About Control Union

    About us

    Welcome to the family!

    Control Union has been helping to build a better world for several decades. From our roots in agriculture, we have since grown to become a global trustworthy partner for testing, inspection and certification (TIC), providing a comprehensive range of quality services to clients in more than 80 countries. 

    Cross-sector, global expertise
    Our in-depth knowledge and experience covers all aspects of the supply chain, across a wide range of industries, including food, feed, energy, forestry, sustainability, social compliance, and textiles.

    Thanks to our global network of offices, and our 5.000+ people, we are uniquely equipped to support businesses anywhere in the world, providing on-the-ground support and insight to assist partners with local challenges on testing, inspections and certifications.

    Driven by our values

    We are proud of our reputation as trusted experts acting with honesty and respect for people, society, and the environment. We prioritize integrity, safety, and transparency in everything we do, from our service to clients to our relationships with stakeholders, and from the development of our employees to the support we give the communities we work in.

    Above all, we are committed to our mission to work with our clients, partners, stakeholders and employees to build a better tomorrow. Growing our future together, we are taking the next steps towards a more sustainable, more efficient and safer world.

    TIC Council

    Control Union is a member of the TIC Council. Control Union, a Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Group of companies, is a member of the TIC Council (tic-council.org), the world association of testing, inspection and certification companies.

    Read more about our TIC Council membership
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    “We recognize that maintaining the trust and confidence of employees, clients and other stakeholders is crucial to the growth and continued success of our business.”
    Johan Maris, Global CEO

    Proud to be the proof to your promise

    Although the scale of our business may have changed over the past century, the values that drive us have not, as we deliver long-term, sustainable and innovative solutions to clients across the globe.

    Our values Control Union
    1.

    Integrity

    We are a family company, with trust as our biggest value, so we act and swear by honesty, making responsible and respectful decisions

    2.

    Customer focus

    Our customers are the reason for our existence. Their success is our success, delivering the highest level of service quality and experience is our focus

    3.

    Entrepreneurship

    Every step we and our partners take is a step forward in helping them overcome their ongoing challenges

    4.

    Long-term view

    We think long term and keep an adaptive mindset, focused on sustainable growth and assisting our partners on their way towards a sustainable future

    5.

    Safety first

    We believe in safety first. Always. We are committed to keeping ourselves, our colleagues, our partners, and communities safe

    Our sustainability impact

    Our vision is to be a leader in sustainable practices and to create a positive impact on the environment through our operations and services. We are committed to doing our part and have set a goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

    Read more about sustainability
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    Worldwide reach

    Global coverage, local knowledge

    For decades, Control Union has offered peace of mind to many supply chains in businesses and industries around the globe. We are always nearby. In 80+ countries and with more than 274 offices worldwide, we provide solutions and ‘boots on the ground.’ Our in-depth knowledge and experience cover all aspects of the supply and value chain in many industries. Check out our story.

    274
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    offices and labs worldwide
    80
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    countries of operation
    5000
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    proud employees

    Innovation and design thinking

    We recognize the importance of looking ahead, forecasting and innovation. We see innovation as our duty to ourselves, our stakeholders and our clients. Not as a desire for new techniques and business models but more as a culture that we nurture in our company. Committed to providing top-quality service, using state of the art technology and expert techniques and personnel for a range of services bespoke to the needs of our clients, we are proud to offer innovative solutions that are supported by our core values.

    Read more about Innovation
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    Our sustainable promises

    To accelerate our journey towards a more sustainable future we launched our second annual Sustainability Report and its focus is on how we are incorporating sustainability management into our overall strategy. The report presents our current standing and the targets we aim to achieve. It also provides information on our overarching sustainability strategy.

    Our 2022 report was developed in reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and covers all activities within the various business entities in the Royal Peterson and Control Union Group, regardless of their geographic location.

    Download our sustainability report 2022
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    Global coverage, local knowledge

    Find your local or nearby office on the world map.

    Cairo

    Bldg. No. 205, Neighbour Hood 1
    District 7
    Sheikh Zayed City
    Egypt

    Postal address
    12, Nouh Afandi St.
    Off Sultan Hussein St.
    El Pharana, Floor 4
    21621 Alexandria
    Egypt

    egypt@controlunion.com +2 (02) 38506896

    Alexandria

    12, Nouh Afandi St.
    Off. Sultan Hussein St.
    El Pharana, Floor 4
    21621 Alexandria
    Egypt

    Postal address
    12, Nouh Afandi St.
    Off Sultan Hussein St.
    El Pharana, Floor 4
    21621 Alexandria
    Egypt

    egypt@controlunion.com +2 (03) 4842233

    Addis Ababa

    Gerji Area,
    Alfoz Building
    5th Floor, Room 501B
    Addis Ababa
    Ethiopia

    Postal address
    P.O. Box 124445,
    Addis Ababa
    Ethiopia

    ethiopia@controlunion.com +251 11 6298330

    Accra

    Number 12, Noi Fetreke Street,
    Airport Residential Area
    Accra / Ghana


    Postal address
    Number 12, Noi Fetreke Street,
    Airport Residential Area
    Accra / Ghana

    ghana@controlunion.com +233 (0)54 972 7511

    Abidjan

    Angré 9e tranche, Rond point CNPS
    Immeuble MT, 4e étage, Porte 4B
    Abidjan
    Ivory Coast

    Postal address
    05 BP 3454 Abidjan 05
    Abidjan
    Ivory Coast

    ivorycoast@controlunion.com +225 0748082488

    Nairobi

    Githinji Investments House
    3rd Floor, Room 303,
    Chambers Road off Murang’a Road
    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Postal address
    P.O. Box 1993-00600
    Nairobi
    Kenya

    kenya@controlunion.com +254 722570823

    Casablanca

    Immeuble Iman Center 1,
    10ème Etage, appartement n°2
    1, Rue Mohammed Errachid
    20300 Casablanca
    Morocco

    Postal address
    Immeuble Iman Center 1,
    10ème Etage, appartement n°2
    1, Rue Mohammed Errachid
    20300 Casablanca
    Morocco

    morocco@controlunion.com +212 522 449870

    Kigali

    Gikondo MAGERWA Street
    NAEB Complex
    KK6AV Kigali
    Rwanda

    Postal address
    Gikondo MAGERWA Street
    NAEB Complex
    KK6AV Kigali
    Rwanda

    irusharaza@controlunion.com +250 783514942

    Rynfield

    Building 5
    57 Pretoria Road
    1501 Rynfield
    South Africa

    Postal address
    P.O. Box 11354
    1514 Rynfield
    South Africa

    certificationsa@controlunion.com +27 11 9650012

    Durban

    304 Malvern Park, 3rd Floor
    Cnr Main/Ridley Park Road,
    Malvern
    4001 Durban
    South Africa

    Postal address
    304 Malvern Park, 3rd Floor
    Cnr Main/Ridley Park Road,
    Malvern
    4001 Durban
    South Africa

    inspectionssa@controlunion.com +27 31 4632190

    Cape town

    Office 130
    Ipic Shopping Centre Soneike
    Cnr Bottelary Road & Amandel Way
    7580 Kuils River
    South Africa

    Postal address
    Office 130
    Ipic Shopping Centre Soneike
    Cnr Bottelary Road & Amandel Way
    7580 Kuils River
    South Africa

    Missing@net.com +27 21 9030987

    Dar Es Salaam

    1st Floor, C&G Plaza
    672/2 Old Bagamoyo Road,
    Mikocheni
    Dar Es Salaam
    Tanzania

    Postal address
    P.O. Box 105135
    Dar Es Salaam
    Tanzania

    tanzania@controlunion.com +255 762 412278

    Sfax

    Rue Abi Kacem ECHABI
    Immeuble Coliser bloc C 4eme étage
    3000 Sfax
    Tunisia

    Postal address
    Rue Abi Kacem ECHABI
    Immeuble Coliser bloc C 4eme étage
    3000 Sfax
    Tunisia

    mbmoallem@controlunion.com +216 74 201479

    Gabes

    Rue Taher Sfar
    6000 Gabes
    Tunisia

    Postal address
    Rue Taher Sfar
    6000 Gabes
    Tunisia

    ehadfi@controlunion.com +216 28 917 923

    Ariana

    Lot no. 130 Z.I. Chotrana 1
    2088 Ariana
    Tunisia

    Postal address
    Lot no. 130 Z.I. Chotrana I
    2088 Ariana
    Tunisia

    ehadfi@controlunion.com +216 70 687614

    Kampala

    Uganda House next to Cham Towers
    Kampala Road
    Kampala
    Uganda

    Postal address
    P.O. Box 23602
    Kampala
    Uganda

    ktadeo@controlunion.com