SGS, through a technical partnership with the Thai government, supported the Cambodian government in setting up an ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation scheme and founding the first competent accreditation body in the country. Their technical experts provided a concrete model for running successful laboratories and at the same time the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology provided technical experience and know-how for accreditation management.

SGS is honored to receive the first-ever Cambodian ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation award, which is fully compliant to the local laws and regulations, from the Department of Accreditation Ministry of Industry & Handicraft, Royal Government of Cambodia and Bureau of Laboratory Accreditation, Department of Science Service (BLA-DSS), and Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology. This is in addition to the company's current Thai ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations, which reaffirm their trust and quality as well as commitment to strengthening the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Industry in Cambodia. The accreditation body encourages the development of local skills and expertise and in turn, will nurture the growth of the textile industry in the region by supporting brands and manufacturers on quality assurance and product safety compliance in various international markets.

The milestone was marked by a ceremony held in Phnom Penh which was attended by 150 dignitaries and delegates from the Cambodian government, Thai government, SGS and key textile industry stakeholders.

During the ceremony, Mr. Malcolm Reid, Chief Operating Officer of SGS South Eastern Asia & Pacific said: “Achieving this accreditation reflects our company’s continuous commitment to ensure that our laboratories meet local and international levels of quality and service, delivering globally trusted test results. It is also an important step forward for the company to expand our capability and service solution so that we can support sustainable economic development in Cambodia.”

SGS Cambodia strives to become a strategic partner with the local industry. Their laboratory is staffed with high-calibre experts and is equipped with cutting edge laboratory instruments. Through this they are able to support the industry through quality solutions to our customers such as chemical and physical testing for raw material and finished products, as well as audit and inspection services along the supply chain.

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SGS (Cambodia) Limited received the first-ever                      SGS's laboratory team at Phnom Penh
Cambodia ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

For further information, please contact:

Amnat Pisutsin

General Manager
SGS (Cambodia) Limited
No. 1076A-C, Street 371, Sangkat Stung Meanchey,
Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
t: +855 (0) 23-967-889

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