Intertek Hosting Free Webinar to Help Electronics Manufacturers Selling into the EU Comply with Environmental Legislation

    Industry briefings to provide companies with a 'Green Checklist' for

    OTTAWA, Oct. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (, the
leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries
worldwide, is helping electronics manufacturers understand the environmental
regulations they must meet in order to sell their product in the European
    The company will hold a free one-hour online webinar to the (US or Global
industry) on Thursday, November 13th 2008 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time to
help electronics manufacturers keep abreast of the wide range of environmental
legislations in the EU and the latest changes and updates to them.
    Electronics sold into the EU are subject to responsibilities from many
different environmental legislations including RoHS, WEEE, REACH, and the
Batteries and Packaging directives. Typical requirements include: the
declaration of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for the REACH
regulation; proof of compliance with the materials restrictions of RoHS
Directive, Packaging and Battery Directives; registration and the
implementation of takeback and reporting programs for the WEEE Directive,
Packaging Directive and Battery Directive; and end-of-life treatment
instructions for the WEEE Directive. What companies do or do not have to do to
sell electronics in the European Union depends on the product and method of
    The free one-hour webinar on November 13th is designed to help
electronics manufacturers find out what should be on their company's
compliance checklist for products being sold into the EU.
    Topics to be addressed:

    - REACH SVHC declaration requirements starting October 2008
    - Principle checklist items to review for products
    - Principle checklist items to review for companies
    - Materials restrictions and substance declaration
    - Registration, recycling, and reporting requirements

    Who should attend?

    - Procurement and supply chain management
    - Regulatory Affairs
    - HSE primes
    - Product management
    - Operations management
    - Those responsible for product compliance and certification.

    For more information or register for this webinar, please visit

    About Intertek Ageus Solutions

    Ageus Solutions, a unit of Intertek Testing Services, is a leader in
global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product
stewardship. Intertek Ageus Solutions 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 Ageus Solutions'
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.

    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 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

    For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Hope Mascott, Marketing Communications Manager,
Intertek ETL-SEMKO, (978) 635-8565,; Nicole Cooper,
Corporate Communications Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321,;;;

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