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SOURCE Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
HONG KONG, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BV CPS) has announced it will again celebrate and support the World Environment Day (WED) on the 5th June. This is the 6th year that BV CPS has supported the WED initiatives throughout its worldwide locations. WED is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and actions in support of the environment. It is an annual event aimed at drawing global attention for positive environmental actions.
BV CPS' Head Office in Hong Kong and the India Head Office in Noida have both received LEED Gold certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)*. These prestigious awards recognize Bureau Veritas' achievements in meeting the Gold rating that addresses sustainable design of the facilities across six categories - sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, as well as innovation in design.
To echo the WED theme this year, Bureau Veritas is launching a company-wide campaign to educate its employees and raise awareness on the issues of climate change adaptation.
A series of activities scheduled to honor the WED around the world include:
Other special events at Bureau Veritas locations around the globe include:
Oliver Butler, President of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, commented: "As a sustainability solutions provider, Bureau Veritas is delighted to participate and to contribute to these WED initiatives, promoting the importance of conservation of natural resources as well as sustainable consumption on World Environment Day and throughout the year."
*LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the "defacto" standard for green buildings, developed and administrated by USGBC.
**Source: WRAP, "Valuing our clothes" Report, 2012.
About World Environment Day
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental actions. Every 5th of June is officially designated World Environment Day. For more information: http://www.unep.org/wed/
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has more than 64,000 employees in 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 006174348, stock symbol: BVI)
Bureau Veritas' Consumer Products Services division is a leading global quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets. It offers an array of specialized services including testing, inspections, audits and engineering services for a wide range of consumer products. These products include hard goods; toys and juvenile products; soft goods; premiums; electrical and electronic products including wireless and mobile devices; automotive equipment; food products as well as health, beauty, cosmetics, and household products. Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com/cps
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