ISO 9001 and 14001 2015 Revision: Bureau Veritas launches innovative offer to help companies worldwide gain Certification

Oct. 27 2015

October 27, 2015 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

The second half of 2015 sees revisions to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, the globally recognized standards in quality and environmental management systems. Following the new revision, and with the deadline for transition set for 2018, Bureau Veritas is launching a suite of tools to help companies achieve the new standards and retain certification, or target certification for the first time.

Bureau Veritas has created LEAD: a unique offer and approach to support companies all over the world in the three-year transition process. LEAD was developed in collaboration with clients, following a worldwide survey to fully understand their needs. It includes an all-in-one service pack, a cost-effective way to help clients move through the process with confidence. New, innovative tools enable clients to train themselves and assess the gap between their current situation and the future standard they want to reach, via e-learning courses and an online gap analysis tool.

Companies can choose between different levels of support: the essentials pack helps them prepare the first steps of their transition, while the complete pack enables them to manage all their transition and certification needs with Bureau Veritas.

Companies will gain support in analyzing their requirements worldwide, and have access to advice, training sessions and audits on a country-by-country basis, thanks to Bureau Veritas’ network of experts around the world.  As part of the LEAD project, the Group has also created a dedicated website,, providing clear information on the new standards, and the steps that companies currently certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 should take to retain certification. More than 80,000 Bureau Veritas clients have already visited the website, which will be continually updated with news and information on the revision.

Bruno Ferreyra, Executive Vice President for Industry and Facilities at Bureau Veritas, said: 

"The new revision is the clear proof of the continuous improvement in the standards. With the LEAD offer, Bureau Veritas aims at helping clients to make the most of the changes and set the stage for a long-term growth". 


The 2015 revision offers some significant benefits, including the ability to integrate quality and environmental management systems, more flexibility in use of documentation, and less directive requirements. Its emphasis on risk-based thinking also helps identify opportunities and targets long-term customer satisfaction and improved environmental performance.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas is working alongside its clients to enable them to move through the transition process with confidence. Our LEAD offer, with its innovative set of solutions, enables companies to meet the demands of the revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards in the way that best suits their organization: via a turnkey solution, or customized support.

The service packs are already available. Services such as training, self-assessment gap analyses and audits are also available separately.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,700 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. 

About Bureau Veritas Certification

Accredited by over 55 bodies internationally, Bureau Veritas Certification global reach has made us the partner of choice for more than 80,000 companies worldwide looking to certify systems worldwide to various Management standards. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

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