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Third-party certification service helps manufacturers demonstrate compliance to hazardous substance regulations
Intertek, a leading international provider of quality and safety services, announces that it is the third certification body accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide third-party certification to IECQ QC 080000, the international specification for hazardous substance process management (HSPM) systems.
QC 080000 introduces a process approach for manufacturers of electrical and electronic products and components to provide record of compliance with both global hazardous substance control directives and customer-specific requirements. The specification can be integrated seamlessly into any existing quality management system (QMS), helping manufacturers ensure that all departments or business units within the organization have a part in controlling hazardous substances.
Intertek has provided global audit and certification services for IECQ QC 080000 since 2006, when it was recognized as a certification body by the Electronic Components Certification Board (ECCB). The ANAB accreditation, effective 5 August 2010, provides added assurance to Intertek customers that the company's HSPM certification program meets internationally-recognized standards.
Intertek's HSPM program is part of an extensive Green Services portfolio that offers complete solutions addressing global, regional, and local compliance and chemical safety built on sound traceability systems. Intertek's suite of services supports implementation of company-specific, regulatory, and customer-driven policies.
"Growing 'green' regulations from governments around the world are now accompanied by increased customer preference for environmentally-friendly business practices on all levels of a process. With accredited third-party QC 080000 certification from Intertek, manufacturers can provide these stakeholders and customers with independent assurance that they have effective processes in place to address the impact they have on the environment," stated Calin Moldovean, president of Intertek's Systems Certification group.
For further information, please contact:
Global Marketing Manager, Systems Certification
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Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 26,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For further information, visit www.intertek.com.