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SGS showed a robust performance in 2015 with total revenues reaching CHF 5.7 billion. This represents revenue growth of 3.6%, of which 2.0% was organic and 1.6% was contributed by recently acquired acquisitions. Trading conditions remained difficult during the year with the fall in commodity prices, primarily impacting Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Minerals and Industrial Services. Group revenue declined 2.9% in comparison with the reported figures for December 2014 due to the strengthening of the Swiss Franc against the majority of other currencies. Achieving growth during this challenging year underlines the strength of the Group’s strategy and the depth and balance of its portfolio. For more information on our economic performance this year, please see our Annual Report.

Our Green Book reveals that in 2015 the sustainability performance of our operations represented around 5.9% of revenue in our Group, based on costs such as electricity consumption, natural turnover and sickness absence. These costs have been actively managed through over 700 sustainability projects in our affiliates around the world since 2011.

SGS GROUP STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC VALUE GENERATED & DISTRIBUTED

CHF Million

ECONOMIC VALUE GENERATED

     Revenue
     Financial Income
2015



5,712
13
%
  TOTAL ECONOMIC VALUE GENERATED


ECONOMIC VALUE DISTRIBUTED

  EMPLOYEE WAGES AND BENEFITS
                  Salaries and wages
5,725





2,849
100.00
   TOTAL


  OPERATING EXPENSES
     Subscontractors' expenses
     Depreciation, amortisation and impairment
     Other operating expenses
2,849



345
322
1,345
49.76
   TOTAL


  PAYMENT TO SHAREHOLDERS AND LENDERS
     Financial expenses
     Dividends paid1
2,012



56
552
35.14
   TOTAL


  PAYMENT TO GOVERNMENT
     Income taxes
     Other taxes
608



195
28
10.62
   TOTAL


  PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY
     Community contributions and charitable donations
223



1
3.90
   TOTAL

  TOTAL ECONOMIC VALUE DISTRIBUTED

ECONOMIC VALUE RETAINED
1

5,693

32
0.02

99.44

0.56

1 Dividends due to non-controlling  interest and to shareholders as proposed by the Board of Directors


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