SGS IN BRIEF
Wherever you are in the world, in whatever industry, you can rely on our international teams of experts to provide specialized solutions to make your business faster, simpler and more efficient.
We partner with you to offer independent services that will help you reduce risk, streamline your processes and operate in a more sustainable manner.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.
Our core services can be divided into four categories:
We are constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Our independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.
As well as delivering services that promote sustainable development, our values also show a commitment to corporate sustainability. For us, sustainability is about managing a long-term profitable business while taking into account all the positive and negative environmental, social and economic effects we have on society. You can find out more about our sustainability policies and program in our Corporate Sustainability section.
We aim to be the most competitive and the most productive service organization in the world. Our core competencies in inspection, verification, testing and certification are being continuously improved to be best-in-class. They are at the heart of what we are. Our chosen markets will be solely determined by our ability to be the most competitive and to consistently deliver unequalled service to our customers all over the world.
We seek to be epitomized by our passion, integrity, entrepreneurialism and our innovative spirit, as we continually strive to fulfill our vision. These values guide us in all that we do and are the bedrock upon which our organization is built.
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, we have only one class of shares consisting of registered shares.
From our beginnings in 1878 as a grain inspection house, we have steadily grown into our role as the industry leader. We have done this through continual improvement and innovation and through supporting our customers’ operations by reducing risk and improving productivity.
EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE
As a global business, our ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world is critical to our business success and long-term sustainability.
At SGS, we focus on finding the right person for the right job. In addition, we look at the needs of each individual, to help create the conditions that foster innovation and maximize potential. To this end, we encourage our people to work across many different functions, geographies and cultures throughout their careers.
Beyond personal development we also encourage all our staff to engage with the business, and buy-in to their goals, ambitions and corporate values in a way that will inspire them to want to drive the business forward proactively and generate success.
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MEET OUR PEOPLE
Brimming with passion and energy, our employees know that what we do is important and that our work has an impact on people’s everyday lives.
Across our business, the services we deliver have a direct impact on millions of people.
You could be part of the team that tests for clean water in a remote African village. You could verify that beef can be consumed safely and without worry in Brazil. Maybe you will test the seeds for farmers in America, helping them to get the highest possible yield of disease-resistant crops. And no matter whether you’re on the frontline in one of our labs, or in a supporting or corporate role, you’ll be part of a business that touches every aspect of daily life.
Don’t just take our word for it. See what our employees have to say about working for us.
I have been working at SGS full-time
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Start at low hourly pay
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Keep it up
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at SGS in December 2017.
I was interviewed for the position of Learning and Development Specialist with SGS. An employee at SGS contacted me for a video interview through an app called Zoom. I selected a time that I was available and shared my availability. I completed the interview and was contacted two days later. Although I was not offered a position, I am thankful for the opportunity and experience.
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