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Strategic Review of Environment, Health & Safety Operations in France

July 04, 2018

Following a strategic dashboard review of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) operations in France, SGS has decided to divest its stack emission activity (part of its air monitoring business) operating out of two sites in Evry (Paris region) and Brive-la-Gaillarde (center).

In the future, the Group will continue to offer air testing services in France out of its laboratory in Evry as well as offering industrial hygiene services on a nationwide basis. The rest of EHS services in France (soil, water, asbestos testing and monitoring) will not be affected by this strategic review. 

As a result of the review, effective June 29, 2018, SGS has sold part of its EHS air operations in France to Entime, a French environmental monitoring company, headquartered in Armentières. SGS and Entime will enter a partnership through which stack emission monitoring will continue to be offered by Entime and SGS will retain the laboratory portion of the projects, so that SGS can continue to service customers working with SGS globally on air emission matters.

SGS remains committed to growing its EHS division in France in the coming years and currently offers the largest network of emission monitoring and environmental testing capabilities in the world. 

For further information, please contact:

Toby Reeks
SVP – Investor Relations
t: +41 22 739 91 11

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