SGS has been shortlisted for the Best Supporting Role award at this year’s Agrow Awards, for its role in protecting bees and non-target species from plant protection products (PPPs).

The Best Supporting Role entry details SGS’s work with clients, stakeholders and government institutes to develop innovative solutions for plant and seed protection.

SGS develops new protocols for the collection of guttation, as well as contributing to higher tier field tests to assess exposure through pollen and nectar sampling and analysis. It has been involved in dust drift studies since a bee poisoning incident in Germany, where dust could have been identified as a potential source of the problem.

Working with Germany’s Plant Breeders’ Association (BDP) and the European Seed Association (ESA), SGS has created, developed, tested and implemented new seed quality and seed treatment plant certification schemes.

The Best Supporting Role category winner will be announced on October 29, 2014, at the Agrow Awards ceremony, to be held at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, The Netherlands. Read the full shortlist announcement from Agrow Awards 2014.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.