BCQ provides a range of auditing services to support businesses in quality, health and safety, social compliance and environmental management. These audits can form part of certification requirements, or be carried out independently to support specific business needs. Our audits range in scope, from a consumer goods factory capability and capacity assessment, to one-off technical audits as part of a construction project, or verification of a commercial transaction, to a complete audit of a global quality management system on behalf of an industrial or consumer goods manufacturer
Certification represents assurance by an independent accredited body of conformity to specific requirements. It covers products and their components, services, people and systems. Accredited by over 55 bodies internationally, BCQ is a leader in certification of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental management systems. For example, we are a leading provider of ISO 9001 quality management certification and ISO 14001 environmental management certification. Our global presence makes us a natural partner of choice for multinationals looking to manage risk and drive performance across all their worldwide operations.
BCQ is recognized as one of the world’s leading classification societies with a classed fleet of over 100 million gross tons. We are also one of the founding members of IACS, the body that establishes international rules and standards. Our active research program contributes to innovation in the maritime industry, and the creation of new rules to protect the marine environment and our clients’ people and assets. Shipbuilders, designers, and clients involved in offshore oil and gas choose BCQ class for our reputation for safety and integrity, our in-depth knowledge of regulations, our global network that facilitates ship surveys, and our quality of service.
The teams at BCQ offer in-depth expertise in a large number of highly specific areas across different industries and sectors. Our engineers, supply chain experts and structural and materials specialists are recognized leaders in fields as diverse as assessing a building design for environmental sustainability, sampling procedures for bulk cargos, improving supply chain efficiency in consumer goods, and preserving the structural integrity of ship hulls.
BCQ’a inspection services provide our clients with confidence that their products, processes and installations comply with international and local regulations, voluntary standards and their own requirements. Our independent third-party inspection services cover all aspects of quality, health and safety and environmental management, as well as efficiency and asset integrity. In the case of consumer goods, we carry out inspections prior to shipment, minimizing the risk of defective products and safeguarding the reputation of manufacturers and retailers. Consumer products may also be inspected on behalf of governments at a country’s border.
Laboratories providing testing facilities and support for refineries, chemical plants or other manufacturing and process facilities. Companies may choose to reduce capital expenditure and operating costs by outsourcing the running of that facility to a third party with strong expertise in developing and managing laboratories. Reduce costs and improve quality control BCQ has developed and continues to operate numerous laboratory outsourcing projects around the world for major companies in oil, mining and agriculture. We support clients in improving quality control through rigorous audit programs and the use of resources from our larger network of laboratories.
BCQ's quality control services support three major sectors: consumer products; commodities; and industry, including construction and shipping. Product recalls and returns are a major issue in the consumer products industry, with its increasingly globalized supply chains. Manufacturers, brands and retailers need to be confident that the products they deliver meet consumer expectations along with global regulations and safety and quality standards. Bureau Veritas’ QC/QA services are delivered via our network of laboratories concentrated in manufacturing hubs around the world, notably in the Far East. We also work with clients to identify quality concerns prior to distribution, and monitor private label brands.
Quality control is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production, BCQ defines quality control as "A part of quality management focused on fulfilling quality requirements. As a highly qualified, independent third-party, we have the trusted skills and resources to perform quality control. As the leading provider of inspection, verification, certification and testing, we are the first choice for clients looking to assure quality across the world. We offer you unrivaled experience, expertise, resources and a unique global network. As a result, we can provide trained and qualified technical specialists to control the quality of your processes, products, machinery, equipment, systems and coatings in every corner of the world – fast.
BCQ's testing and evaluation services reduce risks, support commercialization, and prove the quality, safety and compliance of products and materials. They are principally used for commodities such as oil, petrochemicals, metals and minerals, or agricultural products; and consumer goods, including toys, textiles, electronics and food. We deliver testing via our laboratories facilities. These are generally located instrategic hubs, such as ports (for commodities) and major manufacturing locations in the Far East (for consumer products). Tests range from geoanalytic testing and evaluation and grade control analysis of minerals, to component and product quality, safety and connectivity testing for wireless devices
We carry out all kinds of chemical analyses in our laboratories – be it for clothes, children's toys, plastics or metals, contaminated waste, or any other materials. We take environmental samples and define the harmful substance content of emissions and immisions. If you are looking for a testing institute to certify material or product audits, then our neutral audit services will give you the legal peace of mind you need. Convince your customers, authorities, and business partners of your products' chemical safety.
BCQ offers training on a wide range of QHSE and specialist topics, across all sectors. Our training programs cover regulations, including updates to relevant laws and standards, and implementation of quality and environmental and health and safety programs. This training can be carried out to support certification programs, for example ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Going beyond compliance, we also offer training to support supply chain efficiency, from good manufacturing practices to protection against counterfeiting. Our specialist training for heavy industry and shipping focuses on managing risk, and on using new technology, techniques and software. We can also devise courses based on specific company requirements.
We understand that in this fast moving world, innovating companies are above the industrial standards and hence, they develop their own processes and standards. BCQ helps you with the quality part of your processes, regulating and verifying that your company complies with them BCQ has business consulting services with certified consultants to help you optimize your business processes, marketing automation and system integration's. We focus on strong upfront planning, best practice development, data integration and development.
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