Sustainability Principles

The DEKRA Sustainability Management addresses a number of areas of great importance for the company. We elucidate our strategy regarding these topics in our sustainability principles.

Responsible Corporate Management

Our aim is to secure our company’s long-term success, taking account of our corporate and environmental responsibility. We live out fair competition and do not tolerate any form of corruption. We safeguard the data of our customers, business partners and employees. The integrity, reliability and neutrality of all our employees are of decisive importance. With the DEKRA Compliance Guidelines, we have issued a set of guidelines and policies that are binding worldwide and require ethical behavior that is compliant with the law from all DEKRA employees and managers.

Value Chain

We assume responsibility for our entire value chain, from procurement through to internal processes and on to customer relationships. We expect socially and ecologically responsible behavior from our suppliers. Within the company, we have an unconditional aspiration of ensuring the quality of our services. Through the expertise and skill of our employees, this contributes to a sustainable development. We work on sustainable solutions for customers, and gear our corporate mission statement to customer orientation.

Innovation & Future Viability

Innovation and sustainability enjoy a high priority with us. We consistently develop our expertise and are ready and available for technologies of the future. DEKRA promotes innovations in the company, not only through its internal innovation and idea management but also through cooperation with external partners. Our aspiration here is to be a global partner for a safe world.


The expertise and reliability of our employees are our most important resource. This is why we aspire to making attractive jobs available. The health and safety of our employees are accorded the highest priority. Our aim is to avoid accidents at work as well as to eliminate possible sources of danger. Team work, mutual trust and loyalty are the foundations of our work together. We value the diversity of our workforce, stand for equal opportunities and support the development of our employees.


The protection of the environment and its resources is one of DEKRA’s primary objectives. The company’s understanding of safety includes protecting the environment: on one hand, through our internal environment management, and on the other through our services and expertise that make an important contribution to environmental protection. A groupwide network of environ¬ment management officers bear global responsibility for improving environmental protection and resource efficiency at DEKRA. Our services in the domain of environment and energy management help to ensure environmental protection outside the company as well.

Safety & Society

Safety is the centerpiece of our corporate strategy. We promote safety in all walks of life all over the world, also through our commitment to society. We work on safety issues together with partners in society and actively bring our expertise to bear on public and polit¬ical debate. Our global contribution to increasing safety in environment, business community and society is our most important contribution to a sustainable future.