sustainable products

Sustainable Products

Sustainable outcomes for the product life cycle

Sustainable outcomes for the product life cycle



Our service portfolio includes testing and certification for sustainable products. Explore the service areas below to learn more. If you’re looking for a specific service not currently listed, please contact our team directly. To find out more about our portfolio of sustainability services, click here

product carbon footprint and life cycle assessment
Assess the environmental impact of a product throughout its entire life cycle.
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materials and substances
Testing services for recycled polyester.
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biodegradable packaging
Services that ensure biodegradability of products.
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recycled claim standard and global recycled standard
Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification for recycled materials and chain of custody.
energy efficiency testing
Ensure compliance to energy related regulations.
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product performance testing
Performance and endurance testing services such as durability and function testing to ensure products are fit for market.
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Ensure consumer products are compliant with ERP directives and regulations.
Microplastics and textile fibre fragments testing
Determines the release of microfibres from the textile washing procedure to reduce plastic pollution.
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Chemical analysis and testing
Complete range of chemical testing required for product acceptance
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Determines the ability and ease of the product to be repaired during its lifecycle.
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Creating a sustainable future


We are in the middle of a pandemic crisis, but also in the middle of an environmental crisis. Product brands and manufacturers can make a great difference. The way we produce and use everyday products accounts for almost half of carbon emissions. Companies face external pressures that demand for greater transparency across the supply chain and throughout the product life cycle. For instance, the new EU circular economy action plan is introducing legislative as well as non-legislative measures with focus on the sectors that use most resources and where the potential for circularity is high such as: electronics and ICT; batteries and vehicles; packaging; plastics; textiles; among others.


Now and in the coming years, companies need to evolve and overcome traditional and unsustainable linear economy practices. Consumers and regulations are and will be increasingly demanding proof of the product carbon footprint, materials recycled content, toxic-free materials, recyclability, reparability, durability, just to name a few.


Greenwashing is on the rise with many achievements and sustainability pledges being either not true, not permanent, or double-counted. As a third-party, testing, inspection and certification company, we can help providing elements of trust that are needed in a transition to a circular economy.



When you work with us, you will access:


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Global technical and tailored industry expertise

A large global network of labs and experts to couple these circular economy principles with the requirements and available standards /systems/programs/schemes available for different industries. By sharing our expertise and advising on most common and most effective technically feasible industry practices


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Compliance and trust in product sustainability claims

Providing technical and reliable information to substantiate sustainability claims. Enabling trustworthiness from suppliers claims (and prevent products from being placed on market when they bring an environmental harm)




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Ensure trust and compliance in your sustainable product lifecycle. Contact us to learn how TÜV SÜD experts can support your sustainable journey.

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