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As part of SGS’s broader strategic focus, we have identified a number of sustainability goals that we are working toward until 2020. These are laid out below.

Professional Excellence

  • Link management incentive plan to sustainability
  • Deliver measurable sustainable value to society


  • Maintain natural turnover rate at no more than 15%*
  • 30% of leadership positions will be held by women
  • Reduce our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) by 50%**


  • Reduce our annual CO2 emissions (per FTE) by 20%**
  • Reduce our annual CO2 emissions (by revenue) by 20%**


  • Increase our investment in communities around the world by 30%**, with a focus on volunteering

*Adjusted from 10% to 15% to provide a more realistic target for our industry based on market studies and external ratings benchmarks

**Against a 2014 baseline