Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas S. A. (formerly BVQI, Bureau Veritas Quality International) is an international certification agency. In addition to certifications, they provide HSE expertise (Health, Safety and Environmental). Today the headquarters are in Neuilly-sur-Seine, nearby La Défense. The company went public on the Paris Bourse in October 2007.[1][2][3][4]

The organization was originally formed in Antwerp in 1828 as Bureau de Renseignements pour les Assurances Maritimes (Information Office for Maritime Insurance). The Bureau Veritas name was adopted in 1829.

In 2013, Bureau Veritas bought the company 7layers.[5] Bureau Veritas also launched in this year a video[6] about its main businesses and its Testing, Inspection and Certification activities. This video won the 2014 TopCom "Silver Award" in the External Audiovisual category.[7]

Bureau Veritas S.A.
Société Anonyme
Traded asEuronext: BVI
CAC Next 20 Component
IndustryTesting, Inspection, Certification
Founded1828 (1828)
HeadquartersNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Area served
Worldwide (140 countries)
Key people
Frédéric Lemoine (Chairman)
Didier Michaud-Daniel (CEO)
ServicesTesting, inspection, certification
Revenue4.689 billion (2017) [8]
Number of employees
74,000 (2017)[8]


  1. Jones, Adam (25 September 2007). "Bureau Veritas poised for IPO". Financial Times. Paris, France: The Financial Times Ltd. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. Laurent, Lionel (9 October 2007). "Veritas Goes The Equity Route". Forbes. Forbes Media LLC.
  3. "Success of Bureau Veritas Initial Public Offering – Offering price set at €37.75 per share" (PDF) (Press release). Paris, France: Bureau Veritas. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. "Bureau Veritas poised for IPO". Financial Times. The Financial Times Limited. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. Bureau Veritas kauft 7Layers, Markt+Technik, Nicole Wörner, January 8, 2013. Retrieved on September 29, 2018
  6. Bureau Veritas WebTV. "A day with BV - English Version - Bureau Veritas WebTV - EN". En.bureauveritas.tv. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. "TOP/COM GRANDS PRIX" (PDF) (Press release). Paris, France: TOP/COM Group. 6 February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. "Profile". Bureau Veritas Group. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
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