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SGS Receives SEAL 2019 Business Sustainability Award (BSA)

February 28, 2020

SGS has been selected as one of the 50 most sustainable companies worldwide by the 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards.

The winners of the Organizational Impact category of the SEAL Award, announced today, have been selected combining two premier Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data sets: the CDP A-list and the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

SGS has been recently included in the CDP A-list for climate change and was named Industry Leader at the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe for the sixth consecutive year. SGS has been included in this selection of companies committed to sustainability along with global brands like Unilever, Adobe, Abbott Laboratories, Hilton, Cisco, Pirelli, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Nestlé.

This award highlights SGS’s commitment to integrating sustainability along the value chain and creating value for all stakeholders and for society. “We are honored to be included in this selection of the 50 most sustainable companies. It showcases our leadership and reflects that we are taking tangible action across all ESG dimensions,” said Paula Ordoñez, SGS Global Head of Corporate Sustainability.

About the SEAL Awards

The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards is an awards-driven environmental advocacy organization. SEAL’s core beliefs maintain that environmental progress requires true leadership and sustainability leaders deserve recognition.

The SEAL Awards organizational pillars are:

  • Sustainability Awards – honor the most sustainable companies in the world 
  • Environmental Journalism Awards –past winners include journalists from Guardian, New York Times and Vox
  • Impact Projects – such as our campaign to get Yelp to better highlight sustainable restaurants 
  • Environmental Research Grants

Read more about sustainability at SGS.

For further information, please contact:

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

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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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