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Why This Is Important To SGS

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Climate change is one of the most important environmental issues of our time. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), more aggressive energy policies and technologies are needed to slow growth in CO2 emissions. These alone will not be enough to limit warming below the 2oC threshold recognized as limiting the worst impacts of climate change. Affordable renewable technologies as well as lower carbon technologies – including nuclear energy, carbon capture and storage and electric vehicles – will be necessary to put the world on a lower carbon trajectory.

As a global company, we are concerned about the potential impacts of climate change on the regions and communities in which we operate. Although our industry, relative to others, is not a major emitter of greenhouse gases, our employees, customers and other stakeholders expect SGS to show leadership on climate change, both in terms of our own energy consumption and by helping our customers and suppliers to reduce their emissions. We recognize that ambitious action on climate change is necessary and that companies must play an active role in bringing solutions to the table which support the global economy and the global climate agenda. Our commitment to climate action saw SGS being involved in several key collaborative processes as part of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015, aimed at helping to inform progress toward a universal, ambitious and balanced climate agreement.

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