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In the third installment of our six-part weekly video series – exploring how SGS adds value to society by enabling a better, safer and interconnected world – we examine how SGS is helping to promote responsible sourcing.

As a company that is continually evolving and responding to customer requirements, we are responding to significant interest from the end-user market for increased visibility of supply chain activities. Consumers are seeking more clarity on the origin of commodities which are used in the manufacture of end products, such as vehicles and electronic devices.

Responsible sourcing is about producing and manufacturing in a socially, ethically and legally responsible manner. It includes environmental protection, safeguarding natural resources and ensuring the safety and sustainability of all activities.

In this video case study, we interview Derick Govender, Executive Vice President, Minerals, to explore how SGS is helping to provide higher supply-chain visibility and traceability to ensure responsible sourcing.

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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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.