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Environmental performance

Verify conformity to international standards

What is environmental performance?

Environmental performance objectively measures the impacts of an organization's environmental policies. If your organization has set targets for its environmental footprint or an environmental management system, it is important to verify whether these actions are having the desired effect. An environmental performance assessment uses benchmarks to measure the impact of your policies.


How can you apply environmental management practices?

ms sustainability 

Management system standards provide a structured approach to help organizations achieve their sustainability goals. These standards can be applied to topics such as environment, energy, assets and facilities. When management systems are effectively implemented, they can help organizations reduce waste, mitigate emissions, lower energy-consumption and cut costs.



Improve your environmental performance with recognized standards

Internationally recognized standards provide you with a transparent, measurable and effective way of assessing your environmental performance. TÜV SÜD is an accredited certification body for leading management systems. This means we can help companies meet the expectations of upstream customers regarding accountability and transparency. TÜV SÜD's auditors work with customers worldwide to assess and verify environmental management practices in line with established management systems.


our services for environmental performance

TÜV SÜD provides comprehensive environmental performance assessments:


  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management

    Internationally recognized as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard. ISO 14001 is suitable for organizations of all sizes.

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  • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

    The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) establishes the requirements for certifiable environmental management systems for organisations.

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  • ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management

    This international standard assesses an organisation's financial responsibility, business model and environmental footprint to follow sustainable practices in the category of events, hospitality and entertainment. 

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  • ISO 50001 Energy Management

    ISO 50001 is an international system standard that gives organizations a tool to systematically optimize energy performance and promote more efficient energy management.

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  • ISO 55001 Asset Management

    This international standard for asset management systems is designed to give you a standardized and repeatable framework to monitor and maintain assets.

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  • FSC™ CoC Certification

    This certification empowers organisations with reliable credentials for materials obtained from environmentally and socially responsible sources to access the market.

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  • PEFC CoC Certification

    This certification verifies that the entire flow of wood material from the forest to consumer originates from sustainably managed forests.

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Sign up for our e-learning programs to learn more about ISO 14001 and other relevant management systems.

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Your benefits at a glance

  • Get a competitive edge - Seize the opportunity to meet and exceed customer expectations by demonstrating accountability, commitment and compliance.
  • Gain customer trust – Demonstrate your commitment with the globally renowned TÜV SÜD certification mark.

  • Reduce your environmental footprint – Implement suitable management systems to reduce waste, mitigate emissions, lower energy-consumption and cut operational cost.


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ISO 14001 Environmental Management

A quick introduction to the leading system standard for environmental management

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management

Create stakeholder trust with third-party certification of your EMS

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ISO 50001

ISO 50001 Energy management systems

ISO 50001 helps you introduce, operate and continually optimise an effective energy management system (EnMS)


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ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

Reduce energy costs and achieve a competitive advantage

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ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

Transition to ISO 50001:2018

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ISO 55001

ISO 55001 Asset Management System

Optimise your asset performance strategy

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FSC Certification

FSC Chain of Custody certification

Demonstrate the responsible origin of your wood and paper products

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FSC Chain of Custody (COC) Certification

FSC Checklist

Meet FSC CoC certification requirements

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PEFC Chain Custody certification

PEFC Chain of Custody certification

Ensure wood and paper products are sustainably sourced



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