Sustainability initiatives are rapidly emerging in businesses, operations and throughout the production supply chain. Intertek’s Sustainability Assurance services support our customers to design and implement programs, comply with regulations and market-driven requirements, and certify, verify and report.

Our services range from solutions to address immediate environmental, social and governance requirements to the development of strategic portfolio initiatives, such as stakeholder engagement programs, sustainable supply chain management tools and reporting initiatives.

Intertek’s global reach, breadth, and scope of Sustainability expertise helps our customers implement programs to similar standards across varying markets or effectively comply with regulatory demands. Our multi-disciplinary teams, include experienced consultants, auditors, scientists and engineers, that will partner with our customers to develop and implement value-added programs tailored to business, operations or products.

*Intertek does not provide consulting services for management systems certification. Any consulting activities provided by Intertek are separated and independent from testing and certification activities.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as an essential and widely recognized framework to understand and measure the environmental, social and economic attributes of a product, material or process. The LCA framework has been adopted by several familiar declarations, certifications, standards and regulatory requirements. No matter the LCA objectives, Intertek’s sustainability experts and LCA practitioners perform LCA services for products, food, chemicals, packaging, processes, buildings and businesses in all industries. Services include Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), carbon & water footprinting, corporate sustainability reporting, sustainable claims support, sustainable packaging and evaluation in support of sustainable building certification.

Ingredient transparency & health declarations are at the forefront of global voluntary and regulatory initiatives aimed at human health and wellbeing. Whether driven by regulatory requirement or demand in the market place, Intertek leverages our global network of testing laboratories and sustainability assurance experts to help our clients navigate growing pressures for transparency with health declarations and chemical disclosures, while balancing financial and reputational risks.

With increasing global focus on sustainable development, many manufacturers are being required to demonstrate their production processes and suppliers are meeting the principles of responsible sourcing. This involves an evaluation of the social, environmental and economic stewardship of the entire supply chain. Benefits to the manufacturer include, meeting market and consumer-driven demand for responsible sourcing (e.g. eco-labeling for retailers, LEED®, BREEAM BES 6001, etc.), reducing risk in the supply chain, demonstrating leadership in sustainability and building a positive corporate reputation.

Intertek provides comprehensive sustainable claims support assessment, testing, validation, certification and assurance services that support clients in achieving sustainability and environmental claims for their product or package.

Carbon & water footprinting mechanisms assess the environmental impacts of energy and water consumption for the entire life of your product, food, chemical, packaging, process, building and business.

Corporate sustainability reporting is becoming common place for businesses world-wide, driven by regulation, investors, financing, contracts and disclosure mechanisms. Annual reports and marketing now include reference to key corporate sustainability initiatives and successes. Whether self declared or part of an established framework such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Intertek’s sustainability experts support clients in various aspect of corporate sustainability reporting.

As part of the global push to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions governments, investors, stock exchanges and organizations have implemented reporting requirements and are pressuring businesses to reduce emissions throughout their value chain. Intertek supports our clients’ inventory and report their Scope 1, 2 and/or 3 GHG emissions in accordance with globally recognized standards.

GHG emissions validation and verification may be pursued by an organization for a number of reasons such as to contribute to their annual report, to communicate to their customer, to meet regulatory or investor reporting requirements, or publicly disclose their emission reduction achievements. Intertek’s sustainability experts provide independent validation and verification of GHG emissions for any organization or industry in accordance with ISO 14064-3 standards.

Sustainable building certification mechanisms provide third party recognition for the implementation of planning, design, construction and operational best practices. The Intertek sustainability team brings a depth of experience with tools such as LEED®, WELL Building Standard, BOMA and BREEAM, amongst others, and support clients reduce their risk to achievement in projects.

Intertek's environmental management systems certification services will provide you with third-party verification of your organization's green initiatives and improvements. Our experienced auditors will help you work systematically to lower energy and raw materials use, reduce waste and pollution, and mitigate risks of accidents and emergency situations. Your business will not only be greener, it will also be more efficient and productive.

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