Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
Intertek's Quality and Performance Mark is designed to give manufacturers a point of differentiation in the marketplace and consumers peace of mind about their product purchases. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Mark.
Q: My brand name is my ‘Quality & Performance Mark’, why should I spend even more money on implementation?
A: The Mark is not meant to replace all the effort you’ve put into building your brand. Instead think of the Mark as another tool you can use to build your brand, whether it’s:
Q: Will this slow down my time to market?
A: The facts of the matter are that any additional testing, which the Mark is, would slow down time to market. However, the additional time can be kept to a minimum in several ways:
Q: Will every product submitted receive the Mark?
A: No, testing for the Mark is designed to identify the top one-third to one-half of products in any given category. Intertek will conduct benchmark testing to see where requirements should be initially set, then review these benchmarked levels every 12 months; if needed, the bar will be raised to ensure that only top quality products will receive the Mark.
Q: What happens if my product fails testing for the Mark?
A: Intertek won’t just give you a failing test report. We will inform you of the product deficiencies and provide you with tools for improving it, which may include:
Once design improvements have been made, the product can be re-submitted for testing.
Q: Once the Mark is awarded how can it be used?
A: The mark can be applied to the full range of customer’s promotional efforts, including advertising, package labeling and point of purchase.
Q: How can consumers verify that a product is certified?
A: Intertek has an online product directory at www.IntertekCheck.com where consumers can conduct searches for certified products.