Future in Your Hands
Future in Your Hands
As a global company we are dedicated to our planet and future generations. A key element of our corporate responsibility is to direct our actions toward bringing sustainability to more areas of life.
We are passionate about supporting and shaping technological change, thus helping to foster progress towards sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies.
Sustainability is not just reducing CO2 emissions or certifying supply chains. Social Sustainability contains many topics regarding the everyday work life of our employees and as a service provider, our most valuable assets are our employees. We are welcoming people of all backgrounds and we take care of our employee´s well-being and their professional development, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic background, faith, beliefs, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, or identity.
As dedicated skilled experts, our employees assist businesses worldwide to fulfill their responsibilities to employees, customers, and the environment through a balanced, sustainable approach. Their expertise ensures that we can offer an enormously diverse range of services with an immense potential for growing sustainability. TÜV SÜD employees make a vital contribution towards sustainable buildings, climate protection, renewable energies, sustainable transport, and infrastructure development. They ensure resources are used with care and consideration with the benefits of technology embraced to the fullest.
The field of sustainability is developing considerably at TÜV SÜD right now as we expand our portfolio. You can be part of this journey. Many exciting roles are on the horizon, such as Energy & Sustainability Consultant, CO2 Footprint Auditor, or Green Hydrogen Auditor, with more to come! Keep a look out on this page as we will have more information coming soon.
You can find out more about our Sustainability Services here.
Dr. Natalia Duque Ciceri, Head of Global Sustainability Services, Germany
“Industries and companies that align to sustainability requirements play a decisive part in tackling our most pressing environmental challenges, like climate change. In my job, I can help clients from all over the world to achieve their product-related sustainability goals. We manage sustainability service innovation and product development and support our customers to avoid greenwashing. We test and verify as a neutral party that they substantiate their products sustainability claims and contribute to the circular economy. It is great to develop new testing and service solution concepts in a highly international, diverse team.”
Paula Auer-Saupe, Vice President, Climate Action and Certification, Germany
“In my job we tackle climate change from many different angles. For example, we are verifying energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector and CO2 reduction projects with a focus on the utilisation of green hydrogen. I am proud to contribute with my work to the increased importance of sustainable processes in the industry. In my 13 years of working for TÜV SÜD I was actively driving progress in the field of sustainable standardisation with our clients. I helped for example to develop a standard for certifying electricity from renewable energy plants.” Fotocredit: Anne-Sophie Stolz
Tran Minh Tai, Senior Auditor Business Assurance Division, Vietnam
“In my job I am responsible for conducting audits on Quality, Environment, and Forest Stewardship Council certification (FSC) and support our customers to build more sustainable businesses. We ensure that companies stay updated with the dynamic international standards and that their products do not negatively impact the environment. I feel proud that I can help to expand the FSC certification services of TÜV SÜD across the Southeast Asia region and thus contribute to preserve natural resources.”
Norbert Kraus, Senior Expert Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading, Germany
“My career at TÜV SÜD started with an internship – today I look back on more than 30 years of inspiring and challenging projects in environmental services. Over time, many environmental standards in the industry have been improved. We check whether emission limits are complied with and whether measuring devices at the plants are working properly. Moreover, my job is to verify CO2 emission reports from plants in all industries affected by emissions trading, for example in the energy sector. Sometimes it's just a small thing - but with a great impact for the climate and the environment.”
Abdulkarem Aqlan, International Project Manager, Germany
“I really love about my job that I am learning about innovative technologies or new trends every day. I interact with a broad range of people and work on many different projects and a variety of issues. In the light of the climate crisis industries need to act – that is where we can support. We developed for our customers ambitious strategies – such as zero emissions by 2030 or sustainable supply chains. That is a reason why I enjoy working in this field so much: because my work makes an observable impact on the climate neutrality of regions and companies.”
Thore Lapp, Business Unit Manager Green Energy & Sustainability, Germany
“In my job I help our international clients meet their climate goals and ensure by constant monitoring on-site that industries deliver to their commitments towards our future. Our unit now exists for two years with roughly 600 people in a fast growing and changing market. My job is highly versatile as it includes client meetings, product development, strategy design and implementation. In the area of Strategic Business Development for example, we are supporting the steel industry in their decarbonization process. I am proud to leave a mark in this context and accompany these processes with trust and transparency.”
Sara Brandimarti, Global Product Performance Manager Sustainability, Italy
“Offering our customers solutions for fulfilling their sustainability targets – that is my job in a nutshell. I develop programs for evaluating the impact of the ESG criteria – Environmental, Social and Governance – within a company to ensure sustainable business. I have been with TÜV SÜD for 16 years now and I am still excited about how our work makes a real difference to the wellbeing of people and for the sustainable growth of our clients.”
Offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) provide an important source of sustainable energy. When the Spanish engineering and consulting company ESTEYCO came up with a breakthrough method to make offshore WTGs far more cost-effective, it was TÜV SÜD’s job to develop a certification procedure and give the thumbs-up for structural safety.
The job proved challenging: The special conditions for the installation of sea turbines require innovative technologies. The ELISA/ELICAN pilot project, led by ESTEYCO, combines a telescopic tower and a gravity-based foundation that acts as a floater during transport. The entire structure can be assembled from pre-cast parts on a dry dock. For transport and installation, no costly special installation vessels or cranes are needed. During sea transport, the foundation acts as a floating barge and the telescopic tower is retracted to ensure stability while floating. For installation, the foundation of the support structure is lowered to the seabed and the telescopic tower extended.
That is where TÜV SÜD came into the game. TÜV SÜD experts of Industrial Service’s wind energy departments from Hamburg and Munich developed a certification procedure that ensures the safe and reliable use of this innovative support structure, both during installation and during operation. In a close collaboration between naval architects and structural engineers, TÜV SÜD performed independent calculations with hydrodynamical and structural models to back up ESTEYCO’s design.
The team could draw on their extensive experience in all types of design evaluations, inspections and certifications that are required within the scope of international on- and offshore projects. TÜV SÜD is accredited by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH) for the certification of offshore wind farms and as a certification body for offshore and onshore wind turbines and their components.
With the handing over of the TÜV SÜD certification, the pilot project was good to go, and could begin providing environmentally friendly energy for 3000-odd households.
Hydrogen fuels is expected to soon start disrupting many carbon-based energy systems, particularly at natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCPP), including ones already planned or being built. Utilities that plan to purchase this type of power plant will expect a statement on the plant's ability to use hydrogen as a fuel. Until now, there hasn’t been a clear definition of what this term means.
Therefore, TÜV SÜD has developed a guideline describing the requirements resulting from a switch from natural gas to hydrogen as fuel supply for CCPPs. The guideline covers all major systems and components of these type of plants. It describes how plants can be converted over time to co-fire hydrogen or even burn pure hydrogen.
Siemens Energy has become the first company worldwide to receive a “H2-Ready” certification from TÜV SÜD for their H2-Readiness concept of new-built combined cycle power plants. The independent third-party certification is now being offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies.
As climate goals must become more drastic, TÜV SÜD has ensured this certification can be applied to many solutions, enabling other kinds of power plants outside of just CCPPs to make the switch to hydrogen.
For more information on TÜV SÜD services for a safe and sustainable hydrogen industry visit https://www.tuvsud.com/hydrogen.
A new project from TÜV SÜD Korea is seeking to build hydrogen fueling stations for hydrogen trams and start mass production for the vehicles. This comes as a part of the hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea, who want to expand their environmentally friendly hydrogen mobility infrastructure.
MOTIE will begin discussion of the hydrogen-powered public transport with local governments before branching out in overseas regions that have demand from trams such as Europe and Southeast Asia.
The main goal of this project is to establish the core technologies that will make commercialization of the hydrogen tram possible, and TÜV SÜD is partnering with specialist companies.
As the expert provider of TIC services, TÜV SÜD Korea will closely verify whether the hydrogen-electric trams meet domestic and European railroad safety standards.
The project partners will work on developing hydrogen fuel systems for use on trams, rather than hydrogen cars, including developing fuel cells and flexible, high-pressure tubes to connect hydrogen storage tanks.
TÜV SÜD’s experience in the offshore sector had French contractor RTE trust our experts with a multifaceted project. The scope: project management for the marine connections of three offshore wind farms.
Our contractor RTE is responsible for the management, design and realization of connections – both on land and underwater – for windfarm projects at sea.
The project, which is running until 2023, comprises three windfarms in different areas of France that will supply the public in their areas with renewable energy. As assistant to the project owner, our experts provide offshore project management, risk management of UneXploded Ordinance (UXO), and the monitoring of work at sea and on land, supporting the execution of the submerged connections to the offshore wind farms.
With NEOM Saudi Arabia offers a glimpse into the future of sustainable and smart urban planning – and TÜV SÜD is providing technical advisory for various sectors. Since 2020 TÜV SÜD is a partner in the project and supports NEOM stakeholders in achieving their strategic targets and implementation roadmaps. All projects are closely linked to TÜV SÜDs focus on green energy and sustainability services and demand cross-divisional expertise.