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SGS Invests in New Textile Testing Capabilities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

New textile testing facilities at SGS’s Cambodia laboratory offer broadest scope of services in the country. Read More

  1. Softlines
January 09 2019

Towards Sustainable Fashion with the Higg Index FEM V3

As the fashion industry comes under the spotlight for its lack of sustainability, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has released the third version of its Higg Index FEM self-assessment tool to help manufacturers assess their sustainability. Read More

  1. Sustainability
January 02 2019

Focusing on Gender During Social Audits

With the BSR publication of “Gender Equality in Social Auditing Guidance”, we look at this paper and the role of social audits in improving gender equality in supply chains. Read More

  1. Sustainability
January 02 2019

Toy Updates: December 2018

Learn more about EC type-examination certificates, CE-marking and toy projectiles. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
December 13 2018

SGS in Hong Kong Continues to Certify Composite Wood Products Beyond March 2019

SGS in Hong Kong will continue testing and certifying composite wood products for the US market beyond March 2019, following its accreditation as a TPC and acceptance by the EPA. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
December 04 2018

Consumer Compact Q3 2018: Slavery, BPA, Sleep Products, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Furniture & More

Slavery, BPA Ban, Sleeping Product, Natural and Organic Cosmetic, Medical Device and more. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
October 16 2018

Accessing the EU Market: CE Marking for Electrical Furniture Falling under the Machinery Directive

Following the inclusion of electrical furniture within the scope of the EU Machinery Directive, manufacturers must now ensure their products are CE marked. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
October 08 2018

Complying with REACH: Why We Need Better Communication in Supply Chains

Recent announcements relating to the EU REACH regulation highlight the importance of understanding how the legislation is applied and how economic operators can ensure their products are compliant. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
October 08 2018

Confronting Slavery in the Supply Chain – the US Approach

Slavery in today’s supply chains sounds unbelievable but it’s not a myth; it is a growing multi-billion dollar concern. The US government has recently increased regulatory controls to address this issue. Read More

  1. Sustainability
October 08 2018

Designing the Right Inspection Protocol for Manual Testing of Electronic Products

The requirement for shorter turnaround times (TAT) when developing inspection protocols has led to some reliance on previous experience when designing manual tests. We explore the issue and its risks. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
October 08 2018