Mirko Gavrilovic, the business manager at SGS
, presents the solutions and services and the company offers when it comes to occupational protection and safety, but also points to the crucial importance of cyber security. He also clarifies how important it is to comply with the best practices and regulations.How many companies in Serbia comply with the best practices, and how many are harmonized with the regulations? In which field do they most frequently need advice and solutions?
The best validated practices in the operations of organizations from various industrial fields are used precisely as the basis for preparation of international standards for management systems. Also, large companies develop internal standards. Meeting those standards` requirements is one of the most important business performances for those companies. The situation in Serbia cannot be generalized. There are organizations which are fully dedicated to meeting the requirements of the regulations and international standards, and there are those where this trend is not satisfactory. In that sense it is very important for the decision-makers within an organization to understand the importance of this topic, because the development of an organization, accompanied by efforts to honor the best practices and regulations, although more demanding, ensures business sustainability. Within the SGS Academy in Serbia, we are getting more and more requests in the fields of safety and health protection, environmental protection, implementation of certain management tools to the end of improving business efficiency, information security management etc.Disinfection Monitored is one of the services that SGS offers. How does it improve good hygiene practice?
According to a survey by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 69% of the subjects said that the cleanliness and the measures of health protection are crucial in choosing which hotel they will stay in. As many as 92% said that they trusted their friends, family and their travel experiences more than all other marketing ads. A survey carried out by IATA also showed airplane seat disinfection as one of the main measures in making decisions about traveling. It is apparent that trust is one of the key factors. Disinfection Monitored is a program that was established in Spain in 2007. Due to the pandemic, requests pertaining to the protocols of prevention of the spreading of COVID have been implemented into the program. The implementation of this program improves the protection of employees, clients, visitors
, and with that the protection of one`s own business
. The most important activities within this service are management and supervision over the processes of cleaning and disinfection, their verification and validation through the sampling of the cleanliness of the environment and the testing in the client`s location itself, with adequate software support. By taking part in said program, our clients are able, thanks to the recognizable SGS sign
, to communicate with their clients and other interested parties, letting them know that they have control over the hygiene and the protocols of prevention of the spreading of COVID-19 and that an independent, credible organization periodically checks this.