10. Innovation and Product Management

The company discloses how innovations in products and services are enhanced through suitable processes which improve sustainability with respect to the company’s utilisation of resources and with regard to users. Likewise, a further statement is made with regard to if and how the current and future impact of the key products and services in the value chain and in the product life cycle are assessed.

As an expert service provider in the area of safety, DEKRA works consistently on being available as the preferred partner for safety, also for future networked and digital technologies and processes. This is why we have accorded especially high priority to the topics of innovation and future viability. We know the ecological and social impact of our business activities and concentrate on this impact in our sustainability analyses, both centrally as well as in the various specialist departments. DEKRA promotes innovation within the company with a view to benefiting society and the environment, not only through its internal innovation and idea management, but also through cooperation activities with external partners from the science and research communities. Core topics are, for instance, safety in the areas of e-mobility and autonomous driving, as well as of occupational safety in man/machine relationship within the context of the Internet of Things.