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Company name DEKRA SE

Number of employees 5.000 - 50.000

Reporting year 2020

Indicator set GRI SRS    

Directly affected by the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information No

Using the Sustainability Code Declaration of Conformity in the sense of the „NAP Business and Human Rights“ Sustainability Code Declaration of Conformity is used in the sense of the „NAP Business and Human Rights“

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Ruben von Ristok

Handwerkstraße 15
70565 Stuttgart

+49 (0)711/7861-0

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DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2020, DEKRA generated turnover totaling almost EUR 3.2 billion. The company currently employs around 44,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked in its category.

DEKRA’s international expansion began with the entry into the marketplace in France and Italy in 1988. Since then, the company has further expanded its global position through strategic acquisitions with locations in countries such as China, the USA, South Africa, and New Zealand. DEKRA is the world’s largest unlisted expert organization in the TIC (testing, inspection, certification) industry. You can find more information about our latest business figures, expansions, developments, and management in our annual and financial reports. DEKRA’s extensive and independent expertise also makes it a sought-after partner for decision-makers, organizations, and authorities on an international, European, national, and regional level.

DEKRA is organized in six Regions (see map of DEKRA Regions including revenue and number of employees per Region) and eight Service Divisions (see revenue share per Service Division). Insights into our Regions and Service Divisions are published here.

Our work as an independent expert organization is important for our partners. The results of our tests, inspections and certification procedures are robust within the scope of the testing performed, as is regularly attested by external accreditation bodies. To ensure that our partners can rely on the highest levels of safety, security, and sustainability we strive to continuously improve the quality of our testing based on extensive quality assurance procedures. To give an example: our periodic technical inspections (PTI) verify the technical safety of vehicles, thus helping to enhance overall road safety. Safety, security, and sustainability is at the heart of our corporate vision: We will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. Through our services, we promote safety, security, and sustainability for people, the environment, and technology.

Additional remarks:

This "The Sustainability Code" declaration 2020 is part of our 2020/21 sustainability reporting and therefore also includes developments from 2021 up to the time of reporting.  The report is providing information for the scope of the DEKRA Group and its companies. As a German headquartered organization, many practical examples focus on Germany within this report.

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