About this Sustainability Publication

Sustainable actions are built on a foundation of transparent, open communication. This Sustainability Report is designed to create that basis. For the first time, we are dedicating a separate publication to the ecological, economic and social impacts of our business operations.

This Sustainability Report covers our activities in the years 2018 and 2019 and clearly focuses on the main fields of TÜV SÜD’s work. It shows how we fulfill our corporate responsibility at TÜV SÜD and proactively embed relevant topics in our business processes. The Sustainability Report complements our Annual Report. Annual updates are planned for the future. An English translation is also available. In the event of discrepancy the original German version shall prevail.

We based this Sustainability Report on the relevant standards without striving for full compliance. We are currently engaged in evaluating the best reporting structure for our company and the reporting criteria that we will adopt in the future.

The reporting period covers fiscal 2019 (January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019). Fiscal 2018 was taken for comparison. The content of the report was produced in cooperation with the various responsible corporate functions and legal entities of TÜV SÜD Group.

Because of rounding, in the Sustainability Report sums of individual figures may not precisely equal totals and percentages may not reflect the precise absolute values to which they refer.

Where this Sustainability Report includes statements by TÜV SÜD concerning the future, they are based on current expectations, plans, goals and targets, and forecasts and estimates by management. Many of the assumptions and factors on which they are based are beyond the control of TÜV SÜD and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Given this, actual developments may differ from projections given in this publication.