Certification is an independent evaluation of a product, process or service. It gives stakeholders such as customers, employees, owners, consumers, citizens, grassroots organizations, media etc., and proof that a competent and independent individual has reviewed the organization or company. This has some of the following advantages: Transparency, security, effectivity and process optimization, motivation, access to markets and customers.
Bureau Veritas’ independent subsidiary, Bureau Veritas Certification, offers a wide range of certification services including quality, environment, work environment, security, social responsibility and product certification. Bureau Veritas Certification is a world leading certification company, and we are accredited by more than 30 different authorities such as DANAK (Denmark), UKAS (UK) and ANAB (USA). With more than 60 accreditations we deliver verification services and accredited certification locally in the individual countries.
5005 - ISO 9001
6002 - ISO 14001, EMAS, DS ISO 50001
6502 - OHSAS 18001
7033 - IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS Broker
7009 - Concrete, cement, thermal insulation, insulation and other related products
7501 - CO2 (Industries: Land based and aviation)
ISO / TS 16949 (IATF), CDM (UNFCCC), SA8000 (SAAS), ISO9001, IRIS (UNIFE)
ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO22000, FSSC, ISO27001, EMAS, EN9100 / 9110/9120, EUETS (UK)
Rules for approval/rejection of a verification/audit report:
A report must be filled in according to the requirements and rules that apply to the specific standard or product and also follow the rules around: Code coverage scope, time allocation, that the deviations are answered and accepted correctly.
If one or more of the requirements are not followed, the report cannot be verified and will be rejected followed by a message sent to the auditor, who will be told to fix errors and omissions. The reports are verified by approved file reviewer, who are trained for case review within one or more specific standards/products and have not been directly involved in the audit/verification process themselves.
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Construction products (in general)
Construction products (Especially for isolation products and suspended ceilings)
Foreign companies with a DANAK-accredited certificate issued in DK by ICC
The purpose with this introductory key verification is to get familiar with your company. We review your systems focusing on compliance with the system requirements. At the same time, we do a review of your documents in order to evaluate whether the documentation of your management system meets the specific requirements of the standard. Finally, the management’s evaluation and internal audits are reviewed. Then you will receive an evaluation of, and the answers to, whether you are ready for the key verification.
In the key verification the management system is carefully looked at, so that it ensures, that the system meets the obligatory standards and requirements that are in the standard for which certification is sought. We look at the implementation of the system through the entire company and find any possible bottlenecks and risks, so that these can be brought into the audit programs. All key verifications are opened and ended with a meeting with the management. At the final meeting the management will get a summary of the audit in order to get a clear picture of what the audit report is going to contain. After this the following auditor develop an audit report to the management. The report will contain strengths, improvements and any possible deviations. Any deviations must be closed before the certificate is issued.
The certificate will be issued when the company comply with the requirements of the standard, and any deviations are closed with corrective actions. The certificate is valid for three years if the system is being complied with. The certificate will state which scope the company is audited for, which standards and when the certificate expires. Is the company is audited according to the same standard on different sites, this will also appear in the certificate. All deviations, audit reports and certifications can be found in our online system, Maestro.
Once you have received the certificate and have started to make internal audits so that the system is maintained, you are doing well. To be sure that the system is maintained, we come to visit either once a year or every six months – whatever suits you the best. On the visits we review whether your company still meets the requirements of the standard. These maintenance visits are not as comprehensive as the key verification itself.
At the end of a certification period we do a re-certification which is similar to the key verification. There will again be a review of the documents and a thorough review of the management system. The re-certification audit will form the basis for the new certification, and the certificate is then issued once again.
If you are already certified by another certification company, we can easily take over your certification. In that case we will review your current certification by visiting your company and assess audit reports and deviations. Based on this, a new certificate from Bureau Veritas Certification, which has the same expiry date as your old certificate, can be issued. In addition to this we make sure to maintain the certification cycle you were in before you switched to Bureau Veritas.
Protection of impartiality
“One of the core values in Bureau Veritas, which is also a central element in our Code of Ethics, is impartiality. It is therefore essential for Bureau Veritas Certification to carefully handle all of the potential conflicts of interests in order to ensure objectivity of the audits and certification services at Bureau Veritas.
This is important for protection of the objectivity and brand of Bureau Veritas Certification as well as securing customer satisfaction and compliance with accreditation rules and supervisors.
Bureau Veritas Certification has defined and maintained a strict policy of impartiality and closely controlled this through both internal and external impartiality committees, which are established worldwide.”
Bruno Ferreyra, Executive Vice President – Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS.
Your experience of the certification journey is as important to us as the success of your projects. So, we have asked you what you expect of us – and we have listened.
Bureau Veritas has committed itself to be your trusted and loyal partner as you face the evolving challenges of our age. To offer you the best possible certification journey, we have developed “4 Essentials” – the four fundamentals we want to define your experience with us. Our “4 Essentials” are the backbone of the service we provide our customers.
Understandably, you want to know what will happen during an audit and when. You want to be able to ask questions easily throughout the certification process, and Bureau Veritas will keep on providing you with comprehensive, comprehensible answers.
We don’t want you, as our client, to feel stressed. You’ll know what to expect and how decisions are made. You will feel prepared for your audit.
When it comes to certification, the unexpected is unwelcome. You know you can rely on the expertise of our auditors. No last-minute rescheduling, no errors in important documents and no unnecessary paperwork.
We want you to feel confident, and that everything is going as planned. There are no surprises.
Our mission is to make the certification process as pain-free for clients as possible, especially when issues arise. Our experts understand that the stakes are high and have a thorough knowledge of your business and your needs.
We want your relationship with us to be effortless. We do our utmost to make the relationship easy.
You expect us to be loyal and attentive as your partner, and that is exactly what we aim to be. Building a relationship with our clients based on trust is paramount. We are at your side through every step of what can be a challenging process, to make sure both the result and the process of your certification journey are successful and enriching.
We want you to see us as a “real partner” that helps you progress without lecturing you.
When using Bureau Veritas certification and the marks from accreditation bodies, customers must comply with the following rules and guidelines, that are provided upon certification, including the requirements in the general terms of conditions for certifications services.
It has to be perfectly clear what has been certified. The mark from Bureau Veritas Certification or the mark from an accreditation body may not be used on a product or a product packaging that is seen by the final consumer or which may otherwise be interpreted as a designation of product conformity.