Technical Audit

Technical Audit2021-06-18T14:20:43+00:00

Technical Audit

Innovation & Design Thinking For Healthier Environments

Our Service

The following overview covers our recommended approach in working with clients requiring a Technical Audit.

Based on our initial assessment, this will require:

  • Review product specifications
  • Review any testing data the company provides
  • Provide an opinion on the above with regard to factors impacting those with asthma and allergies
  • Suggest potential further testing to fill in the gaps identified above
  • Give an assessment of a pathway to asthma & allergy friendly® Certification.

Using this information, the resulting report will assess suitability and make recommendations on progressing to certification and licencing of the product.

If the Technical Audit is selected, your company will provide to ASL:

  • Technical Product Specs Relevant Testing Results and Reports that are requested to be analysed*

*Provision: Depending on the volume of documentation submitted we may need to increase the cost of this service, if a substantial amount of documentation is submitted for analysis

At the end of this process, you will have a better understanding of the product as it relates to the potential impact on ‘asthma and allergy aware’ individuals with and individuals with hypersensitive airways. ASL will provide you with a path forward in order to substantiate claims made in relation to allergen control and avoidance and a healthier home. If applicable, ASL will also provide a path toward asthma & allergy friendly® Certification in the U.S. and Canada.

Should you accept the Technical Audit, you will gain a deeper understanding of the allergy aware consumer and those concerned with indoor air quality. This will allow your company to build and target a strategy to the relevant market sector. A review of allergen-related, and health-based marketing claims will allow your team to navigate this sector with expert advice thereby reducing the risk of potential lawsuits or interventions from regulatory bodies such as the EPA and FDA.

What Our Customers Say

“Consumers are inundated with claims. In order to break through the clutter,
our claims must be intuitive and matter to homeowners… this messaging is relevant and resonates”
Trey McNamee
Marketing Leader Residential Insulation
Owens Corning

PRICING

Fee: €5,000

Covers 1 unique product, or a group of similar products in a line.

Timeline:

Upon commencement, the assessment will be delivered within 3 weeks, dependent on receipt of required information.

What we’ll need from you:

Besides the usual company and contact details, you’ll be asked to sign our agreement prior to issuing an invoice. We’ll also need the specific product information that the Technical Audit will be related to, including links to relevant digital resources to be analysed such as website, social media presence, and advertisements.

What you can expect from us:

The project will encompass expertise from the Allergy Standards team in scientific research, project management and consumer product assessment. The team can also draw on other resources including patient advocacy groups and a network of testing and industry experts.

Any reports can be used to assist products to qualify for enrolment at a future date within one Allergy Standards’ national or international health-based Certification Programs, including the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.

Package Includes

  • Review product specifications
  • Review any testing data the company provides
  • Provide an opinion on the above with regard to factors impacting those with asthma and allergies
  • Suggest potential further testing to fill in the gaps identified above
  • Give an assessment of a pathway to asthma & allergy friendly® Certification.

Why Choose Us?

Allergy Standards is the leading global, independent certification body for asthma and allergy claims, trusted by Dyson, 3M, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, and Trane Technologies.

We specialize in consumer insights and developing technical protocols to identify products which positively impact IAQ (Indoor Air Quality), with more than 50 million products worldwide carrying our Certification Programs.

  • 75% of people are more likely to purchase a product if it has an independent, 3rd party Certification*
  • People with asthma and allergies consider health and safety as their #1 factor in product buying decisions*

Build Trust And Reduce Risk Through Technical Audit

More people than ever before are concerned about the air quality in their homes and workplaces. Companies have responded with marketing claims that convey health and environmental benefits of the products they’re selling. But sometimes the benefits conveyed in advertising and on packaging are not substantiated by scientific evidence. This has led to several legal controversies and class-action suits related to deceptive and false advertising, highlighting the disconnect between customer interpretation of claims and the intention of the manufacturers.

Unregulated and misleading claims related to health and indoor air quality can lead to brand damage, legal risk, and financial consequences if used without proper scientific validation. This is where we can help. Our goal is to help you build credibility, protect your brand, and confirm the accuracy of health claims related to IAQ, health conditions such as asthma, allergies, as well as material ingredients.

Industries We Serve

The Technical Audit is offered to any company making a claim related to indoor air quality, specifically targeting health conscious end users. We work closely with manufacturers and suppliers in multiple industries.
Professionals in the below departments would be most likely to benefit from this service.

  • Paint,
  • Humidifiers
  • Flooring
  • HVAC systems and filters
  • Textiles
  • Cabin Air Filters
  • Vacuum
  • Insulation
  • Cleaners
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Air Cleaners
  • Cleaning Products

Legal & Claims

R&D Scientists

Technical Leaders

Marketing Managers

Product Developers

Engineers

Technical Audit Team

Jennifer Whelan

Chief Operating Officer
Dr Tim Yeamons

Dr. Tim Yeomans

Consultant
John Ryan Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. John Ryan

Auditor

What Our Customers Say

“60% of people surveyed ranked indoor air quality concerns as 8 or higher on a 10-point scale,
with 10 representing most important. So, yes, it is quite important to consumers.”
Jay Ayers,
IAQ Product Manager, HVAC
Trane Industries

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Allergy Standards Limited
Trinity Enterprise Campus,
Grand Canal Quay,
D02 RP44, Ireland
www.allergystandards.com

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