16. Qualifications

The company discloses what goals it has set and what measures it has taken to promote the employability of all employees, i.e. the ability of all employees to participate in the working and professional world, and in view of adapting to demographic change, and where risks are seen.

At DEKRA, the education, training and further training of our employees takes high priority. The expertise of our employees is decisive for the quality and reliability of our services. The continuous professional development of our employees is therefore hugely important to DEKRA. As one of Germany’s largest private educational enterprises, the expertise of the DEKRA Academy is naturally also used by DEKRA for internal training and education purposes. We offer our employees the opportunity of further development both professionally and personally across all age ranges - starting with the development of our trainees and sandwich students combining a degree course with work placement, through to the qualification program for our DEKRA inspection engineers and on to the development of managers. As a provider of expert services, DEKRA accords high priority to employee qualifications. In addition, foreign language courses, first aid, time management and stress management aimed at promoting the personal development of our employees are also on offer. Occupational health management also contributes to enabling and empowering our employees. This includes, for instance, regular back training courses, in-house sports groups and our Health Day, which is organized twice a year. Another salient example of employee further development is the annual DEKRA Global Safety Day and the associated activities designed to develop all employees into ambassadors for safety.