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SGS Receives EcoVadis Gold Rating for the Fourth Consecutive Year

January 24, 2019

SGS is pleased to announce that it has received a Gold rating from EcoVadis.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has been identified as Gold regarding its approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) management.

SGS is in the top 5% performers evaluated by EcoVadis and received the highest score within the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry (with a result of 80 points out of 100 compared to the general average score of 42.2 points).

“This gold rating is a recognition of our company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and to creating value to society through its direct operations, services and supply chain,” says Daniel Rüfenacht, Group Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability.

The EcoVadis rating methodology assesses how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business. SGS was assessed by independent experts based on its approach to sustainability management regarding four themes: environment, labor practices & human rights, fair business practices, and sustainable procurement.

SGS 2017 Sustainability Report >

For further information, please contact:

Daniel Rüfenacht
Group Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability
t: +41 78 656 94 59

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. More than 45,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners. Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become a trusted partner for procurement teams in more than 300 leading multinational organizations worldwide, including Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Salesforce, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nokia, L’Oréal, Bayer, Subway/IPC, Heineken, ING Bank, Air France-KLM, Centrica/British Gas, BASF and Merck.

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 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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