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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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Proving Skin Tolerance in the Cosmetics Industry

To be successful in a challenging marketplace, manufacturers need to focus on supplying safe, compliant products that deliver on their claims. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
January 22 2020

Looking to the Future of Drone Regulations and Standards

Commercial drone use is no longer restricted to photography. Advances in technology and use mean regulations are only just catching up. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
January 22 2020

The Hidden Plastic in Teabags

Learn why using convenient tea bags has a damaging effect on the environment. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
January 22 2020

Factory and Shipping: Concerns About Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Shoe Industry

Recent stories involving footwear manufacturing and shipping have highlighted the danger of VOCs in global supply chains. Read More

  1. Softlines
January 22 2020

Ready-Made Garments – New Capabilities in Hawassa, Ethiopia

Our textile and garment laboratory in Hawassa, reinforces Ethiopia’s development as a hub for ready-made garment exports to Europe and the USA. Read More

  1. Softlines
January 22 2020

Toy Updates: December 2019

Our toy experts explain some of the issues surrounding frequently asked questions. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
December 04 2019

Are Your E-Scooters Safe?

The increasing popularity of e-scooters has highlighted the need for testing that reviews safety and performance. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
October 08 2019

SGS’s Oignies Laboratory is at the Forefront of Testing Facilities for the Hygiene Sector

An SGS laboratory in northern France meets testing requirements for the hygiene sector, including recently introducing new equipment that measures the level of softness. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
October 08 2019

EPA Releases ENERGY STAR® Luminaires Eligibility Criteria Version 2.2

Our electrical and electronic product experts review the changes to the ENERGY STAR® Luminaires specification. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
October 08 2019

Improving User Experience With Fitness for Use Assessment

With consumers increasingly relying on online reviews to make purchases, can Fitness for Use Assessment help mitigate the risk of a negative review? Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
October 08 2019