31 Mar 2015


(Singapore) Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, is proud to announce that Hilton Singapore has been awarded with the Marine Stewardship Council’s Chain of Custody (CoC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certifications, following their successful audit completion in January this year.

The CoC standard is the traceability and segregation standard applicable to the full supply chain from a certified fishery or farm to final sale, while the ASC ensures responsible farmed seafood practices are used in the aquaculture industry.

Hanny Widjaja, Regional Director for Food Services in South East Asia at Intertek said, “Intertek is delighted to announce the award of MSC CoC and ASC CoC certificatons to Hilton Singapore. This is an important milestone for the hospitality, restaurant and food industries, as these strategic initiatives begin to deliver significant business benefits and values to brands.”

"As a qualified auditor for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Intertek supports brands with guidelines interpretation and offers expert advice to help with their audit journey,” added Hanny.

“We are thrilled to be the first hotel in Asia to receive both MSC and ASC certifications. Sustainability is and remains a core pillar of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose. The certifications underscore our commitment to enhance guest awareness about making sustainable seafood choices,” said Peter Webster, general manager, Hilton Singapore.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards focus on sustainable fishing and seafood traceability, including responsible aquaculture activities. These programs target industry operators, such as fisheries and seafood suppliers as well as restaurant owners, to seek best international practice guidelines for certification and Eco-labeling.

Media enquiries:

Natalie Harvey
Global Marketing Manager, Food Services
Tel: +44 7827 803228
Email:  natalie.harvey@intertek.com

Adrian Ho
Marketing Communications Manager (SE Asia)
Tel: +65 9833 0839
Email: adrian.ho@intertek.com

Market enquiries:

Hanny Widjaja
Regional Director, Food Services (SE Asia)
Tel: +65 9728 1258
Email: Hanny.widjaja@intertek.com

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 38,000 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.