Bureau Veritas Becomes The First OpenChain Certifier In The Great China Region

By August 17, 2021August 18th, 2021News

Bureau Veritas is now able to assess and certify the open source program conformance to the OpenChain ISO/ IEC 5230 standard

Bureau Veritas, a leading Testing, Inspection and Certification provider for the consumer and electrical/electronic products industry is pleased to announce a partnership with the OpenChain to become the fifth official OpenChain ISO 5230 third party certifier and is now able to assess and certify the open source program conformance to the OpenChain ISO/ IEC 5230 standard.    

In recent times, open source software is broadly used in numerous industries, which extended the compliance obligations to the companies. Hence, it is vital to provide a software supply chain where open source software is delivered with trusted and consistent compliance information. ISO 5230 OpenChain was formulated to allows companies of all sizes and sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. After obtained the qualification of OpenChain Certifier, Bureau Veritas has extended its service portfolio to provide “Independent Compliance Assessment” and “Third-Party Certification” to our existed or potential customers in order to assist them in speed-up the process during the product development phase.

Pascal LE-RAY, the General Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Technology Products Taiwan, said, “We are pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas CPS Technology Products Taiwan becomes the first certifier in the Great China region. This partnership also demonstrates the deep expertise and experience of Bureau Veritas’ compliance practice to support our clients in adopting high-quality open source compliance programs. Moreover, OpenChain aids open source transparency by using software bill of material to identify and manage security vulnerabilities that synergize with cybersecurity standards to reduce compliance risks and security risks effectively.”

“OpenChain ISO 5230 provides a compelling solution to quality open source compliance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “OpenChain offers the freedom of choice for companies to conform via self-certification, independent assessment, or third party certification. When it comes to the latter, the key value is to ensure the certifier has impeccable credentials. This is true of Bureau Veritas and we look forward to ongoing collaboration in this space.”

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has 75,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients 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. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI. For more information contact Jim CHIU | jim.chiu@bureauveritas.com or visit www.bureauveritas.com.

About OpenChain

The OpenChain Project maintains the International Standard for open source license compliance. This allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with our community, to share their knowledge, and to contribute to the future of our standard.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Asia – Taiwan: Jim CHIU | jim.chiu@bureauveritas.com

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