Safety - it's OUR responsibility!

“Safety - it's OUR responsibility!” is a set of beliefs, principles and guidelines for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at Bureau Veritas. The concept of safety starting with each employee was developed from our own guiding principles as well the underlying philosophy of the occupational health and safety legislation, the Internal Responsibility System (IRS). The IRS principle is that everyone in the workplace – both employees and employers – is responsible for his or her own safety and for the safety of co-workers.

“Safety - it's OUR responsibility!”” has become the overall guide for safety expectations and standards at Bureau Veritas and reinforces performance, acceptance, ethics and values. Corporately we are committed to actions that will continuously improve and promote employee health, safety and environmental protection. With all employees working together as a team and following the IRS we can accomplish the goal of all Bureau Veritas personnel going home safely every day. The goals of the program are to:

Comply

Comply with all applicable government regulations, guidelines, industry standards, company and client policies;

Manage Risk

Manage EHS risks so as to protect our employees, contractors, visitors, property and the environment from harm.

Proactivity

Be proactive in the prevention of all incidents;

Communication 

Ensure that every employee understands the extent of their individual responsibility in protecting themselves, others and the environment.

Accountability 

Hold every employee accountable for program implementation, compliance, maintenance, development and improvement.

Responsibility

Communicate in a timely manner all EHS concerns.

Auditing 

Be measured, audited and evaluated as to its effectiveness. Bureau Veritas’s safety management system is regularly audited and externally certified to OHSAS 18001.