18 May 2015
London - Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide announced the approval by the Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI)  to certify to the organisation’s standards and principles showing commitment to improving environmental  impact, while reducing business risks and costs associated with enhanced environmental processes.

Onsite environmental assessments are conducted for brands and retailers aiming to improve supply chain environmental performance while reducing business risks and costs as a result of applying more efficient processes and best in class environmental systems at the production level.

BEPI is a voluntary environmental initiative by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), which focuses on trade policy and global supply chain compliance to an existing social compliance program, Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), which has been in place for 12 years.  The FTA has more than 1,000 members including retailers, importers and brands committed to improving supply chain corporate social responsibility performance.   With the launch of BEPI at producer level, industry stakeholders are working together towards the common goal of achieving cleaner production with operational excellence.   

“Intertek is pleased to join the BEPI and support their initiatives to improve the environmental impact our businesses and supply chains have across the world. This is a great addition to Intertek’s Green Service portfolio of services aimed at helping our clients develop business processes to not only conserve energy and reduce waste in their production but improve the communities around us” says Calin Moldovean, President of Intertek’s Business Assurance group.  

Intertek’s Green Services include ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems, Zero Waste to Landfill as well many other standards and business processes designed to help organisations minimize their environmental impact by lowering energy and raw materials use, reducing waste and pollution, and mitigating risks of accidents and emergency situations.

For further information or request BEPI assessment please contact

EMEA: Jia.Liu@intertek.com
Americas: Mallory.Mcconnell@intertek.com
Asia: Samuel.Lau@intertek.com

For Market Inquiries:
Lauren Whittemore
Global Marketing Manager, Business Assurance
Phone: +1 978.929.2111
Email: lauren.whittemore@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.  Visit www.intertek.com