Intertek audits manufacturing facilities around the world, providing an independent assessment of the factory’s quality systems and an independent view of the facility’s capability of producing consistent, quality footwear. After all, quality shoes are made in quality factories.
Assessing the quality of a facility, its procedures and systems is a skilled job best done by trained auditors. Intertek offers a comprehensive inspection program based upon statistical analysis of finished goods (sampling according to ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, ISO 2859, BS 6001). To ensure conformance with pre-approved samples our inspectors randomly select finished goods, compare these with agreed criteria and report their findings based upon predetermined AQL (Acceptance Quality Level).
Intertek offers the following audit solutions for Footwear and more:
Global Supplier Management – Enhance Supply Chain Visibility and Manage Risk
Think Green Initiative (TGI) - A Sustainable Approach to Greening the Value Chain
Supplier Qualification Program (SQP) - Manufacture with Confidence
Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) - Measured Results: Improved Performance
Intertek is also a Social Accountability 8000 certification body, accredited by Social Accountability International in 1999, and was the first external monitor to receive accreditation to the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Certification Program (WRAP). Intertek has also been accredited in multiple countries by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) program, and the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Monitoring System. We are continually seeking accreditation under new and emerging industry standards across industries and around the globe.