Bureau Veritas was founded in 1828 for the initial purpose of collecting, verifying and providing to maritime insurance companies precise and up-to-date information about the condition of ships and their equipment around the world. As a long-standing partner to the maritime industry, it is committed to supporting ship owners and operators in their efforts to meet a variety of technical, commercial and regulatory challenges. A global leader in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas serves clients’ needs around the world in connection with quality, health, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Our mission is to help identify, prevent, manage and eliminate risk. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise, impartiality and detailed knowledge of international and local regulations.