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We are aware that our various stakeholders are interested in different information from our Sustainability Report. Since 2013, we have been evolving our approach to reporting to increase the readership of the Sustainability Report and to help us cover the depth of content required for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) ‘G4’ Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. This online Sustainability Report covers our management approach, performance data and future commitments in detail, while our shorter 2014 Sustainability Review document includes selected case studies on a range of initiatives during 2014. Please let us know your thoughts on our Report this year by completing our short Feedback Survey.

This webpage includes information on “G4” General Standard Disclosures G4-17, G4-18 and G4-23. See Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for further details on the alignment of the Sustainability Report to “G4”.

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  • Reporting Scope

    The scope of the Report covers all regions and business lines of the SGS Group for the 2014 calendar year (see pages 152-155 of the Annual Report for a full listing of affiliates). Unless stated otherwise, our data reporting scope is limited to trend countries to enable us to confidently report on accurate and reliable performance data. For proprietary reasons, we do not name our trend countries. We are working to extend the scope of trend countries so that next year we will be able to report on data representing around 90% of Group revenue and 90% of headcount.

  • Reporting Standards

    We strive to produce a report that is fair, transparent and balanced, and meets the needs of our stakeholders. This report has been developed using the AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard and the Global Reporting Initiative’s ‘G4’ guidance to help us identify, prioritize and respond to sustainability challenges, and facilitate comparison with other organizations. For the second year running, we have prepared our Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s ‘G4-Comprehensive’ Guidelines – see Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for more details.