Intertek Sponsors Carbon Credit Market Event in Mexico

    OTTAWA, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (, one of the
world's largest testing, inspection, and certification companies, announced
its new Carbon and Green Services Division in Mexico at the Institute of the
Americas' Annual Conference "Accelerating the Carbon Credit Market in Mexico"
held on February 4th, 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico. Intertek, as a key sponsor
of the event, showcased its green services providing strategic consulting,
project development, certification for carbon markets (including Green House
Gas reduction projects) and LEED-certification.
    Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, President of the Institute of the Americas
and Juan Elvira Quesada, Secretary of Mexico's Department of Environment and
Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) opened the event with effective and positive
respective speeches.
    Mr. Elvira's discussion focused on the Kyoto Protocol and its importance
for the emerging opportunities in Mexico. Other speakers also detailed their
perspective on this emerging market, including economic impacts covered by the
    During a panel discussion on the growing market for carbon credits in
Mexico including Sue Stendebach (Senior Assistant; EPA), Lenny Honschild
(General Manager; Evolution Markets, Inc.) and Brian Guzzone (Project
Developer; Ameresco, Inc.), Dr. Ruud Overbeek spoke about Intertek's solutions
for developing carbon projects. Noting Intertek's strategic role in consulting
and offering process solutions towards GHG emission reduction projects, Dr.
Overbeek also promoted the independent Intertek Certification and
Accreditation services, another strong area of Intertek's carbon services.
    Intertek Mexico's General Director, Michael LeBlanc stated, "I'm very
proud of what we're doing. It's something you can bring home to the dinner
table and discuss with your family", clearly referring to the importance of
helping the environment by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. Michael
LeBlanc encouraged the attendants to work together on developing the carbon
based market in Mexico, thereby helping fight climate change and sustain
corporate financial growth.
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    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems
and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than
simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they
desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted
Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and
Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, supply chain
management, testing and analysis, legal representation, certification, and
corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek
Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental
compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

    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 100 countries around
the world.
    For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Ph.D., Global Director,
Health & Environmental Services, Intertek, (713) 407-3662,; Michael LeBlanc, General Director Intertek México,
(52) 55 5091-2150,

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