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SGS WLA SCS Only available in Chinese version Apr 12, 2019 Business News
SGS China has officially acquired the accreditation from ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) SGS China has officially acquired the accreditation from ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) on Mar. 29, 2019, to become one of ASI certification bodies. Apr 03, 2019
Technical Article Sharing - Introduction of New Revision and Revised for Code for Fire Protection Design of Buildings The "Code for Fire Protection Design of Buildings" GB50016-2014 was approved as the national standard in the Announcement No. 517 of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China, which was implemented on May 1, 2015. In the revision process, the revision team followed the national guidelines and policies on capital construction, implemented the fire prevention policy of “prevention first, combine prevention with elimination”, learnt the lessons of major or catastrophic accidents in China in recent years deeply, and conscientiously sum up the experience and fire science and technology achievements of building fire protection design at domestic and overseas, investigated in-depth new situations, new problems and difficult problems encountered in the implementation of the project construction, and finally finalized the revision. Apr 03, 2019 Business News
SGS Responsible Business Services - Updated China Laws and Regulations Comprehending and obeying the laws and regulations timely is the key to the supply chain assessment, thereby the relative updates will be displayed as below. Up to April 1st, 2019, Chongqing and Shanghai have raised the minimum wage standard nationwide. The minimum wage standard in Shaanxi will be implemented on May 1st. In addition, there are several legislation updates, including " The old-age pension will be consecutively uprated for 15 times this year",“ has been issued”,“ Ministry of Ecology and Environment will release Category of Toxic and Harmful Air Pollutants”etc. Apr 03, 2019 Business News
SGS Responsible Business Services - International News on Social Responsibility In recent years, more and more government agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations and multinational corporations start to concern about Corporate Social Responsibility. Hence, the enterprises are supposed to periodically follow up latest information on top of the legislation. The current season's updates are as follow: “The first collective labor contract in Beijing express industry has been signed”, “ILO: Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge”, “Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear”, “Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear”, Apr 03, 2019 Business News
SMETA Audits – An Introduction Explore Sedex and SMETA, and the latest changes. Apr 02, 2019 Updates
Solar UV Protection and Clothing (UPF claims) Effective 21st April 2019, any clothing including hats, gloves and swimwear, which makes a claim to protect the wearer’s skin from the sun will need to be CE Marked as personal protective equipment (PPE). Apr 02, 2019 Updates
US Legislative Developments: Flame Retardants in Consumer Products Several jurisdictions in the US have introduced bills to restrict certain flame retardants in consumer products. The scope of products and types of flame retardant are jurisdiction dependent. Mar 19, 2019 Updates
Health Canada Publishes Updated Industry Guide on Futon Flammability Requirements On February 28, 2019, Health Canada published an updated industry guide on futon flammability requirements under Mattresses Regulations (SOR/2016-183). However, there is no change to the Mattresses Regulations. Mar 19, 2019 Updates
EU Ecolabel Criteria Established for Tissue Paper and Tissue Products On January 11, 2019, European Commission published Decision (EU) 2019/70 to establish the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products. This Decision includes Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper as well. Mar 18, 2019