First exhibition focusing on certification services took place in Moscow
The exhibition “Certification and technical regulations – 2007” was organized by "Mir-Expo" with the support of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology, VNIIS and Expocentre.
At its booth, SGS Vostok Limited presented to the exhibition’s visitors the whole range of its certification capabilities available today:
- Management System Certification as per international standards ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), HACCP and ISO 22000 (food), OHSAS 18001 (labour safety), BS 7799 (information security), SA 8000 (social responsibility), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive), FSC Qualifor (forestry) etc
- Service Certification as per sectoral or corporate standards
- Product Certification as per Russian standards (GOST R, SanPin etc)
- Conformity Assessment of Russian export products as per European Directives (СЕ-marking, RoHS) and other export countries requirements (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kenya)
Vladimir Ovcharov, Product Certification Manager of SGS Vostok Limited: “Organisation of trade shows with such a subject in Russia is obviously a timely initiative since companies that need conformity assessment services for their products or management systems as per national and international standards lack on objective information about the certification market.”
On April 24, in the framework of the conference organized along with the exhibition SGS delivered the paper “Integration and specialization of quality and safety management tools. International experience”.
Konstantin Timoshechkin, Business Development Manager, Eastern Europe and Systems & Services Certification Manager of SGS Vostok Limited: “This exhibition has all chances to strike strong roots in the Russian certification services market as a platform both for establishment of partnerships between certification bodies and consultancy community and for informing stakeholders (industrials and service providers) about certification opportunities.“