Minimum wage policies in China benefit workers in lower paid jobs despite economic turndown.
Tue26.01.1617:00

Recent Trends in China’s Minimum Wage

In step with the current economic slowdown, minimum wage increases in China decline. Still, since its inception, minimum wage policy has boosted incomes in poorer regions.

 

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 fights slavery and human trafficking
Tue19.01.1617:31

Royal Assent for the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The issue of slavery is on the radar of many corporations, not merely for ethical reasons but as a potential reputational risk given the frequent media exposés of certain inhumane working conditions.

 

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Thu14.01.1612:07

SGS and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Take on Global Labor Standards

In order to raise global labor conditions, the world’s leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, and manufacturers have partnered with third-party testing firms.

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Tue01.12.1509:14

Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices (DJSI) recognizes SGS as industry leader

SGS has been commended for excellence in promoting sustainability by the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices (DJSI).

 

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Wed25.11.1508:33

Confronting Labor Exploitation in the Developed World

The high demand for seasonal products puts extreme pressure on suppliers worldwide, including those based in developed countries, where less consistent attention is given to possible worker exploitation.

 

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Wed11.11.1513:43

Symposium on Anti Money Laundering Best Practices for the Art Market Takes Place on 13 November 2015 in Geneva

The symposium will address the current situation and outline how to prevent risk of money laundering in the art market.

 

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Thu29.10.1512:44

SGS Is One of the Founder Members of the Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)

The APSCA was created last month in an effort to bring more credibility to auditors addressing working conditions around the world.

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Fri09.10.1514:09

SGS Expert Speaking at Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris

SGS expert Xavier Vital will be speaking on the topic of Reducing Environmental Impacts at the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Events , Sustainability, Consumer Goods
Mon28.09.1508:29

Canadian Solar Publishes 2014 Corporate Social Responsiblity Report

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced it has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

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Canadian Solar Inc. , Sustainability
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Fri25.09.1512:11

ThyssenKrupp: Sustainable Cities Need Immediate Action

As of today, buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption. Diversified industrial group ThyssenKrupp is calling for more energy efficient design in our urban landscapes, having analysed that energy savings in our...

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Sustainability
Fri11.09.1511:03

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.

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Tue01.09.1510:38

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls.

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SGS makes Sector Leader based on Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices
Thu27.08.1510:16

Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices Appoint SGS as Sector Leader

SGS has been named Sector Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe. Based on the 2013 assessment, the Group received a score of 73/100 compared with an average score of 46/100 in the sector of...

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Thu30.07.1508:42

BG Group Recognised by FTSE4Good for Fifteenth Consecutive Year

BG Group has been recognised for its long-term commitment to and investment in sustainability for 15 consecutive years on the FTSE4Good index. The index is an independent measure of a company’s environmental, social and corporate...

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BG Group, Sustainability
Thu02.07.1512:04

SGS Expert to Hold Workshop on Supply Chain Mapping at AAFA Traceability Conference

SGS expert Xavier Vital will co-host a panel discussion on supply chain mapping and data verification at AAFA Traceability Conference in July 21, 2015 in Nashville, USA.

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SGS announces average increase of 12% in Chinese minimum wage as of June 2015
Thu11.06.1510:01

China Minimum Wage – Average Increase of 12 Percent in the First Half of 2015

In 2015, 12 provinces have increased minimum wage by over 12% on average.

 

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Wed10.06.1509:43

Canadian Solar Closes GBP35 Million Solar Project Financing with Investec

Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that on May 7th 2015 it closed a GBP35 million ($53 million) project financing facility with Investec Bank plc...

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Canadian Solar Inc. , Renewable Energy , Sustainability
Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) to go global
Tue09.06.1509:28

Corporate Environmental Performance Boosted by Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI)

BEPI is a new initiative, launched by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in May 2014. The aim is to help companies to identify and manage key environmental risk factors in their organizations.

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Fri15.05.1509:46

ThyssenKrupp Calls for Action to Improve City Sustainability

Diversified industrial group ThyssenKrupp is calling for more energy efficient design in our urban landscapes, having analysed that energy savings in our buildings need to be implemented now in order to achieve meaningful levels...

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Sustainability
Thu30.04.1515:06

SGS Reviews Compliance of Environmental Product Declarations with PEP Ecopassport® Program Requirements

SGS to provide verification services of EPDs against the PEP Ecopassport program globally.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Sustainability, Electronics, Construction
Fri27.03.1508:48

ThyssenKrupp Celebrates Sustainability at Tennessee Factory's LEED Gold Certification Event

ThyssenKrupp Elevator celebrated the company's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Building.

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Sustainability, Events
Wed11.03.1510:44

SGS to Hold Break-Out Session on Management Systems at Sedex 2015 Global Responsible Sourcing Conference

SGS will host a break-out session on Management Systems at Sedex 2015.

 

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Fri20.02.1508:56

SGS Appointed Recognized Assessor to Conduct BEPI Environmental Performance Assessments

SGS approved to conduct BEPI environmental performance assessments in production units.

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Adjustments in China minimum wage in 2014
Tue20.01.1514:07

Overview of China Legal Minimum Wage Adjustments in 2014

The legal minimum wage is the lowest amount which the employers should pay to the employees based on work performed within the legal standard working hours or working hours specified in a legal contract.

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SGS helps ensure supply chain compliance and product quality
Wed07.01.1509:58

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...

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