Our commitment to the consumer goods and retail industry during the COVID-19 crisis
SGS continues to closely follow the COVID-19 situation as it develops around the world. As a global organization, we are proactively working to ensure that the correct measures are in place for each territory to ensure all potential health and business risks are minimized.
We are committed to supporting you at this time with a range of Next Normal Solutions for the consumer goods and retail industry, including testing and certification for face masks, hand sanitizers and disinfectants, ventilators, medical devices and more.
Manufacturing Face Masks and PPE – What You Need to Know
Reusable Fabric Face Masks and Face Coverings: What You Need to Know
Disposable Medical PPE and What You Need to Know
Hand Sanitizer And Disinfectants – Europe
Regulation of Hand Sanitizers and OTC Products in the United States
COVID-19 travel restrictions make it difficult for buyers to visit potential suppliers, impacting global supply chains. Our Buying Assistance Program, devised for the toys and hardgoods sector, helps brands and manufacturers fill the resulting trust and intelligence gap.
Acting as your eyes and ears during the factory assessment process we ask the questions you would – if travel restrictions were not in place. Our assessments focus on determining a supplier’s production capabilities and identifying potential production risks.
Forming an important part of due diligence when trying to minimize commercial risk in the supply chain, this program delivers a cost-effective solution for today and can be tailored to your requirements.
Protecting people from COVID-19 is the number one priority for individuals, businesses, organizations and governments. Face masks are now compulsory in many settings. Our testing and certification services verify your products’ effectiveness and compliance to regulations relevant to your destination market.
Our global network of experts and accredited laboratories can ensure the compliance of face masks with testing and certification requirements, help with technical files and coordinate with Notified Bodies for EC type examinations.
We offer testing and certification for a range of face masks, such as:
- Medical Masks
- Reusable fabric masks
As the requirement for large quantities of hand sanitizers and disinfectants has challenged global supply chains, authorities have responded by easing restrictions. If you are involved in the hand sanitizer and disinfectant supply chain – such as manufacturing, retailing or importing – you need to ensure your products meet the latest legislative changes to regulations as they continue to adapt.
Our comprehensive testing and certification service helps you:
- Ensure your hand sanitizers and disinfectant products, such as wet wipes, meet current regulatory compliance requirements
- Gain comprehensive testing and certification for your products – in-line with the latest regulatory changes
- Comply with the latest legislative changes from global authorities, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and drug Administration (FDA), the European Union (EU) and the National Medical Products Administration in China
As a leading service supplier of testing and certification services for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices, SGS has opened a fast-track channel for testing services for ventilators in China – a major manufacturer of medical devices.
We have established medical devices laboratories in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai. With our CB and CNAS qualification for ventilators, we can provide import and export clients with fast testing and certification for medical product safety, electromagnetic compatibility and performance.
We offer ventilator testing and certification for:
- International CB Certification
- North America Certification
- EU EC Certification
- USA FDA Registration
- Brazil INMETRO Certification
- IEC/EN 60601-1
- IEC/EN 60601-1-2
- IEC/EN 60601-1-6
- IEC/EN 60601-1-8
- EN ISO 80601-2-12
SGS has established medical instrument laboratories in China – a major manufacturing hub for thermometers – in addition to our testing laboratories in Europe and the USA. With our laboratories in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai, we provide import and export clients with fast thermometer testing and certification for product safety, electromagnetic compatibility and performance.
We also provide certification for the CB system – a global recognition system for electronic products established by IECEE. The system obtains national certification or approval by mutually recognized test results among all CB member countries to simplify the process of international recognition.
We provide certification services for many country requirements, including:
- EU EC MDD certification
- Brazil INMETRO certification
- North America NRTL certification
- MDSAP five-country certification
- USA FDA registration
- Africa COC certification
- And more
We can also provide thermometer testing to the following standards:
- IEC/EN 60601-1
- IEC/EN 60601-1-2
- IEC/EN 60601-1-6
- IEC/EN 60601-1-11
- ISO 80601-2-56
Next Normal Solutions
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in the modern era, posing unforeseen challenges to business continuity. At SGS, we are working hard to meet those challenges and support international efforts to beat COVID-19.
Our experts are responding to the challenges our clients face with innovative solutions to help operations now, to ensure business continuity for the duration of the pandemic, and to support the recovery and evolution through each phase of the ‘next normal’.