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Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the further expansion of its sustainability services, through a partnership with Environmental Packaging International (EPI), developer of redipoint®, a global Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reporting solution. 

Intertek provides organizations with assurance solutions designed to help address a wide variety of customer and market sustainability compliance activities and requirements. Successful companies recognize the benefit of building sustainability principles into their business strategy and operations. Sustainability involves such aspects as setting clear targets and measuring progress towards them, maximizing operational efficiency, developing opportunities for further economic benefits, and achieving buy-in and recognition from stakeholders. From the perspective of product design and manufacturing, sustainability can be embodied in tools such as life cycle assessments, which provide a thorough analysis of a product's environmental impact throughout the entire supply chain. 
The increasing demand for safer, more environmentally friendly products has signalled an increase of more robust end-of-life (EOL) strategies. “In a market where innovation is essential, the development of cost-effective, sustainable product recovery processes is of utmost importance, either before or after product design,” states Mr. Gary Parker, Head of the Sustainability Group within Intertek’s Health Environmental & Regulatory Services team, “Intertek’s ongoing support to develop these comprehensive sustainability strategies is enhanced through inclusion of redipoint® in strategic alignment with EPI. Adding over two decades of experience, we will help your business gain environmental and economic advantages.”

“More and more businesses recognize the importance of incorporating end-of-life management into their sustainability strategies,” states Mr. Victor Bell, President of Environmental Packaging International. “Hence EPI is looking forward to leverage the power of redipoint® with the assurance services of Intertek.”

redipoint® is a web-based solution that assists multinational companies in managing compliance with EPR reporting requirements worldwide by producing packaging and product fee reports for international third-party organisations and government agencies. In addition to facilitating compliance, redipoint® allows users to track and report upon company-specific environmental criteria/benchmarking to gain perspective on the company’s packaging performance as a whole.

To learn more about these services and the larger Intertek organisation visit: http://www.intertek.com/sustainability/ 

Contacts:

For UK Media Enquiries:

Joanne Merriweather
PR & Brand Manager UK & Eire
Intertek
Tel.: +44 (0) 7786 525390
Email: joanne.merriweather@intertek.com

or

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
Health, Environmental and Regulatory Services (HERS)
Intertek
Tel.: +1 905 542-2900
Email: tracy.veale@intertek.com

For Market Inquiries:

Gary Parker
Head, Sustainability Services
Intertek Health, Environmental and Regulatory Services (HERS)
Tel.: +44 (0) 7816 485345
Email: gary.parker@intertek.com

Victor Bell
President, Environmental Packaging International
Tel.: +1 401 423 2225 x 800
Email: vbell@enviro-pac.com

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries,
delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

www.intertek.com

About EPI

Founded in 1998 by Victor Bell, Environmental Packaging International (EPI) is a consultancy specializing in environmental compliance, product stewardship, and sustainability issues related to packaging and other products. The company offers a full range of customized regulatory tracking, research, compliance management, and services related to the development and implementation of corporate sustainability goals.

www.enviro-pac.com
 


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