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SGS Leads the Way in Gaining Accreditation to the AnchorCert Pro Standard

December 16, 2021

SGS is pleased to announce that it has become the world’s first AnchorCert Pro licensee.

AnchorCert’s unique UKAS-accredited testing methodology identifies and measures a suite of 16 metallic elements that may cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). It also enables regulatory compliance in relation to REACH, Nickel and General Product Safety Regulations for jewelry, watches and similar products.

This announcement sees SGS leading the way in delivering the AnchorCert Pro Test method in China. The new service will enable retailers and brands around the globe to benefit from even higher levels of consumer product safety and quality assurance for their jewelry products, including costume jewelry, watches, fashion and other consumer goods.

Eddy Chow, Hardlines Director for SGS in China said, “We are delighted to be working with AnchorCert Analytical and to have gained accreditation to the AnchorCert Pro Standard. For many brands and retailers, being able to have their products tested at the source of manufacture is vital. This exciting new partnership will allow our clients worldwide to ensure an even higher level of consumer product safety and quality assurance within their jewelry products scope.”

AnchorCert Pro was developed by a research and development team at the AnchorCert Analytical lab at the Assay Office in Birmingham, UK. It was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items as required by the Hallmarking Act.

Rebecca Ray, AnchorCert Pro Brand Manager explained, “It is very much part of our long-term strategy to focus on our R&D expertise so, in order to meet the increasing number of AnchorCert Pro testing requirements for both retailers and brands, we have developed a software application which can be used by laboratories around the world accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.

“Compliance with AnchorCert Pro offers brands and retailers alike a number of benefits including increased sales, reduced returns and increased customer loyalty, so it’s little surprise that there has been such phenomenal interest. We are delighted to be working with SGS as we look to move forward with our global ambition for AnchorCert Pro.”

ACD is commonly caused by jewelry and can create itchy or painful skin irritation, skin redness, inflammation and severe rashes, sometimes leaving permanent scarring. According to Allergy UK, allergic reactions affect up to 20% of the global population, with the UK having some of the highest prevalence of allergic conditions in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Miss Kristin Guo
Customer Service, Hardlines
SGS Connectivity & Products (C&P)
t: +86 0532 6899 9342

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