SGS First to Offer Brazil Companies Accredited Certification for RoHS and REACH

SGS is the first company to be accredited for RoHS and REACH audits in Brazil. Further, INMETRO is the first accreditation body in the world to have registered a certification body for the standards detailed in RoHS and REACH. The audits SGS is accredited to carry out will be related to the restriction of hazardous substances.

Online PR News – 20-March-2011 – – RoHS and REACH legislation covers products that are brought into the European market and the purpose of both directives is to limit the contamination of products by hazardous substances. RoHS and REACH do not only apply to electrical and electronic products. The scope of the directives ( ) applies to raw materials which are used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic products and the contamination of natural resources through the manufacturing process is also designed to be limited and mitigated through the application of the directives.

SGS is the first accredited body to carry out accredited assessments for both RoHS and REACH ( ) on a global scale. SGS thus offers Brazilian exporters a competitive advantage as well as a means of support designed to reach beyond the technical barriers that are put up in the face of Brazilian products.

For further details please contact:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Thiago Doretto
Business Development Manager - System and Services Certification & Consumer Testing Services - SGS – Brazil
das Nações Unidas, 11.633, Térreo CEP 04578-000, São Paulo/SP, Brazil

t: +55 11 5501 4816

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