Sanitation poses one of the great challenges for developing countries. Globally, 2.5 billion people have no access to sanitation. Beyond the negative environmental impact, the lack of sanitation has direct consequences for social and economic development.
Although numerous technologies are available, there are many technical shortcomings as well as safety, health and environmental risks that prevent sanitation solutions from becoming self-sustaining. In addition, installations often fail due to the consideration of the local socio-cultural and economic context. Few sanitation solutions to date are operated with robust business models. Furthermore, there is no quality standard or certification scheme that can help decision makers to cope with the sheer quantity of different sanitation technologies and service models.
TÜV SÜD ensures quality through technology reviews, inspections of implemented projects as well as qualification of technological solutions.
Our services at a glance
We provide in-depth technology reviews of commercial sanitation solutions and upcoming innovations. This includes
the development of specific criteria catalogues,
the evaluation of different technological solutions,
the assessments on site,
in order to ensure integration in the local value chain.
Our assessments follow the guiding principle of sustainability by considering social, environmental and economic aspects. We also focus on the sustainability of the corresponding business models to ensure longevity after implementation.
TÜV SÜD supports the implementation of:
sanitation projects or programmes from design review,
through construction and final acceptance,
to commissioning and operation.
This ensures best-inclass implementation of quality assurance and quality control. We can support your implementation with capacity building and training.
Our professionals test and evaluate sanitation technologies based on:
transparent and globally relevant criteria catalogues,
protocols and standards.
Depending on the requirements, we can perform assessments in our laboratories and in the field, followed by the qualification of the particular sanitation solution.
TÜV SÜD sanitation experts provide performance monitoring through field inspections to help sanitation technologies achieve long-term acceptance and functionality. Our “plan-do-check-act” quality management circle provides a basis for continuous improvement and sustainability.
Your benefits at a glance
Save money– by ensuring that investment decisions lead to sustainable sanitation solutions.
Minimise risk– by mapping and mitigating risks in a structured manner to ensure funds are properly used and liabilities are avoided.
Demonstrate credibility – by partnering with a renowned independent third-party service provider.
Access global support – with a worldwide network that keeps abreast of the latest developments in the sanitation sector, and possesses the best local knowledge in key markets.