New focus areas
for implementing the
Expanding our organizational vision was paired with strategic priority setting in 2021. DEKRA is thus concentrating on five focus areas, which represent significant areas of growth: “AI & Advanced Analytics”, “Future Vehicle & Mobility Services”, “Remote Services”, “IT & Cyber Security Services”, and “Sustainability Services”.
We will be refocusing our expertise, addressing current challenges, and leveraging all the opportunities available for future growth. This is how DEKRA will become the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world.
The Corporate Focus Area Sustainability Services aims to support DEKRA customers and their supply and value chains in their own sustainability development by providing suitable technological, organizational, and human resources services. To achieve this, DEKRA is focusing on three core areas across all Service Divisions and regions: the energy transition, ESG (environment, social, governance), and the circular economy. DEKRA is building its global portfolio in these three areas based upon its existing services.
With regard to the energy transition, DEKRA tests, inspects, certifies, supports, advises, and qualifies its customers with customized services and solutions along the entire life cycle in the most important technology fields of wind energy, photovoltaics, hydrogen, lithium-ion batteries, charging and storage technology, buildings and infrastructure, as well as materials, chemicals, and processes.
In the area of ESG, DEKRA provides numerous services along the entire value-added chain in most industries, such as certifications, validations, inspections, tests, appraisals, calculations, training, and consultations. DEKRA also supports companies in areas such as due diligence, carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, risk management, health and safety at work, environmental protection, energy management, social standards, and taxonomy.
Last but not least, DEKRA assists consumers, retailers, supply chains, producers, and public authorities with its services relating to the circular economy. Alongside conventional testing, certification, and expert services in the areas of ground, water, air, energy, waste, materials, and chemicals, DEKRA is also expanding its global presence with further circular economy services. These include product life cycle assessments, product stewardship, green products and ecodesign, sustainability seals, condition and run-time assessments, reports and validations, as well as supply chain responsibility services.
sENIOR Vice President
Head of Global Focus Area Sustainability Services
„Requirements and expectations relating to the sustainability of value-added chains, companies, products, and technologies must and will intensify in the future. This affects every area of our lives, the environment, and the economy. Sustainable corporate development has long been a top priority for managers, investors, customers, and employees, and is already often considered to be a corporate value. Our comprehensive sustainability services enable us to support our customers in their sustainable development, facilitate the safe use of renewable energies and green technologies, improve the circular economy and resource efficiency, and ensure healthy and safe work processes.”