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OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT

Achieving the common good for all

TÜV SÜD FOUNDATION: INSPIRING PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY 

TÜV SÜD’s commitment to the common good takes numerous forms, from donations and collaborations to our own project initiatives. A particular area of focus includes promoting training and education for young people in technical and scientific areas. These projects are initiated by the TÜV SÜD Foundation as well as directly by the member companies of the TÜV SÜD Group.

The TÜV SÜD Foundation is one of the two owners of TÜV SÜD AG. The Foundation funds an array of projects throughout Germany focusing on education and training for young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects. All activities of the Foundation are directed toward the overarching goal of generating enthusiasm for modern technology and natural sciences among young people. Since its establishment in 2009, the TÜV SÜD Foundation has invested a total of approximately 4.2 million euros in these social projects. The majority of the Foundation’s funding is derived from dividends from TÜV SÜD AG and donations from companies in the TÜV SÜD Group. For more information, visit the TÜV SÜD Foundation website in German here.

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS  

Our commitment to the environment and the society is reflected in the initiatives taken by our employees from embracing diversity to adopting environmentally friendly practices in our day-to-day operations. Through our actions, we support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to sharing our knowledge and experience to co-design a better and more sustainable future. Our aim is to ensure the safe, secure, and sustainable global development of society and the environment. 

  • Good health and well-being

    Good Health and Well-Being

    • TÜV SÜD believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring the wellbeing of all staff at all ages. We established a Global Corporate Health Management programme in 2014 to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of our employees.

       

  • Gender equality

    Gender Equality

    • Diversity Charter: We believe that diversity greatly contributes to the success of TÜV SÜD and that companies with a diverse workforce are better placed to succeed when dealing with demographic and economic challenges. To show appreciation and support of this diversity, TÜV SÜD has signed the Diversity Charter, joining Germany's largest corporate initiative for promoting diversity. The terms of the charter are aimed at creating a workplace environment that is free from prejudice. All employees are to be respected regardless of their gender, nationality, ethnic background, faith, beliefs, disabilities, age, sexual orientation or identity. More info here
    • Women's network: The Womens Network is a grassroots initiative to promote the advancment of female employees within TÜV SÜD. Initiated by a group of women passionate about empowering other women in the organisation and supported by several local ambassadors, the network offers Women and Men throughout the organisation a variety of initiatives, including mentoring, coaching, social networking, trainings and networks with like-minded external women's networks. More info here.   
  • Affordable and clean energy

    Affordable and clean energy

    • Renewable Energies: Locations in Germany owned by TÜV SÜD only use power from renewable sources. Today, we are already using green power for the majority of our electricity needs in Germany, and are supplied with over 30 GWh of power generated from renewables with TÜV SÜD Generation EE certification by our energy providers.
  • Decent work and economic growth

    Decent Work and Economic Growth

    • Green HRM: TÜV SÜD has been part of the international research project “Comparative Green HRM” since October 2018. The project is a partnership between the University of Augsburg and Vienna University of Economics in which ecological strategies and practices in the human resources field are subjected to international comparison. The study focuses closely on the roles played by teams and management executives and their impact on environmentally responsible behavior. The results of the research project will contribute towards providing a framework for employees and management to implement environmentally oriented strategies and help to manage conflict in this context.
  • Sustainable cities and communities

    Sustainable Cities and Communities

    • E-mobility: Various German locations provide electric vehicle charging points for customers and employees. As a pioneer of electric mobility, we aim to shape the future of personal mobility.
    • Roof Greening: We are gradually introducing roof greening at our German locations. The process uses highly biodiverse planting that creates habitats and food for a maximum number of insects. As the most recent example, the roof of our company headquarters in Munich is now home to a swarm of bees, which will be tended by a beekeeper in future.

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