KATUBEDDA, Sri Lanka - Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services is pleased to announce its laboratory in Sri Lanka has become the first Product Testing Laboratory in Sri Lanka, and the first entity within the Bureau Veritas Group, to be certified as LEED Platinum by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Following the recent LEED Gold certifications awarded for the Hong Kong Head Office, Singapore laboratory, and Noida laboratory in India, this is the most prestigious award to date, being the 1st Platinum certified laboratory within the Consumer Products Services division and the first location within the Bureau Veritas Group to be certified at Platinum.

Recently relocated to Katubedda, Sri Lanka, the laboratory is staffed with over 200 employees and occupies more than 36,000 square feet supporting the testing needs of consumer goods manufacturers and exporters in the area. Bureau Veritas excelled in many of the categories including full marks in terms of water use reduction, green power, efficient lighting, controls & HVAC System, building design simulated using eQuest and indoor air quality. Another of the successes was in the use of low-emitting materials such as adhesives and sealants, paints, coatings and flooring systems.

Chanaki De Costa, General Manager at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka commented, "This is a great achievement for Bureau Veritas to be the 1st LEED Platinum certified laboratory in Sri Lanka. As a global leader in supply chain quality, safety and sustainability management services, we are delighted to report this major success, clearly demonstrating our commitment to support health, social and environment initiatives worldwide."

Additional Information of Bureau Veritas Sri Lanka' LEED Platinum Certification Award:


About LEED

LEED is the "defacto" standard for green buildings, developed and administered by the USGBC. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System addresses sustainable design criteria under six main categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, as well as, innovation in design. The USGBC's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling a socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Website: http://www.usgbc.org/leed

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has more than 65,000 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) Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com

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

Source: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services


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