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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Extends SGS’s Accreditation to Deliver Chain of Custody Certification Services SGS has been ASI accredited to continue delivering FSC CoC certification until 2021. August 25, 2016 Business News
Japan Proposes to Amend MRLs for Erythromycin in Foods On August 2, 2016 Japan notified its draft amendment related to MRLs for Erythromycin in foods to the World Trade Organization (WTO). It will enter into force six months after publication. Objections and requests for hearing must be received before October 1, 2016. August 25, 2016 Updates
SGS acquires Laboratorio de Control Técnico de Calidad de Construcción Eecolab Limitada, Chile SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Laboratorio de Control Técnico de Calidad de Construcción Eecolab Limitada (Eecolab), headquartered in Temuco, Chile. August 25, 2016 Global Corporate News
ISO 50001 Revision Update: Moving Forward with Committee Draft 2 The latest draft of ISO 50001, the standard for energy management systems, has been issued. August 24, 2016 Business News
SGS Awarded Rio 2016 Olympics with ISO 20121 Certification The Rio 2016 Olympics will leave a positive legacy of sustainability after two weeks of intense sports events, with the achievement of ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management certification. August 24, 2016 Business News
Australia Amends MRLs for Six Pesticides in Various Food Commodities On July 26, 2016 APVMA published Gazette No. 15 to amend MRLs of pesticides including Flamprop-methyl, Azoxystrobin, Chloridazon, Fluensulfone, Mandipropamid, and Meloxicam in foods. August 23, 2016 Updates
US CPSC Proposes Reducing Testing for Regulated Phthalates in Specific Types of Plastic US CPSC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that exempts polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) from 3rd party testing for regulated phthalates content. August 23, 2016 Updates
SGS Opens a New COFRAC-Accredited Laboratory, Dedicated To Asbestos, in Toulouse We have opened a new, COFRAC-accredited laboratory, dedicated to the processing and analysis of asbestos-containing materials, in Toulouse. August 23, 2016 Business News
USA Department of Energy Revises Energy Conservation Regulations for Battery Charges On 12 August 2016 the DOE enacted the final rule for energy conservation regulation for Battery Charger efficiency. Compliance with the standard is required by 13 June 2018. August 22, 2016 Updates
EU RoHS Exemption Assessment Highlights Summary On June 27th 2016, Oeko-Institut and Fraunhofer Institute IZM publically released their assessment report of “pack 9” Exemptions. On July 20 2016, 34+ global industry associations formally responded to the consultants recommendations. The repose is titled RoHS “Pack 9” Exemptions Assessment Report - Umbrella Project Initial Feedback. August 22, 2016 Updates