SGFI’s relationship with FIFA dates back to 2001 when the then M.D. Mr Winand Krawinkel joined hands with us. FIFA funded $ 1,00,000 every year for 4 years (a total of $ 4,00,000) which was paid to SGS to carry out the external monitoring program wherein the mapping of each household was done where footballs are stitched (see below document FIFA Letter 2000).

Now FIFA in its “WFSGI Pledge for the FIFA Quality Program” Point 4.6.2 has stated that manufacturers need to be a member of SGFI if it wants to export from India.

Winand Krawinkle