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Why This Is Important to SGS

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Operational Integrity was identified by SGS stakeholders as being a material issue for the Company, as defined in our 2016 Business Materiality Matrix. 

Operational Integrity (OI) is the term we use to describe our health, safety and environmental management approach. With more than 90,000 people working for us, we are committed to keeping them safe, healthy and well. At SGS, we have a clear strategic ambition to lead our industry with best-in-class standards on safety, health and the environment. This ambition is championed by our leadership team and is enshrined in the SGS Code of Integrity, the new SGS Business Principles and our revised SGS Health, Safety and Environment Policy Statement.

Our Sustainability Ambitions 2020 include goals to reduce our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and our Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) by 50%, based on a 2014 baseline. Striving for zero incidents demands a global safety culture that is based on a continuous commitment to making personal and co-worker safety an integral part of everyday working lives. We are building this culture through a redefined OI strategy based on seven pillars, which is underpinned by a Group-wide operational integrity management system (OIMS) that is aligned to internationally recognized standards on health, safety and environment. We also deploy core programs linked to OI training and awareness, industrial hygiene, hazard identification and risk assessments.

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