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SGS United Kingdom Ltd

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Originally founded in 1878 in Rouen as a French grain shipment inspection house, the Company was registered in Geneva as Société Générale de Surveillance in 1919. Shares of SGS were first listed on the Swiss Exchange (SWX) in 1985. Since 2001, SGS has only one class of shares consisting of registered shares.

The core services offered by SGS can be divided into three categories:

Inspection Services. SGS inspects and verifies the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods. Inspection typically takes place at the manufacturer's supplier's premises or at time of loading or at destination during discharge/off-loading.

Testing Services. SGS tests product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards. SGS operates state of the art laboratories on or close to customers premises.

Certification Services. SGS certifies that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments (e.g. GOST R), standardisation bodies (e.g. ISO 9000) or by SGS customers. SGS also develops and certifies its own standards.


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ISO 9001:2015 Quality

ISO 9001:2015 Quality

Stand out from the competition with ISO 9001:2015 certification with an audit against this internationally-recognised quality management system (QMS) ...

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ISO 14001:2015 Environmental

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental

How can you demonstrate environmental responsibility? Customers, consumers and shareholders are increasingly demanding environmentally responsible pr...

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ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety

ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety

Demonstrate your commitment to occupational health & safety. More and more organisations are concerned about demonstrating their commitment to occupa...

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ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems

ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems

Comply with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard to easily improve energy performance, cut costs and both meet and exceed customer expectat...

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ISO 27001:2013 Information Security

ISO 27001:2013 Information Security

With ISO 27001:2013 you can demonstrate to existing and potential customers, suppliers and shareholders the integrity of your data and systems and you...

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Quality Training Courses

Quality Training Courses

Ensuring the quality of your services and products is essential, whatever your industry or sector, to maintain customer loyalty Additionally, your or...

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Specialised Training Courses

Specialised Training Courses

Our training solutions are developed by subject matter experts to help organisations and individuals improve personal competence and skills – core ena...

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AS 9100 Aerospace

AS 9100 Aerospace

Demonstrate your commitment to quality in the aerospace industry. The universally adopted AS 9100 Quality Management Systems for the Aerospace Indust...

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BRC Food Standard

BRC Food Standard

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certification from SGS – comply with this standard for due diligence and supplier approval. Achieving certificati...

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BRC Storage & Distribution

BRC Storage & Distribution

BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution certification from SGS demonstrates compliance and competence to this GFSI recognised standard. Our ...

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Business Enhancement audits

Business Enhancement audits

Ensuring the quality levels of your service and adhering to your codes of practice. There are many possible contact points between your company and y...

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CE-Marking

CE-Marking

CE-marking services from SGS – meet the compulsory product safety directives you need to trade in the EU with effective conformity assessment services...

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Corporate Responsibility and Services

Corporate Responsibility and Services

Independent assurance of reports against international standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the AA 1000 Accountability Princip...

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Environmental Training Courses

Environmental Training Courses

Environmental training from SGS – a range of courses to help you improve sustainability and meet your environmental obligations. Today, the environme...

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Food Safety Training Courses

Food Safety Training Courses

Food and food safety training from SGS – develop the skills, knowledge and certifications you need to meet the high standards of the food industry. T...

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FSSC 22000 Food Safety

FSSC 22000 Food Safety

FSSC 22000 food safety systems certification and auditing from SGS enables you to sell your organisation’s food products with confidence. FSSC 22000 ...

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Health & Safety Training courses

Health & Safety Training courses

To ensure health and safety across your organisation, you need to implement, integrate and audit your health and safety management systems carefully a...

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Information Security Training Courses

Information Security Training Courses

Our information technology (IT) training helps to ensure your organisation can meet the requirements of leading industry standards, such as Informatio...

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Integrated Management Systems Certification

Integrated Management Systems Certification

Ideally, you should have an Integrated Management System that runs your organisation and addresses all of your objectives at once, whatever they may b...

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Integrated Management Systems Training Courses

Integrated Management Systems Training Courses

SGS recognise the interdependence of ISO standards and the need to avoid unnecessary duplication between audit systems. This training is designed to ...

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ISO/TS 16949 Automotive

ISO/TS 16949 Automotive

Become a world-class automotive supplier with ISO/TS 16949 audit, certification and training services from SGS Assessment of your compliance to the I...

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SA 8000 Social Accountability

SA 8000 Social Accountability

Adverse publicity, especially surrounding social issues and the communities you work in, can cause reputational damage that can affect sales and profi...

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Social and Ethical Training Courses

Social and Ethical Training Courses

Social responsibility training from SGS – improve your social responsibility credentials with professional training Social issues can have a major ef...

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Sustainability Report Assurance

Sustainability Report Assurance

Following the increase in corporate responsibility reporting, there is now added pressure from investors, the media, governments and non-governmental ...

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SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON POST-BREXIT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON POST-BREXIT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

From 1 January 2021, the responsibilities for the UK medical devices market that are currently governed by the European Union (EU) will be taken over ...

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SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO DEMYSTIFY FACE MASK AND PPE CERTIFICATION

SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO DEMYSTIFY FACE MASK AND PPE CERTIFICATION

SGS’s webinar, in association with Medilink Midlands, will explain in simple terms the steps that manufacturers must take to place personal protective...

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SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO HELP YOU PREPARE YOUR FOOD BUSINESS FOR 1 JANUARY 2021

SGS TO HOST A WEBINAR TO HELP YOU PREPARE YOUR FOOD BUSINESS FOR 1 JANUARY 2021

SGS’s Webinar Will Explain the Post Brexit Food Regulations and Potential Implications for UK Trade. The potential impact of Brexit for the food and ...

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CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT IN EUROPE AND THE UK FROM 1ST JANUARY 2021

CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT IN EUROPE AND THE UK FROM 1ST JANUARY 2021

BREXIT BACKGROUND The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on the 31st January 2020 but a transition period until midnight Central Europea...

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SGS RATED LOW RISK BY SUSTAINALYTICS

SGS RATED LOW RISK BY SUSTAINALYTICS

Sustainalytics has rated SGS as “low risk” of experiencing material financial impacts from Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) facto...

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MICROFIBER RELEASE ANALYSIS

MICROFIBER RELEASE ANALYSIS

Microfiber is commonly found on textile products and microfiber pollution has become a leading news story in recent years. From the ocean floor to ta...

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BABY SLEEP BAGS - BS EN 16781

BABY SLEEP BAGS - BS EN 16781

We all know product safety is important and as grown-ups, we pride ourselves on being able to recognize dangers for ourselves and, we generally avoid ...

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LEADING WOOD FLOORING FIRM GAINS MULTIPLE BENEFITS FROM FSC AND PEFC CERTIFICATION

LEADING WOOD FLOORING FIRM GAINS MULTIPLE BENEFITS FROM FSC AND PEFC CERTIFICATION

Havwoods, one of the foremost wood flooring companies in the UK, also has operations around the world via sales and operations branches in mainland Eu...

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SGS ENROLLS FIRST PATIENT INTO BIOPHYTIS’ COVA CLINICAL STUDY, A COVID-19 CLINICAL TRIAL

SGS ENROLLS FIRST PATIENT INTO BIOPHYTIS’ COVA CLINICAL STUDY, A COVID-19 CLINICAL TRIAL

SGS is pleased to announce the enrolment of the first patient into an important new clinical trial designed to examine the safety, tolerability, and e...

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SGS SAVES THE DAY

SGS SAVES THE DAY

UK Medical Devices Operations Manager, Roger Vokins, receives a plaque in his honour with new client Arc Microtech Limited. SGS United Kingdom Ltd Ro...

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SGS TO HOST WEBINARS ON ISO CERTIFICATION – ISO 45001, ISO 50001 AND ISO/IEC 27001

SGS TO HOST WEBINARS ON ISO CERTIFICATION – ISO 45001, ISO 50001 AND ISO/IEC 27001

SGS will host a series of complimentary webinars focusing on the benefits that ISO standards can bring to your organization and the pitfalls organizat...

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SGS SIGNS ANALYTICAL TESTING AGREEMENT WITH ASTRAZENECA FOR COVID-19 VACCINE CANDIDATE

SGS SIGNS ANALYTICAL TESTING AGREEMENT WITH ASTRAZENECA FOR COVID-19 VACCINE CANDIDATE

SGS is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with AstraZeneca for the provision of safety, quality control and analytical testing services i...

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JLL JOINS FORCES WITH SGS TO ENHANCE HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFERINGS

JLL JOINS FORCES WITH SGS TO ENHANCE HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFERINGS

The impact of COVID-19 is reshaping how the world thinks about work, with health and safety being the highest priorities as organizations welcome back...

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SSE BENEFITS FROM INTERNAL AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY

SSE BENEFITS FROM INTERNAL AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY

FTSE 50 listed company SSE is a developer, builder, operator and owner of low-carbon energy assets and businesses. Its operations focus on regulated ...

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SGS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SAFE TOURISM CERTIFICATION IN TURKEY

SGS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SAFE TOURISM CERTIFICATION IN TURKEY

We are proud to announce that the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA), under the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, has autho...

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COPERAMA AND SGS PARTNERSHIP HELPS ENSURE SAFE BUSINESS RECOVERY FOR HOTELS

COPERAMA AND SGS PARTNERSHIP HELPS ENSURE SAFE BUSINESS RECOVERY FOR HOTELS

Coperama and SGS have joined efforts to implement enhanced safety standards and disinfection protocols to allow hotel establishments to reopen safely....

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NEXT NORMAL SOLUTIONS: NEW SERVICES TO HELP BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19

NEXT NORMAL SOLUTIONS: NEW SERVICES TO HELP BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19

SGS unveils its Recover, Renew, Reinforce initiative, part of a comprehensive range of Next Normal Solutions to support businesses and organizations a...

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SGS UPDATES HYGIENE MONITORED PROGRAM TO COVER COVID-19 MEASURES

SGS UPDATES HYGIENE MONITORED PROGRAM TO COVER COVID-19 MEASURES

SGS is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of its Hygiene Monitored (HM) Program. The new version covers the World Health Organizati...

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SGS WEBINAR HELPS SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS DRIVE VALUE TO SECURE FUTURE GROWTH

SGS WEBINAR HELPS SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS DRIVE VALUE TO SECURE FUTURE GROWTH

With coronavirus causing severe economic disruption across the globe, SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification org...

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NH HOTEL GROUP AND SGS ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION ON A GLOBAL DISINFECTION ASSESSMENT LABEL

NH HOTEL GROUP AND SGS ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION ON A GLOBAL DISINFECTION ASSESSMENT LABEL

NH Hotel Group, a consolidated multinational operator and one of the leading urban hotel companies in Europe and America, and SGS, the world’s leading...

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SGS WORKS WITH BUSINESS WEST AND THE SURREY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO STREAMLINE THE EXPORT PROCESS

SGS WORKS WITH BUSINESS WEST AND THE SURREY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO STREAMLINE THE EXPORT PROCESS

SGS is working with Business West and the Surrey Chamber of Commerce on a pilot project to introduce certificate of conformity referrals in e-z cert, ...

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BREXIT AND THE CHANGING FACE OF COMPLIANCE IN EXPORT

BREXIT AND THE CHANGING FACE OF COMPLIANCE IN EXPORT

As the need for compliance in international trade has grown there have been a multitude of changes in the way that the compliance of exported goods is...

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CHANGES TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR SA8000

CHANGES TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR SA8000

SAI and SAAS have made important changes to the audit requirements for SA8000 (Procedure 200 v. 4.1). The most significant change will reduce the num...

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SGS & TRANSPARENCY-ONE ARE IMPROVING DATA SECURITY WITH BLOCKCHAIN

SGS & TRANSPARENCY-ONE ARE IMPROVING DATA SECURITY WITH BLOCKCHAIN

SGS and Transparency-One are helping retailers and brands seeking transparency and traceability in their supply chains to improve data security throug...

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SGS COMMITS TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH OVER 18,500 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK

SGS COMMITS TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH OVER 18,500 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK

In 2018, 5,592 SGS employees across the globe took part in 18,544 hours of volunteer work, as part of the company’s and employees’ ongoing commitment ...

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SGS DIGICOMPLY – NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE COSMETIC, PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD CARE INDUSTRIES

SGS DIGICOMPLY – NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE COSMETIC, PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD CARE INDUSTRIES

SGS Digicomply, an advanced regulatory compliance management platform from the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification com...

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SGS UK LTD FOCUSES ON THE HINKLEY SUPPLY CHAIN BY OPENING A NEW OFFICE IN SHEPTON MALLET

SGS UK LTD FOCUSES ON THE HINKLEY SUPPLY CHAIN BY OPENING A NEW OFFICE IN SHEPTON MALLET

SGS United Kingdom Ltd, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has opened a second office in Somerset in rea...

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SGS ASIA FOOTWEAR SEMINARS

SGS ASIA FOOTWEAR SEMINARS

Join SGS at one of our Asian locations for our seminars covering current market situation, rootcause analysis, and solutions for the footwear industry...

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SGS TO HOST WEBINAR ON MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE

SGS TO HOST WEBINAR ON MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE

For health and safety managers, the challenge of understanding and managing psychosocial risk factors as part of an occupational health and safety man...

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SGS HELPS MANUFACTURING COMPANY MEET INCREASED HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPECTATIONS FROM ITS CUSTOMERS

SGS HELPS MANUFACTURING COMPANY MEET INCREASED HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPECTATIONS FROM ITS CUSTOMERS

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of innovative and sustainable fibre solutions. Its products include décor paper, fil...

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  • Rossmore Business Park,Ellesmere Port
  • Cheshire
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