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In response to the mounting environmental-related legislation in the EU and in the U.S. and to the increasing customers’ expectations for green products, SGS is pleased to offer a brand new publication on sustainability and green issues dedicated to the hardlines industry. Not only do Green and sustainability enhance the quality of product, manufacturing process and production efficiency, it also saves costs.

Drawing from SGS’s experience in working in the Quality Assurance industry with global players, the Guidebook touches on information not only regarding greening related Restricted Substance testing, but also provides the reader with the practioner’s advise on sustainability strategy. From Eco-label, Eco-design, green purchasing across the supply chain to the latest quality assurance related updates in the hardlines industry including CPSIA and CARB.

The authors of the SGS Hardlines Guidebook to Green and Sustainability Approach are a group of experts consist of toy industry practitioner with over 25 years of experience, chemical P.hd with extensive chemical laboratory experience and consultants from the SGS global sustainability team.
The guidebook is the ultimate training and reference material for those senior managers at the quality assurance field. It is written in a layman approach so that executors in the hardlines industry will be able to understand, create and implement green and sustainability strategies adapting to their industry practice.
Online GuidebookSections: Green Testing
Restricted Substances Harmonised Regulations for Restricted Substances in the EU Product Group Regulations (RoHS, Battery directive, Packaging waste materials)

Hot Topics and Updates
Proposition 65 California Air Resources Board (CARB) CPSIA of 2008 EN 71-3 Food Contact Materials REACH
Green Design and Supply Chain
Eco-Design Eco-labels Climate Change Impacts Green procurement Supply Chain Control
Glossary of Terms
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For further information about the Hardlines Green Manual, feel free to contact us:
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HK Region

Ms. Joanne Chan
852 2334 4481
China mainland region
Ms. Celine Xie
020 8215 5522

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.