The automotive industry is undergoing a veritable revolution. Automotive players must be ready to adapt if they are to stay competitive. Technological innovation, new emerging markets, changing consumer expectations and increasingly complex supply chains and regulatory frameworks are intensifying pressure on the industry. Automotive players must ensure now more than ever that their organizations are prepared to face these challenges head-on.

Bureau Veritas certification enables players across the entire Automotive value chain—such as manufacturers, dealers and Tier I and II suppliers—to demonstrate that they are meeting these challenges. Our comprehensive suite of certification and auditing services covers quality, health and safety, environmental protection, social responsibility and more.



The automotive supply chain is getting increasingly complex and it is crucial for car manufacturers to be able to rely on their globally-dispersed suppliers. Automotive suppliers must demonstrate their ability to anticipate and manage changes, as well as maintaining reliable industrial processes for their customer satisfaction.

Getting certified against IATF 16949:2016 (previously ISO/TS 16949:2009) is the best way to demonstrate such maturity and reliability.


IATF 16949:2016  is the only standard recognised worldwide and related to quality management systems in the automotive industry. Published by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in October 2016, it is applicable to any organisation active in the automotive supply chain.

Our team works in partnership with clients to certify and audit against the automotive standard. We support automotive stakeholders in meeting the standards expected and demonstrating compliance. We also offer a supplier’s customised audit programme to support quality throughout the supply chain.


  • Follow a tried and tested framework

    for ensuring regulatory compliance

  • Meet the increasing demands

    of manufacturers within the automotive industry

  • Meet

    sector-specific regulatory requirements with confidence

  • Access

    new markets

  • Independent support

    from a global leader in testing, inspection and compliance

  • A partnership approach

    to help understand your corporate objectives, organisational structure and business culture

Other services related to the Automotive Industry

  • Secure data and information systems

    With more and more data being shared between automotive customers and suppliers, information systems security is more critical for the automotive industry than ever. Certification to the TISAX standard, an automotive-specific version of the Information Security Management standard ISO 27001 , enables you to demonstrate the security of your automotive IT infrastructure. Bureau Veritas is one of few certification bodies authorized and recognized to certify organizations to TISAX, the world’s leading automotive-specific information security standard. Our TISAX certification services support you by evaluating the way you protect the automotive data you handle on a daily basis, and in demonstrating your digital responsibility to consumers and regulators.

    Bureau Veritas also offers a proprietary Data Protection Standard to safeguard data, prevent security breaches and recover faster from disruptive incidents.

  • Reduce environmental impact

    The automotive industry is highly energy- and resource-intensive, and relies on complex, global supply chains. Certification to Environmental Management System standards like ISO 14001  demonstrates your commitment to reducing environmental impact. Audits to energy management system standards (e.g. ISO 50001) can help you optimize energy efficiency.

  • Demonstrate social and ethical responsibility

    A proven commitment to sustainability and ethical practices has become critical for fostering customer loyalty, attracting top talent and mitigating risk. Certification to the SA 8000  Social Accountability Management System standard helps you ensure that the highest ethical standards are being upheld across your entire supply chain. Our proprietary Bureau Veritas SafeSupply  digital tool allows you to seamlessly monitor suppliers’ social performance. Assessments against Responsible Sourcing Initiatives  check for the sustainable stewardship of materials used by the automotive industry like minerals and aluminum.


    Continuous inventory control of dealer networks.

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    Achieve enhanced road safety and environmental protection from a vehicle inspection service (VIS)

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    An innovative way to monitor and manage vehicle damage throughout the supply chain.

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