Implementing Management Systems

Tailor-Made Concepts for Sustainable Business Development

Whether it’s safety, environmental protection, risk, or occupational safety - integrated management systems reduce complexity, ensure transparency, and give you peace of mind for important business decisions. We can help you introduce management systems, right up to certification. We also develop sustainable plans and create reports, studies, and technical documentation on your behalf. With results tracking and controlling, we can provide comprehensive support for you.

Benefits at a Glance

With support from TÜV Rheinland’s Competence Center for quality and processes, you:

  • Secure sustainable business success through neutral analysis of all individual factors in corporate decisions
  • Gain legal peace of mind in terms of all applicable security frameworks; such as laws, norms, and standards
  • Identify your company's potential for savings, possible safety hazards, and apply individual risk minimization approaches
  • Gain the confidence that your products meet all applicable national and international requirements
  • Benefit from our comprehensive know-how from more than 1,000 projects on all relevant organizational issues and in all relevant sectors – and from certification as an expert in environmental and safety-related fields
  • Can rely on the availability of consultants and partners, extensive training and coaching opportunities, and one-stop shop service

Our Services for Occupational, Health and Environmental Management

  • Consulting for establishing and maintaining management systems - including ISO 14001, EMAS, OHSAS 18001, and OHRIS compliance
  • Establishing integrated management systems and integration of individual aspects of occupational safety, health, and environmental protection, including quality
  • Development of environmental protection concepts for resource optimization
  • Hazardous materials management, REACH compliance, water conservation, recycling and waste management, and pollution control
  • Occupational health and safety concepts, such as risk assessments, prevention, or analysis
  • Identification and monitoring of legislation, and information service – Legal Compliance Service
  • Consulting for preparing life cycle assessments in accordance with ISO 14040 and 14044 norms, ecological footprint, or CO2 Footprint

Our Services for Security and Risk Management

  • Consulting for establishing and maintaining risk management systems in accordance with ISO 31001 and ONR 49001, under consideration of business risks, environmental and technical risks
  • Development of concepts and systems for emergency, crisis, and disaster management
  • Development of concepts and expert reports on issues of plant safety, explosion protection, and incidents
  • Technical support and information on product safety – consulting for CE labeling and the Machinery Directive, drafting of manuals and instructions – and introduction and support of testing and certification systems in foreign countries as part of an EU-sponsored information center

Our Services for Energy Management

  • Consulting for introducing and maintaining energy management systems according to EN 16001 and ISO 50001
  • Energy efficiency analysis and energy use optimization studies
  • Studies and consulting for the Renewable Energy Act, EEG
  • Consulting for emissions trading

Our Services for Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Consulting for introducing and maintaining sustainable management systems in accordance with ISO 26000, UN Global Compact, and other norms
  • Development of individual sustainability concepts for governance and compliance, trainees and employees, product stewardship, environmental and climate change, stakeholder management, community engagement
  • Preparation and assessment of sustainability sectors in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative, or GRI

Our Approach

We assist your company’s development process in five phases:

1. Definition Phase

Clarification of objectives, definition of tasks, raising awareness

2. Analysis Phase

  • Current status: Adoption of the field to be examined, human and material resources, legal and organizational framework, scenarios and environmental conditions, developments
  • Analysis and evaluation: Analysis and evaluation of information and data, comparison with the required standard

3. Conceptual Phase

  • Identify alternatives, develop options
  • Evaluate
  • Make decisions, draft target concept
  • Determine individual measures and activities

4. Implementation Phase

Implementation support, implementation, controlling, studies, technical documentation and individual concepts

5. Stabilizing Phase

Support for standardization and stabilization, controlling, and monitoring

Steps to Sustainable Business Management

1. Optimization of business processes

  • Transparency of structures, processes, and procedures
  • Long-term, sustainable approach to decision making
  • Process control and error prevention
  • Monitoring of processes taking all conditions into consideration – organizational, legal, environmental conditions, interests of public, customers, and stakeholders, and influences in the supply chain
  • Clear definition and implementation of corporate specifications in terms of sustainability –values, mission, vision, strategy, and objectives

2. Compliance Security

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable regulations – regulations, standards, business obligations and rules, provisions of the UN Global Compact, and others

3. Use of Employee Potential

  • Clear responsibilities and competencies for each employee
  • Increase in employee satisfaction
  • Increase in employee skills and awareness of employees for environmental, occupational health and safety, security, and energy efficiency

4. Minimizing Risks

  • Systematic error prevention
  • Organized emergency and crisis management
  • Reduction in business risk

5. Identification of Savings and Potential for Improvements

  • Resource optimization for energy, water, and raw materials
  • Reduction in accidents, emergencies, downtime, and sick leave
  • Optimization of processes and products in terms of environmental, life cycle, and safety factors and associated savings

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Labor, health, and environmental management
  • Safety and risk management
  • Energy management
  • Sustainability management
  • Corporate social responsibility, or CSR

Disclaimer

TUV Rheinland operates consulting services independently from any certification services. Operationally, organizationally as well as personally they are completely separated from each other to avoid any conflict of interest.