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Social and Governance

Measure and control the impact of your business on society

Measure and control the impact of your business on society

What is social and governance?

Today's consumer is passionate to know about how the raw materials are extracted and processed, and how goods are manufactured and distributed. Last but not least, how companies protect human rights can be an important part of their buying decision. Further, customers are keen to know how companies maximise opportunities to refurbish, reuse and recycle the used products throughout the supply chain. All operational decisions in an organisation are contributing to the societal and environmental impacts on our planet.Thus, an organisation’s ethical and transparent business operations will contribute towards social wellbeing.

Organisations need to strive hard to externally communicate on the working conditions, health and safety, gender gap and remuneration of the employees (workforce) and sustainability performance to all stakeholders. 


What is a socially responsible business?

ms sustainabilityA socially responsible business integrates all the aspects of social and environmental performance into the organisation’s decision-making process and considers stakeholders' expectations. This integration strengthens the bottom line of business which rewires the success of socially responsible business with the community’s success at large.

The objective of corporate social responsibility is to contribute to an overall sustainable development. It recognizes the need to ensure healthy ecosystems, social equity and good organizational governance and that consumers, workers and the environment all benefit when companies follow the highest standards.

Corporate sustainability practices are especially important today, as consumers and investors are more concerned than ever about social and environmental issues.


our social and governance services

Social and governance services from TÜV SÜD will help you fulfil your social and environmental commitments to internationally recognised standards and best practices. TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive set of assessment services to analyse measured impacts and manage the engagements across your value chain. Further, we assist you to integrate and communicate socially responsible business according to international standards.


  • Sustainability Reports

    TÜV SÜD offers expert support for sustainability reporting, helping companies meet increasing stakeholder expectations and legal requirements. Our services cover all stages of reporting, from preparation to verification, using established frameworks like GRI and CSRD. We provide training, assessments, and verification services to enhance transparency, boost credibility, and drive sustainable business practices across environmental, social, and governance areas.

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  • Sedex

    The world’s leading online platform for companies to manage and improve working conditions in global supply chains.

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  • SA8000 Social Accountability

    The world’s leading social certification program and social compliance standard, SA8000 demonstrates your commitment to a humane working environment which enhances productivity, improves stakeholder relationships and supports smooth market access.

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  • Responsible Supply Chain Initiative

    The RSCI framework allows companies to demonstrate their full transparency to external parties about the working conditions, safety, and remuneration.

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  • ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety

    ISO 45001 provides companies with suitable instruments and measures to implement occupational health and safety in practice, thereby improving safety at work.

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  • ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems

    Provides a framework for businesses operating anywhere in the world to assess their internal anti-corruption processes and address any weaknesses.

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  • ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility

    Provides guidance on how organizations should consider societal, environmental, legal, cultural, political and organizational diversity in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to social and ecological well-being and improves sustainable development.

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  • ISO 20400 Sustainable Sourcing

    Sustainable procurement is critical to the sustainable transformation of every company because it can help reduce environmental impacts, improve social conditions, mitigate supply chain risks, enhance reputation, and create economic benefits.

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  • amfori BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)

    The amfori Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) is a comprehensive system that helps businesses improve their environmental performance. It provides tools and resources to assess and enhance environmental practices across eight key areas, including energy use, emissions, water management, and waste. Conducting a BEPI audit offers numerous benefits, such as reduced environmental impact, cost savings, and improved stakeholder relations. Our eight-step process ensures thorough assessment and continuous improvement. Choose TÜV SÜD for global expertise and dedicated support in sustainable business practices.

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your benefits

  • Minimise risk – By complying with national and international statutory requirements of socially responsible business, organisation stands on a sound footing.
  • Increase consumer loyalty – Enhance customer preference towards your brands/ products and services due to your demonstrated commitment to a socially sustainable business model.
  • Gain stakeholder buy-in – Increasingly, businesses are coming under greater scrutiny to prove their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Improving your practices creates a stronger and more sustainable relationship with conscious stakeholders.


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Due diligence compliance

Management system standards, guidelines, code of conduct

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ISO 37001

ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems

Mitigate bribery risk and maintain customer confidence

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Business Social Compliance Initiative

Business Social Compliance Initiative 2.0

Demonstrate your commitment to humane working conditions


SA8000 Social Accountability Certification

SA8000 Social Accountability Certification

Affirm your commitment to social accountability in the workplace


ISO 45001 occupational health safety management system

ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system

Manage OH&S risks to ensure safe and stable operations


ISO 45001
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ISO 45001 – Occupational health and safety

Address risks and opportunities for stable and safe operations.

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Social Compliance Audits

Protect your reputation in a global marketplace

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