Sustainability Assurance

Sustainability initiatives are rapidly emerging in business, operations and throughout the production supply chain. Intertek’s Sustainability Assurance services support our customers to design and implement programs, comply with regulations and market-driven requirements, certify, verify and report.

Our services range from solutions to address immediate environmental, social and economic requirements to the development of strategic portfolio initiatives, such as stakeholder engagement programs, sustainable supply chain management tools and reporting initiatives.

Intertek’s global reach, breadth and scope of Sustainability expertise including in energy and environmental management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) helps our customers implement programs to similar standards across varying markets or effectively comply with regulatory demands. Our multi-disciplinary teams, include experienced consultants, auditors, scientists and engineers, that will partner with our customers to develop and implement value-added programs tailored to business, operations or products. Some recognized benefits of engaging sustainability services are:

  • Strengthen brand reputation
  • Respond to customer demand for reduced environmental impacts
  • Support compliance with regulations and emerging best practices
  • Reduce costs and manage risks
  • Develop economically competitive relationships with suppliers

Businesses, governments and communities are driving sustainability forward by implementing programs and monitoring progress in the identified United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG). The 17 overarching goals identify global objectives, targets and specific indicators to positively impact climate change, social justice and economic progress. Intertek’s sustainability services help our clients reach SDG targets and understand the key performance indicators set out by the SDG initiative.

*Intertek does not provide consulting services for management systems certification. Any consulting activities provided by Intertek are separated and independent from testing and certification activities.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as an essential and widely recognized framework to understand and measure the environmental, social and economic attributes of a product, material or process. The LCA framework has been adopted by several familiar declarations, certifications, standards and regulatory requirements. No matter the LCA objectives, Intertek’s sustainability experts and LCA practitioners perform LCA services for products, food, chemicals, packaging, processes, buildings and businesses in all industries. Services include Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), carbon & water footprinting, recycling and waste declarations, corporate sustainability reporting, sustainable claims support, sustainable packaging and evaluation in support of sustainable building certification.
Ingredient transparency & health declarations are at the forefront of global voluntary and regulatory initiatives aimed at human health and wellbeing. Whether driven by regulatory requirement or demand in the market place, Intertek leverages our global network of testing laboratories and sustainability assurance experts to help our clients navigate growing pressures for transparency with health declarations and chemical disclosures, while balancing financial and reputational risks.
With increasing global focus on sustainable development, many manufacturers are being required to demonstrate their production processes and suppliers are meeting the principles of responsible sourcing. This involves an evaluation of the social, environmental and economic stewardship of the entire supply chain. Benefits to the manufacturer include, meeting market and consumer-driven demand for responsible sourcing (e.g. eco-labeling for retailers, LEED®, BREEAM BES 6001, etc.), reducing risk in the supply chain, demonstrating leadership in sustainability and building a positive corporate reputation.
Intertek provides comprehensive sustainable claims support assessment, testing, validation, certification and assurance services that support clients in achieving sustainability and environmental claims for their product or package.
Carbon & water footprinting mechanisms assess the environmental impacts of energy and water consumption for the entire life of your product, food, chemical, packaging, process, building and business.
Corporate sustainability reporting is becoming common place for businesses world-wide, driven by regulation, investors, financing, contracts and mechanisms, such as LEED, WELL and BREEAM. Annual reports and marketing now include reference to key corporate sustainability initiatives and successes. Whether self-declared or part of an established framework such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or GHG Protocol, Intertek’s sustainability experts support clients in various aspect of corporate sustainability reporting. Additionally, Intertek’s experts perform sustainability reporting and data assurance services following mechanisms such as ISAE 3000 and AA 1000 standards.
GHG emissions measurement & reporting are increasingly required for businesses as part of the global push to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and multiple governments have implemented reporting requirements that introduce pressure for businesses to reduce emissions. Leveraging our knowledge of the GHG Protocol for corporate operations and products, Intertek's sustainability experts support client reporting requirements.
Monitor impacts and improvements resulting from sustainability programs with Intertek's sustainability benchmarking assurance services. Benchmarking internal impacts against standards, generic best-practices or to previous years’ data helps clients define a product or business strategy and implement sustainability initiatives that reduce risk and add value.
Sustainable building certification mechanisms provide third party recognition for the implementation of planning, design, construction and operational best practices. The Intertek sustainability team brings a depth of experience with tools such as LEED®, WELL Building Standard, BOMA and BREEAM, amongst others, and support clients reduce their risk to achievement in projects.

Intertek's environmental management systems certification services will provide you with third-party verification of your organization's green initiatives and improvements. Our experienced auditors will help you work systematically to lower energy and raw materials use, reduce waste and pollution, and mitigate risks of accidents and emergency situations. Your business will not only be greener, it will also be more efficient and productive.

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