Running a business is surely difficult, there are tons of things to keep in mind, and an equally large number of things that can go wrong. In larger companies, small mistakes can often spiral out of control, thus necessitating the need for verification and proper risk management by a governing body or a dedicated firm. SGS Philippines is one such company; and they have recently reassured their commitment for sustainable partnerships in different industries.
After operating in the Philippines for more than sixty years, SGS has gathered the business community, government and media agencies to reaffirm its commitment for a sustainable partnership last November 23 at the Ceremonial Hall, Marriott Hotel Manila.
“Our business is to ensure that your business is a hundred percent sure of its quality, safety and productivity”, says Ariel Miranda, Managing Director of SGS Philippines.
With the theme “For Every Side of Life”, SGS Philippines pushes for better awareness in quality standards, risk reduction and compliance to global standards.
Some industries and sectors covered are Agriculture and Food, Consumer Products, Petroleum, Minerals and Infrastructure.
Miranda says that it is important for Philippine business to extend efforts to propagate better consumer knowledge. “We are here to assist and our services ultimately lead to better products and services for the everyday Filipino”, he says.
A recent project was a Php20M investment on Antibiotic Residue testing services. This marks SGS Philippines to be the first to provide local commercial access to quantitative analysis on food samples that includes seafood, meat and poultry.
Very small quantities of antibiotic residues that may be undetected can now be identified and monitored by its latest LC-MS/MS equipment due to its high sensitivity level.
With the proliferation of premium products for young children and cosmetics/personal care products for all ages and gender, SGS is also committed to support the government and the consumer protection groups in its pursuit to detect products which contain hazardous chemicals such as lead, mercury, phthalates and others considered as harmful to health. SGS is actively establishing links with regulatory bodies, industry associations and players to set up monitoring programs that will support consumer protection.
Additional services specific to automotive, pharmaceutical, medical markets, and e-commerce were also announced to be on the pipeline in 2017.