SGS is very pleased to announce that its commercial geochemical analytical laboratories in Ghana (Tarkwa), Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou) and Mali (Bamako) are officially recognized by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) for meeting the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests for the minerals industry. Conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standard demonstrates technical competency for a defined scope of tests and the operation of an appropriate laboratory quality management system. This successful achievement is evidence of SGS’s continued commitment to deliver the highest quality data to its clients and to maintain its global leadership in the field of analytical geochemistry and laboratory quality systems design and implementation.

The laboratories are strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals industry in West Africa. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide unparalleled analytical services for exploration, mine development and commercial trade. The laboratories form a key part of SGS’s unmatched global network of laboratories and function as a gateway to other SGS services. Through its laboratories in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali, SGS supports its client’s exploration and mining efforts as a strategic partner and independent analytical advisor.

Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of integrated services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit SGS Mining.

For more information, please contact:

Evgueni Terentiev
Business Manager (Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)
SGS Minerals Services
14 Ridge Road, Roman Ridge
P.O. Box 732
Accra, Ghana
t: + 233 (0) 302 773 994

Firmin Bado
Business Manager (Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea)
SGS Minerals Services
Zone Industrielle Sotuba
Rue 948, Porte 40, BPE 2514
Bamako, Mali
t: +223 20 21 16 07

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

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