Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is at the heart of our business

As a 'Business to Business to Society' company, we are committed to tackling our world’s most pressing challenges. Our CSR services are aligned with global social and economic trends, allowing us to play a positive role in the communities we serve.

Climate change and dwindling natural resources, along with population growth and accelerating urbanization, are just some of the forces transforming society as we know it. To address these challenges head-on, we are capitalizing on our expertise in sustainability and safety. Bureau Veritas has developed a comprehensive range of CSR services to help our clients safeguard biodiversity, reduce their environmental footprint, improve safety, and bolster their contribution to building a better society on local and global scales. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is ­at the heart of what we do and aim to achieve.

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"CSR is embedded in our purpose and corresponds to our will to act in a responsible and sustainable way. Our mission and the nature of our services allow us to serve society by reinforcing safety, improving quality and protecting the environment."


Our key non-financial targets for 2020

Our CSR initiatives contribute to our long-term performance and capacity for innovation.

Our key non-financial targets for 2020:

Non-Financial 2020 Targets

(2) TAR: Total Accident Rate; LTR: Lost Time Rate. Compared to 2014 consolidated results.
(3) Compared to 2015 consolidated results.

Learn more about our CSR policy in our 2019 non-financial statement


Bureau Veritas is filled with employees who care deeply about their communities

We encourage community-based giving through a variety of forums as well as through the support of several national initiatives that give back.

Bureau Veritas is also committed to environmental stewardship and is focused on reducing our carbon footprint and the environmental impact associated with our operations.

"Day of caring"

Bureau Veritas encourages staff to donate time to activities in the community and volunteer for charitable associations. A “Day of Caring” demonstrates the commitment to the communities where we do business and helps to create positive change. All full-time employees are granted one day per year to volunteer at a registered charity of their choice. 

Sustainability at Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas believes that success is more than a strong financial bottom line, that a successful business must consider its impact and make choices based on the bigger picture. At Bureau Veritas, true success is measured against three bottom lines: financial performance, environmental impact and community involvement. Sustainability at Bureau Veritas is about making decisions that will ensure the longevity of our business while enhancing the communities in which we live & work. It’s acting with integrity and doing the right thing. It’s simple – it’s being responsible.