Committed to Sustainability

Responsible actions towards a sustainable future

Responsible actions towards a sustainable future

Acting sustainably means accepting responsibility today for the world of tomorrow. The way that tomorrow’s generations will live is determined by the actions we take today and the sustainability of our current economic direction and our lifestyle. Companies like ours have a duty to keep this in the forefront of our minds as we play our part in shaping the future.


Sustainable, responsible action aimed at protecting people and the environment has been a pillar of TÜV SÜD’s corporate objectives from the outset and has served the company as a guiding principle since its foundation in 1866. For over 155 years, we have enabled progress by protecting people, the environment and assets from technology-related risks. We support and shape technological transformation, constantly adjusting and aligning our services with the goal of guaranteeing optimum safety and security as well as efficient business operations. By doing so, we constantly reaffirm our commitment to our founding principles.

At TÜV SÜD we are very clear about our goal: to live up to our responsibility as a company, and to shape the future in a sustainable manner. Many of our services have contributed to this goal since our inception: our certificates and certification marks confirm the safety, security, and efficiency of infrastructure and equipment, assure the quality of products and processes, and make performance transparent.

We inspire trust – perhaps the foremost requirement for joint action – because we firmly believe that true sustainability is only possible when it represents the interests of as many societal groups as possible. Only if there is broad consensus between the spheres of business, society, and the environment will we be able to live sustainably and create value. The challenges ahead can only be mastered together.

We drive our company’s sustainable strategy and work consistently on the systematization of our activities. We are increasingly aligning our entire company to sustainability criteria, ensuring transparency in both our objective and our actions.

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We understand sustainability with all its aspects as an integral constituent of our entrepreneurial activities.
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We aim to contribute to climate and resource protection and thus minimize the negative environmental impacts of our business activities.
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We are keeping our employees up to date with current knowledge and creating a working environment that fosters personal development, involvement and wellbeing.
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By promoting and implementing charitable projects and by providing our services, we provide wide-ranging support for societal issues, contribute to the general good, and support high safety standards.
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The unceasing advancement of excellence and efficiency in our leadership and our services allows us to preserve and grow the trust anchored in us.
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We are reporting our ecological, economic and social impacts of our business operations.
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Our sustainability report was produced on the basis of the GRI Standards’ “Core” option, issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We have further commissioned regular assessments by NQC and by the independent CSR rating platform EcoVadis. In 2022, we have been awarded Platinum status.  This places TÜV SÜD in the top 1% of companies evaluated in our sector. 

EcoVadis Platinum medal

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