A key strength of Bureau Veritas is its diversified portfolio. “Our historical focus on the maritime sector now accounts for just 8% of our business,” says President Ettore Pollicardo. “The recent expansion of our presence in Italy has also been responsible for astonishing growth. In the last five years, we have enjoyed average growth of 13% per year while turnover leapt by 65% to 64 million EUR in 2012.”
Bureau Veritas is represented in Italy by a network of 18 offices providing customers with the benefit of local contact to a global organization.
“We have the expertise to offer in-depth testing, inspection and certification services in the widest possible range of industries,” insists Mr. Pollicardo. “Our brand is widely known and trusted, and this translates into a leadership position in the market. The market is increasingly influenced by questions of sustainability and the protection of the environment and the individual.”
For Bureau Veritas this means its strategy has shifted to accompanying its clients in all phases of their business – from inspecting the ground on which they plan to build a new factory to testing the products rolling off that factory’s production lines and certifying the factory’s green credentials. “Sustainability is the watchword for the future,” concludes Mr. Pollicardo.