INTRODUCTION TO THE SGS GROUP
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 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS was founded in 1878. The SGS Group is a leading force in verification and monitoring services for international trade in agricultural, mineral, petroleum and consumer products as well as certification and services to governments and international institutions. SGS also offers local strategic services to the industrial, environmental, logistics and hygiene sectors. As a professional, independent and trustworthy partner, the SGS Group is committed to creating enhanced value for its shareholders, its clients and its employees as well as the general public.