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SGS India Pvt. Ltd. today announced that the company has been recognised and awarded Gold rating for its new laboratory premises in Kolkata by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). SGS will be receiving the award at CII Green Building Congress that will be held in September this year in Hyderabad, India. The award is an indication of the focus the company has on sustainability and optimised utilisation of natural resources such as water and solar energy.

The recognition has been awarded by IGBC under the ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED - INDIA) India Rating System’, licensed by USGBC. The new laboratory premises in Joka, Kolkata, is enabled with a roof top photovoltaic system to offset 2.5% of the total building energy cost, CO2 sensors to monitor indoor air quality, online LED energy monitoring system in addition to individual lighting controls. The facility boasts of 42% savings on water and 23% savings on energy. Another prominent feature of the building is use of FSC certified wood for office furniture, CRI certified carpets for office area and application of low VOC paints and adhesive sealants.

The award is an excellent accomplishment for SGS and showcases the commitment demonstrated by SGS towards managing sustainability efficiently. The recognition affirms SGS’ contribution to sustainability through its professional services as well as its corporate sustainability agenda. The rating is a testament of how SGS is managing its social and environmental footprint whilst supporting the company’s ambitious plan to grow the business by 20% by 2014.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised 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.
 
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Marketing & Communications
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
226 Udyog Vihar Phase I
Gurgaon 122016
Haryana India
t: +91 124 677 6300
f: +91 124 677 6403 – 04

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SGS 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.