Sustainable Development

Managing growth for the good of all

How can we achieve our economic objectives in a
sustainable approach?

Our wants are infinite. Unfortunately, our resources are not. Current projections put the world’s population at 9.6 billion by 2050, with almost all of this growth occurring in emerging markets that place paramount importance on economic expansion – often at the expense of the environment.



A safer, more sustainable future is possible if we delicately manage resources such as energy and water while capitalising on new technologies that can drive efficiency and minimise environmental impact.


 

 

Sustainable development is all about balancing the pursuit of today’s progress with the need to preserve our resources for future generations.

TÜV SÜD believes that economic growth, environmental protection and a desirable living standard are mutually achievable goals.

A safer, more sustainable future is possible if we delicately manage resources such as energy and water while capitalising on new technologies that can drive efficiency and minimise environmental impact.

Businesses and industries have a responsibility, not just to their employees and customers, but also to the environment in which they operate. By partnering with them to ensure sustainable management of resources, TÜV SÜD is enabling the future we all wish to inhabit.

Sustainable development case studies


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    Decentralised sanitation technologies: To bring safe and sustainable sanitation to 2.5 billion people in developing countries, TÜV SÜD is partnering the Gates Foundation to develop a technical standard for off-grid community-scale sanitation technologies.

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    Energy efficiency: To support the BMW Group’s ambitious targets for economical energy use, the energy efficiency analyses we undertook at its manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, identified 28 potential areas for energy savings that were organised in a catalogue of proposed actions. Find out more.

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    Offshore wind energy: From monitoring of manufacturing, transport, erection / installation and commissioning of the entire offshore wind farm to operational release approval from the responsible German authority, our experts ensured that all components conform to given requirements in order to mitigate operational risk in the certification of a new offshore wind farm, Nordsee One.

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    Safety of recycled e-vehicles: To uncover potential risks of recycling e-vehicles following seawater immersion, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration engaged our experts to develop test procedures and appropriate safety criteria for use in developing suitable safety standards. Find out more.


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