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Philosophy and Brand

The Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenge arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment.

Our aim to make lives safer needs firm principles


TÜV Rheinland is a leading international provider of technical services. Our goal is to be the world’s best sustainable and independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation, and training.

We bear responsibility

Since 1872, we have been developing solutions to ensure the safety and quality of the interaction between man, technology, and the environment. We firmly believe that social and technological progress are intrinsically tied together.

We build trust

We support innovation and new developments in technology and business. We offer services that improve safety and quality. In this way we help make our customers more successful and also generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. Our efforts in these areas lead to a higher quality of life.

We actively practice our values

Integrity, excellence, customer orientation, performance, and agility characterize us. We are independent and professional, act with integrity and respect, take an entrepreneurial, results-driven approach, and are innovative as well as open to change. Every day, we actively practice our values globally, as a team, with our clients, and with the public. We continually strive to renew our customers’ trust in us and increase our brand’s reputation.

Our aim to make lives safer needs firm principles


We are incorruptible and act with fairness. We live by our values on a foundation of trust and transparency. We build trust. We align all of our efforts with the standards set for us. We make our decisions transparent and communicate them clearly.


We achieve excellence in all our processes and products. Only really good work satisfies us. Our comprehensive competence is a prerequisite for that. We continue to further develop our products with focused innovations. For us, safety has the highest priority.

Customer orientation

We put the needs of our customers first. We put the customer first in how we think and how we work. We keep a sound balance between committing to our customers and maintaining our independence.


We are performance oriented and accept responsibility. Our performance orientation is the source for the satisfaction of our customers and the success of our work. We act with determination and always accept responsibility for our actions. We consider mistakes opportunities for doing it better.


We are agile, flexible, and responsive in a changing world. We respond immediately to developments in our markets and society at large. We manage our own changes actively and consider change as an opportunity. We stay flexible and keep evolving with energy.

The Brand: TÜV Rheinland. Precisely Right

People and companies around the globe have placed their trust in the TÜV Rheinland Group since 1872. We use new ideas, expertise and a strong global network to contribute to the further development of products, services, systems and people and make them more competitive. In so doing, we are working towards a future that can fulfil the needs of both mankind and the environment in the long term. Advising, developing, promoting, examining and certifying – these services inspire our customers every day.

Our Mission

We are the first port of call worldwide for our customers.

Our Claim

TÜV Rheinland. Precisely Right. Two words that perfectly encapsulate our commitment to service: whatever we do, we do it precisely and we do it right. This means that the TÜV Rheinland Group is precisely the right partner for its customers in every respect.

Our Logo

The TÜV Rheinland logo: the points of the triangle symbolise the interaction between man, technology and the environment, while the wave represents a technical examination. For years, the logo has inspired trust, and is recognized around the world as a symbol of safety and quality tested by an independent and neutral organisation.

TÜV®: registered brand

Everyone knows “TÜV”, both in Germany and worldwide. For many people, “TÜV” is rightly synonymous with neutrally tested quality and safety. If it is a matter of required quality of services and products, then one generally talks about the TÜV. It is a little-know fact that the brand is used by different TÜV companies that are in competition with each other. Just like TÜV Rheinland®, the TÜV® brand is also registered. It may be used exclusively by TÜV companies. This ensures trademark protection in Germany, Europe and numerous other countries around the world. It is thus guaranteed that in the future, people will recognise tested quality from TÜV companies by the three trusted letters, and that they will associate TÜV Rheinland with distinct brand commitment: TÜV Rheinland®. Precisely. Right.

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