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SGS Philippines participated at the Green Business Forum, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

SGS PH Green Business Forum 1

The forum was conducted by DTI through the Export Marketing Bureau’s Emerging Products Division (EMB-EPD), in coordination with DTI Region 7. It was held last November 5 at Golden Prince Hotel & Suites, Cebu City. More than 60 participants attended the event, comprised of MSMEs, Business Support Organizations, and other trade-related government agencies. Agri-products manufacturers were majority of the attendees.

The program was opened by Ms. Minerva Yap of DTI.

SGS Philippines delivered a talk about British Retail Consortium (BRC) Certification. Ms. Claire Sumicad, Certification Sales Executive, discussed how BRC Standards, along with other certification schemes, provide the competitive advantage to Agri-products manufacturers entering export markets with premium-pricing.

SGS PH Green Business Forum 2Ms. Claire Sumicad of SGS Philippines

Other topics discussed were Fairtrade for the Food Sector, Organic Certification, Exporting Kosher Products, Organic and Natural Personal Care (COSMOS), among others. The latter part of the program consisted of an Open Forum and Focus Group Discussion (sectoral and per Certification).

Additional information about BRCGS for Food Safety Certification may be found here. You may also contact Claire J. Sumicad (+63 (2) 8784 9400 local 236) in Manila or Christian A. Villareal (+63 (32) 255 2710 / +63 (32) 233 4205) in Cebu

For more information, please contact:

Nelirene "NELI" M. Dablio
Certification and Business Enhancement
Marketing Manager
m: +63 (917) 584 94 64

About SGS

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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.