SGS Releases Benefits of the New ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Management Systems Standards

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are the world’s most commonly used standards for quality management and environmental management systems. - January 11, 2018

SGS Releases List of 2017 Cyber Attack Trends

Cyber-attacks are an increasing problem in an online world. SGS experts look at some of the main threats affecting businesses and private citizens. - January 10, 2018

SGS: MDSAP - Raising the Bar for Medical Device Standards

With Health Canada transitioning from CMDCAS to MDSAP, manufacturers must now consider the effects of the introduction of this global program for medical device production. - January 07, 2018

SGS Releases Article on Origin of Timber, Paper and Other Forest Products

Consumers and authorities want to know the wood in their products does not originate from a warzone or illegal sources. How can we verify the origin of our timber and paper? - December 14, 2017

SGS Launches New eLearning Technology for Management System Standards Training

SGS Academy is pleased to announce the launch of four cutting edge eLearning courses to deliver personalized learning experiences to today's learners. SGS Academy, the training and development business of SGS, has developed new eLearning technology to deliver introductory courses for: ISO... - October 01, 2017

SGS to Host Webinar Series on Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015

SGS will host a series of bilingual, complimentary webinars focusing on the best practices and common pain points of transitioning to the new versions of ISO 9001 and 14001. Every five years the International Organization for Standardization reviews all ISOs to ensure their validity and accuracy. - September 27, 2017

SGS Academy Offers IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor Training Course

Following the release of the new IATF 16949:2016 standard at the end of last year, SGS now offers a new IATF 16949:2016 lead auditor training course. - May 21, 2017

SGS Receives UKAS Accreditation for ISO 13485:2016

SGS has been granted accreditation for ISO 13485:2016 - Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes following a transition assessment done by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). SGS can now issue clients quality management certificates against the... - March 09, 2017

SGS News: ISO 45001 to Move Forward with a New Draft International Standard 2 (DIS2)

The recent ISO/PC283 Project Committee meeting, held in Vienna during February 2017, has agreed to move forward with the publication of a new Draft International Standard 2 (DIS2) for the highly anticipated ISO 45001 standard. The new draft at DIS2 is planned to go out for a two-month consultation... - February 28, 2017

Tanga UWASA Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification from SGS

SGS has awarded Tanga Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Tanga UWASA) ISO 9001:2015 certification, making it the first organization in Tanzania to be ISO 9001:2015 certified by SGS. - January 22, 2017

Unmanned Experts Awarded with Highest Level of SGS RPAS Safety & Compliance Verification

Unmanned Experts has been awarded the highest level of SGS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Safety & Compliance Verification, passing the most comprehensive audit of safety systems and operational safety practices within the drone industry. The SGS RPAS standards are now being widely... - January 18, 2017

SGS News: ISO 45001 to Potentially be Released in November 2017

As previously advised, the ballot for first Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 failed to gain approval in May 2016. It received approximately 3,000 comments during the ballot and these were discussed by the ISO/PC283 Project Committee at a meeting held in June 2016 in Toronto,... - December 03, 2016

SGS Academy Offers IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Transition Training Course

Following last month's release of the new IATF 16949:2016 standard, SGS now offers a new Internal Auditor Transition training course. The automotive industry's quality management system (QMS) standard, IATF 16949:2016, was published on October 1, 2016 by the International Automotive Task Force... - December 03, 2016

SGS Academy Offers FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Human Food Training

Become a FSMA preventive controls qualified individual with FSPCA PCQI training from SGS. - October 29, 2016

New SGS Webinar on Driving Transparency and Performance in Supply Chains Through Innovation and Supplier Finance

Date: November 2, 2016. Learn more about International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Global Trade Supplier Finance (GTSF) program that addresses supplier sustainability by offering a financial incentive for improvements in supplier social and environmental performance. - October 24, 2016

SGS Webinar: Chain of Custody Update for Certificate Holders and Outlook for 2017

Join the webinar to learn about the transition and implementation rules of the new FSC™ Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0) as well as recent FSC COC and PEFC™ COC standard revisions. - October 24, 2016

New SGS Webinar on ISO 14001:2015 Changes and Transition Essentials

Learn more about ISO 14001:2015, its emerging changes and the requirements that will affect your organization. - September 01, 2016

New SGS Webinar on Airline Risk Management: Corporate Responsibility for Employers

Join this complimentary webinar to understand the importance of corporate responsibility and due diligence when managing employee air travel, and understand the risks involved in regular airline travel. - September 01, 2016

ASI Extends SGS’s FSC Chain of Custody Accreditation

SGS’s approval by Accreditation Services International (ASI) to conduct Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody® (CoC) accreditation audits has been extended for a further five years. - September 01, 2016

SGS Awarded RIO 2016 Olympics with ISO 20121 Certification

The Rio 2016 Olympics will leave a positive legacy of sustainability after two weeks of intense sports events, with its achievement of ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management certification. Following a thorough audit process conducted by SGS, work by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to deliver the... - August 26, 2016

SGS Launches New Halal Awareness Training Course

With the global Halal food and beverages market now worth ca. USD 1.4 trillion annually, SGS has introduced its new Halal Awareness Training course, developed in association with the Halal Authority Board (HAB), to help the industry understand the importance of complying with Halal... - August 24, 2016

Sky-Futures Awarded with Highest Level of SGS RPAS Safety & Compliance Verification

Sky-Futures has been awarded the highest level of SGS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Safety & Compliance Verification, passing the most comprehensive audit of safety systems and operational safety practices within the drone industry. - August 06, 2016

New SGS Academy ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Training

SGS Academy has launched its all-new ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Quality Management Systems training offering an introduction to, and an overview of, this newly published version of the standard. Delivered by the SGS Academy’s qualified experts, this training course will help attendees to... - August 03, 2016

Webinar - Supply Chain Risks: Why Transparency Matters?

New regulations, a wide variety of existing and emerging risks and consumers' increasing desire to know more about what they buy are creating a need for transparency in supply chains, from the source to the store. SGS Transparency-One, our new digital solution, bundles SGS's decades old expertise... - July 21, 2016

Transition to the New ISO/TS 16949:2016 Standard with SGS

ISO/TS 16949, the automotive quality management system (QMS) standard, has been under review and the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) will release the final 4th edition in December 2016. All organizations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 3rd Edition must transition to the new ISO/TS 16949:2016 4th Edition by September 14, 2018, or lose their certification. - June 18, 2016

New Complimentary Webinar - on the Road to ISO/TS 16949:2016

View the complimentary webinar on July 5, 2016 to learn about the transition to ISO/TS 16949:2016 and find out how to implement the necessary changes as quickly and smoothly as possible. - June 18, 2016

SGS Celebrates World Accreditation Day 2016

On June 9, 2016, SGS celebrates World Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. - June 11, 2016

SGS is Gold Sponsor of the 2nd Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference and 15th Asia Pacific Forum

SGS is Gold sponsor of the 2nd Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference and 15th Asia Pacific Forum, organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This two-in-one conference, taking place May 16-18 in Hong Kong, is an important networking... - April 22, 2016

SGS New Webinar: Chain-of-Custody Update - New FSC Controlled Wood Requirement

This webinar will inform all chain of custody certificate holders, consultants and other interested persons to understand the new “Requirements for Sourcing FSC® Controlled Wood” (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0), and how to implement them. The webinar covers: Agenda -Background and... - February 28, 2016

SGS New Webinar - Energy Management Systems: Cost Savings

Attendance at this webinar will help attendees to understand how to help organizations to reduce costs, boost efficiency and enhance competitiveness, using the framework of the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System. - February 14, 2016

SGS New Webinar: European Timber Regulations - Obligations for Companies

Attendance at this webinar will allow attendees to understand the requirements for applying due diligence. The webinar will also provide information on how companies can be supported on the due diligence process. - February 03, 2016

SGS to Speak at Skytech 2016

SGS will be presenting "A New Generation of Risk Management, For a New Generation of Aviation" at SkyTech 2016. - January 16, 2016

SGS at APAC Hotel Management and Technology Summit

SGS was invited to attend the APAC Hotel Management & Technology Summit in Shanghai on November 19, 2015 to share its experience and expertise in this sector. - December 31, 2015

SGS Achieves UKAS Accreditation for BRC Agents & Brokers Standard

SGS is accredited as a Certification Body for the BRC Agents & Brokers Standard – which enables all parts of the food chain to be certified against a globally recognized standard. - November 21, 2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd. Gains UKAS Accreditation to ISO 9001:2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd is one of the first organizations in the UK to become accredited (by UKAS) to provide certification to ISO 9001:2015 – the new Quality Management Systems Standard which was published on 23 September 2015. - November 11, 2015

SGS New Webinar: Chain of Custody Update for Certificate Holders

The aim of the webinar is to inform all users of the Chain of Custody standard for Forest based products about new developments and potential changes based on the results of standard revisions. The webinar covers: Agenda -Shared Credit Accounts and other Changes in the Draft Versions of the new... - October 30, 2015

Supply Chain Transparency: a Key Driver to Consumer Buying Behaviour

The objective of this webinar is to present the results of a recent study on the Impact of Supply Chain Transparency on Consumer Trust and new innovative technology solutions to manage supply chain transparency. - October 22, 2015

SGS Webinar - Sustainability in Sports: Using the ISO 20121 Standard to Build Organisational Integrity in Sports

The objective of this one hour webinar is to reinforce the business case for sports organizations to create leading and robust sustainability, and integrity strategies and communications. - October 20, 2015

SGS Webinar - Value Chain Risk Management: Understanding, Auditing and Managing Issues in Contract Labour Agency Workforce Providers

The objective of this one hour webinar is to reinforce the business case for organizations to understand the Value Chain Risks for their organisations in using Contract Labour Agencies. Many Contract Labour Agencies are highly reputable organisations, but in some parts of the world and in some... - October 12, 2015

SGS New Webinar - Value Chain Risk Management: Assurance Approaches to Sustainability in Agriculture

The objective of this one hour webinar is to update on the increasing space and attention paid to the case of sustainability issues, especially focused on worker issues in global value chains. - October 05, 2015

SGS and Campden BRI Announce New Partnership in Food Training

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and Campden BRI, a global provider of food training, research and technical services have formed a partnership to provide specialist food training services to a wider international audience. As a leader in... - September 23, 2015

SGS Webinar - A New Approach to Risk Management: Safe Integration of RPAS Into Civil Airspace & Civil Operations

This webinar will outline the challenges and risks posed by the integration of RPAS. - September 10, 2015

SGS New Webinar - BRC/IoP Issue 5: An Overview of Key Requirements and Benefits

The aim of the webinar is to inform all users of the standard what the primary differences are in Issue 5 of the BRC Packaging Standard. Agenda -Introduction to SGS -Overview of the Standard -Changes -Protocol -Additional Voluntary Modules -Next Steps -Q&A Background The BRC published issue... - September 10, 2015

SGS New Webinar - FSSC Packaging: Overview of Requirements, Suitability and Benefits for Your Business

The aim of the webinar is to familiarise our customers of the change from PAS 223 to ISO/TS22003-4:2013, and how this applies to the FSSC Packaging standard. - September 09, 2015

GFSI Global Markets Programme Explained: a Comparison Between BRC & IFS Options

The aim of the webinar is to introduce the significant changes to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Global Markets Programme and the IFS Global Markets for Food. - August 20, 2015

SGS Symposium: The New Generation of Safety and Risk Management

Join SGS in Perth, Western Australia on 1 September 2015, for the first symposium on a new generation of risk management, the challenges of safely integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPAS into Civil Airspace, and into your commercial operation. - August 13, 2015

SGS Hot Source Food Newsletter Issue 8

Hot Source: Farm Assessment Services, Pathogens in Food Products, Emerging Trends in Food Safety Controls and more. - August 11, 2015

Supply Chain Risk Management: Current Industry Practices, Key Challenges and Requirements

In early 2015, SGS invited food industry experts to take part in a global survey - Supply chain risk management: How vulnerable is your supply chain? The survey - completed by respondents from 48 countries - explored current supply chain management practices. It also highlighted that independent of... - July 16, 2015

BRC Food, Issue 7: Overview of New Requirements

The aim of the webinar is to introduce the significant changes to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety in the Issue 7 release covering the requirements and the protocol. Agenda The webinar covers: Introduction to Issue 7, process for change and implementation timelines Changes to the... - June 05, 2015

SGS Helps Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel Become the World's First ISO 20121 Certified Hotel

ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management Systems (requirements with guidance for use) is suitable for ensuring that events, ranging from local celebrations to “mega events” (e.g. Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) leave behind a positive legacy on the environment and its natural resources. The standard is relevant to the entire event industry supply chain including organizers, event managers, stand builders, caterers, hoteliers, travel companies and logistics suppliers. - May 23, 2015

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