Bureau Veritas Certification
As an organization committed to process effectiveness, product conformity, people safety, societal well being and environmental care, you are probably aware that certification can bring recognition from your clients and stakeholders, and ensure you are on a continual improvement path.
In a vast number of areas, we are accredited to verify and give official acknowledgement (with a certificate) that a system complies with a specified criteria for which certification is demanded. Certification includes on-site initial audits and then surveillance audits during the certification period of validity.
Third party assessment and certification has gained world wide acceptance for demonstrating implementation and maintenance of systems over issues such as Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety, Food Safety, Social Accountability, etc. The credibility of Certification Bodies delivering the certificate is ensured by Accreditation Bodies
With 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries, delivering over 100,000 certificates, Bureau Veritas Certification is the world's leading certification body. Relying on a global network of 5,700 highly qualified auditors and a vast expertise that is recognized by more than 40 national and international accreditation bodies, Bureau Veritas Certification offers a large range of customized certification and audit services in the Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility fields from public standards to more customized schemes. Through these services, Bureau Veritas Certification enables all its clients to commit to ongoing processes aimed at improving their business performance as well as demonstrating their value while gaining competitive advantage.
"One of Bureau Veritas Certification core values and also a key element to our Code of Ethics, is impartiality. It is therefore essential for Bureau Veritas Certification to manage any potential conflict of interest to safeguard the impartiality of Bureau Veritas Certification audit and certifications services rendered. This is in order to protect Bureau Veritas Certification objectivity and brand, ensure customer satisfaction and comply with the rules of accreditation and regulatory bodies.
Bureau Veritas Certification has defined and maintains a strict impartiality policy and monitors this closely through both internal and external impartiality committees established worldwide."
Andrew Kirkby, Vice President – Certification Business Line
Bureau Veritas Certification in South Africa
In South Africa, Bureau Veritas Certification delivered the first ISO 9000 certification in 1995 and is one of the market leaders.
The portfolio of services offered by Bureau Veritas Certification includes the evaluation and certification of management systems, for all QHSE-SR* norms national and international, general and industry based and even private referentials. Bureau Veritas Certification offers the possibility of combined or integrated certifications in a wide range of recognized standards which provides consistency, optimization and efficiency.
QHSE* Management System Certifications
- Quality (ISO 9001)
- Environment (ISO 14001, EMAS)
- Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001)
Sector-Specific Solutions: Management System, Product and Services certification
- Automotive (ISO/TS 16949)
- Aeronautics (AS/EN 9100)
- Railways (IRIS)
- Agro-Food (ISO 22000, HACCP, GLOBALGAP, BRC, IFS, SQF, EN 15593…)
- Telecom (TL 9000, ISO 20000)
Suppliers, Network and Internal Compliance Program
- Supplier and network audits
- Business Continuity Management: BS 25999-2
- Supply Chain Security: ISO 28000, TAPA
- Information Security: ISO 27000
These services are based on the innovative in-house VeriCert® risk-based audit approach. This methodology enables our clients to simply integrate schemes and their specific needs to consolidate and benchmark multi-sites and multi-suppliers performances and to manage distribution networks. A compliance program involving all supply chain stakeholders can be managed through this innovative platform.
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development
- Social Accountability (SA 8000)
- Climate change services
- Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms (CDM, JI, ETS…)
- Voluntary Initiatives (VCS, Gold Standard, CCX, CCAR…)
- Company initiatives (ISO 14064)
- Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)
Bureau Veritas Suspension & Withdrawal process
Details of certification granted, suspended or withdrawn and the validity of these certifications can be made available on specific request, only after verification of source requesting such information.
To download our suspension & withdrawal process in PDF format, please click here.
Please contact our Johannesburg office for details:
Tel: + 27 (0) 11 666 0500
Fax: + 27 (0) 11 666 0510
Bureau Veritas Certification Clients
Bureau Veritas Certification’s client base cuts across all industry sectors and company types, irrespective of the nature or size of the organization.
Request for a quote
In order that we can submit a quote for your certification needs, we need you to provide some information about your organization in our prescribed format. Please send us a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request for an application form, clearly mentioning the standard for which you are seeking certification.
Complaints & Appeals Procedure
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Certification Process Flow
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Usage of Certification Marks
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Contract Renewal Process
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Our service brochure
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Bureau Veritas Certification Manager: Partho Sengupta
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