SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. They are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, they operate a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.
Established in 1878, SGS transformed grain trading in Europe by offering innovative agricultural inspection services. The Company was registered in Geneva as Société Générale de Surveillance in 1919. Shares were first listed on (SWX) Swiss Exchange in 1985. Since 2001, they have only one class of shares consisting of registered shares.
From their beginnings in 1878 as a grain inspection house, they have steadily grown into their role as the industry leader. They have done this through continual improvement and innovation and through supporting their customers’ operations by reducing risk and improving productivity.