Who we are: A Business to Business to Society Company, Bureau Veritas

Who we are | A business to business to society company

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe.

Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.


Our employees serve our clients and are inspired by society; they make Bureau Veritas a Business to Business to Society service company that contributes to positively transforming the world we live in.

Employing 84,000people around the world
Serving 400,000clients
Present in 140countries


Our global network is one of our key assets. With more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe, we offer technical expertise within reach.

Wherever our clients are located, our network of offices and laboratories addresses their commercial and operational needs near their centers of production and trade throughout the world. Our strategically-placed regional hubs provide customer support and share knowledge relevant to local markets—allowing us to provide services of the same high standard in every country, continually strengthen client relationships and better ensure their success.

Infographics global presence, Bureau Veritas

We help our clients with industry-leading testing, inspection and certification services to improve performance and mitigate risk while strengthening their brands. We also support our clients to be more efficient, more methodical and more trustworthy in their journey towards more sustainable business and a more sustainable world.

Our testing and analysis services enable to check that products and commodities have the required properties.

On-site inspections aim at making sure products, services, assets and installations are manufactured or operating as intended.

As an independent third party and accredited certification body, we attest that management systems, services and people comply with specific standards.

  • 3,500 agreements and accreditations
  • 100+ accreditations and recognitions in all key wireless technologies
  • 7 regional centers worldwide in oil and petrochemicals testing
  • Inspection of 50% of New York City's elevators annually
  • No. 1 worldwide in In-Service inspection and verification services in buildings & Infrastructure
  • 30+ years Transport or industrial infrastructure needs to be inspected throughout its operation lifetime
  • 11,531 ships representing 137.9 million of Gross Register Tonnage (GRT) classified (at end 2021)
  • Accreditation by 85 bodies internationally in certification of QHSE, Sustainability, Cybersecurity and Sector-specific management systems
  • 152,000+ certificates of management systems currently valid