SGS (formerly Société Générale de Surveillance is a multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. It has more than 95,000 employees and operates over 2,400 offices and laboratories worldwide. It ranked on Forbes Global 2000 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
SGS Headquarters, Geneva
The core services offered by SGS include the inspection and verification of the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods, the testing of product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards, and to make sure that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments, standardization bodies or by SGS customers.
While wild resources have dwindled in the oceans, farm-reared supplies have increased more than proportionately. Aquaculture will provide more than 60% of all aquatic production by 2030. At present, 70% of all salmon consumed worldwide comes from fish farms, often sourced from countries very far from the dinner table. This exposes global seafood supply chains to an increased probability of seafood risks occurring in their sourced products.
Such risks can be significantly diminished by implementing preventative methods to improve quality and safety of seafood products. SGS offers a wide range of solutions covering the entire supply chain assisting fish farmers, processors, traders and retailers. With a comprehensive range of independent inspection, testing, certification and technical support services specific for the seafood sector, we help companies worldwide to monitor and validate safety, quality, compliance and sustainability