Skip to Menu Skip to Search Contact Us Skip to Content
US Flag

You are accessing SGS’s website from the USA.

Visit the US website instead

Stay on the global website and remember my choice

GRI Content: G4-10, G4-LA1, G4-LA12

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 5, Goal 8

The content of this webpage has been verified and assured.

  • Talent Acquisition

    • During 2016, over 17,000 positions were filled by internal candidates or external people. Our headcount increased by 5.9% from 85,000 to 90,000
    • Employee natural turnover increased by 5% to 12.1%
      Graph Natural Turnover

  • Talent Development

    • In 2016, training hours decreased by 5.9% against 2015 to 2.5 million hours
      Graph Training Ratio

  • Performance Management

    In 2016, 61% of employees completed performance evaluations, compared to 67% in 2015.

  • Remuneration

    • In 2016, SGS paid CHF 3,009 million in salaries and wages

  • Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

    • In 2016, 28% of our employees were covered by collective bargaining agreements
    • Our sickness absence rate for 2016 increased by 3% to 1.48% 

  • Diversity

    Female Male Employees Graph 

    • Our equal opportunity ratio of female/male managers as a proportion of female/male employees is broadly unchanged at 0.88 from 0.87 in 2015. 
      Equal Opportunity Ratio Graph
    • The number of women in leadership roles up to three levels below the CEO, or "CEO -3" was 413, representing 26% of all CEO -3 management positions occupied by both women and men.
      Highlight Women Leadership Positions Graph