Intertek Group PLC is a UK-based multinational company with its headquarters in in London, England, which provides quality assurance, product testing, inspection and certification of products and commodities across various industries worldwide. It has a broad spectrum of safety, regulatory, quality, and performance standards.
The company was founded in 1888 and was engaged in testing and certifying grain cargoes before they were dispatched. This started the trend of independent testing laboratories. Even now, companies all over the world depend on Intertek for quality certification of their products and systems.
With a structured approach to secure the quality standards in all areas of operations, like manufacturing, transportation, distribution, retail, R&D, Intertek uses its ultra-modern facilities and prime technical expertise to become a Total Quality Assurance Provider, i.e. it goes beyond the physical aspect of quality control and provided additional assurance services making sure that all the operating procedures and systems are working properly.
Intertek operates in approximately 100 countries across North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, in about 1,000 locations, and employs over 43,000 people worldwide. It provides 24x7 services to customers, be it local or global, and ensures quality standards of products along with considering environmental safety and social accountability, for which it has also been given global recognition.
Intertek has been growing and expanding its services and operations covering areas like supply chain management, industrial asset inspection, bio-fuels, pharmaceuticals, food, solar and wind energy etc. Companies like BP, Kodak, Unilever, DSM etc. are in laboratory outsourcing contracts with Intertek. With regards to breach of ethics, Intertek has a zero-tolerance policy, and it tries to comply with the international best practices for the same. Intertek is an International Federation of Inspection Agents member, and it is obligated to comply with compliance code given by it. The aim is to avoid any conflict of interest and adhere with the organizational procedures as well as international standards. Intertek is also dedicated to high standards of professionalism, integrity, and good corporate governance.
Intertek is a public limited company and is a component of the FTSE 100 index.
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