SGS becomes the world’s first AnchorCert Pro Licensee

Top Quote SGS is pleased to announce that it has become the world’s first AnchorCert Pro Licensee. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 18, 2021 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is pleased to announce that it has become the first AnchorCert Pro Licensee.

    AnchorCert Pro is a unique UKAS-accredited testing methodology that identifies and measures a suite of 16 metallic elements most likely to cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) and provides regulatory compliance in relation to REACH, Nickel and General Product Safety Regulations for jewellery, watches and similar products.

    The accreditation sees SGS leading the way in delivering the AnchorCert Pro Test method in China. It will enable retailers and brands around the globe to benefit from an enhanced level of consumer product safety and quality assurance for their jewellery products, including costume jewellery, watches, fashion and other consumer goods.

    Eddy Chow, Hardlines Director, SGS China said: “We are delighted to be working with AnchorCert Analytical and to have gained accreditation to the AnchorCert Pro Standard. For many brands and retailers, being able to have their products tested at the source of manufacture is vital. This exciting new partnership will allow our clients worldwide to ensure an even higher level of consumer product safety and quality assurance within their jewellery products scope.”

    AnchorCert Pro was developed by a research and development team at the AnchorCert Analytical lab at the Assay Office Birmingham. This facility was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items as required by the Hallmarking Act.

    Rebecca Ray, AnchorCert Pro Brand Manager explained: “It is very much part of our long-term strategy to focus on our R&D expertise so, in order to meet the increasing AnchorCert Pro testing requirements of both retailers and brands, we have developed a software application which can be used by laboratories around the world accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.

    “Compliance with AnchorCert Pro offers brands and retailers alike a number of benefits including increased sales, reduced returns and increased customer loyalty so it’s little surprise that there has been such phenomenal interest. We are delighted to be working with SGS as we look to move forward with our global ambition for AnchorCert Pro.”

    ACD is commonly caused by jewellery and can create itchy or painful skin irritation, skin redness, inflammation, and severe rashes, sometimes leaving permanent scarring. According to Allergy UK, allergic reactions affect up to 20% of the global population, with the UK having some of the highest prevalence of allergic conditions in the world.

    For further information, please contact:

    Miss. Kristin Guo
    Customer service, Hardlines
    SGS Connectivity & Products (C&P)
    E-mail: Kristin.Guo ( @ ) sgs dot com
    Tel: +86 0532 6899 9342

    About SGS
    We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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