SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ over 50 000 people and operate a network of more than 1 000 offices and laboratories around the world.
We are constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Our independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.
Established in 1878, SGS started by offering agricultural inspection services to grain traders in Europe. From those early beginnings, we grew in size and scope as our agricultural inspection services spread around the world. During the mid 20th century, we began to diversify and started offering inspection, testing and verification services across a variety of sectors, including industrial, minerals and oil, gas and chemicals among others. In 1981, the company went public.
The current structure of SGS, consisting of 10 business segments operating across 10 geographical regions, was formed in 2001. From our beginnings in 1878 as a grain inspection house, we have steadily grown into our role as the industry leader. We have done this through continual improvement and innovation and through supporting our customers’ operations by reducing risk and improving productivity.
We help customers all over the world operate in a more sustainable manner by improving quality and productivity, reducing risk, verifying compliance and increasing speed to market. Our range of services cover all industry sectors and touch the products and services that consumers around the world rely on countless times in their everyday lives. From the energy that powers the cars we drive and the homes we live in, from the food on our plates to the clothes on our back, from the quality of the air we breathe to the safety of the pharmaceuticals we take, SGS provides independent services that make a difference in people’s lives. At the end of the day, our value lies in what our services make possible for our customers and, ultimately, for their consumers.
Our Expertise and Activities
AGRICULTURAL SERVICES (AGRI)
We help ensure the integrity of the food chain by providing services that cover all aspects of the agricultural industry, from helping customers manage crops from seed development and soil testing through to harvesting and moving product through the global supply chain to trade inspection at export or import. Serving all of the major players in the agricultural sector, our services reduce risk and ensure quality and improve productivity.
1 place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland Corporate tel:
+41 22 739 91 11fax:
+41 22 739 98 86