Shaping a Better World



Driven by the guiding principles of the reference framework published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Bureau Veritas releases its first Integrated Report. By combining financial and non-financial data, this report explains how BV creates value for all its stakeholders – notably through the connectivity of its strategy, performance and risks; it also highlights its sustainable business model, purpose and ambitious strategy as well as its commitment to have a positive impact on people and planet. Read our Intergrated report here.

At Bureau Veritas, we help companies, governments and public authorities reduce their risks in terms of health, quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. 

Those challenges are central to societal aspirations. Being a Business to Business to Society company comes with a duty: to be exemplary in terms of sustainability internally, and to be a role model for industries in this area. 

Our commitment is to act responsibly in order to Shape a Better World.

This means contributing every day to Shape a Better Workplace, a Better Environment, and Better Business Practices.

As the world transitions to a zero-carbon economy, we are committed to making changes in order to reduce our environmental impact and support climate action.

Bureau Veritas has joined the Science Based Targets initiative, a group of leading companies who are demonstrating the highest level of ambition on climate and paving the way to a net-zero future. It is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

As a member of this group, we commit to aligning climate targets to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Our carbon emission reduction targets for 2025 are currently being analysed by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Bureau Veritas has committed to SBTi’s ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’, an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders, in partnership with Race to Zero.

Additionally, we are part of the group of visionary leaders within the UN Global Compact, as well as recognised as committed to setting science-based targets on CDP and We Mean Business.



EU, Sustainable, Development Goals



Governance and operational excellence

UK Tax Strategy:

Setting out our tax strategy for the UK as required under Schedule 19 of Finance Act 2016. DOWNLOAD

Global Code of Ethics:

Our global core values and key principles, to which all employees are expected to adhere.  DOWNLOAD

Section 172 Statement

Summarising Bureau Veritas UK Limited’s stakeholder engagement as required under Section 426B of the Companies Act 2006 (as amended). DOWNLOAD


Quality, Health, safety, environmental AND INFORMATION SECURITY

This is our Statement of what Quality, Health & Safety, Travel Security and Environment (QHSSE) means to US and YOU.  DOWNLOAD

This is our Statement of what Information Security (ISMS) means to US and YOU. DOWNLOAD

If you require further information on our approach to QHSSE, please contact the team at

Human resources and society

UK Modern slavery act statement:

Setting out our measures to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking both within our organisation and throughout our supply chain. DOWNLOAD

UK Gender pay report:

Providing our gender pay gap information for Bureau Veritas UK Ltd as required under UK law.  DOWNLOAD

Elisete Rizzo

UK Human Resources Director

Bureau Veritas

At Bureau Veritas we have a long-term commitment to ensuring gender balance in the UK and on a global level, aligning with our core value of inclusivity.

We are continuing to focus on closing the gender pay gap and have developed plans and measures to do so, but we know there is still more work to be done. This will take time as to create consistent long-term change, we must start with the root causes of gender imbalance as a foundation, building upon our strategy for improvement on this basis.

As always, we are endeavouring to foster an inclusive working environment at all levels, and I am proud to be part of an organisation that shares this belief and provides us with the resources to act on this as well.

Global Human rights policy:

Our commitment to support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, irrespective of the country we work in or the activity we work for.  DOWNLOAD


A people-centric business

We understand the importance of good people to a successful organisation. We are committed to supporting our employees, by creating opportunities for skills building, personal development and mobility throughout their careers, as well as encouraging innovation.

This includes:

  • Nurturing talent and promoting mobility by offering global career opportunities across a wide range of services and business divisions
  • Continually developing training and learning opportunities to support the personal development of our people
  • Providing an inclusive culture that enables each and every employee to reach his/her full potential, irrespective of age, gender, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, political or religious affiliation