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Following a strategic review of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) operations in South Africa due to the oil, gas and mining downturn, SGS has decided to divest its stack emission and environmental laboratory activity operating out of Randburg, Johannesburg.

In the future, the group will service the South African market from its European laboratory network. However, SGS will continue to offer dust monitoring as part of its South African portfolio of services, mainly out of Durban.

Effective October 1, 2016, SGS has therefore transferred part of its EHS operations in South Africa to Skyside, a South African monitoring company.

SGS remains committed to growing its EHS division in the rest of Africa and currently offers the largest network of emission monitoring and environmental testing capabilities in the region.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00
www.sgs.com

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.