Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
The S Mark is a symbol of electrical safety for your customers and evidence to authorities that Intertek has independently tested and certified your product’s compliance to applicable European safety requirements. Intertek exclusively provides the S Mark – a recognized symbol of safety since 1926.
With the S Mark, your product may be sold throughout the EU without further safety testing or certification. As a European safety mark, the S Mark communicates to over 450 million people that your products are safe.
Throughout Europe, it does not matter how you say "Safety"… Sicherheit (German), Seguridad (Spanish), Sécurité (French), Sicurezza (Italian), Segurança (Portuguese), Säkerhet (Swedish). In Europe, "Safety" begins with S.
Why is the S Mark important to you?
For your customers, the S Mark is a visible proof of the safety of your product. For manufacturers and retailers, S Marking is assurance that your brand reputation will not be put at risk by a product safety failure. In addition, because each "S Marked" product is independently tested, you don't risk having your products taken off the market because they don't meet market requirements.
Over 40,000 certified products
The S Mark is only found on products that have been independently tested and certified to applicable safety standards. Today there are over 40,000 products that have been S Marked.
These certified products are found in following industries:
Use the S Mark as part of your marketing strategy
With the S Mark comes the opportunity to leverage your company's commitment to safety in your marketing efforts. The S Mark may be leveraged in your own material, or you may use S Mark collateral from Intertek to support your product marketing - including stickers, tags, folders and more. The S Mark is available in two versions: with and without the customer-friendly tagline "For your own safety." We will provide you with a version of the S Mark in the native language of the market where the product will be sold.
S + CE increases European market penetration
As brands become more interchangeable, consumers place more trust in safety and quality marks. Consumers want greater confidence in the safety of the products they purchase. And since CE marking does not require independent testing, critical consumers and retailers look for products with marks from impartial testing companies. As such, a safety mark from a "third-party" can be the difference between making a sale and not making a sale. In fact, surveys show that when consumers are aware of the difference between the S Mark and CE marking, nearly 80% say that the next time they buy an electrical product, it will be "important" or "very important" that it is S Marked.
Electrical products sold throughout the EU must bear the CE marking. However, as CE marking is self-declared, impartial testing is not required. Products bearing the S Mark (a voluntary certification) show that Intertek has independently tested and certified that the products fulfill valid safety requirements.
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