SGS has recently announced that the National Accreditation Board has approved it for Certification Bodies (NABCB), as inspection body for ISO/IEC 17020 to offer the certification services to exporters for ‘PPE medical coveralls for Covid-19’ to meet the eligibility criteria for acquiring export license as notified in the Government of India, Directorate General of Foreign Trade Vide its Notice No 18/2020-21 dated 20 July 2020.
According to the company’s statement, the certification scope includes a sampling of coveralls at manufacturer premises, testing the same samples as per ISO 16603:2004 Exposure level 3/ISO 16604:2004 Exposure level 2 at NABL ISO/IEC 17025 certified laboratories, and test report review and final certification.
SGS can provide sampling, quality testing services (undertaken at their Chennai laboratory which is NABL accredited ISO/IEC 17025), as well as certification services all under the same roof and ensuring a quick turnaround time to deliver certification and to meet the DGFT deadline.
SGS claims to offer the certification services from major textile industrial hubs across India, which include Tirupur, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram, Gurgaon, Ludhiana, and Kolkata.
The company’s widespread local presence enables significant coverage for sample pick-ups at the shortest lead time, delivering a time advantage to its clients. End-to-end services – sample pick-up, testing and certification services offered under one roof. The company’s global presence in over 140 countries enables us to facilitate additional pre-shipment activities to support and streamline the supply chain.
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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide.