World Leading Fertilizer Testing at SGS’s Burnaby Center of Excellence


Testing and certification to ensure fertilizer quality and compliance with established standards.

Need help meeting global fertilizer compliance criteria? SGS certificates are recognized globally as symbols of business excellence and compliance with established standards and business.

At SGS’s Center of Excellence for fertilizer analysis in Burnaby, we offer a wide scope of services to help you determine the quality of your fertilizers. Our team can test many different fertilizer types and has the expertise to make sense of the data. You can be confident in the results we deliver.

We can help you meet the requirements of fertilizer producers, transporters and consumers, and we can leverage our testing and technical expertise to address your environmental needs.

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you with your fertilizer needs.

Global Presence With Local Expertise

SGS has an unrivaled network of experts operating across the world. No matter the project, your goals, or your location, we are on hand to assist you throughout every stage of the fertilizer supply chain – armed with innovative state-of-the-art technologies and detailed knowledge of the industry’s latest best practices.

Our trusted, independent, and committed specialists will help to ensure your operations are a success from start to finish, providing you with integrated solutions, customized to suit your specific needs, and rapid, data-driven insights to guide your decision-making. We will also help you to operate sustainably and in compliance with both local and international regulations, leveraging crucial advice from genuine industry leaders and specialist experts.

Burnaby Center of Excellence

SGS’s Burnaby laboratory, a Center of Excellence within our fertilizer analysis network, delivers an unrivaled level of quality analysis for the fertilizer industry. Strategically located, it has been providing a full suite of integrated geochemistry, metallurgy, mineralogy, trade and environmental testing services for the exploration and mining industry for more than a decade.

Analytical Services

Our Burnaby Center of Excellence is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements established by the Standards Council of Canada. Our full scope for analytical capabilities covers many commodities including:

  • Potash
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphate fertilizers
  • Phosphate rock
  • Feed-grade phosphates
  • Ammonium sulfate
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Calcium nitrate
  • Urea
  • NPK
  • Blended fertilizers
  • Specialty fertilizers
  • Fertilizer solutions

Maritime Services

In addition to analytical capabilities, our fertilizer expertise includes maritime inspection services, including:

  • Vessel draft surveys
  • Barge draft surveys
  • Bunker condition surveys
  • Hold cleanliness inspections, ultrasonic leak detection
  • Loading/discharge equipment inspections
  • Hatch opening inspections, attendance, testing
  • Representative sampling (manual, mechanical, barge-top, witnessing)
  • Full vessel operations attendance (including discharge/load, contamination, free flowing, temperature monitoring)
  • Daily operational updates, including photographs
  • Daily barge plan/barge release

Why SGS?

We are the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company, with extensive experience and expertise in fertilizer testing services. Our fertilizer testing services are integrated into our global network, so we can help you wherever you are, throughout every stage of the supply chain.