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Intertek Launches Furnishings Verified Program for Product Quality, Safety and Performance

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Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide,
announces the launch of its Furnishings Verified Program. The program
provides a level of transparency to the furnishings industry by
illustrating how a product meets multiple standards and specifications
in one succinct, easy-to read report.

The furnishings industry demands transparency with regards to whether
products meet industry standards and consumer and retailer
specifications, as well as the product's materials and overall
sustainability. With the Furnishings Verified Program, manufacturers can
illustrate how their products meet these various standards and
specifications with one short, concise report available via the
Furnishings Verified Database and a document called the Verification of
Conformity, given to the client. This report provides clarity and peace
of mind with regards to a product's sustainability, quality, safety and
performance in a quick, easy-to read manner. It also protects
confidential or private product information appearing in longer form
reports that manufacturers may not wish or need to disclose.

Brian Kneibel, General Manager of Furnishings at Intertek said: "Our
goal at Intertek has always been to provide innovative Total Quality
Assurance solutions to the industry. We are thrilled to offer customers
in the furnishings industry with a program that allows them to meet the
demands of the industry and marketplace, through fast, efficient and
easy testing means and documentation."

Intertek is an experienced industry leader in furniture testing needs,
including performance, electrical safety, flammability, regulatory, and
sustainability. The Furnishings Verified program is supported by a
global network of labs and local knowledge to create a solution unique
to each client's immediate and long-term initiatives. For more
information about the Furnishings Verified program and directory, visit http://www.intertek.com/furniture/furnishings-verified/.

ABOUT INTERTEK

Total Quality. Assured

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries
worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and
over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and
bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for
our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality
Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and
passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

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