Raj Sapru Joins TUV Rheinland North America’s Sustainability Advisory Services Group
Boxborough, Mass. – December 17, 2013 – TUV Rheinland North America is growing its global sustainability practice with addition of Raj Sapru. Sapru joins TÜV Rheinland’s San Francisco, Calif., office, bringing more than a decade of experience working with global companies on sustainability challenges. In his new role as Associate Director of Sustainability Advisory Services, Sapru will help lead TÜV Rheinland into a new chapter of professional services, focusing on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), manufacturing and healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining TÜV Rheinland, Sapru served as Director of Advisory Services at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco. He was responsible for the global manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, led project teams, and worked with a variety of global companies to understand key sustainability issues, mobilize internal management teams, and integrate critical insights to address risks and support business strategies.
“Raj’s addition to the team will allow us to add further value to our clients,” said Gerhard Luebken, CRO, TUV Rheinland North America. “Our customers need us to broaden our involvement, and the dedicated Sustainability Advisory Services group can now provide integrated sustainability service offerings. Sustainability and corporate responsibility is top of mind for business leaders, and we are motivated by the challenge of understanding stakeholder expectations, deciphering the sustainability landscape, and ultimately using sustainability to add value to their businesses.”
TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide, including environmental and non-financial auditing, and works at the intersection of social and environmental issues and technology. The company’s Sustainability Advisory Services group provides clients from various industries with knowledge and data that enable effective decision-making, tools that drive planning, including materiality processes and risk management frameworks, credibility platforms for internal and external stakeholders, and effective engagement and communication strategies. Service offerings include supply chain sustainability, stakeholder engagement, reporting, strategy and integration, and human rights.
“Social and environmental mega-trends and sustainability challenges are numerous and often well-understood, and companies want to ensure that critical risks, opportunities, and stakeholder expectations posed by these trends are addressed in the most efficient and credible way,” said Sapru. “There has been a lot of ‘thinking’ about sustainability over the past decade but still a critical shortage of ‘doing.’ I’m excited about this new frontier as TÜV Rheinland is poised to help companies navigate through the new realities of global business."