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Quality InsightsJuly 21, 2023

Want to know your organization’s ESG maturity level? Discover this and more through our ESG health check.

Why ESG, why now?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are becoming more meaningful to an increasing number of consumers, especially millennials and Generation Z/iGens.

These stakeholders, alongside investors, employees and society in general, demand that companies go beyond mere compliance with legal requirements and, instead, have a positive impact that reflects a true commitment to sustainability leadership.

Increased investor focus and regulations

ESG criteria are an increasingly popular way for investors to evaluate companies in which they might invest. These criteria can help them avoid companies that pose a greater financial risk due to areas like environmental malpractices.

ESG regulation is also continuing to tighten around the world, from the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirming a greater focus on climate-related risks.

A snapshot and evaluation

If you are unsure of your current ESG maturity level, why not book yourself an ESG health check?

No matter your company size or type, our ESG health check can provide a snapshot and simple evaluation of your current state concerning ESG criteria in your sector. This helps you to understand your ESG performance and that of your suppliers, and prepare for improvements.

An ESG health check provides an overview of your status by checking:

  • What is being managed already?
  • Are the fundamentals and a framework in place?
  • What is missing?
  • What are the current policies and management processes?

We will also interview individuals in leadership roles for their perspectives and conduct an on-site tour to assess the implementation of management processes.

What happens afterward?

Following our checks, you will receive a status report identifying strengths and weaknesses, based on your sector’s ESG criteria and framework.

Depending on your goals, we have a full suite of ESG services to improve your performance and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability.

Other services for success

ESG training

Whether you are new to ESG or have a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve, SGS Academy offers ESG courses to help you get started or enhance your journey.

ESG gap analysis

Organizations implementing ESG strategies must understand their ESG performance in full for continuous improvement.

ESG gap analysis can help you continuously meet your stakeholders’ ESG requirements and expectations.

ESG disclosures and sustainability report assurance (SRA)

Disclosing and reporting your ESG performance demonstrates your commitment to sustainability.

ESG Disclosures and SRA provide you with third-party verification of ESG information for a more consistent and accurate disclosure.

ESG KPI verification and assurance

Organizations implementing ESG strategies must measure their ESG KPIs for compliance and due diligence purposes.

ESG KPI verification and assurance can help you to validate the metrics and targets set, as part of your KPI disclosures, even helping to reduce your borrowing cost through sustainability-linked finance.

ESG certification

Make ESG the cornerstone of the way you do business, showing your commitment to sustainability.

Our audit follows international and local ESG standards, regulations and relevant management systems.

30+ years of sustainability experience

We have been a leader in sustainability and ESG services for over 30 years.

With expertise in all major industries, we understand each sector’s pain points and have the technical expertise and logistical capabilities to ensure realistic sustainability outcomes.

Our ESG services can help you to mitigate supply chain risks, implement better processes, address stakeholder concerns and accomplish sustainability goals.

Leveraging our compliance, verification and training expertise, we create solutions tailored to your requirements, including support with achieving and reporting on the UN SDGs.

Global technical expertise and network

With more than 97,000 employees and a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories around the world, we offer high-level support to clients who are addressing local, national and international sustainability risks.

Our experts offer comprehensive technical support while understanding the local language, standards and customs, making it easier for companies to facilitate local and global projects.

Consistency of service and execution

We deliver consistent results with excellent customer service and support. Our clients receive end-to-end support, from contract to report, and gain peace of mind through services delivered with integrity.

Services portfolio

Integrated solutions allow us to operate as a single vendor, covering all client types and ESG areas. Our holistic service packages are tailored to meet your needs and not general industry demands.

Follow the leader

We have implemented many of the solutions mentioned within our organization, delivering meaningful change, performance improvements and a stronger brand.

Our sustainability leadership is based on a robust commitment to creating value for our stakeholders and wider society. As one of the world’s most sustainable companies, we are building on our expertise and extensive experience working with customers worldwide to provide best-in-class sustainability solutions.

As a purpose-driven company, we want to add long-term value to society across our whole value chain. We are committed to using our scale and expertise to spread positive impacts beyond our company, as well as accompany clients on their journeys toward value creation.

Our approach to sustainability

Sustainability is one of our business principles – it is embedded in our culture and the way we do business.

For more information, visit our ESG services, or speak with your local SGS representative.

For further information, please contact:

Jason Hulbert
Associate Marketing Manager
t: +44 7912 426878

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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