06 Jan 2015

Promoting sustainable development and solutions to global challenges

Chicago, IL – Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, is proud to partner with the United Nations in supporting the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) as a gold sponsor.

This partnership presents a collaborative opportunity for Intertek to take a formal role in helping promote the mission of IYL 2015 to raise global awareness for the role optical technologies can play in promoting sustainable development and providing solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications, and health.

As an industry-leading testing and certification company for lighting products, Intertek works with manufacturers and industry partners to develop and test the rapidly-developing lighting technology that increasingly allows lighting to be incorporated into a broad range of industries and applications. Intertek offers quality, performance, compliance, and advisory services to help ensure the safety and performance of lighting products – including testing the veracity of claims of energy efficiency, environmental impact, or even social responsibility.

“Intertek is proud to support the International Year of Light 2015 and its goal to highlight the importance of light in the modern world,” said Richard Adams, Intertek Senior Vice President. “Core to Intertek is our commitment to being engaged with technologies and business practices that further energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Our partnership with companies at the forefront of lighting and optical technology development allows us to work with industry in improving the products that positively impact so many lives and communities worldwide.”

Lighting products can receive Intertek’s ETL Mark, which proves compliance to all requisite North American safety standards, as well as the CE Mark or equivalent marks for global markets.

Intertek’s experience with the certification and testing of lighting is extensive. Intertek’s depth of services and expertise in global lighting regulations and technologies provides guidance to developers and manufacturers across the consumer and residential, commercial and industrial, transportation, and infrastructure markets.

For more information about Intertek’s services for the Lighting market and products, please visit www.intertek.com/lighting/.


About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.  Visit www.intertek.com.

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Sarah H. Linn
Global Marketing Manager
(312) 906-7796