The TÜV SÜD certification mark

Trust in E-Commerce with tested safety


Trust is the basis of every business. Without trust in the performance and professionalism of the supplier many clients are reluctant to do business via the internet. As an online supplier it is your duty to ensure that the client is confident and feels secure doing business on your website and with your company. TÜV SÜD’s [email protected] provides you with solid support when dealing with your clients.


What is special about the TÜV SÜD certification mark?


The brand „TÜV“


TÜV (= Technischer Überwachungs Verein) is a very strong and established brand. The name TÜV is synonymous with independence, trust, neutrality, competence and incorruptibility. The three letters „TÜV“ support – according to current studies – even strong brands in their statement for company quality.




The different certification mark requirements of the online traders are currently very similar – the main differences are in the adherence guarantees. This is where TÜV SÜD comes to the fore: our own three tier test procedure consists of an online test, a security check and an on site audit, to offer the client a high level of quality and safety when purchasing online.


Emphasis is placed in particular on data and system security, data protection and service provider processes.


Our Expertise


In addition to [email protected] TÜV SÜD offers a number of other system related certifications e.g. for quality management, IT safety management, environmental management, IT service management or service quality. You can find more information on


A certification mark must

  • be a decision making criteria for clients
  • stem from an independent, well known company
  • excel in quality and safety standards
  • have an extensive test procedure
  • be able to be implemented as a marketing tool
  • have more than basic experience in testing complex technology and processes
  • be recognised internationally as a certification organisation
  • emphasise process focus in all relevant company divisions


What TÜV SÜD Management Service does in [email protected]


We group the requirements for a successful audit of online traders:

  • Certification and audit competence
  • IT know-how
  • Market knowledge

This means we can confidently offer our clients a certification mark and remain faithful to our aim: Optimisation of business processes for our clients and an increase in their competitive advantage.


We achieve this by testing the technical and organisational reliability of the company. On successful certification we award the online trader the [email protected] certification mark.


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