Intertek Offers New REACH Compliance Certificate Program



    Intertek REACH compliance data storage and certificates for substances,
    preparations, and articles

    OTTAWA, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), the leading
provider of quality and safety services, is now providing its customers with a
means to demonstrate REACH compliance by offering a new REACH Certificate
Program. Intertek's REACH Certificate Program builds on Intertek's successful
REACH pre-registration, Only Representative, registration, supplier auditing,
and SVHC testing services.
    REACH is a new EU regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances that entered into force
on 1st June 2007. The EU REACH regulation is very complex and applies in
different ways to different products. This complexity makes it challenging for
manufacturers and distributors to prove to their customers that their products
are REACH compliant and in turn for customers to receive proof of compliance
before they purchase the goods. To simplify this challenging supply chain
issue, Intertek has developed an independent verification program assuring
REACH compliance.
    Intertek's REACH Certificate Program provides assurance to a customer
that a product has been reviewed by a third party for REACH compliance and
offers traceability of compliance. The REACH certificate of compliance can be
issued for a specific product, whether it is a shipment, product line,
formulation, single preparation or article. The REACH certificate program
includes the maintenance and storage of the client's REACH compliance data
within an Intertek database. Contact information for Intertek global REACH
compliance teams will also be provided, so a client or customer will have
local points of contact to confirm product compliance. New and existing
clients of Intertek can utilize this program to demonstrate their REACH
compliance to both their customers as well as EU authorities.
    "Customers wish to certify that their products comply with the REACH
regulation. Our independent verification is a most effective means for
companies to provide their customers and the authorities with proof that they
have taken appropriate action", states Dr. Ruud A. Overbeek, Global Director
of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services Division.
    Intertek (www.intertek.com/reach) is a leading provider of a full range
of REACH compliance services including pre-registration, Only Representative,
registration, dossier creation, supplier auditing, SVHC testing, data storage,
and certificates.

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    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (www.intertek.com/green)

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance, providing sound traceability systems and
strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek H&E Services does more
than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage
they desire. Intertek H&E Services offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek H&E's REACH
services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU. Intertek Ageus Solutions, a unit of
Intertek Health & Environmental Services, is a leader in global environmental
compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (www.intertek.com)

    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 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

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    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development
(REACH), (613) 599-3166 x2222, jonathan.hughes@intertek.com

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