Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is SGS doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 63

SGS has a DitchCarbon Score of 63, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would suggest even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

SGS operates in the services industry, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The company SGS is located in Switzerland, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that SGS operates in a region with a strong emphasis on sustainability and low carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 19.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1878 and headquartered in Geneva, SGS is a global leader in the inspection, verification, testing, and certification industry. The company boasts a vast network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories with a workforce exceeding 90,000 employees worldwide. SGS offers specialized business solutions that enhance quality, safety, productivity, and reduce risk, helping clients comply with regulations and achieve sustainable business practices.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for SGS

SGS should enhance their energy efficiency by adopting comprehensive measures across their operations, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 25%.

Good news, SGS has set science-based targets for sustainability

SGS has committed to setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves significant cuts in their direct and indirect emissions to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts.

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