CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Source Intelligence®, a global network and solution linking businesses together to expedite the exchange and validation of compliance information, today announced a strategic partnership with SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
The teaming agreement further strengthens Source Intelligence’s (SI) market-leader position for supply chain data acquisition, management and validation in order to meet a growing and more complex regulatory environment.
With more than 85,000 employees worldwide in 1,500 offices and laboratories, SGS is the world’s leader for inspections, testing and certification. The partnership now provides SI customers with a one-stop solution to collect and analyze supplier compliance data as well as on-site audits and testing to further certify companies are meeting regulations, ethical sourcing objectives and sustainability initiatives.
“Source Intelligence is a great partner because we can couple their proven method to collect and analyze data, with SGS’ proven ability to validate the veracity of supplier-submitted information through on-site assessments,” said Adam Whinston of SGS. “We continue to help companies navigate an increasingly regulated world by improving quality, safety and productivity as well as reduce their risk and brand exposure.”
“Source Intelligence has continued to expand its solution set over the years. This end-to-end solution is not only cost effective for our customers, it also casts a wide net of supply chain compliance information coverage that enables companies to identify and resolve complex problems under one roof. We are very pleased to now offer the vast experience of SGS to address all compliance needs for today’s ethical sourcing issues, including conflict minerals, anti-corruption, modern day slavery and child labor, cobalt, palm oil, cotton, restricted substances and more,” said Source Intelligence CEO Jess Kraus.
Source Intelligence combines the best of cloud-based technology with a 24/7 Supplier Engagement Team to provide clients with the scalability, flexibility and expertise needed to turn supply chain data into something both meaningful and actionable. Source Intelligence provides a range of solutions from Supplier Assessment and product and/or facility footprinting to regulatory compliance programs that trace restricted materials, identify banned substances or locate the origin of conflict minerals.
SGS’ teams provide on-site inspection, certification and verification, as well as product testing at its multiple labs.
ABOUT SOURCE INTELLIGENCE
Source Intelligence® (SI) is a global network of businesses linked together to expedite the exchange and validation of compliance information. SI's cloud-based SaaS platform helps customers make informed decisions about business partners to offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. The company's information and analytics platform provides customers with visibility into supply chains in order to comply with the law, minimize operational and brand risk, and improve efficiency. Founded in 2009 by career experts in environmental solutions and analytics, Source Intelligence® has headquarters in Carlsbad, California and operations worldwide. SI has received multiple awards, including the "2015 GRC Innovation Award" by analyst firm GRC 20/20, "Most Promising Supply Chain Tech Solution Provider for 2014 and 2015" by CIO Review, and CEO Jess Kraus was recently named "CEO of the Year" by CIO Review. www.sourceintelligence.com
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 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. www.sgs.com. From textiles to appliances, furniture, food and electronics, SGS’ complete range of services facilitates the quality, compliance, and safety of products across global supply chains. Our customers rely on our inspection and testing capabilities and product testing laboratories to help them comply with the regulations governing their products, as well as to ensure the integrity of the inputs received from their suppliers. Through product evaluation, factory assessment, product inspection and shipment control, we identify potential production pitfalls allowing faster market entry and compliance with any regulatory regime.