10 Jun 2019

World Accreditation Day underscores accreditation's role in bolstering the global supply chain

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) established this day to raise awareness for the importance of accreditation activities. This year's theme focuses on how accreditation provides added value to the global supply chain.

The efficiency of the supply chain plays an important role for our clients in their ability to produce goods in a timely, cost-efficient, and quality manner. It's vital for a company to know what is going on in the factories and facilities creating their products every step of the way. With the complexity of today's supply chains, assurance in the testing programs, inspections, and certifications that are performed is essential. Companies need the ability to safeguard the interests of their stakeholders, reputation, and brand through clear objectives that empower a better way of doing business.

"In this continually growing and evolving global economy, we at Intertek are very proud to have helped organisations around the world receive and maintain certifications that help them meet their goals for quality, sustainability, and social responsibility," said Guillaume Gignac, Vice President, Technical Management & Quality for Intertek's Business Assurance group. "Accreditation has always been one of the keys to our success. By holding us to certain standards, our accreditors help us to ensure that we maintain a high level of performance and integrity." 

On World Accreditation Day, Intertek recognizes those companies who display their commitment to excellence in quality and safety through the use of assurance auditing, testing, inspection and certification. Each day, Intertek's experts partner with global organizations that seek to demonstrate the quality of their people, their processes, and their assets.

Intertek's Supply Chain Assurance group provides state of the art technology and industry expertise to ensure our clients' supply chains are safe and sustainable from start to finish through auditing, testing, inspection, and certification. We partner with global organizations every day to help them improve their supply chain management services by measuring business risk, capacity and capabilities, workplace conditions, product quality and safety, security, and environmental sustainability, all while providing confidence and peace of mind that their systems are functioning properly.

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The Business Assurance group of Intertek provides a full range of business process audit and support services, including accredited third-party management systems auditing and certification, second-party supplier auditing, sustainability data verification, process performance analysis, and IRCA-registered auditor training.  Our global network of expert auditors works with our clients to help them improve operations, meet regulatory requirements, reduce environmental impact, and achieve business objectives.

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