1. Strategic Analysis and Action

The company declares whether or not it pursues a sustainability strategy. It explains what concrete measures it is undertaking to operate in compliance with key recognised sector-specific, national and international standards.

As an independent expert organization, with safety as our corporate mission laid down in our statutes, it is particularly important for DEKRA to earn the trust the public places in us through the integrity of our conduct. Opportunities and risks are considered in the context of the sustainable development of all areas of business and analyzed by way of comprehensive processes. The Corporate Sustainability Division supports all areas of the company in the analysis of opportunities and risks along the entire value chain and reports directly to the Group’s Chief Executive Officer. Through the direct contact with the Group’s management, potential risks can be dealt with accordingly and opportunities exploited. Every year a group wide survey and analysis of risk investigates and assesses the business risks for DEKRA, also in terms of fair business practices, as well as the challenges arising from the environment and society. The central units of the company analyze internal and external opportunities and risks on a continuous basis to ensure DEKRA’s sustainable development. These topics are addressed in the DEKRA Financial Report. In addition to the internal analysis, DEKRA also sources important information on sustainability-related opportunities and risks through dialoging regularly with the company’s internal and external stakeholders, such as customers, associations, NGOs and employees. In order to guarantee responsible management and the observance of internationally recognized standards, DEKRA operates its own individual Compliance Management anchored in its culture and values. We place the utmost emphasis on our managers setting an example every day in the way they practice compliance. The DEKRA Compliance Guidelines as well as our sustainability principles and our General Terms and Conditions of Purchase lay down binding minimum standards and, at the same time, serve as guidance for our employees and business partners with a view to facilitating their compliance with the law, legal standards and ethical principles on each and every continent.