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Sustainability Expertise and Services

Sustainability is an opportunity we can tackle together

TÜV SÜD’s contributions towards a future characterized by sustainable development

Since 1866, TÜV SÜD’s mission has stayed true to our founding principle of creating safer and more sustainable development for people, the environment and business. This is supported by our independence, impartiality and professional excellence and the progressive ethical principles, innovation and honesty that has characterized TÜV SÜD and our employees for more than 150 years.
At TÜV SÜD, we work with the vision of being the trusted partner of choice all over the world for safety, security and sustainability solutions that add tangible value to our clients, environment and people.

TÜV SÜD supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to sharing our knowledge and experience to co-design a better and more sustainable future. We do this by anticipating technology developments and enabling responsible solutions in order to care for each other, our customers and our planet.

We have launched several corporate social responsibility initiatives internally, including the TÜV SÜD Foundation and a variety of social engagement taskforces. To learn more about TÜV SÜD’s efforts towards sustainability, read our latest corporate social responsibility report here.

TÜV SÜD SDG Lifecycle

 

CHANGE YOUR FUTURE WITH TÜV SÜD’S SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS

If your company is planning on enhancing its corporate social responsibility practices, TÜV SÜD has the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals. Drawing on our own experience of prioritizing sustainability – as well as helping countless customers do the same by guiding them towards the circular economy – we have a strong understanding of how to help your business achieve its sustainability goals. 
We provide you with qualified sustainability experts who know how to apply sustainability concepts to your business, provide reliable advice on environmental standards in your country and customers’ jurisdictions, and offer innovative and cost-effective methods for developing sustainable design.

Our sustainability services include:

Sustainable designSustainable design

  • Guidance on improving the built environment above and beyond standard minimum requirements.

Environmental and sustainability solutions

  • Support for manufacturers and OEMs looking to improve their processes and meet customer expectations for environmentally friendly products.

E-mobility

  • Expertise in the design and the implementation of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and further services to test against regulatory standards in this industry.

Wind power solutionsRenewable Energies

  • We provide a wide range of services to ensure wind farms, photovoltaic plants, energy storage facilities, hydrogen technologies and power grids, as well as components, are safe, secure and compliant.

Energy efficiency in buildingsEnergy efficiency in buildings

  • Our energy efficient building services include green building certifications, energy audits, carbon footprint, compliance assessments and inventory management.

Information Modelling ManagementBuilding Information Modelling management

  • BIM is a new approach to building design that can significantly improve a building’s environmental efficiency. Our BIM services are helping AEC firms take advantage of this new approach.

Environmental testingEnvironmental testing

  • Environmental testing assesses how your product performs under ‘real world’ conditions. As the planet’s environment changes, our services help you assess how your products will react to extreme weather, rising temperatures and other changes.

ISO 14001CSR   

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Audits & Trainings – TÜV SÜD conducts audits and training on companies for compliance with the SA8000, Business Social Compliance Initiative, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, SEDEX and Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we can also help you to validate your sustainability report according to international standards such as AA1000, GRI, ISO 26000, and the certification of management systems worldwide.

Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us to receive more information and details on our sustainability services using our contact form here.

 

Mapping the UN’s sustainable development goals to our business

First announced in 2015, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 specific targets intended to contribute to a better, more sustainable future for all. 

At TÜV SÜD, we are covering multiple SDGs with our service segments auditing and system certification, inspection, testing and product certification, advisory, and training.  

 

UN SDG Icons 

 

Our experience with every SDG throughout the business lifecycle means we can support your organization to achieve corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as accomplish self-defined sustainability targets. 

 

Find out more about the SDGs we help to address with our services below. 

  • 1. No poverty
    • Trainings      No Poverty
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 9001 - Quality Management; ISO 14001 - Environmental Management

     

  • 2. Zero Hunger
    • IFS Food (International Featured Standard) Food CertificationZero Hunger
    • BRC Food (British Retail Consortium) Food Certification
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management; FSSC 22000 - Foundation Food Safety System Certification
    • Trainings
  • 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Medical and healthcare servicesGood Health and Well-Being
    • IFS (International Featured Standard) Food Certification
    • BRC (British Retail Consortium) Food Certification
    • SIRI (I4.0) – Smart Industry Readiness Index (Industry 4.0)
    • Medical Device Cybersecurity Assessments
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • o ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management; FSSC 22000 - Foundation Food Safety System Certification; ISO 22716 - Cosmetics - Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); ISO 31000 - Risk Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety
    • Trainings e.g. ADR
  • 4. Quality Education
    • Academy trainings incl. Cyber AwarenessQuality Education
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 21001 - Educational Organizations
  • 5. Gender Equality
    • CSR Implementation and Social AuditsGender Equality
    • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety
    • Trainings

     

  • 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • TÜV SÜD Water Service Competence Center (ASEAN)Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Product Water Footprint (ISO 14046)
    • Waste Water Management
    • Bill Gates Project for sanitations
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 55001 - Asset Management; ISO 46001 - Water Efficiency Management
    • Trainings
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
    • Hydrogen: e.g. Green Hydrogen Certification, Hydrogen ConsultingAffordable and clean energy
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Wind Life cycle services & certifications
    • Solar and PV life cycle services & certifications
    • Renewable Resources Certification (TÜV SÜD Standard CMS 71)
    • Geothermically services
    • Energy Storage
    • Trainings on energy topics
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 50001 - Energy Management; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Supply Chain ServicesDecent Work and Economic Growth
    • TCO analysis
    • Sustainability Due Diligence
    • Trainings on Work Safety
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 22716 - Cosmetics - Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); ISO 28000 - Specification for security management systems for the supply chain; ISO 31000 - Risk Management; ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
    • Trainings
  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Industrial energy efficiencyIndustry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • NextGenNDT - Next Generation Non-Destructive Testing
    • Accoustic Emission Testing
    • Process Safety Excellence
    • SIRI (I4.0) – Smart Industry Readiness Index (Industry 4.0)
    • Penetration testing
    • Cyber Risk Assessment
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 9001 - Quality Management; ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 19600 - Compliance Management; ISO 28000 - Specification for security management systems for the supply chain; ISO 31000 - Risk Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
    • Trainings in environmental topics
  • 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • CSR Implementation and Social AuditsReduced Inequalities
    • ISO 21001 - Educational Organizations; ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety
    • Trainings

     

  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Green building certification (BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, BNB, HCH)Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • BIM - Building Information Modeling
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Product Carbon Footprint (ISO14067 - Greenhouse Gases - Carbon Footprint of Products, Greenhouse Gas Protocol)
    • E-Mobility: services for electric cars, charging infrastructure, battery testing
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 21001 - Educational Organizations; ISO 28000 - Specification for security management systems for the supply chain; ISO 31000 - Risk Management; ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety; ISO 50001 - Energy Management; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
    • Trainings
  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Sustainable Battery CertificationResponsible Consumption and Production
    • CO2 neutral Fabs
    • IFS (International Featured Standard) Food Certification
    • BRC (British Retail Consortium) Food Certification
    • SIRI (I4.0) - Smart Industry Readiness Index (Industry 4.0)
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 9001 - Quality Management; ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management; FSSC 22000 - Foundation Food Safety System Certification; ISO 50001 - Energy Management; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
    • Trainings
  • 13. Climate Action
    • Review of Product Lifecycle Assessments (ISO 14040)Climate Action
    • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) audit & certification for sustainable wood and paper products
    • Renewable resources TÜV SÜD Standard CMS 71
    • REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Packing and packing waste
    • Biodegradable packaging certification
    • R2 Recycling Certification; PET Recycled Polyester Testing; Recycled Content Verification; Biodegradability Certification* (*under development)
    • Sustainable Battery Certification, CO2 Neutral Fabs
    • CORSIA – Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation
    • EMAS - Eco Management and Audit Scheme
    • SIRI (I4.0) - Smart Industry Readiness Index (Industry 4.0)
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 50001 - Energy Management; ISO 55001 - Asset Management
    • Trainings: e.g. Developing products in a Circular Economy
  • 14. Life Below Water
    • TÜV SÜD Water Service Competence Center (ASEAN)Life Below Water
    • Product Water Footprint (ISO14046)
    • Waste Water Management
    • Biodegradable packaging certification
    • R2 Recycling Certification; PET Recycled Polyester Testing; Recycled Content Verification; Biodegradability Certification* (*under development)
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 9001 - Quality Management; ISO 14001 - Environmental Management; ISO 31000 - Risk Management
    • Trainings
  • 15. Life on Land
    • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) audit & certification for sustainable wood and paper products
    • Biodegradable packaging certificationLife on Land
    • R2 Recycling Certification; PET Recycled Polyester Testing; Recycled Content Verification; Biodegradability Certification* (*under development)
    • CSR Implementation and Social Audits
    • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management; ISO 31000 – Risk Management
    • Trainings
  • 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • CSR Implementation and Social AuditsPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • ISO 19600 - Compliance Management; ISO 31000 - Risk Management; ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery Management; ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety
    • Data Protection Trainings

     

  • 17. Partnerships for the goals
    • Charter of TrustPartnerships for the goals

     

     

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