Intertek Partners with EPEAT for Environmental Registrations

May 10, 2012

Global Equipment Manufacturers Now Have Access to Intertek’s Fast, Expert Registration and Verification Services

Chicago, IL - Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, will participate as a trust provider in the EPEAT system. Acting as a Product Registration Entity (PRE), Intertek will work directly with manufacturer Subscribers to register products in the EPEAT system and to verify their environmental attributes.

EPEAT is the most extensive and influential green IT product rating system, with a registry of more than 3,200 environmentally preferable electronic products and 45 participating manufacturers , from global giants to small integrators, across 41 EPEAT countries. As the new PRE organizations come on line, EPEAT is evolving from a system where verification was performed as part of central registry management, to a system where a PRE assists manufacturers to register products centrally and to ensure the accuracy of the product declarations. EPEAT will increasingly focus on managing a selected network of PREs and promoting EPEAT to purchasers and consumers as an easy and reliable way to identify greener electronics. EPEAT is an environmental declaration and registration required by many government and commercial procurement contracts.

Intertek offers manufacturers and brand owners a comprehensive and effective solution towards meeting the EPEAT environmental performance requirements and listing their products on the EPEAT registry. Intertek’s technical expertise on the EPEAT criteria and access to internal test capability when needed ensures that registrations are robust and cost effective. Intertek’s global reach ensures that product manufacturers can expand their EPEAT registration to new markets around the globe to meet business demands.

“In today’s complex global value chain, on-going assessment is critical to the success of efforts to design more sustainable products and services,” said Jeff Omelchuck, EPEAT’s Executive Director of Verification , “Expanding the EPEAT system through this collaborative network will ensure effective support and surveillance of manufacturer and supplier claims in this very complex and fast-changing manufacturing sector.”

“Well known comprehensive environmental procurement specifications, such as EPEAT for green IT products, have seen a significant global development and acceptance.” states Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President of Intertek Global Health, Environment, and Regulatory Services. “EPEAT’s recognition of Intertek as a selected global trust partner demonstrates our on-going leadership in this field related to supporting and developing health and environment standards in the electrical and electronics markets.”


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