( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2021-07-16 11:14:35 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has joined forces with UNIQLO in China to announce the retailer’s first Independently Checked Mark (IC Mark) for infant clothing.
The SGS IC Mark is a globally recognized, voluntary product certification scheme that gives manufacturers and retailers greater ability to demonstrate their focus on quality and performance, and to reach their sustainability goals.
UNIQLO, the Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer, contracted the specialists at SGS to undertake a factory qualification audit alongside product testing, comprising both compliance and hazardous chemical substances testing, of UNIQLO’s infant series of textile products, fabrics and accessories.
SGS was able to certify that UNIQLO met the scheme’s mandatory and technical requirements – enabling the IC Mark certification to be awarded.
Yvonne Tse, Vice President, Global Softlines, SGS said: “Our congratulations to UNIQLO in China for achieving this certification, which reinforces their company-wide commitment to sustainability in the manufacture of their infant textile products.
“By taking a customized approach to our quality assurance certification, we were able to provide a corresponding certification mark based on the characteristics of UNIQLO’s products. This award enables the company to demonstrate the outstanding characteristics of its products and lets them stand out to consumers in a fiercely competitive market. Consumers around the world understand, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.”
About the SGS IC Mark
The SGS IC Mark is a globally recognized, voluntary product certification scheme. It gives manufacturers and retailers a greater ability to demonstrate their focus on quality and performance, and to create and supply products that meet or exceed the minimum legal requirements.
It was developed by SGS to address consumer concerns and to enable organizations to display a QR code on product packaging that gives consumers instant access to the certification test results. This includes a brief description of the product with an image, the date and scope of the test, the test criteria and results, plus the approval number. It also provides details of the manufacturer and any applicable retailers.
For more details on how to apply for SGS IC Mark product certification contact:
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