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In 2014, production of hazardous waste has decreased by approximately 6.2% and non-hazardous waste by 9.7% mainly due to the implementation of better waste management systems and OIMS.


We track paper consumption through our Green Book. For 2014, paper purchasing accounted for 1.7% of our environmental costs.


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  • 2014 Progress Against Targets

    Target Status Progress in 2014
    Complete waste inventory and reduction plan for SGS operations On track

    In 2014, the generation of hazardous waste from our operations has decreased by approximately 6.2% and non-hazardous waste by 9.7% against 2013.


    The Africa and Eastern Europe & the Middle East regions have begun implementation of our Waste Management and Minimization Standard, as part of the global roll-out of our Operational Integrity management system

  • Performance on Our Commitments for 2014

    Commitments for 2014 Status Progress in 2014
    Further support the in-country programs, sharing best practices and providing further guidance and communications on waste management On track See Progress Against Target
    Further roll-out of the Waste Management and Minimization process alongside the Operational Integrity Management System in 2014 On track
    Improve our data collection on waste in 2014 and 2015, including new KPIs on the final disposal of waste and recycling levels On track