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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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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 21 2020

The Hidden Plastic in Teabags

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

  1. Hardgoods
January 21 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 21 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 03 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 07 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 07 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 07 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 07 2019

Increased Demand for “Low Halogen” Materials in Electrical & Electronic Equipment

We look at the increasing demand for ‘low halogen’ materials in EEE products and the standards that are available to demonstrate it. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
October 07 2019

Accessing Global Markets for UV Protective Clothing

With demand for UV protective clothing growing, let's look at some of the standards used around the world. Read More

  1. Softlines
October 07 2019