Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, many firms and organizations from civilized countries have stopped their work in Russia, despite great financial losses.
Unfortunately, the other part was left to work. Thereby helping the economy of the aggressor to earn money on waging war and on missile strikes on Ukrainian cities.
One such company is SGS, a group of companies originating from Switzerland that provides certification, auditing and consulting services. This is very important, because it is they who help Russian enterprises meet international standards and export their products accordingly.
To our appeal, the SGS central office responded that the employees of SGS Russia are in no way to blame for the war and their safety is a priority. Therefore, SGS will continue to work in Russia.
The Ukrainian representative office of SGS completely ignored our appeal. Although they continue to earn money on the Ukrainian market – for example, from state forestry farms for forest certification.
We believe that companies that help aggressor countries have no right to do business in Ukraine. Therefore, we urge Ukrainian business, primarily state-owned enterprises, to refuse the services of SGS as long as it operates on the market of aggressor countries.