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Covid-secure: Europcar partners with Bureau Veritas


Europcar Mobility Group says it has implemented a “highly demanding” safety programme thanks to a partnership with Bureau Veritas, a specialist in testing, inspection and certification services.

The deal, which involves the entire Europcar corporate network, aims to ensure the company’s facilities and vehicles comply with health and safety recommendations and follow best-in-class cleaning standards and protocols.

Olivier Baldassari, group countries and operations director and a member of the management board of Europcar Mobility Group, explained: “As we were actively preparing for the full restart of our activities, anticipating the progressive lift of lockdowns and travel restrictions that the world is currently going through, we decided, as the European leader, to design and implement a highly demanding safety programme.

“This provides material evidence of our commitment that safety is our number one priority for our employees and our customers.”

Thanks to the partnership with Bureau Veritas, Baldassari says customers can now book and travel with Europcar in “full confidence”.

The partnership covers operations across 14 countries and will involve the company assessing and challenging Europcar guidelines and processes, to ensure safety for customers and employees, in line with local regulations and scientific recommendations.

It will also offer support the deployment of “best-in-class” sanitary protocols to Europcar operations.

Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas’s CEO, said: “By leveraging our 200 years expertise in conformity assessment and certification, Bureau Veritas is committed to support all sectors of the economy to cope with this
‘new normal.

“Our teams around the world are engaged to help our clients in addressing society’s new expectations in terms of health, hygiene and safety as well as transparency.”

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