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Welcome to Consumer Compact. Focusing on the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, our experts provide insights on international developments, new regulations, case studies and updates on SGS activities.

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NATRUE – Providing Assurance that Beauty Products Conform to the Best Natural and Organic Standards

A look at the global market for natural and organic beauty products and the advantages of NATRUE certification. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
January 20 2021

The Growing Market for Organic Cotton

A look at how the clothing industry can benefit from the increased demand for organic cotton. Read More

  1. Softlines
January 20 2021

Saving Lives with the Right Ventilator for Critical Care Patients

A look at how COVID-19 increased demand for ventilators, the importance of having the right ventilator, and the EU standards that apply to critical care ventilators. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 20 2021

Are Your Absorbent Hygiene Products Free from Harmful Chemicals?

A look at the issue of hazardous substances in absorbent hygiene products and the new Edana Method NWSP360 Series. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
January 20 2021

Answering the Problems of a Circular Economy for Food Contact Plastics

We explore how to create a true circular economy that provides safe products from recycled plastic materials. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 20 2021

SGS Govmark Offers World-class Fire, Flammability and Physical Testing Capabilities to North American Customers

SGS Govmark offers extensive fire, flammability and physical testing capabilities to North American and international customers. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
January 20 2021

Accessing the Growing Market for Smart Wearable Devices

A look at the requirements manufacturers must consider when accessing the growing market for smart wearable devices. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 20 2021

A Better Way to Design Safe Juvenile Products

A look at how juvenile product manufacturers can reduce development times by adopting a more proactive approach to safety assessments. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 20 2021

Toy Updates: October 2020

When placing toys on the market in the EU one needs to respect the language requirements of each Member State. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
October 16 2020

Safety Problems Associated with Buying Toys Online

With market surveillance surveys questioning the safety of toys bought online, we look at a recent report by TIE and consider what can be done to improve compliance with EU toy safety requirements. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
October 12 2020