Inspection and Certification Companies

Two of the world’s largest security and verification companies, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) and Cotecna are headquartered in Geneva, with other leading companies such as Intertek also present along the shores of Lake Geneva.

Security and verification companies are a crucial part of trading, intervening at loading and discharging to certify that weight, volume and quality of cargo is in conformity with the contract. Such companies also provide other services, like certification and collateral management.