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Responsible Business Services

Driving responsible and sustainable business practices – global reach, local expertise.

Mitigate social, quality, environmental and security risks throughout your supply chain with our Responsible Business Services (RBS).

With more than 50 years’ experience in executing customized assessments, our network of highly skilled and experienced experts can measure your performance against social, ethical, quality and environmental criteria while allowing you to effectively manage your supply chain.

Our global network of trained and experienced auditors is unrivaled, with more than 800 enrolled in the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) scheme in over 80 countries.

Our services include:

Social Assessments

Our strong technical background translates into the approval to conduct social responsibility assessments against several internationally recognized collaborative programs. Our network of over 800 experienced APSCA-enrolled auditors, supported by a global team of corporate social responsibility experts, can tailor solutions to suit your individual program needs. As the leading industry association, APSCA enhances our auditing team’s professionalism, consistency and credibility, ensuring the highest quality of social compliance assessments.

We help you:

  • Instill trust in customers and stakeholders
  • Prepare to meet industry and customer requirements
  • Benefit from a large pool of auditors, located in key production hubs
  • Meet a vast variety of customer requirements through numerous scheme approvals

Quality Assessments

Product quality and safety are key priorities for consumers. Any failure of product quality could result in customer complaints and recalls. To ensure that customers are satisfied with products, every production site needs reliable manufacturing and quality control systems.

We provide Factory Quality Assessments to verify your quality system’s compliance, systematically evaluating every process in the production site and analyzing the manufacturing system’s strengths and weaknesses.

We help you:

  • Use consistent key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess all suppliers
  • Assess against industry requirements and customer needs
  • Streamline and simplify the assessment process
  • Access auditors in key sourcing countries, providing cost efficiencies and faster execution times

Environmental Assessments

With a wide range of assessment, verification, testing and data analytics solutions, we can help you to minimize environmental impact and improve your sustainability performance. Our experts can help you to assess your organization’s environmental performance against mandatory standards and voluntary industry requirements.

We help you:

  • Leverage our strong technical expertise to guide you in the right direction
  • Gain visibility of your environmental impact
  • Reduce audit redundancies
  • Minimize costs with tailored industry standards
  • Translate data into action with effective analytics

Security & Due Diligence Assessments

As global supply chains evolve, brands experience increased security risks and poor chain of custody practices. Our range of security and due diligence audits can help you to assess your supply chain against various industry needs.

We help you:

  • Benefit from our experience of collaborating with industry peers towards avoiding audit redundancy and standardizing the industry approach
  • Improve security practices and reduce vulnerabilities
  • Protect your cargo’s integrity
  • Support your due diligence with legal requirements

Trusted Responsible Business Services from the World-leader

As a global leader in quality standards and assessments, we offer the essential tools, personnel and industry knowledge to improve customer compliance.

  • SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes,

P.O. Box 2152 1211,

Geneva Switzerland

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