Impartiality en Accreditatie Bureau Veritas
One of the core values of Bureau Veritas, and also a key element of our Code of Ethics, is impartiality. It is therefore essential for Bureau Veritas to manage any conflicts of interest in order to ensure the impartiality of the inspection and audit services provided by Bureau Veritas. This is to protect Bureau Veritas' objectivity and brand, to ensure customer satisfaction, and to comply with the rules of various monitoring authorities. Bureau Veritas has established a strict impartiality policy, and is closely monitoring it by both internal and external impartiality committees established worldwide.
Bureau Veritas has established a number of policies that act as general principles in providing its services:
- compliance with the requirements of accreditation standards and laws and regulations;
- where accreditation adds value to the service, accreditation will be pursued;
- the substantive assessment of the service provided and the decision by issuing a certificate shall be carried out by an independent specialist in the relevant field;
- where possible, an efficient combination of services is sought for the customer.
Clients and stakeholders (Context):
Bureau Veritas takes into account the interests of both its customers and those of the parties involved with the customer as part of the context analysis when performing its services for the benefit of its clients.
Independent Administrative Body (Notified Body):
Bureau Veritas is also a Notified Body for some European directives. This means that Bureau Veritas has been designated by the government to review legal rules based on European directives, such as the PED 2014/68/EU Directive or the EU 305/2011 Directive related to NEN 1090 CE marking of steel constructions.
For more information, please refer to the European Commission's Notified Body database, https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/.
The website of the Dutch accreditation body, the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA - Raad voor Accreditatie) offers you insight into the current accreditations of our organisation, independently of the information on the Dutch website of Bureau Veritas. Detailed information about the Bureau Veritas accredited scope of activities in The Netherlands can be traced back to the Dutch Accreditation Council website via www.rva.nl based on the following accreditation characteristics; I002, C558, C248, C165.
The website of the Belgian accreditation body BELAC offers you insight into the current accreditations of our organization, independently of the information on the Belgian website of Bureau Veritas. Detailed information about the accredited scope of activities of Bureau Veritas in Belgium can be traced back to the BELAC website www.belac.be – using the following accreditation characteristic 123-INSP.
For information about the Bureau Veritas global organization’s other accreditation, please refer to the website of the relevant accreditation institution.