Intertek is the industry leader with more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world.
Intertek’s Quality and Performance Mark can help you in demonstrating your commitment to product quality and performance.
Intertek's Quality and Performance Mark is designed and created to give manufacturers differentiations in the markets and also consumers a peace of mind about their purchase decisions of products. The Quality and Performance Mark can help manufacturers to demonstrate their commitments to product quality and performance. To consumers the mark is issued by a third party, validated proof that a product meets or exceeds key purchasing criteria.
The advantages and benefits of the Intertek Quality and Performance Mark encompass many segments, including:
Manufacturers and Retailers
Brand promise protection and delivery
Trust building and brand reputation among consumers
Get buyers' support and trust
Expand market from early adopters
Independent third party support to validate marketing claims
Sourced product components validation (manufacturers) or product lines (retailers)
Quality and performance reassurance
Product choices and features navigation aids
Leading them to make the right product choice by independent verification
Use of new technologies validation and spread
Champion good values proactively (supply chain validation, green practices, etc.)
Through a consumer facing performance mark to further support association programs
Additional level of performance builds on programs
Quality assurance benchmarked level for industry
How the Quality and Performance Mark Works
Choosing from five baseline quality tests; meeting or surpassing the baselines allow you to post and describe the test results on advertising materials, on the web and in other marketing channels. The five test areas include:
Durability: Evaluates the product's range of conditions that it can handle and continue to function
Functionality: Evaluates the product's performance of main functions and features under normal use
Life Cycle: Under ideal conditions, the basic function of the product to a specified life end (How long it lasts in normal operation)
Usability: Assess the ease of use for intended tasks
Workmanship: Verify the physical characteristics of the product as indicators of high quality fabrication and handling techniques
Once the Quality and Performance Mark is issued, the certification is valid for one year; there are no requirements of follow up services.
In addition to the baseline quality tests, manufacturer's specific claims can also be tested through a sixth test called CheckPlus Performance. After the validation issued by Intertek, the claims can be posted in your advertising materials, point-of-purchase and the product packaging to differentiate your product from competitors in the marketplace.