DEKRA bases its sustainability reporting on the criteria of the “Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex” (DNK). The Code, known internationally as "The Sustainability Code", provides a framework for reporting that can be used by organizations and companies of all sizes and legal forms. The DNK was initiated by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), an advisory body to the German government. DEKRA is a mentor for the DNK and supports other companies with regard to the standard. In the following index, we refer to the passages in this magazine that make reference to the DNK criteria:
DEKRA supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The UNGC is the world's largest initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on ten universal principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people, communities and markets, today and in the future. In our UNGC index, we point out the passages in this magazine that refer to the UNGC principles:
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.