with politicians, trade organizations
In light of the overall social relevance of our business operations in the TIC sector, in which we provide consulting, testing, certification, and audit services, we sometimes carry out official tasks that promote safety. Thanks to our independent expertise as a global company, we support sustainable political decisions and advocate the highest possible standards in all areas that are relevant for safety on the road, at work, and at home. That is why we are also in close contact with relevant decision-makers and legislators. After all, our work as a providers of safety services affects a whole array of legislative procedures such as defining legally binding safety and testing standards for vehicles, industrial facilities, and other areas. Other legislative processes that are relevant for us concern areas such as cyber security, road traffic law, consumer protection, and environmental protection.
For this reason, the DEKRA experts support political decisions and processes by providing specialist consulting on all kinds of topics, for example road traffic or occupational safety. Published annually since 2008, the DEKRA Road Safety Report makes an important contribution in this respect.
The DEKRA Safety At Work Report provides answers to current safety at work issues. Furthermore, DEKRA is a valued partner of associations, organizations, and institutions at local, national, European and international levels. For example, the company is a member of the German Road Safety Council (DVR), the German Transport Forum (DVF), and ProMobilität, a transport infrastructure initiative. We are also a member of the TIC Council, where we focus on areas such as “Product Testing/Certification”, “Industrial Life Cycle Services”, and “Environment, Social and Government”, of Hydrogen Europe, and the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA). Moreover, it participates in European Commission working groups. Through regular dialog with the European Commission and the European Parliament, we try to influence current legislation in the interest of ensuring high safety and security standards. This applies particularly to the areas of connected devices, cyber security, the circular economy, and intelligent mobility.
Our other memberships in political bodies, groups, and networks, as well as other committees, are listed in the EU Transparency Register. We always observe the highest standards of integrity and compliance in all of our political, association, and committee activities.
Partner to EU Green Week 2021
Climate neutral logistics, sustainability consulting, and sustainability in sport – DEKRA contributed expert knowledge in the form of webinars on these three topics as a partner at the EU Green Week in June 2021. The 2021 Green Week was dedicated to Zero Pollution and the individual events created a platform of cooperation for all stakeholders that was used enthusiastically.
The agenda covered all relevant initiatives from the European “Green Deal,” such as the climate action initiatives, the Chemicals Strategy, and initiatives in the fields of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fishing, health, and biodiversity. DEKRA’s webinars explained why organizations need to address climate-neutral logistics, why suppliers and customers need to be holistically integrated into all sustainability processes, and how avoidable emissions in professional sports can be reduced over the long term.