Corporate social responsibility
CSR (corporate social responsibility) has always been at the heart of our concerns. We prioritize social, environmental and ethical issues in all our business sectors.
Our Code of Ethics puts integrity front and center. From this foundation, we develop trust-based relationships with our employees, clients, shareholders and communities.
Our Code of Ethics details the rules, principles and values that inform everything we do.
It consists of four core principles:
Trust is a prerequisite to any healthy business relationship. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of our client companies, including but not limited to their business and personal information
. In the same manner, we respect local and international ethics guidelines as representative of our professional standard.
Our Code of Ethics evolves to keep pace with changing legislative and regulatory standards.
View the latest version here
We make gender equality a pillar of our human resources policy.
Diversity and inclusion are part of our fundamental principles. That is why we have signed an agreement to ensure equal treatment between men and women throughout their professional careers. We have undertaken, among other things, to ensure the same conditions of development between employees, and to eliminate any unjustified pay gap between women and men.
We are committed on the professional level and on the personal level. We are proud to operate nearby associations committed in the struggle for gender equality.
Our employees proudly serve the general interest by helping to reduce risks and contributing to make the world safer. Bureau Veritas wants to promote this commitment among younger generations who wish to join us and are looking for meaningful careers. We are committed to creating opportunities for skills building, personal development and mobility throughout our employees’ careers, as well as encouraging their ability to innovate.
We owe our African culture to our local teams. As experts in their countries at all levels, they enable us every day to develop our knowledge and vision of the African continent and each of the countries in which we operate.
Our commitment to health and safety starts from within.
Health and safety are central to our business—and imperative to our culture. For Bureau Veritas, safety is a non-negotiable priority, without which we could not continue.
Training is a basis of our human resources politic. We propose and encourage to all employees to follow a training course adapted to his profession and daily needs.
We also support education and training of African populations in the 45 countries where we are located.
People are different but we want them to work together and respect their differences. The Group actively encourages an inclusive environment in which all forms of diversity are seen as an added value and in which everyone feels respected, safe to be himself/herself and express their own ideas.
Our goal is to foster a culture where discrimination is not tolerated. All employees are prohibited from any kind of discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, as well as political and religious affiliation. Diversity is encouraged in all levels of our organization and perceived as a source of enrichment and progress.
Contribute to sustainable development in Africa
When environmental sustainability meets improved performance, it’s a win-win.
The environmental challenges faced today need smart, viable solutions. And as we expand our global presence, it’s vital that our growth is sustainable. Our environmental policy aims at preventing pollution, minimizing energy consumption and waste.
Our “Lean Management” initiative introduced an ongoing performance improvement approach with an emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint by optimizing travel, lessening the use of consumables in our offices and laboratories, and providing ways to reduce the amount of waste.
Close to our clients, we take care to provide services which we think optimize sustainable energies at all project levels.