Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.
In West Michigan, Intertek’s Kentwood operations employ about 150 local professionals and support many Michigan-based businesses, from global companies to start-ups. Services provided by the Kentwood location include furniture testing, photometric testing, automotive part certification, and material and performance testing.
According to Eric Saigeon, Sustainability Manager for the U.S. and Canada, Intertek is currently working to establish sustainability benchmarks as a whole. Greenhouse gas emission levels and carbon output are publicly reported, and day-to-day operations are evaluated for their relationship with the natural world.
“Much of the work I am doing is being piloted in Grand Rapids and Midwest to be introduced to the business,” said Saigeon. “I couldn’t be better positioned than being surrounded by the sustainability professionals of West Michigan and the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum!”