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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

SGS awarded ACG Associated Capsules’ site in Pithampur, India an EXCiPACT certificate

SGS, one of EXCiPACTs’s internationally recognized certification bodies, is proud to announce that we have awarded ACG Associated Capsules’ site in Pithampur, India an EXCiPACT certificate. GENEVA, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This demonstrates that the Pithampur site manufactures pharmaceutical excipients according … Read the full press release

SGS: New regulation in Canada aimed at reducing the rate of fatal strangulations associated with corded window coverings

The proposed Corded Window Coverings Regulations which is under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) was published in Part 1 of Canada Gazette dated June 17, 2017. This proposed regulation is currently out for review. Comments and feedback is … Read the full press release

SGS: European Commission to restrict the application of zinc oxide as a colorant starting from August 24, 2017

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/1413 to restrict the application of zinc oxide (CAS No. 1314-13-2) as a colorant. GENEVA, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zinc oxide is a permitted colorant, in Entry 144 of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) … Read the full press release

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