Press Release


Apr. 28 2020

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, has developed a suite of solutions to support companies of all sizes as they restart business activity.  

Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

More than ever, our role as an expert, independent third party is crucial to creating the conditions for trust in this restart period. Bureau Veritas is committed to deploy all efforts worldwide to help its clients protect the health and safety of their employees and customers. Our geographical presence in 140 countries and unrivalled experience in certification processes are considerable assets as they enable us to provide companies, public authorities and society as a whole with our services and our in-depth knowledge of local specificities and regulations.”

Marcel Hochar, SVP Middle East and Central Asia, added:

“While businesses are contemplating resuming work after weeks of confinement, it is of paramount importance that they do so in a controlled manner that conveys Trust and Confidence.

Bureau Veritas is ready to accompany our local customers and stakeholders in assessing their preparedness to re-open for business with appropriate health and safety conditions, based on tailor made processes and solutions that take into consideration international as well as local requirements. We also implement regular audits and assessment regimes during operations to ensure required health and safety conditions are maintained.”

“Restart Your Business with BV” has been developed in collaboration with a range of experts and stakeholders. Bureau Veritas’ objectives are to:

- Ensure that health, safety and hygiene procedures put in place for the resumption of activity meet local and international regulations, as well as recognized best practices
- Confirm that the procedures defined are relevant to the specific needs of the company’s area of business, and that they are effectively implemented
- Deliver a certification or a conformity label thanks to its role of trustworthy independent third party.

“Restart Your Business with BV” is designed to address the risks specific to all places where people live and work from construction sites and factories to offices, hotels, restaurants, shops and public facilities.

Safety is our absolute priority. The health of our teams, of our teams’ families and of our clients is our top priority. At Bureau Veritas, we have implemented a coordinated approach at global and local levels to minimize the impact of COVID-19 crisis on our business. We will continue to support you while recovering this difficult period of global health and economic uncertainty.

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About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world-leading provider in testing, inspection and certification. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 78,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to 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.

Bureau Veritas has been present in the Middle East since more than 50 years and has currently more than 4,000 employees in the region located in more than 50 offices and laboratories in 18 countries.

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