Bureau Veritas SA engages in the provision of compliance evaluation and certification services in the fields of quality, health and safety, security, environment, and social responsibility. It operates through the following businesses: Marine and Offshore, Industry, In-Service Inspection and Verification, Construction, Certification, Commodities, Consumer Products, and Government Services and International Trade. The Marine and Offshore business checks the compliance of ships and offshore units by carrying standards mainly on the strength of structures and equipment reliability on board. The Industry business assesses equipment and processes from the design stage to installation, commissioning, and operation. The In-Service Inspection & Verification business includes equipment and installations that require recurrent regulatory inspections and maintenance in order to run efficiently. The Construction business helps clients define their strategies, manage risk, monitor quality, improve performance, and enhance their return on investment throughout the critical design, construction, and transaction phases. The Certification business provides certification and auditing services. The Commodities business markets inspection and laboratory testing services for all type of commodities. The Consumer Products business retails and manufactures consumer products worldwide. The Government Services & International Trade business provides assistance to government authorities and also implements trade facilitation programs. The company was founded in June 1828 and is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.