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EU Proposes to add 4-tert-butylphenol to SVHC Candidate List On February 7th, 2019, the European Commission submitted a notification to the WTO to add 4-tert-butylphenol to the SVHC candidate list. The proposed effective date of the notification is June 30th, 2019, and the relevant parties can provide feedback within 60 days after the notification. 21 Mar 2019 Business News
AsiaWorld-Expo is the first company to achieve Food Hygiene Standard and Certification System (FHSCS) AsiaWorld-Expo has been the first over the territory of the MICE industry for its Arena Kitchen and Central Production Kitchen awarded with the Three-Year Certificate for Food Hygiene Standard and Certification System (FHSCS). 19 Mar 2019 Business News
EU Expands Restriction of Phthalates under REACH The EU has added DIBP and expanded the scope from toys and childcare articles to consumer products in entry 51 to Annex XVII of REACH. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting January 7, 2019 until July 2020. 15 Mar 2019 Business News
BfR Adopts New Enamel Standard for Food Contact Materials On September 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 4531:2018 (largely similar to the draft standard) to replace both ISO 4531-1:1998 and ISO 4531-2:1998. 11 Mar 2019 Business News
Relocation of Corporate Head Office in sync with Business Strategy With effect from 25 February 2019 (Monday), the Corporate Head office of SGS Hong Kong is to be located at Hong Kong Science Park, while our Laboratory Centre in Fanling will continue its operations as usual. Our head office, sitting our management team, our Certification and Business Enhancement team and SGS Academy team, will also serve as SGS’ Incubation Centre for Intrapreneurs and the Project Office for R&D, Innovation, Digitalisation and Continuous Improvement. 25 Feb 2019 Local Corporate News
SGS obtained HKCAS accreditation for ISO 45001 SGS has obtained the accreditation on February 4, 2019 from the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) through the Hong Kong Certification Accreditation Scheme (HKCAS) to provide certification service against ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems. 12 Feb 2019 Business News
SVHC Candidate List Updated to include 197 substances On Jan 15th, 2019, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published an updated Candidate List of SVHC, which will increase the number of hazardous chemicals to 197 substances. 21 Jan 2019 Business News
Large Number of RoHS Violations Reported in European Union In the past two months, the EU rapid warning system for non-food consumer goods (RAPEX) has frequently notified RoHS violations, involving different types of electronic products, a vast majority of which are currently being communicated from Swedish law enforcement agencies. 17 Jan 2019 Business News
Business Sustainability Conference 2019 received Overwhelming Responses SGS introduced strategic sustainability benchmark tool and used SGS performance as a case study to show how to integrate the tool in the business. 10 Jan 2019 Business News
CESL Asia demonstrates its high determination for taking a leading role on Occupational Health and Safety Management in Macau SGS is pleased to award a certificate of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System to CESL Asia 07 Jan 2019 Business News