Bureau Veritas is a global testing, inspection and certification company headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and controlled by France-based investment firm Wendel Group. Bureau Veritas offers solutions to reduce risk, improve performance and promote sustainable development through eight business lines: marine and offshore, industry, in-service inspection and verification, construction, certification, commodities, consumer products services, and government services and international trade. In each of these business lines the company provides auditing, classification, certification, consulting, inspection, testing and analysis, training, outsourcing, and quality assurance and control. The company was created in 1828 and has 1,400 offices and labs in 140 countries. In Latin America it operates, through subsidiaries, in all South American countries, as well as in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.