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Staying ahead of emerging sustainability trends and regulations  

Bureau Veritas’ commitment to building a sustainable future sees them stay at the vanguard of an evolving world order 

Words by Amit Ghosh 

As a company with a long-standing history, Bureau Veritas continues to stay ahead of emerging sustainability trends and regulations through our comprehensive suite of services and its commitment to sustainability. Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas has been at the forefront of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services worldwide. Our mission is to manage entity-level risks related to quality, health, safety, environment, and sustainability. In our 190+ year history, we have enhanced our leadership positions, which is built around three pillars – Portfolio, Performance and People, with Sustainability at its core.  

Celebrating 50 years in India 

This year marks a significant milestone for Bureau Veritas India as we celebrate 50 years of operations in the country. Our service portfolio spans across various industries and sectors, showcasing our dedication to delivering top-notch professional services to our customers and society at large. In the past decade, as climate-related risks have intensified, we have expanded our services in the sustainability domain to help our clients combat these challenges with innovative solutions. 

Driving sustainability strategies 

We assist companies in developing robust sustainability strategies that align with their business objectives and stakeholder expectations. By identifying and prioritizing significant ESG aspects, we facilitate meaningful dialogues with stakeholders, enhancing transparency and trust. Our verification and assurance services help organizations align their sustainability reports with global frameworks and standards such as GRI, IR, SASB, BRSR, and TCFD. This alignment ensures accurate ESG data management and reporting, bolstering the credibility and stakeholder confidence in our clients’ disclosures. 

Carbon footprint and Climate Risk mitigation 

Our services in carbon footprint measurement, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, and climate risk assessments enable industries to measure the impacts of global climate change and initiate local mitigation actions. Our water footprint assessments help organizations optimize water usage and manage waste effectively, minimizing their environmental impact. 

Promoting supply chain transparency and social responsibility 

We promote supply chain transparency by encouraging the use of sustainable and ethical materials in customer products and ensuring suppliers adhere to established sustainable standards. Our social responsibility and human rights services help organisations comply with social standards, labour rights, and working conditions, addressing human rights risks within their operations and supply chains. Additionally, our interventions in occupational health and safety (OHS) improve risk management and workplace safety, fostering employee well-being through company-level initiatives. 

Raising awareness and enhancing energy efficiency 

We raise awareness about sustainability issues through tailored training and resources and promote environmentally friendly practices among consumers and businesses. Our energy management and efficiency services, including energy audits, identify conservation opportunities and improve energy efficiency. We also provide technical advice on adopting and integrating renewable energy sources to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. 

Supporting sustainable building and infrastructure 

Our Building & Infrastructure group supports the certification of buildings and infrastructure projects under standards like LEED and BREEAM. We provide guidance on incorporating sustainability principles into design and construction processes, ensuring that projects are sustainable from inception to completion. 

Bureau Veritas India offers a diverse and comprehensive range of sustainability services designed to help organisations integrate sustainable practices into their operations. We drive meaningful change towards a sustainable future by reducing environmental footprints, enhancing social responsibility, and achieving long-term economic success. Our commitment to sustainability is not just a part of our legacy but a pivotal aspect of our strategy to remain ahead of emerging trends and regulations, ensuring that we continue to serve our clients and society with the highest standards of excellence. 

Amit Ghosh is the Senior Vice President, South Asia Region for Bureau Veritas India, and has experience in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) Industry for more than 26 years. He currently leads the Commodities, Industry & Facilities division of the Group in South Asia and is an Ex-com member of the Asia Pacific Middle East Operating Group of the Company.  He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Company. 


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