SGS (www.sgs.com) is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. The company’s history dates back to 1878, when it began offering agricultural inspection services to European grain traders. SGS now consists of 10 business segments operating across 10 geographical regions.