Bureau Veritas was established in 1828. Headquartered in Paris, France, Bureau Veritas is one of the world's most widely recognized authorities in the certification industry. It is a global leader in the certification aspects of OHSAS, Quality, Environment and Social Accountability Management System. With over 900 offices in more than 140 countries worldwide, Bureau Veritas employs over 40,000 staff and services more than 370,000 clients.
As an international group, Bureau Veritas specializes in providing services in inspection, analysis, audit, and certification of products and infrastructures (buildings, industrial sites, equipments, ships etc.) as well as commerce-based management systems. It is also a participant in drafting ISO9000 and ISO 14000 standards. Surveys by the American Quality Digest (2002) and Japan ISOS rank Bureau Veritas top in terms of trustworthiness.
Bureau Veritas aims to deliver truthful reports through inspecting, verifying or certifying its clients' properties, projects, product or management systems against the self-established industry reference standards or external standards.
In Mainland China, Bureau Veritas has over 4,500 employees in 40 locations and has more than 50 offices and laboratories nationwide. Renowned local clients include CNOOC, Sinopec, Sva-Snc, slof, Wuhan Iron & Steel, Shougang Group, GZMTR, and HKMTR. Some of their some famous multi-national clients include ALSTOM, AREVA, SONY, Carrefour, L'Oreal, HP, IBM, Alcatel, Omron, Epson, Coca-Cola (SH), Kodak, Ricoh, Nokia, Hitachi, Siemens, Philips (Semiconductor), ABB, GC, Henkel, Saicgroup, CIMC, Belling, Sbell, Dumex, Shell and many more.