Global testing, inspection and certification company strives to create a world of trust


In a fast-changing world Bureau Veritas is mission bound to create a world of trust by reducing client risks, improving their performance and helping them innovate to meet the challenges of quality, health, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

As a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) the company’s name has, for almost 200 years, been synonymous with integrity a key component in creating trust across companies, industries and societies,

Sal Govender, Vice President Bureau Veritas Southern Africa

“We are a business-to-business-to-society company therefore, our work ultimately impacts on people and society. Through exceptional service and living our values our work impacts positively on our clients, and their customers can, in turn, trust the products they are using because they are Bureau Veritas tested, inspected and certified. This way we create a circle of trust,” said Sal Govender Bureau Veritas Vice President Southern Africa, outlining the company’s latest brand campaign: Creating a World of Trust

Over the recent past there have been several global and African scandals in sectors such as food, auto, chemicals, power, and digital. These have all raised the issue of transparency and brought trust, the cornerstone of society and business, into question.

As an independent party, Bureau Veritas has and continues to build trust between governments, companies and people and thus society.

“Trust forms the cornerstone of everything we do. Our 78 000 employees in 140 countries and over 1500 laboratories are encouraged to live values that create trust. While being ambitious they should be humble, responsible, accountable, open and inclusive and therefore trusted,” said Govender.

Over the past 190 years the company has established a track-record of integrity, impartiality, independence and expertise, which has enabled it to ensure safety and reliability, to help clients (currently 400 000) access markets, facilitate trade, control costs, protect their brands and achieve licences to operate.

“We believe inherently that it’s our people – our global teams – and our processes – that drives us towards the realisation of our quest to ultimately protect our planet and its people for future generations. This can only be achieved through trust,” said Govender.


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