Following a global investigation, andescalation to the BSCI sanction council, FTA has taken the decision to affectthe following sanctions against SGS:
From 25th November 2017, SGS are globallysuspended from qualifying new auditors until further notice.
From 15th November 2017 SGS local officesin Thailand and Taiwan are suspended until further notice. All audits that arescheduled with SGS Thailand or Taiwan until 15th November can be completed asarranged, and the audits must be uploaded by November 29th. Following this dateSGS will no longer have access to relevant sections of the platform
Each suspension will be treatedindependently of the other, and each will be lifted following sufficientpresented evidence of robust management of the quality and integrity of BSCIoperation.