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SGS S.A.

SGS (formerly Société Générale de Surveillance (French for General Society of Surveillance)) is a Swiss multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. It has more than 93,000 employees and operates over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide. It ranked on Forbes Global 2000 in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021.

SGS
TypeCorporation
SIX: SGSN
IndustryQuality
Founded1878
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Key people
Calvin Grieder (Chairman)
Frankie Ng (CEO)
Dominik de Daniel (CFO)
ServicesTesting, inspection, certification
RevenueCHF 5.6 billion (2020)
CHF 505 million (2020)
Total assetsCHF 6.908 billion (end 2020)
Total equityCHF 1.134 billion (end 2020)
Number of employees
93,000 (2021)
Websitewww.sgs.com

The core services offered by SGS include the inspection and verification of the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods, the testing of product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards, and to make sure that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments, standardization bodies or by SGS customers.

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International traders in London, including those from France, Germany and the Netherlands, the Baltic, Hungary, the Mediterranean and the United States, founded the London Corn Trade Association in 1878 in order to standardize shipping documents for exporting nations and to clarify procedures and disputes relating to the quality of imported grain.

In the same year, SGS was founded in Rouen, France, by Henri Goldstuck, a young Latvian immigrant who, having seen the opportunities at one of the country’s largest ports, began to inspect French grain shipments. With the aid of Captain Maxwell Shafftington, he borrowed money from an Austrian friend to start inspecting the shipments arriving in Rouen as, during transit, losses showed in the volume of grain as a result of shrinkage and theft. The service inspected and verified the quantity and quality of the grain on arrival with the importer.

Business grew rapidly; the two entrepreneurs went into business together in December 1878 and, within a year, had opened offices in Le Havre, Dunkirk and Marseilles.

In 1915, during the First World War, the company moved its headquarters from Paris to Geneva, Switzerland and on July 19, 1919 the company adopted the name Société Générale de Surveillance.

During the mid-20th century, SGS started offering inspection, testing and verification services across a variety of sectors, including industrial, minerals and oil, gas and chemicals, among others. In 1981, the company went public and in 1985 joined the Swiss Market Index.

The company works in the following industries: agriculture and food, chemical, construction, consumer goods and retail, energy, finance, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, logistics, mining, oil and gas, public sector and transportation.

  • Ranked by Forbes in 2017 as a Top Multinational Performer and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.
  • Named Professional Services industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe for six consecutive years between 2014-2019, receiving a score of 83/100, in comparison to the sector average of 38/100.
  • In 2015, KPMG ranked the company's Code of Integrity in the top ten among Swiss companies. The company also joined RE100, a global group of companies convened by The Climate Group and Carbon Disclosure Project that aims to generate their energy fully from renewable sources.
  1. Hermann Simon mentioned this company in his correspondent book as an example of a "Hidden Champion" (Simon, Hermann: Hidden Champions of the 21st Century : Success Strategies of unknown World Market Leaders. London: Springer, 2009. - ISBN 978-0-387-98147-5. P. 10).
  1. "SGS 2020 Full Year Results"(PDF). SGS. Retrieved28 January 2021.
  2. "SGS 2021 Half Year Results"(PDF). SGS. Retrieved19 July 2021.
  3. "China Takes Lead On The 2015 Global 2000". Forbes. Retrieved3 December 2015.
  4. "The World's Biggest Public Companies list". Forbes. Retrieved23 January 2017.
  5. "Forbes World's Biggest Public Companies 2017 ranking". Forbes. Retrieved24 May 2017.
  6. "Forbes 2020". Kaggle. Retrieved25 September 2021.
  7. "The World's Largest Public Companies". Forbes. Retrieved24 September 2021.
  8. "SGS - E- Story". www.swiss-ships.ch. Retrieved3 December 2015.
  9. "Forbes Top Multinational Performers". Forbes. Retrieved23 January 2017.
  10. "The World's Most Innovative Companies". Forbes. Retrieved5 September 2017.
  11. "DJSI Industry Leader: Professional Services"(PDF). S&P Global. Retrieved24 September 2021.
  12. "The 2019 Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results". Finch & Beak Consulting. Retrieved24 September 2021.
  13. SGS [@SGS_SA] (17 September 2019). "Thanks to our employees for their contribution to making SGS industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index! bit.ly/2kOPD6x #DJSI" (Tweet). Retrieved24 September 2021 – via Twitter.
  14. "Swiss Codes of Conduct Benchmark"(PDF). 17 April 2015.
  15. "World's Leading Companies Join Campaign for 100% renewable power -". REI Group. Retrieved3 December 2015.

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SGS S.A.
SGS S A Language Watch Edit SGS formerly Societe Generale de Surveillance French for General Society of Surveillance is a Swiss multinational company headquartered in Geneva Switzerland which provides inspection verification testing and certification services It has more than 93 000 employees and operates over 2 600 offices and laboratories worldwide 2 It ranked on Forbes Global 2000 in 2015 3 2016 4 2017 5 2020 6 and 2021 7 SGSTypeCorporationTraded asSIX SGSNIndustryQualityFounded1878HeadquartersGeneva SwitzerlandKey peopleCalvin Grieder Chairman Frankie Ng CEO Dominik de Daniel CFO ServicesTesting inspection certificationRevenueCHF 5 6 billion 2020 1 Net incomeCHF 505 million 2020 1 Total assetsCHF 6 908 billion end 2020 1 Total equityCHF 1 134 billion end 2020 1 Number of employees93 000 2021 2 Websitewww sgs com The core services offered by SGS include the inspection and verification of the quantity weight and quality of traded goods the testing of product quality and performance against various health safety and regulatory standards and to make sure that products systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments standardization bodies or by SGS customers a Contents 1 History 2 Operations 3 Awards and recognition 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory EditInternational traders in London including those from France Germany and the Netherlands the Baltic Hungary the Mediterranean and the United States founded the London Corn Trade Association in 1878 in order to standardize shipping documents for exporting nations and to clarify procedures and disputes relating to the quality of imported grain In the same year SGS was founded in Rouen France by Henri Goldstuck a young Latvian immigrant who having seen the opportunities at one of the country s largest ports began to inspect French grain shipments 8 With the aid of Captain Maxwell Shafftington he borrowed money from an Austrian friend to start inspecting the shipments arriving in Rouen as during transit losses showed in the volume of grain as a result of shrinkage and theft The service inspected and verified the quantity and quality of the grain on arrival with the importer Business grew rapidly the two entrepreneurs went into business together in December 1878 and within a year had opened offices in Le Havre Dunkirk and Marseilles In 1915 during the First World War the company moved its headquarters from Paris to Geneva Switzerland and on July 19 1919 the company adopted the name Societe Generale de Surveillance During the mid 20th century SGS started offering inspection testing and verification services across a variety of sectors including industrial minerals and oil gas and chemicals among others In 1981 the company went public and in 1985 joined the Swiss Market Index Operations EditThe company works in the following industries agriculture and food chemical construction consumer goods and retail energy finance industrial manufacturing life sciences logistics mining oil and gas public sector and transportation Awards and recognition EditRanked by Forbes in 2017 as a Top Multinational Performer 9 and one of the World s Most Innovative Companies 10 Named Professional Services industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe for six consecutive years between 2014 2019 receiving a score of 83 100 in comparison to the sector average of 38 100 11 12 13 In 2015 KPMG ranked the company s Code of Integrity in the top ten among Swiss companies 14 The company also joined RE100 a global group of companies convened by The Climate Group and Carbon Disclosure Project that aims to generate their energy fully from renewable sources 15 Notes Edit Hermann Simon mentioned this company in his correspondent book as an example of a Hidden Champion Simon Hermann Hidden Champions of the 21st Century Success Strategies of unknown World Market Leaders London Springer 2009 ISBN 978 0 387 98147 5 P 10 References Edit a b c d SGS 2020 Full Year Results PDF SGS Retrieved 28 January 2021 a b SGS 2021 Half Year Results PDF SGS Retrieved 19 July 2021 China Takes Lead On The 2015 Global 2000 Forbes Retrieved 3 December 2015 The World s Biggest Public Companies list Forbes Retrieved 23 January 2017 Forbes World s Biggest Public Companies 2017 ranking Forbes Retrieved 24 May 2017 Forbes 2020 Kaggle Retrieved 25 September 2021 The World s Largest Public Companies Forbes Retrieved 24 September 2021 SGS E Story www swiss ships ch Retrieved 3 December 2015 Forbes Top Multinational Performers Forbes Retrieved 23 January 2017 The World s Most Innovative Companies Forbes Retrieved 5 September 2017 DJSI Industry Leader Professional Services PDF S amp P Global Retrieved 24 September 2021 The 2019 Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results Finch amp Beak Consulting Retrieved 24 September 2021 SGS SGS SA 17 September 2019 Thanks to our employees for their contribution to making SGS industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index bit ly 2kOPD6x DJSI Tweet Retrieved 24 September 2021 via Twitter Swiss Codes of Conduct Benchmark PDF 17 April 2015 World s Leading Companies Join Campaign for 100 renewable power REI Group Retrieved 3 December 2015 External links EditOfficial website Offiicial website India Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title SGS S A amp oldid 1051813113, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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