Bureau Veritas, the leading and the largest third party inspection and certification company in Brunei Darussalam organized an event recently to highlight the importance and the benefit of Third Party Inspection and Certification towards an organisation.
The event, held at the Level 1 Auditorium, Design & Technology Building, Angerek Desa on the 17th December 2020 was catered to better establish a better foothold in various Brunei industries via a collaboration SHENA (Safety, Health, Environment National Authority). The aim of the event was to familiarize guests that are the industrial tenants of DARe: Construction with Bureau Veritas Services and the significance of what Bureau Veritas can offer in terms of HSE and to ensure that all equipment is compliant as required by SHENA.
With its global presence, Bureau Veritas aims to become the leader in the industry and a major player in each of the market segments and key geographical market it ventures into.
Country Chief Executive Mr.Rizan Latif in his opening address said, “As a Business to Business to Society company, Bureau Veritas is dedicated to building trust between client companies, public authorities and consumers. Our mission, he said, “is to reduce our clients’ risks, improve their performance and help them innovate to meet the challenges of quality, health & safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.”
Rizan Latif has been with the company for almost 9 years and started of as a Business Development Manager, then Head of Technical HSE and being appointed Country Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Group (Brunei) since February 2020. He is also the youngest Chief Executive within the Southeast Asia Region. On a side note, Rizan Latif also heads the Beach Bunch Brunei as the President and Founder.
Rizan added, “We acknowledge the challenges of growing urbanization, anticipating the need for safer, smarter cities. “We anticipate the expectations of an expanding global population, including the need for secure and reliable agricultural production.”
“We understand the impact of climate change, working to ensure people worldwide have access to cleaner energy, while supporting our clients in the efficient management or conversion of their existing assets. We embrace digitalization, while mitigating the risks it brings and support the development of revolutionary materials and technologies.”
Services catered towards the construction industry also help to secure a brighter relationship with government and private sector industries where HSE plays a huge role in developing trust. These include Feasibility /risk analysis, Material testing, Site inspection, Periodical inspections that are crucial to the health and well-being of asset types Residential buildings, Commercial buildings, Equipment, Infrastructure (airport, rail) and so on.
A Bureau Veritas standard certification in any aspect of these fields is projected to greatly benefit both client and consumer as ISO standard certifications under Bureau Veritas are globally recognized and well trusted.
I am always curious what Bureau Veritas offer as a company. All I could relate is that there are involved with oil and gas companies. Apparently, Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of services – Marine (their biggest portfolio), construction, in-service inspection & verification, certification, commodities (inspection, testing on oil, metals, minerals etc), consumer products (eg food) and even government services and international trading.
I am also surprised by their growth in revenue where Bureau Veritas Group Brunei reached a high milestone of BND 2.4 million dollars in revenue in 2019. They have also seen a huge jump in employees from 8 to 85 as they have increased number of clienteles. This is a testament that Bureau Veritas Group is receiving more traction as a more trusted entity as a third party inspection and certification.
The session was concluded with a Q&A session where invited guests, clients were given to opportunity to ask questions. Joining the panel discussion were Rizan Latif, Country Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Brunei, Nurham Rappe, Industry Manager of Bureau Veritas Brunei and Lydia Lai, Business Development Manager of Bureau Veritas Brunei while the session was moderated by Jenny Malai Ali.