GLOBAL RESEARCH AND TESTING IN THE CONSUMER INTEREST

GLOBAL IMPACT

ICRT is the only independent international organisation for consumer research and testing. We run thousands of product tests each year and have the capacity to reach out to an average of 30 to 40 million people monthly, through the publications of our member organisations worldwide.

WHO WE ARE

International Consumer Research & Testing (ICRT) is a global consortium of more than 35 consumer organisations dedicated to carrying out joint research and testing in the consumer interest.

ICRT member organisations act exclusively in the consumer interest. They do not accept advertising and are independent of commerce, industry and political parties.

ICRT's principal objectives are to facilitate co-operation between its members and to promote research and testing in the field of consumer goods and services. ICRT sets out clear guidelines for successful collaboration, increases the cost effectiveness of testing and helps smaller consumer organisations to grow.

WHAT WE TEST

ICRT members co-operate in a programme of continuous testing on a wide range of popular consumer products such as digital cameras, mobile phones, TVs, cars, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and light bulbs. In addition, there are numerous other smaller collaborative tests, on a whole range of consumer products from anti-wrinkle creams to jogging shoes.

Safety has always been a topic of concern to consumer organisations. ICRT members have played a key role in promoting higher safety standards for consumer goods. ICRT also facilitates information exchange and testing between members in areas such as food, health, the environment and financial services.

ICRT members join forces with automobile clubs to test cars, tyres and child restraints. ICRT is a key player in Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme), a similar programme in Latin America and Global NCAP.