Japanese experts from TÜV SÜD Japan, a member of one of the world’s leading technical service organizations, have completed their first project under INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 governing medical devices. The organization issued an INMETRO certificate for active medical devices based on this INMETRO Ordinance on January 21, 2019. In the future, TÜV SÜD Japan will continue to support medical device manufacturers who need to transition to INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 and medical device manufacturers who intend to sell medical devices in Brazil.
Three years ago, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched the PEGASUS project with the aim of delivering standards for making highly automated vehicles safe. The project partners are now presenting their results. TÜV SÜD participated in the project right from the outset and was the only testing and inspection organisation among a total of 16 partners from science and industry. The key tasks of the TÜV SÜD experts were to specify and develop test scenarios, carry out tests on proving grounds and work together with the other stakeholders in the field of functional safety. The key result delivered standardised methods and tools for the inspection and testing of highly automated vehicles, including proving-ground tests at 130 kilometres per hour.
On 13 and 14 May 2019, Europe's leading experts from the food industry will once again meet at the 9th European Food Sure Summit in Amsterdam. This year's agenda is varied and includes topics such as increasing transparency, security against food fraud and reducing waste. TÜV SÜD is a partner of the Summit and has a new service in its bag: eHACCP. TÜV SÜD food experts Ron Wacker, Florian Hilt and Elena Sosna will be on hand to provide information.
TÜV SÜD enlarged its range of services for chemical management and sustainability within the fashion sector by being accepted by the ZDHC Foundation (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) as MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) Level 1 certifier.
At Bosch Connected World 2019, to be held in Berlin from 15 to 16 May 2019, TÜV SÜD will showcase its extensive service portfolio for smart buildings (Stand S26). The services offered extend from planning to construction and operation. The international service group also sponsors the Trusted IoT & Smart Construction Challenge, held during the BCW.
Offshore wind-turbine generators (WTG) can be realised even in deepwater areas using floating foundations. TÜV SÜD certified the innovative support structure, developed by an industrial consortium headed by ESTEYCO. The certificate was handed over at WindEurope 2019 in Bilbao.
TÜV SÜD Middle East LLC has now been successfully appointed by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a Notified Body for a wide area.
TÜV SÜD Middle East LLC is now authorized by SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) as a Notified Body for a wide range of applications.
Singapore is the first country in the world to have developed national guidelines, Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), to promote the safe deployment of fully autonomous vehicles. TR 68 gives clear specifications for OEM and can thus be used as a blueprint for future international standards in this field. Experts from TÜV SÜD were significantly involved in the development of TR 68 from the outset and contributed their expertise in the fields of operational/functional safety, cybersecurity and vehicular data – and hence in three out of four working groups. This underscores TÜV SÜD’s claim to international leadership as an independent development partner for autonomous driving.
As one of ten authorised partner audit firms, TÜV SÜD has provided audit services on behalf of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) since the beginning of this year. RBA is the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to furthering corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. Founded in 2004, the non-profit organisation now has more than 140 corporate members directly employing more than 6 million people. More than 3.5 million people from over 120 countries contribute to the manufacture of RBA members' products.
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