Wherever you are in the world, in whatever industry, you can rely on our international teams of experts to provide you with specialized business 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 85,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.
Our core services can be divided into four categories:
- Inspection: our comprehensive range of world-leading inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transshipment, help you to control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets
- Testing: our global network of testing facilities, staffed by knowledgeable and experienced personnel, enable you to reduce risks, shorten time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of your products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards
- Certification: we enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards, through certification
- Verification: we ensure that products and services comply with global standards and local regulations. Combining global coverage with local knowledge, unrivalled experience and expertise in virtually every industry, SGS covers the entire supply chain from raw materials to final consumption.
SGS in Canada
SGS Canada began in 1948 as a specialist provider of services for the agricultural industry. Today, our operations across Canada have rapidly evolved into highly technical service provision, conducting precise and accurate analytical testing, such as DNA fingerprinting and metals speciation for numerous business lines.
We maintain a strong presence as a top-quality service provider at all major ports and trading hubs across Canada, and are known across the world for excellence in exploration and mining. We have a strong presence in the oil sands in Fort McMurray and have an established network of Centres of Excellence for Life Sciences. We have offices and laboratories throughout Canada, including Mississauga, ON, Lakefield, ON, Burnaby, BC, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB and Montreal, QC.
In Vancouver, our 63,000 ft2 (5,852 m2) facility supports the expansion of strategic high-growth businesses, such as minerals geochem, minerals metallurgy and agriculture agrifood. The facility enables us to provide an unrivalled laboratory service in Vancouver, the ‘World Mining Capital’.
In Cochrane Ontario, we operate three Rocklabs Automated Batch Mills (ABMs). This is the first SGS site in North America to operate exclusively with ABMs. The facility also boasts a state-of-the-art high throughput fire assay system, employing the latest automated fluxing technology that is becoming the standard for quality and safety in assay laboratories worldwide.
Whatever your testing, compliance, health and safety, and integrity requirements, we are an established world-wide leader that can provide you with best-in-class service and valued partnership.
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Our Approach to Diversity and Equal Opportunities
The SGS Code of Integrity and Employment policy underline our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in our employment relationships.
We focus on finding the right person for the right job and base all aspects of our employment relationships on the principle of equal opportunity. All SGS employees must be treated and evaluated solely on their job-related skills, qualifications, behavior and performance. Discrimination is not tolerated.
The Chief Compliance Officer has overall responsibility for managing compliance with the Code and performance is reported to the Professional Conduct Committee.
The Senior Vice President Human Resources is responsible for managing compliance with the Employment policy and ensuring that the company maintains up-to-date records on recruitment, training and promotion which provide a transparent view of opportunities for employees and their progression within the organization.
SGS establishes programs to promote diversity across our global network. For example, our HR Discovery Pass fast-tracks high potential HR professionals through a series of six-month placements in different regions to experience our diverse network of skills, languages and cultures. Some regions also engage in programs designed to empower women. For example, SGS in North America supports MOMENTUM, an established organization which identifies top-level candidates and addresses the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Through skills-based training and mentoring, MOMENTUM helps to build the capabilities of emerging leaders by offering best practices for top-level managers.
Build a Career with SGS
Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. Our business touches nearly every part of the world, across a huge range of industries.
Our people bring passion and commitment to our work. We encourage new ideas and welcome people who challenge the way we do things. Work for us, and we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
With our truly global presence you can develop a career with an international dimension. Our employees can have opportunities to work overseas and in different business areas, access to a global portfolio of customers and exposure to different cultures and thinking.
Have a look around, read about the variety of our business activities, find out how our recruitment and development processes work and discover directly from our employees just what it’s like to work with us. We’re waiting to hear from you.
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