SGS SA (Public, VTX:SGSN) is a Swiss holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of certification, inspection and inspection services, outsourcing and risk management services, as well as testing, technical consultancy and training services. The Company is active in 10 business segments: agriculture; automotive, consumer testing; environment; governments and institutions; industrial services; life science; minerals; oil, gas and chemicals, and systems & services certification.
As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 127 wholly owned subsidiaries in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China and Chile, among others, and 15 majority owned subsidiaries in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Malaysia, Madagascar and Lebanon, among others. The Company also had, as of December 31, 2009, six minority owned subsidiaries in Tunisia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran and Indonesia
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Shrimp firms lay off over 400 workers Ecuador
Two processing and exporting shrimp firms from Costa Rica have been forced to lay off 412 employees since October last year, following a sharp drop in production.
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