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  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that ...

    Boult

  • ISO 14001:2015 Update: Final Version Issued

    ISO 14001:2015 Update: Final Version Issued

    In September 2015, the standard ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, was published. This is the final stage in the ISO 14001 revision process. This new version replaces ISO 14001:2004. ...

    Jesus Moya

  • New Rules for PEP ecopassport® Product Environmental Profiles

    New Rules for PEP ecopassport® Product Environmental Profiles

    The PEP ecopassport® Association Steering Committee approved the 3rd edition of its Product Category Rules (PCR) on April 2, 2015. This new edition updates existing guidance, improves clarity, ensures consistency in the Product Environmental ...

    Emilie Viengchaleune-Phan

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of ...

    Emilie Viengchaleune-Phan

  • Hot Source: Supply Chain Risk Management, EU Food Labelling Regulations, Live Cockroach Traps and More

    Hot Source: Supply Chain Risk Management, EU Food Labelling Regulations, Live Cockroach Traps and More

    Supply chain management remains at the top of the Hot Source agenda Some of the key findings of SGS’s global industry survey on “Supply Chain Risk Management: How vulnerable is your supply chain”, completed by industries in 48 ...

  • Hot Source: GMO Labelling Requirments, Food Illness Outbreaks, New Pesticides Lab in Mombasa & More

    Hot Source: GMO Labelling Requirments, Food Illness Outbreaks, New Pesticides Lab in Mombasa & More

    In this issue of Hot Source, food supply, security and sustainability comes to the fore with the publication of new principles for Responsible Investment Agriculture and Food Systems, by the Committee on World Food Safety (CFS) under the auspices of ...

    SGS S.A.

  • Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The ...

    Effie Marinos

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 ...

    SGS Consumer Testing Services

  • India to Mandate Corporate Social Responsibility Spending

    India to Mandate Corporate Social Responsibility Spending

    India becomes one of the first countries in the world to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending under the statuary provision of the Companies Act, 2013. This Act primarily regulates incorporation of a company, responsibilities of a ...

    Ruchi Prakash

  • ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

    ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

    The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an ...

  • Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

    Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

    The European Commission has developed two life cycle based methods for the analysis of environmental impacts for products (Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)) and organizations (Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF)) to harmonize ...

    SGS Consumer Testing Services

  • China to Increase Minimum Wage 2013 Standards

    China to Increase Minimum Wage 2013 Standards

    The minimum wage system in China is designed to protect the rights of workers and especially those on low incomes. The minimum wage standard is generally adjusted for monthly minimum wage and hourly minimum wage through regional legislation at ...

    Sophie Gao Supply Chain Assessments & Solutions (SAS) SGS Bldg, No. 4, Jianghao Industrial Park No. 430, Jihua Road, Bantian, Longgang District Shenzhen, China t: +86 (0)755-25328260 Email: ct

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Working Conditions in Paris’s Small Textile Workshops

    Corporate Social Responsibility - Working Conditions in Paris’s Small Textile Workshops

    While major principals and media players turn their eyes to non-OECD countries to check CSR compliance issues, sector-specific social risks can still be found in Europe. In France, in downtown Paris (known as the “Le Sentier” ...

    Camille Querleu Supply Chain Assessments & Solutions Manager SGS France

  • SGS Warns on the Hidden Risks of Subcontracting

    SGS Warns on the Hidden Risks of Subcontracting

    Do you know where your products are manufactured? Not just the agent or supplier you are sourcing from, but the actual location where your product or major components can be found? If you do, then you are in a lucky minority of companies with a ...

    Effie Marinos Sustainability Manager SGS United Kingdom Ltd.

  • SGS Informs You on the Recent Settlements of California Prop 65

    SGS Informs You on the Recent Settlements of California Prop 65

    California Proposition 65 for Consumer Product Safety California’s Proposition 65 is now over 25 years old and has been effective in reducing exposures to toxic chemicals. It allows California residents to eliminate carcinogens and ...

    HingWo Tsang

  • Guangdong Province to Amend the Work Safety Regulation

    Guangdong Province to Amend the Work Safety Regulation

    On 5 July 2013, the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress released the revision of “Guangdong Province Work-Safety Regulations” (hereinafter referred to as the “second draft”) for public opinion ...

    Jerrry Lau

  • SGS Informs You on Recent California Proposition 65 Settlements

    SGS Informs You on Recent California Proposition 65 Settlements

    Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which resulted in ...

    Swati Tyagi

  • EU Plans to Restrict DecaBDE

    EU Plans to Restrict DecaBDE

    One year after the last expansion of the list of Persistent Organic a first indication on a possible restriction of Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (DecaBDE) under REACH Annex XVII or POPs Regulation (proposed by Norway in May 2013) was published on the ...

    Udo Krischke

  • New Regulation on Sanctions for Violation of Chemical Safety in Germany

    New Regulation on Sanctions for Violation of Chemical Safety in Germany

    On 24 April 2013 the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs issued a new regulation on sanctions of chemical safety (ChemSanktionsV). This ...

    Dr. Udo Krischke

  • Korea K-REACH to Come into Force in January 2015

    Korea K-REACH to Come into Force in January 2015

    From 1 January, 2015, all new substances and priority substances that are manufactured or imported in a quantity of more than 1 ton/year are required to be registered with the MOE. The hazard evaluation is mandatory for all registered substances and ...

    Swati Tyagi