SGS is pleased to announce that our Minerals laboratory in Ankara, Turkey has successfully achieved certification to ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001. ISO 9001:2008 certification indicates conformance to the requirements of the Quality Management Standard for Quality Management Systems. The OHSAS 18001 certification measures conformance to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series for Health and Safety Management Systems.

The new 11,000 square foot facility is set up to provide geochemical and trade analysis related to chrome and manganese ores and forms a key part of our global geochemistry expansion program and our unmatched global network of laboratories. This certification to ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001 demonstrates SGS’ commitment to quality and health and safety management. The Ankara laboratory joins our extensive network of accredited laboratories which can be found at Mining Quality. The Ankara laboratory also functions as a gateway to other SGS services.

For more information, please contact:

Emre Ekizoglu
Minerals Division Business Manager
SGS Supervise Gozetme Etud Kontrol Servisleri A.S.
Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. Gecit Sok. No.10
Kat: 1-2-3-4 Sisli 34381 Istanbul – Turkey
t: +90 212 368 40 42
Mobile: +90 533 205 66 53

Russ Calow
Vice President Global Geochemistry
SGS Minerals Services
PO Box 4300, 185 Concession Street
Lakefield, ON, Canada  K0L 2H0
t: + 1 (705) 652 2018
Mobile: + 1 (705) 772 1338


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