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In this series, renowned behavioural psychologist Martin Lindstrom, separates fact from hype about travelling in a ‘coronavirus world’. Based on extensive interviews with top airline, hotel and travel executives, Lindstrom explores the true risks, and shares a practical step-by-step guide on how to fly, dine, and check into hotels safely. Written in association with Intertek Protek. Discover more at www.protek.com. © 2020 by Martin Lindstrom and Intertek Group plc
 
Welcome to the Intertek Business Assurance Podcast, Assurance in Action, your hub for quality insights and information from our Intertek experts. Learn what our people are saying about important industry trends ranging from food safety standards to supplier management and everything in between! With new and recurring guests, we are poised to provide you the knowledge needed to enhance your business processes, operations, and safety.
 
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Improving Sourcing Standards within the UK Apparel Sector In this episode, special guests Alistair Knox and David Camp discuss trending issues in UK apparel sourcing. Alistair Knox is the Chairman for the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry and David Camp is the Chief Executive of allianceHR Ltd. Links: ASBCI allianceHR…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action’s Supply Chain insights, Intertek supply chain experts Justin Bettey and Mary Osterman discuss changes in the cotton industry, increased traceability measures by large retailers and brands and more. Intertek’s Supply Chain Assurance Newsletter offers monthly updated on trends and topics related to the global s…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action’s Supply Chain insights, Intertek supply chain experts Astrid Walstra and Jenna Pires talk about how the food supply chain has been affected by COVID-19 and what food manufacturers are doing to protect their workers and their customers, in addition to ensuring their products are safe. Intertek’s Supply Chain A…
 
In this second edition of Assurance in Action's Supply Chain Insights, Intertek supply chain experts Elma Christian and Johnny Sandhu discuss the effects of Covid-19 on supply chain workers and Modern Slavery efforts, workplace legislation, and strides brands are taking to address workers' rights. If you would like to stay up to date on supply chai…
 
As the tourism and hospitality industry grows year over year sustainability and resilience have become a major focus by hoteliers globally. Now more than ever sustainable business is needed for continued industry growth. In this episode of Assurance In Action, Intertek's Rajesh Balakrishnan discusses key focus areas for sustainable hospitality mana…
 
In a rapidly changing world, up to date information is important for any decision maker in the supply chain, which is why Intertek has started the Ethical Sourcing Forum series on Assurance in Action. Once a month, Intertek's Supply Chain experts will share their highlights from the previous few weeks and how it relates to an ever-changing, ever-gr…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, Richard Cowlishaw, Group HR Director of Clipper Logistics, a supply chain solutions provider, discusses the need for governance through a third party audit, the tangible improvements and benefits seen from utilizing Intertek’s auditors, and Clipper’s motivation for implementing the Sedex Members Ethical Trade…
 
Cyber risk has been a growing concern for businesses globally over the past decade. In order to mitigate cyber risk companies are prioritising the necessary measures and training to make sure that their intellectual property and private information don’t fall into the wrong hands. In this episode of Assurance in Action, Intertek’s Tatiana Dragolova…
 
The global supply chain is becoming more complex everyday. Since our first episode of Assurance in Action in 2018, discussing trends in the supply chain, technological advancements and industry trends have shaped the way brands and suppliers do business. In this episode of Assurance in Action, Intertek’s Catherine Beare discusses key trends in the …
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, Sabrina Cescolini, Program Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Jeff Eves, Program Manager, Green Services, and Eric Saigeon, Global Sustainability & Energy Manager discuss what organisations need to look for as they become more sustainable, the steps companies can take to protect the environmen…
 
In the pilot episode of Total Sustainability in Progress, André Lacroix, Group CEO of Intertek, Intertek's new sustainability solution, Total Sustainability Assurance. Total Sustainability in Progress is a podcast for organisations who are dedicated to a more sustainable future. Listen to the first episode of Total Sustainability in Progress as And…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, returning guest Robert Trimble discusses the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH is a major factor for organisation globally who sells products in the EU. Robert discusses the effects of REACH throughout the supply chain and best practices for a company to stay …
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, food industry experts from Intertek and Alchemy Systems discuss the topic of Food Fraud and Food Defence. Food producers and processors are facing emerging risks of product adulteration in the food chain. During this episode, experts Bill Muil, David Muil, and Jorge Acosta discuss actions that organisations c…
 
In part two of this episode of Assurance in Action, Silvia Mera, Program Director for The Mekong Club, speaks on the technological and strategic innovations that the Mekong Club and organisations globally are using to combat slavery. Silvia discusses the use of Artificial Intelligence, Block chain technology, and information sharing to more adequat…
 
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, or RoHS, was adopted by the European Union in 2003. Since then, the RoHS directive has been implemented by countries globally. Learn from Intertek Expert Bob Trimble what companies need to know about compliance with RoHS and where he sees the directive going in the future. In this episode, Bob disc…
 
The Mekong Club is an NGO which works with companies to eradicate Modern Slavery in the supply chain. In this episode of Assurance in Action, guest Silvia Mera, Program Director for The Mekong Club, discusses her background in social compliance, as well as how The Mekong Club helps industry to fight modern slavery. Silvia also discusses the effecti…
 
The risk of bribery can affect every organization, without regard for industry, role or profitability. In this episode of Assurance in Action, Karl Harland discusses the need for anti-bribery controls within organizations and the benefits that ISO 37001 provides. Karl also discusses the distinct benefits of accredited ISO 37001 certification, as co…
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed consumers lives and business practices by automating tasks and collecting valuable and actionable data. The imaginative future of this technological advancement has left many excited and anxious. Hanny Widjaja, Intertek Business Assurance's Global Commercial Director, discusses how IoT can enable busines…
 
The ability to keep business operations running during the time of a disruptive event is a key market and performance differentiator for service providers, organizations in the supply chain, or any organization that customers and stakeholders rely on. In this episode of Assurance in Action, Intertek's Will Tyminski and Charlie Clark discuss the ISO…
 
Gene Morrison, Intertek Business Assurance group's Global Program Manager for Aerospace, joins Assurance in Action for part two of the two part AS 9100 series episode. Gene discusses what role the AS 9110 and AS 9120 standards play in the Aviation, Space and Defense industry. Gene also shares his thoughts on the growing need for suppliers and servi…
 
Sustainability and effective use of resources are at the forefront of business concerns for organisations globally. The ISO 50001 standard, which was recently revised in 2018, offers credible and tangible benefits to organisations seeking to improve their energy management and resource consumption. In this episode, Nitin Shahani, Associate Program …
 
In part one of this two part episode of Assurance in Action, Gene Morrison, Intertek Business Assurance group's Global Program Manager for Aerospace, discusses the Aviation, Space and Defense industry's need for quality and reliable supply chains. We look deep into the benefits of AS9100 D certification and how the standard and latest revision shap…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, Americas Food Safety Program Manager and Intertek Expert William Muil discusses the key differences among the industry's most utilized Global Food Safety Initiative-recognized standards. The standards discussed include the Safe Quality Food code, FSSC 22000 and the British Retail Consortium standard. Learn ab…
 
Companies globally are driving industry to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In this episode of Assurance in Action, Intertek's Green Services Program Manager and Center of Excellence Leader, Jeffrey Eves discusses the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard and its benefits for organization looking to reduce their…
 
Discover the major differences among some of the industry's leading Food Safety Management Systems standards in this episode of Assurance in Action. Karin Hansson discusses the new ISO 22000:2018 standard revision as well as the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Further discussed, is the role and history of GFSI in the marketplace, and the meas…
 
Food Contamination has been a rising issue over the last year, and into 2019, incidents continue to occur. Intertek Food Expert John Searle sits down in this episode of Assurance in Action to discuss the contamination issues and trends of 2018, and the beginning of 2019. John explains common sources and causes of food contamination as well as the p…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, Frank Kareth, Head of Regulatory Services for Intertek's Food Services group discusses the regulations and business practices around food labeling. Frank delves into how businesses and consumers alike can be more vigilant in validating accuracy in food labeling. Learn more about the regional regulations behin…
 
In this episode of Assurance in Action, Rona Starr, President & CEO of APSCA, discusses her organisation and how it relates to the compliance auditing industry. Ever-growing global supply chains pose many issues when it comes social and labour compliance. As the leading compliance auditing industry voice, APSCA aims to mitigate those issues through…
 
Assurance in Action is visited by Food Safety Management Systems expert Showkat Hussain. As an experienced food safety auditor for Intertek, Canada, Showkat shares his view on the overwhelming benefits that Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised certification provides food producers. GFSI-recognised standards include FSSC2200, SQF, and BRC…
 
For many organizations, accreditation is a significant difference maker in the ATIC industry. Learn about the difference an accredited certificate makes as Guillaume Gignac discusses the relevance of accreditation in this week's episode of Assurance in Action. Links to the discussed pages: intertek.com/auditing/accreditation-for-management-systems-…
 
This week's episode of Assurance in Action was recorded at Ethical Sourcing Forum in New York City. Speakers Laura Rainier and Susanne Gebauer discuss their organization, the Social and Labor Convergence Project. During this presentation, Laura and Susanne discuss the drivers and mission of the SLCP and how the organization benefits the industry.…
 
Patricia Atherton, Lead Auditor for Intertek's Business Assurance group, is our guest in this week's episode. Patricia discusses her experience in the food industry and the Good Manufacturing Practices that must be followed in the ever-changing, ever-high risk industry of food manufacturing. View for the FSSC 22000 Webinar at this link: Click Here…
 
This episode of Assurance in Action was recorded live at the Ethical Sourcing Forum in Bentonville, AR. Avedis Seferian speaks about his organization, the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program. Avedis discusses the challenge of Social Compliance as it has developed over the past few decades, and how WRAP plans to move forward w…
 
Food fraud is an issue to both consumers and food businesses globally. David Muil, Vice President of Global Business Development for Intertek's Business Assurance group, will discuss the long-standing issues of deception and how an organization can protect itself from the unethical behavior of external forces such as malicious interference in food …
 
Raquel Sese, Director of Global Technical, Quality & Compliance for Supplier Management, discusses Intertek’s Global Security Verification program and how it can alleviate the import and export. Learn how brands and manufacturers can ensure safe and timely access to high security countries, and profitable markets. Register for Ethical Sourcing Foru…
 
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