Bureau Veritas SA (Public, EPA:BVI) is a France-based company primarily engaged in the business support sector.
The Company operates in eight key divisions: Marine; Industry; Inspection and In-Service Verification; Health Safety and Environment; Construction, Certification, Consumer Products and Government Services and International Trade. It offers a range of services, including asset management, certification, classification services, consulting, inspections and audits, testing and analysis, and training. Bureau Veritas SA operates through its subsidiaries, including BV Certification Germany, BV Argentine, Bivac Congo and Cesmec Chile, among others.
It is present in 140 countries through a network of 900 offices and labs. Is a part of Wendel SA, a France-based investment company.
As of March 31, 2010, the Company was in 51.6% owned by Wendel Group.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Easter recess Japan
In observance of Easter, FIS.com will not be publishing articles in its World News section on 17-18 April.
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