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SGS Secured Document Rolls Out Globally

Agri Trade HighlightsSGS UpdatesMay 17, 2022

We are proud to announce the global rollout of our Secured Document feature, which provides enhanced digital protection against fraud and falsification. The rollout primarily focuses on agricultural commodity related reports and certificates.

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Powered by blockchain technology, SGS Secured Document helps customers manage their operational risk by providing secure access to a document's history so that they can verify and authenticate its true origin.

Paul Harrison, Global Vice President at SGS, said:

"At SGS we're committed to protecting the interests of our customers, and in a changing digital world ensuring that documents can be easily and securely verified helps make sure that key business transactions can proceed in confidence. I'm proud of the team for rolling out SGS Secured Document globally after an earlier highly successful trial."

How SGS Secured Document Helps Our Customers

As trade becomes ever more complex, and trust becomes an even more essential component of completing international deals, SGS Secured Document helps our customers to authenticate a document in real time and access its complete audit trail.

It is also straightforward to use. Thanks to our collaboration with Komgo's Trakk tool, a document's status can be easily verified by dragging and dropping a PDF file into a widget on our website or installing the Trakk plug-in in Outlook software. As a result, customers can easily verify the validity of final reports and certificates.

"Secured Document is fast and easy to use. It is very reassuring to know that our documents are secure, and that we can track their full audit trail. It's great to see SGS taking this step to additionally protect our interests."
Luc De Villele Global Lead of International Execution, Louis Dreyfus Company

Komgo's Trakk technology – used by SGS Secured Document – draws on  the company’s unique experience in the banking and trading ecosystem. Trakk supports commodity supply chain transactions, providing a secure network to register, trace and authenticate digital documents, increasing their integrity and overall value.

Souleïma Baddi, CEO at Komgo, said:

"Trakk is an ecosystem of trust for trade documents, allowing the increase of security and comfort in the industry. I am thrilled we are able to help to protect SGS's documents against fraud through this collaboration. For over 140 years, SGS has been on the front line of quality control and is one of the industry's most established inspection, testing and certification companies. We are honored that SGS relies on our Trakk technology for their new Secured Documents offering."

Making a Difference

Following a successful eight-month pilot program which saw over 2,000 documents registered, we are delighted to be able to offer this extra layer of security and validation to all our customers globally. Trakk is designed to work across different platforms and helps all kinds of businesses to secure their documents. The ramp-up will mean that over the next year hundreds of thousands of documents may be secured in this way annually.

We know just how important transactional documents are, and we want to give our customers the confidence that documents from SGS are both reliable and trustworthy. Audit trails and document verification details are securely stored in a private SGS data room on Komgo's network, so that our customers can be assured of a system that is fraud-proof, confidential and fully accessible. Original documents always remain stored in SGS's own secure environment, adding an additional layer of unmatched security. The unique digital "hash" created for each document will enable them to be incorporated into digital transactions now and in the future, providing full peace of mind for those on the receiving end.

Find out more about SGS Secured Document

For further information, please contact:

Yulia Levandovska
Global Marketing Manager at SGS
t: +48 58 621 35 21

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