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Our Green Book shows that in 2013 our investment in local communities increased by 8.9% to CHF 368,000 in trend countries.


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  • Progress Against Targets

    Target Achieved? Progress in 2013
    100% of community projects and investments aligned to SGS Group Community Policy and Guidelines In progress Our investment in community increased by 8.9% to CHF 368,000. 56% of the 84 global projects covered by our community survey are aligned to the Millennium Development Goals

  • Performance on Our Commitments for 2013

    Commitment for 2013 Achieved? Progress in 2013 Commitment for 2014
    Launch a carbon reduction program and encourage community projects linked to climate change Not achieved We have investigated possibilities for local carbon reduction projects We will select and invest in local microcredit projects linked to carbon reduction from 2014
    Expand the scope of our community impact survey Not achieved 84 projects were covered in the survey in 2013 versus 117 in 2012 We will work to increase the response rate to the community survey. We will explore the possibility for the community survey to be adapted to provide inputs to our materiality assessment of local affiliates

  • Our Commitments

    • Select and invest in local microcredit projects linked to carbon reduction in 2014
    • Improve our mechanisms for assessing the impacts of community projects in 2014
    • Improve our response mechanisms for disaster relief in 2014