SGS is pleased to announce the award to UNIQLO of its Independently Checked Mark (IC Mark) for infant clothing in China.

This globally recognized, voluntary product certification scheme gives manufacturers and retailers a greater ability to demonstrate their focus on quality and performance, and commitment to sustainability.

Following UNIQLO's application for the IC Mark, specialists at SGS undertook a factory qualification audit alongside product testing. This comprised both compliance and hazardous chemical substances testing of UNIQLO's infant series textile products, fabrics and accessories.

In awarding the IC Mark, SGS was able to certify that UNIQLO met the mandatory and technical requirements.

Yvonne Tse, Vice President, Global Softlines, SGS said: "Our congratulations to UNIQLO in China for achieving this certification which reinforces their company-wide commitment to sustainability in the manufacture of their infant textile products.

"By taking a customized approach to our quality assurance certification, we were able to provide a corresponding certification mark based on the characteristics of UNIQLO's products. This award enables the company to demonstrate the outstanding characteristics of its products and stand out to consumers amongst fierce market competition. To consumers around the world, we believe it's only trusted because it's tested."

About the SGS IC Mark

The SGS IC Mark is a globally recognized, voluntary product certification scheme. It gives manufacturers and retailers a greater ability to demonstrate their focus on quality and performance, and to create and supply products that meet or exceed the minimum legal requirements.

It was developed by SGS to address consumer concerns and enables organizations to display a QR code on product packaging which gives consumers instant access to the certification test results. This includes a brief description of the product with an image, the date and scope of the test, the test criteria and results, plus the approval number. It also provides details of the manufacturer and any applicable retailers.

For more details on how to apply for SGS IC-Mark product certification contact:

Keith Tsang
Senior Service Development Manager
Connectivity & Products
t: +852 22048354

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