As society becomes increasingly concerned by the impact of asbestos, we strengthen our portfolio by expanding our services related to asbestos detection and testing. As a result, asbestos services now make up 10% of the Environment, Health and Safety global portfolio, up from 3% five years ago.
This growth has been achieved through an acquisition and investment strategy. For instance, in the acquiring of MIS Environmental, LabTox and Search Group, SGS has strengthened its portfolio and footprint in key markets, giving us a leading position in asbestos research and management. SGS’s extensive network and local knowledge mean that we are one of the few players in this field that can take a genuinely global approach to supporting customers. As the asbestos market is expected to grow for the next two decades, SGS will continue to develop its services through acquisitions and greenfield startups around the world.
SGS Search Director, Environmental, Health and Safety