Intertek Launches REACH Auditing Services



    OTTAWA, July 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com/reach) offers
supplier audit and assessment services to support REACH compliance assurance
activities undertaken by retailers, manufacturers and importers of virtually
all types of products from any industry. Intertek's REACH audit service
complements its comprehensive suite of REACH services including only
representative, pre-registration and registration services; testing and
dossier creation services; and project management outsourcing services. The
EU's Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH)
regulation requires all chemicals that are manufactured in or imported into
the European Union of one tonne or more in volume each year to be tested for
health and safety and registered with a new central European authority. In
order for a chemical, substance, preparation or finished article to be
manufactured or sold in the EU, it must be REACH compliant.
    For a product to be REACH compliant, its constituent components must be
REACH compliant. Where access to the composition is not available for
constituent components, supply chains and suppliers must provide evidence and
declarations to prove to their customers that they have met REACH
requirements. Yet, these declarations provide only limited assurance. Chain of
custody control should, therefore, be an important part of any REACH
compliance strategy. And, a balanced process of engagement and involvement of
the supply chain, supported by auditing and monitoring, needs to be
implemented to control risk and costs.
    Intertek's auditing solutions help ensure that the desired processes and
procedures for REACH compliance are being followed. Intertek will consolidate
the audit findings, and send the customer and the supplier a REACH performance
report.

    
    The Intertek REACH Audit will:

    - Determine REACH-readiness of supplier
    - Evaluate supplier's methods of information collection and storage
    - Score suppliers for performance against a quantitative set of criteria

    If support is needed, Intertek can also support suppliers and customers
    by:

    - Preparing notification documentation and submissions to EU when
      required
    - Reporting on the presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
    - Providing tools to trace the presence of SVHC
    - Ensuring that all chemical information is provided and up to date
    

    Intertek has global and local teams of seasoned auditing professionals
with years of expertise in supplier assessments and consulting. They work with
you and your suppliers to secure an uninterrupted business relationship, while
ensuring legal requirements are met.
    For more information on REACH Auditing and other REACH services offered
by Intertek, contact us or send an email to REACH@intertek.com, or visit
www.intertek.com/reach.
    Also, please join us on July 29th for a free webinar to learn about the
rules and options for the use of Only Representatives in managing REACH
compliance of a global supply chain. Visit www.intertek.com/reach "event" to
for more information and to register for the webinar.

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    About Intertek's REACH services

    Intertek's suite of REACH Services provides comprehensive REACH
pre-registration, REACH registration, REACH Only Representation, testing,
compliance, consulting and supply chain management services to suit our
client's REACH compliance and business needs.

    About Intertek

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 21,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

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    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321,
nicole.cooper@intertek.com; Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development,
Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-3166 x2222, jonathan.hughes@intertek.com

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