15. Equal Opportunities

The company discloses in what way it has implemented national and international processes and what goals it has for the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity, occupational health and safety, participation rights, the integration of migrants and people with disabilities, fair pay as well as a work-life balance and how it will achieve these.

DEKRA’s Compliance Guidelines stipulate a mandatory obligation for guaranteeing equal opportunity. We respect and value diversity in our workforce regarding cultural, social, political, legal and national aspects and in the countries, societies and companies where we operate as a company. DEKRA does not permit any form of discrimination or disadvantage due to gender, age, origin, race, color, language, homeland, social origin, nationality, religious or political conviction, sexual orientation or disability. DEKRA asserts itself against any form of coercion, corporal punishment, and any other form of unlawful intimidation and demands that all employees are treated respectfully. DEKRA employees are remunerated in accordance with their performance and in line with the market. We promote the health, training and further development of our employees and set in place framework conditions that support a work-life balance. To this end, we offer our employees, information and training as well as part-time models and individual solutions to suit requirements. Our offerings include regular health and prevention courses for back training, courses in dealing with pressure and stress, Qi Gong, in-house sports groups and the DEKRA Health Day. The Health Day is held every two years at DEKRA’s Stuttgart headquarters and offers a broad-based program of specialist lectures, information booths, health checks, as well as sports and relaxation induction courses. We accord the highest priority to employee health and safety. Our aim is to avoid accidents at work and to reduce their number further, as well as to eliminate possible sources of danger. DEKRA requires that the provision and guarantee of safe and healthy working conditions are ensured and that, with regard to occupational health and safety, the standards of the respective country are complied with as a minimum. Throughout the group, EHS (Occupational Health and Safety) management works consistently on improving the areas of occupational health and safety.