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.
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.
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.
SGS has been commended for excellence in promoting sustainability by the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices (DJSI).
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.
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.
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.
SGS expert Xavier Vital will be speaking on the topic of Reducing Environmental Impacts at the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris.
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced it has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.
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...
The PEP ecopassport® Association Steering Committee approved the 3rd edition of its Product Category Rules (PCR) on April 2, 2015.
In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls.
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...
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...
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.
In 2015, 12 provinces have increased minimum wage by over 12% on average.
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...
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.
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...
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.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator celebrated the company's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Building.
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.
SGS approved to conduct BEPI environmental performance assessments in production units.
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.
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...