04 Jan 2021

London, UK: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce that Cristal International Standards will now be known as Intertek Cristal. Intertek acquired Cristal International Standards in December 2019 as part of Check Safety First to extend its total quality assurance solutions to the travel and hospitality industries.

Intertek Cristal is a global leader in systems and services for brand quality, standards management, and related risk management, delivering bespoke solutions to the world's best travel, tourism, and hospitality groups across 50 countries to help them maintain standards in all their global sites. Intertek Cristal has customer confidence, safety, and trust at its heart. It employs one of the largest groups of quality, hygiene, safety, and security experts in the world, and boasts more than two decades in the field.

Now more than ever, communicating a brand's commitment to health, safety and hygiene is critical to developing and maintaining consumer trust, as health and safety has become the number one concern for travelers. For 20 years, Intertek Cristal’s Checksafetyfirst.com has served as a trusted source of information for travelers on independently verified options of accommodation, restaurants and attractions, helping make travel plans easier.

Steve Tate, CEO of Intertek Cristal, said, “We are thrilled to be fully integrated into the Intertek Group, as it gives us the power to continue to innovate, expand and provide the best solutions to make the hospitality sector stronger and safer for travelers around the world.”

Calin Moldovean, Intertek President, Business Assurance and Food Services, said, “As global leaders in tourism and hospitality assurance, the Intertek Cristal team has been a great addition to Intertek’s Assurance portfolio. Health and safety plays an increasingly important role for travelers in their decision-making regarding travel plans. We plan to continue to enhance and improve our portfolio of services aimed to help our customers demonstrate their commitment to health, safety and hygiene.”

Intertek Cristal solutions are suitable for all hospitality industries including food establishments such as bakeries, restaurants, hotels, catering, fast food chains, coffee shops, cruise lines and retail and luxury stores. By partnering with Intertek, establishments will benefit from our global network of experts using unique principles to evaluate sites on a global scale with a standard comparison benchmark. Intertek provides the right set of tools and audits, to provide total quality assurance to all its customers.

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Caitlin Connell, Director of Global Marketing
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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.