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Sustainable Process Design

Environmental sustainability is of paramount importance today. A company’s “social license to operate” is closely connected to its environmental performance.

SGS’s technical experts know this and provide sustainable process design services to meet the continuing challenge of reducing environmental impact.

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Alkaline Chlorination

Analysis of Wastes

Analytical Services

Arsenic Stabilization

Bacterial Leach

Bench-Scale Review and Testing

Best Aquaculture Practices


Biogenic CO2 Emissions

BS 8555 - Certification - Implementation of Environmental Management Systems

Bulk Sample Preparation

Carbon Footprint

Closure Planning and Monitoring

Commissioning and Start-Up Support

Cone Penetration Tests (CPT)

Contaminated Land Studies

Custom Process Design

Customized Audit Solutions

Data Warehousing

Drinking and Process Water Studies

Dynamic Penetration Tests

Economic Sustainability

Emergency Response Services

Energy Audit

Energy Management Training

Energy Optimization

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Environmental Data Management

Environmental Due Diligence Audits

Equator Principles - Independent Review

EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

EU ETS Verification for the Aviation Sector

Excavated Ground Management

Float-Sink and Washability Testing

Flowsheet Development

Food Radioactivity Testing

Aerial View of a Forest During Fall

FSC™ Forest Management Certification

Good Environmental Practices

Good Spa Practices

Green Building

Groundwater and Hydrogeological Studies

High Density Sludge (HDS) Process

Hospitality Services

Hydraulic Conductivity

Indoor Environmental Quality

Industrial and Waste Water Studies

ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14064 – Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Verification

ISO 14067 - Carbon Footprint

Business Colleagues Discussing a Project

ISO 22301 - Certification - Business Continuity Management

ISO 26000 - Guidance on Social Responsibility (Performance Assessment and Training)

ISO 26000 – Performance Assessment – Social Responsibility

Construction Worker Wearing Safety Harness

ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)

ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems – Awareness Training

Laboratory Analyses

Landfill Management Studies

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification

OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Audit & Certification

PANDA Type Tests

PAS 2050 - Carbon Footprint

Pavement Engineering

Pilot Plant Reviews

Plate Loading Tests

Process Audit and Optimization

Qualicert - Service Quality Certification

Refractory Gold

Repack of Dangerous Waste Products

Rheology and Slurry Flow

SA 8000 - Social Accountability Certification

Safety Studies

SMETA Audits

SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) Air

Social Responsibility Audits

Soil and Sediment Sampling

Solvent Extraction and Electrowinning

Specialty Electronics Recycling

Surface Water Studies

Tailings Services

Thiosulphate Leaching


UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (UK CRC)

Voluntary Activities and Other Schemes

Waste Care

Waste Water Purification Studies

Water Treatment Services

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SGS can help you to realize the cost savings related to increased efficiency and recovery gains as a result of taking sustainability into account from the start of your process design. From the outset, we design your processing flowsheet to be sustainable as opposed to recommending “end-of-pipe” strategies. Our green process design services include:

  • Variability testing
  • Bench scale review & testing
  • Custom process design
  • Float-sink / washability testing
  • Cyanide destruction and thiosulfate leaching
  • Neutralization and precipitation technologies
  • Process water recycling
  • Water treatment services and high density sludge precipitation
  • Acid rock drainage predictive testing
  • Strategies for recycling high tech goods such as solar panels
  • Mineral, metal and phase separation strategies
  • Process audit and optimization

SGS’s internal environmental policy insists that sustainable environmental practices are given top priority. SGS is a co-signee to the CIM Environmental Policy Statement, which promotes environmentally sustainable operations in the mining and exploration industries. Contact SGS to work with a partner that understands your need for sustainable industrial process development and gives you options.

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