Press release

Bureau Veritas Grants Shanghai Library the ''Prevention Excellence" Label

2020 Oct 26

Recently, Bureau Veritas (hereinafter referred to as BV), a world-leading provider of testing, inspection, certification and technical consulting services, granted to Shanghai Library (Shanghai Institute of Scientific and Technological Information) the "Bureau Veritas Prevention Excellence Label Audit Service" certificate. Those attending this certification ceremony were Zhang Taiyi, Shi Zhonghua and Zhou Dongming, Director and Deputy Directors of Property Security Center of Shanghai Library, and, on behalf Bureau Veritas, Zou Fengxian, General Manager of the System Certification Business Group, Lan Hairong, Senior Sales Manager of China, and Li Wei, Operation Manager of Bureau Veritas Academy of Management and Technology, and other representatives of both parties. 

Shanghai Library is an integrated research-oriented public library and industrial information research center in Shanghai, and serves as the subcenter of National Cultural Information Resources Sharing Project in Shanghai, a public culture research base of the Minister of Culture, and one of the first batch of national key ancient books preservation units. As a leading library in China, Shanghai Library is continuously committed to keeping abreast with and introducing international optimal management practices, and seeks to provide the best book information services to readers in China and around the world.  Meanwhile, receiving up to 8,000 visits every day and more than 10,000 on the weekend, Shanghai Library has long become one of the most desirable places for local residents on the spiritual and cultural level. Therefore, it's particularly important to take strong disease prevention measures amid epidemic. 

The "Bureau Veritas Prevention Excellence Label Audit Service" standard was developed by Bureau Veritas, pooling the wisdom of top experts in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the development process, KOLs across areas made repeated discussions and verifications, and finnally determined the prevention and control requirements to be observed by organizations for preventing and managing the risk of infecting covid-19 virus. It is a set of systematic solutions for work resumption and safety assessment of all economic sectors. 

At the awarding ceremony, Mr. Zhang Taiyi, Director of Property Security Center of Shanghai Library, expressed a warm walcome to the representatives of Bureau Veritas and said that: "As the epidemic becomes a normal condition in our lives, it is a huge challenge for Shanghai Library to ensure the safety and health of our staff, in addition to the safety of visitors, so we need the support from third-party partners. As an internationally renowned third-party certification institution, Bureau Veritas provides comprehensive and refined service plans to improve the weak and inadequate links in the Shanghai Library's epidemic prevention work and thus to help us become a better server. The successful awarding of this "Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label Audit Service" certificate will provide a good opportunity for cooperation. With the development of China's public cultural initiatives, I believe that there is an extensive room for future cooperation between Shanghai Library and Bureau Veritas."

Ms. Zou Fengxian, General Manager of System Certification Business Group of Bureau Veritas, said that: "As a well-known certification service provider, Bureau Veritas is honored to provide professional audit service for "Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label Audit" to Shanghai Library. During the audit process, Shanghai Library fully demonstrated its efforts on preventing and battling the epidemic and the great results achieved, and successfully passed the on-site system audit.  Awarding of this certificate represents the strong confidence Shanghai Library has gained in epidemic prevention and fight, and I believe Shanghai Library would be more likely to achieve greater success, in case of any future challenges of epidemic. Furthermore, Bureau Veritas expects further and deeper cooperation with Shanghai Library."

About Shanghai Library (Shanghai Institute of Scientific and Technological Information)

After the merger with Shanghai Institute of Scientific and Technological Information in 1995, Shanghai Library became an integrated research-oriented public library and industrial information center. It also serves as Shanghai subcenter of National Cultural Information Resources Sharing Project, a public culture research base of the Minister of Culture, headquarter of Shanghai Central Library, Shanghai Ancient Books Preservation Center, Shanghai Soft Science Research Base - "Advanced Technology Development and Research Center", a postdoctoral workstation and Shanghai Cultural Innovation Industry Information Center. Collections of Shanghai Library (Shanghai Institute of Scientific and Technological Information), Chinese and foreign languages, include: Rare ancient books, inscription rubbings, manuscripts of famous figures, genealogy books and local chronicles, rare foreign language books, music records and scores, early modern newspapers and patents and standards, which are of unique values. The library has a total building area of 127,000 square meters, and houses various reading rooms, academic meeting rooms, report halls, exhibition halls and other spaces. 

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is globally well-known in testing, inspection, certification and technical consulting services. Created in 1828, it now has around 1,400 offices, 340 labs and more than 76,000 staff members in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas delivers professional services and innovative solutions to its 400,000 clients in multiple key industries, to ensure the products, facilities and production flows meet codes and standards of quality, health, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Restarting China operation in 1993, Bureau Veritas has over 130 offices and labs, and more than 17,000 professional staff members in 55 cities across the country.

 As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.