20 Sep 2021

Recognising People with Disabilities Around the Globe

Lowell, MA - Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries, lit their Lowell, Massachusetts Business Assurance headquarters purple on August 19 as part of the WeThe15 campaign to recognize the 1.2 billion people across the world with disabilities. Leading international organisations such as the Paralympics, the Special Olympics, and multiple United Nations agencies have united to launch WeThe15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent people living with disabilities which, according to the International Paralympic Committee, is 15% of the global population.

Earlier this year, as part of Intertek’s commitment to supporting the disability community, Intertek CEO Andre Lacroix joined Valuable 500, a global community of CEOs who have committed to putting disability inclusion on their corporate agendas and using business as a force for good. Intertek plays an important role in supporting the disability community, offering solutions such as the Intertek Cristal AccessCheck module, which provides independent verification to ensure hotels, restaurants, and other participants in the hospitality industry are accessible by all.

Calin Moldovean, Intertek President of Business Assurance and Food Services said, “Intertek believes that everyone should have access to safe travel and tourism opportunities. This is why we have partnered with the Valuable 500 and continue to offer assurance through AccessCheck. The disability community is routinely underserved, and we are committed to providing them with the peace of mind that their travel and accommodation is accessible and safe.”

Intertek provides a full range of business process audit and support services, including accredited third-party management systems auditing and certification, training, second-party and supplier auditing. 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. 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.

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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.