SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has been operating Russia since 1981. Today, SGS Vostok limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, employs more than 4,700 people with a network of offices and laboratories extending to over 60 cities in the Russian Federation.

Minerals is one of the nine business-lines of the SGS Group and offers services that range from quality and quantity inspection and testing for a vast array of commodities to advanced process control to optimise recovery of metals in processing plants. SGS offers testing services for coal and coke, precious and base metals, steel and steelmaking raw materials, bio-fuels, fertilizers, cement, industrial minerals and diamonds for the purposes of exploration, feasibility testing, production, trading, commercial applications, recycling, mine closure and collateral management services.