Intertek is an industry leading partner for the Construction sector, providing bespoke auditing and supply chain solutions.

Every construction project has unique requirements, but common across all projects is the need to maintain a schedule, minimise safety risks for personnel and keep costs in-line with budget. To effectively manage projects in this manner, it is essential for companies to ensure their management systems adhere to a best practice approach. In addition, with an increasing focus on sustainability and labour concerns in the global economy, there is a growing level of environmental and supply chain risk that must be managed and mitigated.

Auditing your Management Systems

At Intertek, our team of expert auditors deliver a diverse portfolio of solutions tailored for the challenges of the Construction sector. By gaining certification to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management), companies are able to establish best practices that help to achieve the safe, successful completion of large-scale construction projects.

In the Construction sector, businesses operate in a complex digital environment, with project stakeholders such as contractors and sub-contractors, architects, engineers and surveyors, all having access to shared IT platforms. ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system, and effectively positions organisations to mitigate the risks associated with information security and cybersecurity.

Managing Supply Chain Risk

As the largest social compliance audit company globally, with 850 compliance auditors in 65 countries, Intertek are the experts in helping Construction organisations mitigate the risks that can arise in their supply chains. We have been conducting Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits (SMETA) since the process was introduced in 2004. These audits have become increasingly important as brands and retailers seek to partner with suppliers that participate in Sedex to ensure ethical trading and corporate social responsibility.

Governments all over the world have taken legislative measures to ensure organisations are acting to prevent forced labour in their operations and supply chains. Modern Slavery legislation requires organisations to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement outlining the steps and processes they have taken to mitigate this issue. Intertek's comprehensive range of solutions help the most complex Construction organisations not only meet the requirements of such national and global Modern Slavery Acts, but to ensure a safe environment for all those working in their supply chain.

Intertek Inlight is a supply chain management solution designed to provide traceability and transparency for businesses with global operations, such as those in the Construction sector. Inlight's software system can help these organisations map their supply base, screen for inherent risks, profile suppliers and verify credentials for the entire supply chain in one easy-to-use online portal.

Protek – Safety. Everywhere. Every day.

Health, safety and wellbeing is a major concern for business leaders, employees and customers. Based on Intertek's unique, systemic approach to quality assurance, we have developed Protek, the world's first industry-agnostic, end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing assurance programme for people, workplaces and public spaces. Protek provides audits, training and occupational health & safety solutions, to help businesses obtain independent assurance that they are fulfilling their duty of care and provide their employees and customers with the confidence they need, everywhere, every day.

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) enables mutual recognition (i.e. the 'deemed to satisfy' provision) between health and safety assessment schemes, particularly within the Construction sector. Supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and encourage straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes. SSIP actively reduces health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible and highlighting the savings to buyers and suppliers.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the global requirement for continuity of operations. Our experts provide ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management) audits to help Construction organisations be better prepared in the face of significant disruptions from external threats. Our aim is to provide you with the peace-of-mind that your operations, service delivery and supply chain will continue with minimum disruption, no matter the situation.

ISO 22301 was developed as the world’s first international standard for Business Continuity Management. ISO 22301 was designed to help organisations prepare and ensure their business can continue running during threats such as natural disasters and information security breaches.

This standard is extremely important for Construction organisations, reliant on global supply chains to move goods across the globe safely, securely, and swiftly. Working with Intertek, our experts can support your business to ensure continuity of business no what matter challenge you are faced with.

ISO 9001 provides the framework for a quality management system that helps businesses identify the risks and opportunities in their products of services. When managing large-scale operational supply chains and moving goods across the globe, it is vital to ensure the services you offer not only protect the products being moved, but are also able to adapt to the challenges of changing markets and customer needs.

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard that provides practical tools for organisations to manage their environmental responsibilities. ISO 14001 is an effective means for identifying and reducing potentially harmful impacts on the environment. Ensuring your supply chain, across the globe, is acting responsibly and ethically towards their use of packaging types, modes of transport and more, promotes your business positive way.

ISO 45001 focuses on identifying risks and opportunities, hazard identification and risk assessment, and operational controls. This standard is designed to help organizations, regardless of size or industry, implement an OHSMS to proactively prevent injury and harm to health.

SMETA audits conducted at factories around the globe assess how labour, health and safety, environmental and business ethics standards are being met. Sedex members are the allowed to store, share and report on this information in a secure, online database in an effort to improve working conditions in the global supply chain.

SMETA audits performed by Intertek are designed to be accepted by all Sedex A and AB members, as well as other customers and stakeholders. As one of the few approved organisations with the ability to conduct remote Sedex Virtual Assessments through our Inview remote auditing service, Intertek is perfectly positioned as the partner of choice to ensure your SMETA audits are accepted by all stakeholders and customers globally.

Worldwide, suppliers and business partners concerned with information security, throughout their supply chain or network, are increasingly demanding certification to ISO 27001 to protect their organisations’ networks and data.

Certification to ISO 27001 by an accredited and respected certification body, such as Intertek, promotes an organisation’s positive brand image and validates a commitment to intently addressing information security management.

Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, resulting in numerous new and hidden risks. Additionally, the COVID-19 global pandemic, government travel bans, and business closures have meant that entire global supply chains have experienced new and difficult challenges.

To help maximise your supply chain resilience, we have launched Intertek Inlight, a real-time web platform designed to manage your entire suppliers’ qualification programmes. Inlight provides the platform, expertise and people which enable organisations to better understand their supply chain risks and protect their brand.

Remote Auditing can offer greater flexibility and a more sustainable alternative to traditional assessments, improving safety, reducing time, travel and expenses, while also improving the quality and detail of audit reports.

Intertek’s Inview service, a Remote Audit solution helps organisations and large-scale supply chains conduct more efficient and safer audits, ensuring the delivery schedules can be maintained without compromising the safety of staff and customers during COVID-19.

Organisations are increasingly aware of the risk of Modern Slavery in their supply chains. However, many businesses remain unsure about what they need to do to protect the people who work on their goods and services, as well as their reputation.

Intertek offers complete solutions to help organisations not only meet the requirements of such global Modern Slavery Acts, but to ensure a safe environment for all those working in their supply chain.

With a growing focus on the circular economy, responsible and clean supply chains have become expectations of customers and interested parties. Sustainability efforts such as landfill diversion are important steps to demonstrate a desire to improve the environment.

Intertek’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification provides improved credibility and visibility to an organisation’s efforts to improve its environmental impacts. These efforts can improve supply chain process efficiency, save physical and financial resources, while providing credibility to your efforts and improving your environmental footprint.

Based on Intertek’s unique approach to total quality, Protek safeguards people, systems and processes, facilities, materials and surfaces, and products.

Never before has health, safety and wellbeing been so vital to every aspect of our lives. Whether at work, shopping, eating out or using public transport, employees and consumers are looking to brands for trust, assurance and peace of mind. Intertek Protek is the world’s first industry-agnostic, end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing assurance programme for people, workplaces and public spaces, offering audits, training, inspection, verification and certification solutions.

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