Intertek to verify sustainability of new HP Indigo printing products

May 10, 2012

 

Three HP Indigo Digital Presses carry the Intertek Green Leaf Mark

Stuttgart, Germany - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has verified three HP Indigo Digital Presses to the Intertek Green Leaf Mark standards – an independent verification of health and environmental aspects of the products.

Intertek’s Green Leaf verification mark is a third party assessment and certification program. The mark provides proof that a product has been independently verified and found to conform to multiple existing environmental regulations. The Green Leaf Mark is used on products and their packaging, in point of purchase displays, product advertising and literature to explain a product’s environmental credentials. The program is based on independent verification of data submitted by suppliers and the company.

Through the program HP has independently assessed and verified various health and environmental metrics as part of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The HP Indigo digital presses carrying the mark are the HP Indigo WS6600, 7600, and the 5600 Digital Presses. The Intertek Green Leaf metrics certify the exclusion of substances classified as harmful to the environment and health, including regulated ‘substances of concern’, heavy metals and aromatic amines. It also certifies the elimination of many hazardous substances typically used in offset printing and independently verified recycling claims including the sound recovery and treatment of used consumables such as cartridges and imagining oil recycling and other environmental sustainability aspects.

“We are delighted to have our three HP Indigo digital presses carry the Intertek Green Leaf. HP is committed to environmental sustainability and the Green Leaf Mark allows us to demonstrate the independent testing and evaluation of the environmental effects of these products and their recyclability and communicate this clearly to our customers”, said Yogev Barak, director ofcurrent business management, HP Indigo Digital Press Division.

“Intertek’s Green Leaf verification programme is comprehensive. It covers a wide range of global regulatory and industry standards for the health and environmental impact of products and how companies articulate those to their consumers. The verification process is rigorous and we are pleased to support HP as one of the world’s leading technology brands on their commitment to sustainability’ said Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President of Global Health, Environmental, and Regulatory Services at Intertek.


Contacts
For further information, please contact:

Joel Pekay
Sales and Marketing Director
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Telephone: +1 312 906 7716
Email: joel.pekay@intertek.com



About Intertek
Intertek (ITRK.L) 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 30,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. Visit www.intertek.com

About the Intertek Green Leaf Mark 
The Green Leaf Mark certifies that a products conform to multiple existing environmental regulations, such as RoHS laws, REACH and Eco Design requirements based on independent testing of product samples and data provider to the certifier. It enables companies to represent this through one mark rather than multiple marks. The Green Leaf Mark is used on product packaging, in point of purchase displays, product advertising and literature to explain a product’s environmental credentials.