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SGS Celebrates World Accreditation Day 2022

June 08, 2022

Established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), World Accreditation Day (WAD) is a global initiative to promote the value of accreditation.

WAD 2022 focuses on how accreditation and conformity assessment provide global solutions for global issues.

Essential to the campaign, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide clear objectives for the world to focus on now and in the future. Two of the core elements are simultaneous economic growth and environmental performance, linked by a common desire for sustainable delivery of both objectives.

The IAF and ILAC partnership illustrates that seemingly differing focuses can unite to achieve positive action.

Decades of ESG Experience

We support the implementation of the UN SDGs by helping organizations to develop more sustainable business practices.

With over 35 years of sustainability experience, our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) services, part of our overall Sustainability Solutions, can help you to mitigate supply chain risks, implement better processes, address stakeholder concerns and accomplish sustainability goals.

Leveraging our expertise in compliance, verification and training services, we create solutions tailored to your requirements, including support with achieving and reporting on the UN SDGs.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Third-party ESG risk evaluation, due diligence, data verification and report assurance to achieve high quality and assured results with external expertise and verification
  • Independent ESG risk and materiality evaluations, data verification, disclosures, systems and financial instruments to increase stakeholder confidence and trust
  • Advisory services, disclosure gap analyses, action plans and training packages to enable you to improve overall performance and compliance, mitigating operational and reputational risks
  • An ESG certification audit that includes a detailed assessment of ESG risks, using selected standards and/or our personal criteria

Jeffrey McDonald, EVP, Knowledge Solutions at SGS, says: “As the world’s leading provider of certification and sustainability services, we are committed to helping organizations establish safer and more efficient processes, and reduce supply chain risks.

“Our innovative ESG services, which are aligned with the UN SDGs, help businesses to meet their sustainability goals.”

For more information on WAD 2022, visit the ILAC website and IAF website.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Hulbert
Associate Marketing Manager
m: +07912 426878

About SGS

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