Sysco Corporation is involved in marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, hotels and inns, and other foodservice and hospitality businesses. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Sysco is the world’s largest broadline food distributor; it has more than 400,000 clients in a wide array of fields. Management consulting is also an integral part of their services. The company operates 170 facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland. Sysco employs over 47,000 people.
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, generally known as Swiss Re, is a Swiss reinsurance company. It is the world’s second-largest reinsurer, after having acquired GE Insurance Solutions. The company has its headquarters in Zurich. The group has offices in over 20 countries. In Europe, Swiss Re has offices located in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In Asia, the group has offices in the following countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea. Its only African office is located in South Africa. There are also offices in the Americas: Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan that specializes in manufacturing compact automobiles and 4×4 vehicles, a full range of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. Suzuki is Japan’s 4th largest automobile manufacturer, the 9th largest automobile manufacturer in the world by production volume, employs over 45,000, has 35 main production facilities in 23 countries and 133 distributors in 192 countries. Suzuki is Japan’s second-largest manufacturer of small cars and trucks.
Suzuken Co., Ltd. (Suzuken) headquartered in Nagoya Aichi, Japan is a pharmaceutical and healthcare company. The company is principally engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products. The company also provides a range of ethical pharmaceuticals, diagnostic regents, medical equipment and supplies, medical foods and OTC drugs to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. The company also develops and manufactures medical equipment. In addition, the company offers home nursing care services, clinical testing services, medical practice consulting services, pharmaceutical distribution and pharmaceutical logistics services. The company principally operates its business in Japan through its subsidiaries.
Surgutneftegas is a Russian major oil and gas company. It was created in 1993 by merging several previously state-owned companies with large oil and gas reserves in Western Siberia. The company’s headquarters are located in Surgut, Tyumen Oblast. Surgutneftegas includes a large oil refinery in Kirishi, Leningrad Oblast, operated by the Kirishinefteorgsintez subsidiary. The company is also engaged in fuel retail activities in northwest Russia. It cooperates with the Petersburg Fuel Company in this field.
SuperValu Inc. is a United States grocery retailer and distributor. The corporation is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is the third-largest food retailing company in the United States. SuperValu operates 2,505 food and food/drug combination stores, 878 in-store pharmacies, 117 fuel centers and serves as primary distributor to an additional 2,200 stores. SuperValu also supplies a network of independent retailers (often found in smaller cities) that sometimes use the SuperValu name.
Sunoco Inc. is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Sunoco is one of the largest gasoline distribution companies in the United States, with Sunoco brand gasoline being sold in over 4,700 outlets; just over a third of these outlets are Sunoco gas stations and convenience stores, located in 26 states.
Suncor Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. It specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Until 2010, Suncor marketed products and services to retail customers in Ontario through a downstream network of 280 Sunoco-branded retail sites, and 200 customer-operated retail and diesel sites. Following the acquisition of Petro-Canada (which had originated as a Crown corporation), Suncor decided to phase out the Ontario-only Sunoco brand in favor of converting their Sunoco sites to Petro-Canada sites.
Sun Life Financial Inc. is an international financial services company known primarily as a life insurance company. Based in Toronto, Canada, Sun Life and its partners provide insurance, retirement and investment solutions for individuals and businesses around the world including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company established by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which is the second largest bank in Japan by market value. It holds assets of around US $1.8 trillion and is one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company is a mutual life insurance Japanese company headquartered in Osaka.
Sumitomo Electric Industries is a major manufacturer of electric wire and optical fiber cables. It holds the lead in market share for electric cables within Japan. Its headquarters are in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The company’s products fall in the following categories: automotive, information and communications, electronics, electric wire and cable energy and industrial materials. Sumitomo Electric Group comprises 320 consolidated companies and over 180,000 employees in over 30 countries around the world, primarily in Asia, America and Europe.
Sumitomo Chemical is a Japanese company. It is a member of the Sumitomo group. The company is one of Japan’s major chemical companies and its products include Inorganic and organic industrial chemicals; Alumina products; Organic chemicals; Optical materials; Agricultural insecticides; Organic rubber chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Sumitomo Corporation is one of the largest worldwide trading companies and is a diversified corporation. Sumitomo is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is a member company of the Sumitomo Group. The Company is engaged in the import and export of a wide range of products. The Company operates seven business segments: metal products, transportation and construction equipment, infrastructure, media and life style, resources and chemical, consumer industry and real estate, as well as new industry and function promotion. The Company is also engaged in the development of commodities and the provision of financial services. The Company has a global network comprised of a large number of domestic and overseas subsidiaries and branch offices.
Statoil ASA, is a Norwegian energy company. It is a fully integrated petroleum company with production operations in thirteen countries and retail operations in eight. By revenue Statoil is the world’s 13th largest oil and gas company, and the largest company in the Nordic region by revenue, profit, and market capitalization. In addition to the Norwegian continental shelf, Statoil operates oil and gas fields in Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Russia, United States and Venezuela. Statoil has offices that are looking for possible ventures in the countries of Egypt, Mexico, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. The company has processing plants in Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany. It employs 30,000 people.
State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is the largest electric utilities company that transmits and distribution power in China and in the world, headquartered in Xicheng District, Beijing. For distribution, it has its subsidiaries for Northern China, Northeastern China, Eastern China, Middle China and Northwestern China. The company employs 1,564, 000 people (2010).
State Farm Insurance is a group of insurance and financial services companies in the United States. The company also has operations in Canada. The group’s main business is State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a mutual insurance firm that also owns the other State Farm companies. The corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois. State Farm is also the world’s largest mutual “P&C” (property & casualty insurance) firm.
State Bank of India is the largest banking and financial services company in India by revenue, assets and market capitalization. It is a state-owned corporation with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As of March 2011, it had assets of US$370 billion with over 13,000 outlets including 150 overseas branches and agents globally. SBI provides a range of banking products through its vast network of branches in India and overseas, including products aimed at non-resident Indians (NRIs). The State Bank Group, with over 16,000 branches, has the largest banking branch network in India. It also has around 130 branches overseas. SBI is a regional banking behemoth and is one of the largest financial institutions in the world. SBI employs 223,000 people.
Staples Inc. is a large office supply chain store, with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries. Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, the company has retail stores, serving customers under its original name in Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, and the United States, while operating subsidiaries in Argentina as Officenet-Staples, Belgium and Netherlands as Staples Office Centre, Canada as Staples Canada (Bureau En Gros in Quebec), and in Italy as Mondoffice. Staples also does business exclusively with enterprises in multiple European countries as Staples Advantage. Staples sells supplies, office machines, promotional products, furniture, technology and business services both in stores and online.
Standard Life plc is a long term savings and investment business, with headquarters in Edinburgh and operations across the globe. It has 1.5 million shareholders in more than 50 countries and over 6 million customers. The company operates in North America, Europe, India and China: it has a large operation in Scotland where it employs some 6,000 staff.
Standard Chartered Plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank and has operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking and treasury services. Despite its UK base around 90% of its profits come from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Sprint Nextel Corporation is an American telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates Sprint, which has 55 million customers, making it the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States. Sprint Nextel also owns separate subsidiaries Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, which offers prepay wireless services under the Sprint Prepaid Group division. Sprint Nextel also owns 18% of NII Holdings, which operates under the Nextel brand in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru. Sprint is a global Internet carrier and makes up a portion of the Internet backbone. In the United States, the company is the third largest long distance provider and owns a majority of Clearwire, which operates the largest wireless broadband network. Spring Nextel employs 40,000 people.
Sony Corporation commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its four operating segments – Electronics (including game, network services & medical business), Pictures, Music and Financial Services. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony’s principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson), and Sony Financial. As a semiconductor maker, Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. The Sony Group is a Japan-based corporate group primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. The group consists of Sony Corporation (holding & electronics), Sony Computer Entertainment (game), Sony Pictures Entertainment (motion pictures), Sony Music Entertainment (music), Sony Financial Holdings (financial services) and others.
SoftBank Corp. with headquarters in Tokyo is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-Commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses. SoftBank’s corporate profile includes various other companies such as Japanese broadband company Cable & Wireless IDC, cable company BB-Serve, and gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment. Additionally, it has various partnerships in Japanese subsidiaries of foreign companies such as Yahoo!, E-Trade, Ustream.tv and Morningstar. Softbank counts 21,799 employees (2011).
Sodexo (formerly Sodexho Alliance) is a French multinational corporation headquartered in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Sodexo is one of the largest food services and facilities management companies in the world, with 380,000 employees, present on 34,000 sites in 80 countries. Revenues by region represent: 37% Continental Europe, 38% North America, 8% UK and Ireland, 17% Rest of World. Sodexo services many sectors including private corporations, government agencies, schools from elementary through university, hospitals and clinics, assisted-living facilities, military bases, and correctional facilities.
Société Générale S.A. is a large European Bank and a major Financial Services company that has a substantial global presence. Its head office is in Paris. The three main divisions are Retail Banking & Specialized Financial Services (particularly in France and Eastern Europe), Corporate and Investment Banking (Derivatives, Structured Finance and Euro Capital Markets) and Global Investment Management & Services. It is the Nr. 2 French bank and the Nr. 8 bank in the European zone. Société Générale employs about 159,000 people.
The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français) headquartered in Paris, is France’s national state-owned railway company. SNCF operates the country’s national rail services, including the TGV, France’s high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of rail services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signaling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau Ferré de France (RFF). SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries across the globe. The rail network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily.
SK Group is the third largest conglomerate in South Korea. The SK Group is composed of 92 subsidiary and affiliate companies that share the SK brand and culture. SK Group has more than 30,000 employees who work from 113 offices worldwide. While its business is mainly based on chemical, petroleum and energy industries, it also provides services in construction, shipping, marketing, local telephone, mobile phone, high-speed Internet, and wireless broadband service WiBro. SK has recently further broadened its range of business to semiconductors, merging Hynix into SK Hynix.
Sistema is a large Russian-based diversified financial corporation with its headquarters in Moscow. The Company focuses on the management of a number of companies involved in the such sectors as: telecommunication, high technology, petrochemical and fuel-energy complex, radars and aerospace, banking, real estate, retail trade, mass-media, tourism and healthcare services, among others. Its subsidiaries carry out business activities in the markets of Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Central and Eastern Europe and India. AFK Sistema OAO operates through one representative office located in India, as well as numerous subsidiaries and affiliated companies, located domestically and abroad.
Sinosteel Corporation is a raw material processing company based in the People’s Republic of China. It is the country’s second largest importer of iron ore.
China Petrochemical Corporation or Sinopec Group is Asia’s largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise, administered by SASAC for the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It is headquartered in Beijing. Its major subsidiary, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation Limited, commonly referred to as “Sinopec Limited”, is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
China National Machinery Industry Corp (Sinomach) is the largest machinery manufacturer in China. In March 2011, the company acquired McCormick France SAS, a French manufacturer of tractors, as part of strategy for entering the European tractor market.
Sinochem Corporation is China’s largest trading company and its first multinational conglomerate. Sinochem deals primarily in petrochemicals distribution, but also in rubber, plastics, and agrochemicals. It operates through more than 100 subsidiaries in China and abroad in concerns ranging from petroleum trading to real estate. In August 2009, Sinochem bought the United Kingdom-based oil company Emerald Energy.
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. Siemens is an integrated technology company with activities in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare. It is organized into six main divisions: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Equity Investments, Siemens IT Solutions, and Services and Siemens Financial Services (SFS). Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries.
SHV Holdings is a privately owned Dutch trading company, regarded as one of the world’s largest private trading groups. SHV have interests in transport, retail, oil and financial services, including part of the Makro cash-and-carry chain.
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. is a Japan-based oil company. The Company operates in three business segments. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the development and refinement of oil, the manufacture of oil and petrochemical products, the transportation, storage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products, as well as the sale of gasoline, liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, kerosene, gas oil, fuel oil, asphalt, lubricant and chemicals. The Energy Solution segment provides solar cell modules and electricity. The Others segment is engaged in the lease of real estates, the construction work, the sale of automobile related products and dispersed power businesses.
Shougang short for Shougang Group headquartered in Beijing is one of the China’s largest steel companies. Shougang Hierro Peru operates the Marcona Mine on the Pacific coast of southern Peru an open-pit iron mine.
Shenhua Group is a state-owned mining and energy company in China. It is the largest coal-producing company in the world. The Shenhua Group operates Shenfu Dongsheng coalfield as well as the affiliated railway assets, power plants, port facilities, shipping fleet, and coal liquefaction projects. In addition to the coal production in China, Shenhua is also looking at investments in Mongolia, Indonesia and Australia. The company employs 150,000 people.
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products. Headquartered in Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan, Sharp employs 56,600 staff, of which around half live outside Japan. It operates from 64 bases in 30 countries and its products are distributed in 164 countries worldwide. Sharp is one of the leading electronics companies in the world.
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, informally SAIC) is a Chinese government-owned automotive company. It is one of the “Big Four” Chinese automakers. In 2011 SAIC produced 3.64 million vehicles, the largest output of any China-based automaker. SAIC participates in the oldest surviving Sino-foreign car making joint venture, with Volkswagen, and has also had a joint venture with General Motors since 1998. SAIC products sell under a variety of brand names including those of its joint venture partners. SAIC owns one of the few domestic Chinese luxury car brands, Roewe. SAIC employs 104,588 (2010 average)
Seven & I Holdings Co., is a diversified retail group headquartered in Nibancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Seven & I is now the fifth largest retailer in the world, with 35,000 stores in approximately 100 countries.
Sears Holdings Corporation is a retail conglomerate that operates 4,000 retail locations under the mastheads of Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware, Kmart, Big Kmart, Super Kmart, The Great Indoors, and Lands’ End stores. It is the tenth largest retailer by annual revenue in the United States. The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA. It employs over 210,000 people (2010).
SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish-registered British electric utility company headquartered in Perth. It is one of the leading energy companies in the UK and the country’s second largest energy supplier. It is involved in the generation and supply of electricity, the supply of gas, the operation of gas and telecoms networks and other energy-related services such as gas storage, contracting, connections and metering. SSE is the UK’s largest generator from renewable sources.
Schneider Electric SA is a French global company. Schneider Electric SA is a France-based company that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. The Company has five divisions organized by business: Energy and Infrastructure, which includes medium and low voltage, installation systems and control, renewable energies and includes customer segments in Utilities, Marine, residential and oil & gas sector; Industry, which includes automation & control which includes water treatment and mining, minerals & metals industries; Buildings, which includes building automation and security, whose customers are hotels, hospitals, office and retail buildings; Data centres and networks, and Residential which is engaged in solutions for saving electricity bills by combining lighting and heating control features, among others.
Schlumberger Limited is the world’s largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs over 113,000 people working in approximately 85 countries. Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger N.V.) provides a range of products and services from exploration through production. The Company is a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry globally. The Company operates in three segments: Reservoir Characterization Group, Drilling Group and Reservoir Production Group. Its principal offices are in Houston, Paris, and the Hague.
Sberbank Rossii, (English: “Savings Bank of the Russian Federation”) is the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe. The company’s headquarters are in Moscow. In many regions, Sberbank is practically the only bank capable of providing local administrations with complex banking services and of rendering significant financial support in implementing investment and social programs. The bank offers a full range of savings, investment, and lending services. Sberbank counts 252,398 employees.
Samsung Life Insurance is a multinational insurance company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. It is the largest insurance company in South Korea. Samsung Life’s principal products include life and health insurance and annuities.
Samsung Electronics is a South Korean multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group. With assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries across the world, Samsung has approximately 160,000 employees. In 2009, the company took the position of the world’s biggest IT maker. Its sales revenue in the areas of LCD and LED displays and memory chips is number one in the world. In the TV segment, Samsung’s market position is dominant. For the five years since 2006, the company has been in the top spot in terms of the number of TVs sold. In the global LCD panel market, the company has kept the leading position for eight years in a row. Samsung Electronics focuses on four areas: Digital Media, Semiconductor, Telecommunication Network, and LCD Digital Appliance.
Samsung C&T Corporation (formerly Samsung Corporation) is the origin of Samsung Group and currently consists of Engineering & Construction Group and Trading & Investment Group. The company was renamed from Samsung Corporation to Samsung C&T Corporation in 2007
Saint-Gobain S.A. is a French multinational corporation, headquartered on the outskirts of Paris, at La Défense and in Courbevoie. The company is built around five business sectors: Building Distribution, Construction Products, Flat Glass, Containers / Packaging, and High-Performance Materials. Saint-Gobain’s Building Distribution (building supplies) has grown both internally and through acquisitions (in France, UK , Germany, Netherlands and Eastern Europe and the Nordic Countries). The division has 4,000 stores in 24 countries and employs 63,000 people worldwide. The Construction Products division manufactures drywall, acoustic and thermal insulation, façade coatings, roofing, interior and exterior products, pipes and expanded clay lightweight aggregates. It employs 45,000 people worldwide. Saint-Gobain Gyproc India is the leader in offering gypsum plasterboards and finishing plasters for interiors. The Flat Glass division manufacturers glass products, including self-cleaning, electrochromic, low-emissivity and sun-shielding glass. It is active in 39 countries targeting emerging economies, a market that now accounts for more than one-third of the divisions sales. It employs a global workforce of 37,100. The High Performance Materials division conducts research into various areas of materials science, energy, the environment, and medicine, such as fuel cells or particle filters. It operates centers in Cavaillon, Northborough and Shanghai, employing 35,800 people. The Packaging division produces glassware for the food and beverage industry and it employs 20,000 people worldwide.