Hundreds of cetaceans, turtles and seabirds with severe injuries or disease can be found along the entire coastline of Barcelona. Most of their suffering has been caused by interaction with humans.

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, 28 SGS employees and their families will be helping to recover and reintroduce members of endangered marine species to their natural habitats along the coast.

They will be working with the Marine Animal Recovery Center (CRAM) in El Prat de LLobregat in Barcelona, where diseased and injured marine animals are treated and recovered.

By volunteering, the employees will be devoting their personal time to helping sea life and learning how it can be better protected. This is in in line with our Sustainability Ambition 2020 of increasing our investment in communities around the world.

We will also be working towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

About CRAM

The CRAM Foundation is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the marine environment. Its fundamental objectives are research, recovery and the protection of marine ecosystems and the species that inhabit them. CRAM has carried out more than 50 scientific projects aimed at achieving the full recovery of marine ecosystems and the rest of the living beings that depend on them.

For further information, please contact:

Pilar Codina
CSR Manager Spain
t: +34 661 605 629

About SGS

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 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.