Commodities

COVID 19 – Preventive and protective measures

Mar. 18 2020

Our focus is on ensuring safety first and foremost. We are committed to working in partnership with clients to maintain our service standards and help ensure our clients maintain health, safety, environmental and quality compliance as much as possible within the necessary restrictions.

Many governments have issued their own plans to tackle the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Bureau Veritas will continue to monitor the changing situation in order to support our clients, employees and business partners.

We have established Health Crisis Committees in the most exposed countries and at Group level. We have put in place a series of controls and measures to support the containment of the virus. These controls reflect the amount of risk. They include appropriate restrictions in relation to employee business and private travel -international and national- and quarantine periods for those from high risk countries or having been exposed to infected people.

We have also introduced further hygiene measures, including alcohol hand sanitizers in reception areas, disinfection program, temperature checks and advice for our employees in line with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International SOS. Visitor access is strictly controlled in our offices.

We are monitoring updates from national and local authorities and international organisations, including the WHO, for further developments, in order to keep customers regularly informed about the global situation and to mitigate any potential disruption to our services. We have developed Business Continuity Plans in all critical locations and for all critical functions.

Business will continue as normal across our global business in line with all relevant guidance. We are aware of the impact on global supply chains and are working hard within the latest guidelines to limit any potential impact.

We will continue to monitor all developments and will provide updates as appropriate. Your usual Bureau Veritas contacts are also available to answer any specific questions.