SGS strengthens its ability to provide critical services in the PPE market

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 1-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires the business and assets of the personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). FIOH, based in Helsinki, Finland, is previously operated as … Read the full press release

SGS provides latest unsafe product notifications to retailers and manufacturers with the launch of new digital platform

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 12-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS launches its new ‘Product Recalls’ digital platform. It is an online database that provides instant access to the latest unsafe product notifications (non-food) from the EU and USA to consumer goods manufacturers … Read the full press release

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced it has inaugurated an advanced e-mobility laboratory focused on safety and functional testing as well as environmental simulations. The new electromobility test center is located in the Gelting-Ost Industrial Park in … Read the full press release

COFRAC accreditation for SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) has just accredited SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence. In fact, it is even the first lab of this type in France to gain accreditation by COFRAC. Accreditation comes … Read the full press release

SGS: European Union to regulate 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1A or 1B substances under new entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH

The European Commission has published a guideline with methods to assist the industry to comply with CMRs under entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH. The stricter limits apply for different concentration limits in other entries to Annex XVII of … Read the full press release

SGS: 15 provinces and cities in China updated their monthly minimum wage standards

According to the official data for 2018 from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) & Ministry of Human Resource and Social Security, 15 provinces and cities have updated their monthly minimum wage standards, to varying degrees. (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 28-Dec-2018 … Read the full press release

SGS partners with EuroPrivacy to deliver certification services that demonstrates GDPR compliance

Data protection has been at the forefront of corporate and regulatory discussions over the past several years. It reached a pivotal moment with the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 … Read the full press release

SGS ready to provide testing and/or certification services in accordance with ANSI/CAN/UL-2743 (2nd Ed) for the North American Market

UL 2743, the new safety standard for portable power packs set out stringent technical requirements to ensure risks are minimized and products are safe to use. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With lead-acid or lithium battery energy storage technology portable power … Read the full press release

SGS white paper: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda

From the farm to the processor, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda GENEVA, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Within the seafood sector, leading retailers and food service operators, as well as their supply chain partners have introduced … Read the full press release

Major companies form new venture to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through blockchain

Fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company1 and an energy major have formed a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open … Read the full press release

SGS to use its Inspire service to provide ClipperData’s clients with early warnings of regulatory modifications for fuel quality

GENEVA, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with ClipperData, a provider of data sets, analysis and commentary on maritime commodity flows, to provide news alerts on fuel specification changes worldwide. We will be … Read the full press release

SGS to expand its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva with a new 200m2 laboratory

GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced it is expanding its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva, Switzerland with a new 200m2 laboratory. The laboratory will be equipped with a number of … Read the full press release

SGS: China issues its product standard GB/T 35270-2017 for Baby carriers

China has issued a first version of its national standard for Baby carriers– GB/T 35270-2017. The standard became effective on July 1, 2018. GENEVA, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Technical Committee of Garments of the Standardization Administration of China has … Read the full press release

SGS: San Francisco becomes the first city in the US to prohibit PFAS chemicals in single-use food service ware

San Francisco becomes the first city in the US to prohibit PFAS chemicals in single-use food service ware. This provision in the new law will become effective on January 1, 2020. GENEVA, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On August 10, 2018, the … Read the full press release

SGS to provide near real-time geochemical based analysis on drill core through Minalyze AB’s Minalyzer CS scanner

GENEVA, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Minalyze AB to provide near real-time geochemical based analysis on drill core through the Minalyzer CS scanner. The Minalyzer CS scanner generates a variety … Read the full press release

SGS to launch digital platform that enables customers to navigate products regulations of China’s textile and apparel market

GENEVA, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce the launch of the China Product Standards (GB) Selection Tool – a digital platform that enables customers to navigate products regulations of China’s textile and apparel market. Led by SGS’s Global … Read the full press release

SGS: Nepal to implement new set of chemical requirements for toy safety

Nepal is proposing to implement a new set of chemical requirements for toy safety. If approved, the new measures could become effective in late 2018/early 2019. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In March 2017, we informed you [1]that Nepal had implemented measures … Read the full press release

SGS: Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards

After a long process of evaluation and verification, strictly evaluated on the basis of the specifications of the MSI 20000 regulation, SGS has announced that the Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The official … Read the full press release

SGS releases its its ninth annual Sustainability Report: 17.8% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions since 2014

SGS today publishes its ninth annual Sustainability Report. This report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting framework at “Comprehensive” level, and it provides a detailed account of our sustainability approach. GENEVA, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the … Read the full press release

UK monitoring and evaluation firm ABDI partners with SGS

GENEVA, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is delighted to announce that it has formed a strategic alliance with ABDI, the UK monitoring and evaluation firm. Through this alliance, SGS will scale up ABDI’s human capital investment courses, designed to train government … Read the full press release

SGS adds two ENEC laboratories in China

SGS Fimko Ltd. acts as a Certification Body in the ENEC scheme. GENEVA, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Its network of ENEC approved Testing Laboratories has expanded to include SGS-CSTC Shenzhen Branch and Vkan CVC (Guangzhou) in China in addition to SGS … Read the full press release

SGS completes acquisition of Govmark Fire Laboratories in Farmingdale, NY

On September 1, 2017, SGS completed its acquisition of Govmark Fire Laboratories in Farmingdale, New York. GENEVA, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The integration of Govmark Fire Laboratories into our global network further extends our furniture flammability testing capabilities, which already includes … Read the full press release