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SGS Partners with TEDD (a VECTRA International Brand) to Augment Responsible Business Services

Quality InsightsJuly 21, 2023

We believe in the power of partnerships. Learn about how our new alliance can support your responsible business needs.

The time to embrace responsible business practices

Increasingly, businesses are embracing responsible business practices by adhering to international quality standards and legislation, such as mandatory human rights and environmental and governance regulations, to become resilient and more responsible.

SGS and Trusted Experts on Due Diligence (TEDD), a brand of VECTRA International, a leading provider of responsible business consulting services, have partnered to augment a portfolio of services that will help customers achieve their quality, governance and business growth goals.

A portfolio powered by partnership

With the combination of SGS's world-leading control solutions and VECTRA's unparalleled 17 years of on-site responsible business consulting experience, organizations can align their business models to ensure positive impacts on business operations, products and services.

SGS adds over 50 years of experience in executing social, quality, security and environmental customized assessments to the partnership. Our global network of skilled auditors is unrivaled, with 800 enrolled in the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) scheme in over 80 countries.

Ollivier Bellet, SGS Responsible Business Services Global Manager, said: “As more and more organizations adopt responsible business practices across their operations and supply chains, it's vital that they can access the best possible services. Uniting SGS and TEDD/VECTRA's capabilities and specialties is a natural move that has created a unique portfolio able to exceed any organization's responsible business needs.”

Christian Ewert, VECTRA Head of Partnerships and Innovation, added: “The need for comprehensive and holistic due diligence services, covering all aspects of supply chain risks and mitigation, is increasing – partly driven by a more responsible investor community, but also fresh legislation. SGS and TEDD/VECTRA are a perfect match, combining SGS's on-the-ground verification with our consulting services around remediation and preventive measures to achieve sustainable improvements.”

About TEDD

TEDD, a VECTRA International brand, unites different expert companies, including SGS, to create one-stop solutions for organizations seeking to implement holistic due diligence processes aligned with their goals. TEDD also supports companies to run responsible businesses through good governance.

About VECTRA International

VECTRA International is an independent cooperative of experts in over 25 countries. It enables organizations to be responsibly competitive through a strategic approach, organizational transformation and effective and efficient business processes, working with multiple stakeholders simultaneously to have a positive impact. VECTRA International facilitates and partners with clients to drive improvements, so organizations can become the best they can be.

For more information on our supply chain portfolio, including social, environmental, quality and security and due diligence audits, visit Supply Chain Assurance.

For further information, please contact:

Jason Hulbert
Associate Marketing Manager
t: +44 7912426878

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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