Bureau Veritas becomes sponsor of the France Pavilion for Expo 2025 Osaka
Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, is continuing and expanding its support to COFREX, created by the French government to handle planning and organization related to France’s participation in World Expos.
The renewal of this partnership is born from the strong relationship between Bureau Veritas and COFREX, built during Expo 2020 Dubai. Bureau Veritas provided certification services to COFREX related to the construction of the France Pavilion. It also contributed to the France Pavilion’s program of professional and general public events dedicated to Sustainability topics.
Bureau Veritas will once again assist COFREX via a skills-based sponsorship initiative at Expo 2025 Osaka. It will ensure that buildings and infrastructure comply with all applicable regulations, thereby guaranteeing their environmental quality as well as social and environmental responsibility. The Expo will be held from April 13 to October 13, 2025.
Hinda Gharbi, Deputy CEO of Bureau Veritas, said: “We’re delighted to put our unrivalled expertise at the service of the France Pavilion for this major event, and to reaffirm our global leadership in the Buildings and Infrastructure sector. The theme of Expo 2025 Osaka, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”, also resonates deeply with our mission: Shaping a World of Trust by ensuring responsible progress. Our teams are mobilized to apply their expertise while supporting the event’s goal and having a positive impact on people and the planet.”
Jacques Maire, COFREX Chair and France Pavilion General Commissioner, commented: “The entire France Pavilion team is very pleased to continue our fruitful collaboration with Bureau Veritas. Embodying French excellence is naturally at the core of the France Pavilion’s roadmap. We will be able to demonstrate this excellence thanks to outstanding and committed partners like Bureau Veritas.”
In Japan, where the Group has been operating since 1953, BV has nearly 800 employees working at 21 offices and laboratories. It is a key player in the area of construction, offering compliance services for new and renovated buildings. It also provides certification and auditing services and independent expertise in the Industry, Food, Consumer products, Commodities and Marine & Offshore sectors.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in inspection, certification and laboratory testing services. Founded in 1828, the Group has more than 82,000 employees working at more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its 400,000 clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions designed 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 CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20 and SBF 120 indexes. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 120, stock symbol: BVI.
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Founded in January 2018, COFREX SAS, a publicly held French company, is the first permanent entity devoted to planning, organizing and executing France’s participation in international exhibitions. Grounded in experience gained from earlier exhibitions, its sustainable approach ensures an optimal and cost-effective organization with a limited environmental impact. It is based on a partnership between public and private players and focuses on promoting the image and attractiveness of France.
About the France Pavilion of Expo 2025 Osaka:
Expo 2025 Osaka (Japan) will take place from April 13 to October 13, 2025 and revolve around the theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” and three sub-themes: “Saving Lives,” “Empowering Lives” and “Connecting Lives.”
It will be held on Yumeshima Island, an artificial island in Osaka Bay. Over a 155-hectare area whose general architecture has been entrusted to architect Sosuke Fujimoto, all of the pavilions will be connected by a “ring roof” measuring 615 m in diameter and 2 km in circumference on a site divided into three macro-zones: Green World, Pavilion World and Water World.
Over 150 countries will be represented and 28 million visitors are expected to attend. The France Pavilion, whose goal will be to showcase French innovations and know-how, will be in the “Empowering Lives” area near the Japan Pavilion and the main entrance to the World Expo site.