Sustainability and Resilience

It is increasingly common – and the pandemic has only accentuated this trend – for travelers to prioritize choices with a lower environmental impact and a social component. Sustainability is part of SGS’s DNA, and we are fully aware of the importance of contributing value to society by creating a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Our unique sustainability solutions enable you to assess risk, improve the customer experience and more. We will help you overcome the challenges to maintaining a sustainable business that you face every day.

Green Building Schemes

Green & Healthy Building

Operating globally in over 170 countries as a partner of IFC, we will help you to scale up the greening of your hotel portfolios of new buildings, existing buildings and building refurbishment projects. We will enable you to:

  • Access green financing for portfolio refurbishments and investments
  • Quantifiably certify operational saving opportunities
  • Move further along your journey to net zero carbon with EDGE Zero Carbon certification

We offer specific solutions to help you with:

  • EDGE and WELL certification of hotel portfolios
  • Carbon and water footprint (HCMI, WCMI, GHG, ISO14064, PAS 2060), with solutions tailor made for the hospitality industry

Management Systems and Assurance Solutions

Management Systems and Assurance Solutions

Effective energy management systems and assurance solutions will enable you to optimize performance, reduce costs, ensure accessibility, satisfy guests and employees and maintain a sustainable operation. We will help you to manage your environmental, accessibility and other responsibilities and maintain sustainable business continuity with solutions for:

  • Sustainability management systems (ISO 21401)
  • Accessible tourism for all (ISO 21902)
  • Corporate social responsibility (ISO 26000)
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) assurance
  • and more

Energy Management

Energy Management

Monitoring and managing energy use effectively will help your business to become more sustainable and succeed in the transition to Net Zero and beyond. We offer a range of solutions to help you mitigate the impacts of your energy use:

  • Energy audits and optimization services (ISO 50001) – ISO 50001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system (EnMS). Certification demonstrates that your organization follows a systematic approach to achieving continual improvement of energy performance through its EnMS
  • Energy in-service inspections – effective maintenance, inspections, performance verification and preventive failure analyses. From coatings to electrical installations, including risk based inspections and service life prediction, we will help you to maximize productivity and reduce costly downtime
  • Infrared (IR) Inspection services from SGS – detect hidden problems in your photovoltaic (PV) solar plant and prevent defects, failures and major damage

Circular Economy and Supply Chain

Circular Economy and Supply Chain

Nowadays reducing product usage and waste is more important than ever. The need to minimize waste production extends to the supply chain. To meet your sustainability goals, it is essential that you and your suppliers make the move toward circular economies. Our flexible portfolio of solutions will help with the transition:

  • Responsible supply chain and traceability (ISO 28000)
  • Waste testing and management audits to identify hazardous substances in waste, and ensure safety and control procedures are in place
  • Zero waste to landfill
  • Ecodesign, life cycle analysis (LCA – ISO14040-14044), environmental product declaration (EPD) and circular economy certification, including Cradle to Cradle(C) certification

Accessibility Tourism

Accessible Tourism

Your facility should provide every of one your guests with a comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying experience. We will enable you to demonstrate your commitment to accessible tourism for all by complying with ISO 21902. This standard aims to ensure equal access and enjoyment of tourism for the widest range of people and abilities. Compliance will enhance your reputation among stakeholders and customers.

Building Materials and Contaminants

Real Time Tremor Monitoring

Recent tsunamis, earthquakes, and other natural disasters have significantly increased awareness of the importance of tremor monitoring for buildings. SGS’s real time tremor monitoring system picks up small tremors which, while not obvious to people, could be foreshocks. This could save lives.

Benefits include:

  • Improved safety standards for your buildings and structures after seismic activity
  • Decreased downtime costs due to evacuations
  • Ability to report the state of the building to the relevant authorities
  • Night awareness, for pre-evacuation procedures in residential properties
  • Increased property value/valuation

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