The rail industry is highly complex: construction projects are local, but project teams are increasingly global. Technological advances and digitalization are revolutionising the sector. Bureau Veritas’ wide range of certification services support train, metro, light rail manufacturers and their Tier I and II suppliers in meeting regulatory requirements and getting on track to optimal safety and quality.

You need to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality at all stages of your rail project, from design, to construction and operations.

A global leader in the sector, Bureau Veritas’ rail auditing and certification services enable you meet the highest quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility standards. Our worldwide network of expert auditors and cutting-edge digital solutions support you in achieving compliance and foster a culture of continuous improvement, while saving you time and money.



    by achieving and maintaining compliance with international regulations


    by aligning with quality, safety and environmental responsibility with your core business practices


    by fostering a culture of risk-based thinking across your organization


    with Bureau Veritas’ globally-recognized certifications

Get on track to optimal performance with ISO/TS 22163
Players across the rail supply chain must demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety as a pre-requisite for doing business. Bureau Veritas is the world’s leading provider of certification to ISO/TS 22163 (formerly known as IRIS), a globally recognized quality management system standard specific to the rail sector. Certification and auditing for ISO/TS 22163 and other standards support you in meeting regulatory requirements. They also support you to improve the performance of your organization, suppliers and distribution network.

Reduce environmental impact
Mounting consumer and regulatory pressure is making environmental responsibility and energy efficiency a top priority for the rail industry. Bureau Veritas is accredited to certify organizations to the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. ISO 14001 certification and auditing by Bureau Veritas supports you in aligning sustainability with your core business processes. Bureau Veritas also provides certification to ISO 50001, an Energy Management Systems standard that helps organizations become more energy efficient.

Manage Enterprise Risk
Between emerging technologies and data security concerns, players in the rail sector must reduce risk and respond quickly to disruptive incidents. Bureau Veritas’ proprietary Data Protection Scheme  and ISO 27001  certification services support better railway IT infrastructure management. We are also accredited to provide certification and auditing to ISO 28001  (Security Assurance Management) and ISO 22301  (Business Continuity Management), standards that can help organizations prepare to handle major disruptions.

Demonstrate social responsibility
Regulators and consumers alike expect strong social responsibility credentials from the rail industry. The SA 8000  Social Accountability Management System standard helps you ensure that your organization adheres to the highest ethical standards. Bureau Veritas’ SafeSupply tool and Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit allow you to better monitor suppliers for responsible practices across the rail supply chain