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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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The biggest threat to your business might be talking to you now

The biggest threat to your business might be talking to you now

There is another threat to your business. A real threat; one you speak to every day and one that may not know they are actually a threat to your opera...

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ISO 9001:2015 - SGS booklet offers strong advice

ISO 9001:2015 - SGS booklet offers strong advice

ISO 9001 sets out the requirements for a Quality Management System, helping businesses and organisations to be more efficient. The publication of ISO ...

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SGS Academy shows commitment to continuous development

SGS Academy shows commitment to continuous development

SGS United Kingdom Ltd has announced public training course dates for July - December 2016 with a new brochure from the SGS Academy. The brochure is a...

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Environmental performance requires effective planning, says SGS

Environmental performance requires effective planning, says SGS

‘The Route to ISO 14001- Avoiding the Pitfalls’ booklet is a simple introduction to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, outlining revisio...

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ISO 45001 update - ISO 45001 to move forward with second Draft International Standard (DIS)

ISO 45001 update - ISO 45001 to move forward with second Draft International Standard (DIS)

The recent ISO/PC283, Project Committee meeting held on 6 - 10 June in Toronto, Canada has agreed to move forward with the publication of a second Dra...

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Ashridge Business School Gains Competitive Advantage from Recent ISO 50001 Certification with SGS

Ashridge Business School Gains Competitive Advantage from Recent ISO 50001 Certification with SGS

Ashridge Business School is a centre for management and organisational learning, renowned for its commitment to sustainability and seeking excellence ...

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UKAS ISO 22301 accreditation for SGS

UKAS ISO 22301 accreditation for SGS

SGS United Kingdom Ltd is one of the first certification bodies in the UK to achieve UKAS accreditation to certify companies to ISO 22301, the standar...

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Woodbay Ltd take initiative by transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

Woodbay Ltd take initiative by transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

Woodbay Ltd is a care home provider for elderly residents based in Scotland with two locations, Abbotsford Nursing Home in Ardrossan and Burnlea Nursi...

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TAG Farnborough airport achieves international environmental standard ISO 14001 with SGS

TAG Farnborough airport achieves international environmental standard ISO 14001 with SGS

TAG Farnborough Airport is Europe’s leading business airport, providing a luxury aviation experience for a variety of high-end clients. Regarded as th...

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SGS launches training to help companies manage the biggest work-related killer - asbestos

SGS launches training to help companies manage the biggest work-related killer - asbestos

Asbestos has been dubbed the “hidden killer”. SGS United Kingdom Ltd is offering training to help employees avoid exposure to asbestos – the UK’s num...

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SGS and EI team up to help companies improve their energy performance

SGS and EI team up to help companies improve their energy performance

SGS United Kingdom Ltd and the Energy Institute (EI) have teamed up to offer energy training courses and a wide range of professional development skil...

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SGS United Kingdom Ltd obtains UKAS accreditation to certify companies to ISO 14001:2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd obtains UKAS accreditation to certify companies to ISO 14001:2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd is one of the first certification bodies to achieve UKAS accreditation to certify companies to ISO 14001:2015, the Environmenta...

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Engineer your future with ISO 14001:2015

Engineer your future with ISO 14001:2015

Colin Ward looks at how new updates to ISO 14001:2015 – the environmental management systems (EMS) standard – provide a framework to help civil engine...

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SGS Academy goes public on training

SGS Academy goes public on training

More than 300 public training course dates have just been announced by the SGS Academy, aimed at businesses across the UK looking for support on ISO t...

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SGS United Kingdom Ltd gains UKAS accreditation to ISO 9001:2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd gains UKAS accreditation to ISO 9001:2015

SGS United Kingdom Ltd is one of the first organisations in the UK to become accredited (by UKAS) to provide certification to ISO 9001:2015 – the new ...

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Companies of all sizes need to prepare for disasters

Companies of all sizes need to prepare for disasters

A recent Data Breach Investigations Report published by Verizon has suggested that the likelihood of cyber-attacks has increased a hundred-fold over t...

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ISO 9001:2015 update - final version issued

ISO 9001:2015 update - final version issued

The publication of ISO 9001:2015 in September 2015 is the final stage in the ISO 9001 revision process. This version will eventually fully replace ISO...

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ISO 14001:2015 update - final version issued

ISO 14001:2015 update - final version issued

In September 2015, the standard ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, was published. This is the fina...

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ISO 14001:2015 - make your transition early

ISO 14001:2015 - make your transition early

Companies that want to optimise their environmental performance are urged to make an early transition to ISO 14001:2015 – the latest revision of the w...

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The SGS Academy is helping companies prepare for change

The SGS Academy is helping companies prepare for change

Businesses need to keep one step ahead of their rivals and dedicated training services, audits and certification can help. The SGS Academy is now offe...

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The standard reason to raise your game with ISO 14001:2015

The standard reason to raise your game with ISO 14001:2015

Colin Ward looks at how new updates to ISO 14001:2015 – the environmental management (EMS) systems standard – provide a framework to help companies im...

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ISO 9001:2015 update - FDIS 9001 issued

ISO 9001:2015 update - FDIS 9001 issued

The publication of ISO/FDIS 9001 on 9 July 2015 is the latest stage in the ISO 9001 revision process. This is the last formal draft before final publi...

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ISO 14001:2015 update - FDIS 14001 issued

ISO 14001:2015 update - FDIS 14001 issued

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 2 July 2015 with the issue of ISO/FDIS 14001. This document is the final draft b...

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We all need a stamp of approval

We all need a stamp of approval

In the past, SMEs viewed certification simply as a prerequisite for meeting tender requirements and just another shiny plaque to hang on a wall. But c...

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SGS gives businesses a heads up on changes to the quality management system standard

SGS gives businesses a heads up on changes to the quality management system standard

SGS United Kingdom Ltd has researched and written a white paper to provide businesses with an insight of the contents and key changes to the current d...

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Business Relocations Specialists Harrow Green Achieve Customer Service Excellence with the Help of SGS United Kingdom Ltd

Business Relocations Specialists Harrow Green Achieve Customer Service Excellence with the Help of SGS United Kingdom Ltd

In December 2014 Harrow Green achieved Customer Service Excellence (CSE), the government-developed standard for driving customer-focused change within...

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Cambridge Regional College Builds On ISO 14001 Success

Cambridge Regional College Builds On ISO 14001 Success

Following certification to ISO 14001 in 2011, Cambridge Regional College continues to improve its environmental management, with the support of SGS Un...

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Fire prevention: managing the human factor

Fire prevention: managing the human factor

When people die in a fire there is always a time for conjecture and questions. With fire prevention it is often seen to be simply a case of dealing wi...

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SGS helps ensure only legal timber traded in EU

SGS helps ensure only legal timber traded in EU

The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force on 03 March 2013, making it illegal to place timber and timber products derived from illegally harvest...

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SGS United Kingdom Ltd now offers certification to BS 11000 to help companies create better business relationships

SGS United Kingdom Ltd now offers certification to BS 11000 to help companies create better business relationships

SGS United Kingdom Ltd, part of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has been approved by the Institute fo...

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  • Rossmore Business Park,Ellesmere Port
  • Cheshire
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