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SGS Transparency-One is proud to support Macy's in their mission to create a more sustainable future.

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With SGS & Transparency-One, Macy's can map their supply chains and collaborate with suppliers to reduce risk and ensure responsible sourcing. View Macy's 2018 Sustainability Report to learn more.

SGS and US retail giant Macy’s uses Transparency-One to deliver supply transparency and training to more than 800 private label suppliers.

For Macy’s Inc., an American department store chain with more than 750 stores around the world, SGS and Transparency-One help the business:

  • Keep pace with quickly changing regulatory and industry requirements
  • Create transparency in its supply chain
  • Support compliance efforts for private brand products
  • Mitigate supplier non-compliance and future shipment delays

Transparency-One supports the global supply chain industry by helping companies to ensure products are safe and conform to product safety rules and regulations. The system enables retailers to discover, analyze and monitor all suppliers, components and facilities in the entire supply chain, in real time. It uses real-time supply chain data to reduce risk, identify component origins and ensure compliance.

During this project Macy’s will benefit from a range of SGS services and the Transparency-One platform including:

  • Supplier onboarding with the Transparency-One platform
  • Data collection through the SGS network
  • Data verification to ensure enhanced credibility
  • Surveys to collect supply chain data
  • Risk assessment and recommendations
  • Training for all new users

Sheila Stoothoff, Senior Director – Product Integrity & Quality Assurance, Macy's, Inc. said: “The SGS Transparency-One platform helps us get closer to end-to-end traceability of our private brand products. Macy’s Private Brands uses the platform to map our supply chain, make our training materials and resources more accessible to our suppliers, help us to more efficiently track working conditions, ensure compliance and better manage business risks."

How does Transparency-One work?

A supply chain is created in Transparency-One and data is added by suppliers. The client company can then review all facilities recorded in their supply chain and ensure individual suppliers are compliant with appropriate certification schemes.

Using Transparency-One offers a number of benefits. The platform can be used to:

  • Detect non-certified suppliers
  • Reduce the possibility of fraud, unsafe practices and forced labor
  • Enhance supply chain efficiency
  • Build consumer confidence and improve trust in brands

SGS and Transparency-One

Working with SGS and Transparency-One provides several benefits for brands, including building consumer trust. Transparency-One supports the global supply chain industry by helping companies ensure their products are safe and conform to product safety rules and regulations. Learn more about Transparency-One.

For more information, please contact:

Natasha Marcom
SGS Transparency-One
Global Marketing Manager
m: +33 6 63 71 71 94

About Macy's, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of North America’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2018 sales of $24.971 billion and approximately 130,000 employees. The company operates approximately 680 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and nearly 190 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, and Macy’s Backstage.

About Transparency-One

Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze, and monitor all suppliers, components, and facilities in the entire supply chain. Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology, supply chain expertise, and global supplier onboarding services, in partnership with SGS, to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk. The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Paris, France

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 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.