DEKRA Social Standards


The international DEKRA group is aware of its social responsibilities towards its employees and the company. In all countries and communities in which we operate, we respect and value the diversity of our workforce in a cultural, social, political, legal and national sense. DEKRA is committed to complying with international human rights and social standards, such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) guidelines and standards, the United Nations General Assembly's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNHCR) and the European Conventions on Human Rights, within the company and the supply chain. Rights (ECHR).
DEKRA undertakes to adhere to the following principles, which are based on the standards of the International Labor Organization:
  • DEKRA does not tolerate any form of discrimination or disadvantage based on gender, age, origin, skin color, nationality, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation or disability. DEKRA is firmly committed to promoting equal opportunities. DEKRA opposes all forms of coercion, corporal punishment and other forms of unacceptable intimidation and demands that all employees be treated with respect. (See ILO Conventions 100, 111, 159).
  • DEKRA requires that safe and healthy working conditions be ensured and guaranteed and that at least the relevant national standards for health and safety at work be complied with. (See ILO Convention 155).
  • DEKRA is committed to banning all forms of forced labor, slavery and human trafficking and supports the fight against them. (See ILO Conventions 29, 105).
  • DEKRA rejects child labor and demands that the minimum age for admission be observed in accordance with the relevant national provisions and that any form of exploitative child labor be excluded. (See ILO Conventions 79, 138, 142, 182).
  • DEKRA undertakes to respect the right to adequate remuneration, which is based on the applicable legislation and the relevant national labor market, and seeks to ensure compliance with the relevant national regulations on working time and paid leave. (See ILO Conventions 1, 14, 26, 131).
  • DEKRA supports the right to freedom of expression and privacy. DEKRA recognizes the freedom of association and respects the applicable legislation on co-decision and cooperation with employee representatives.
  • DEKRA is committed to protecting its employees and the communities in which it operates from environmental pollution and climate-harmful emissions.
DEKRA provides group-wide communication of social standards within the company. In the supply chain, the requirements concerning social standards are applied through the General Terms and Conditions.
Identifying the impacts of human rights and risks in our value chain is integrated into DEKRA's group-wide compliance system and risk management system. It is systematically monitored, priorities for such identification are determined and further expanded depending on the risks.
DEKRA adopts internal standards and processes as well as preventive measures to minimize potential risks. These include DEKRA's compliance guidelines and corresponding management and compliance procedures, human rights delivery conditions and supply chain processes, internal human rights due diligence training, and active participation in human rights stakeholder initiatives such as human rights. Social Compliance and Human Rights Working Group of the Compliance and Integrity Forum.
We monitor the effectiveness of our standards, processes and measures through our internal risk-oriented processes and through regular internal risk research and analysis, as well as through demand and risk-based audits in internal sustainability audits.
In the event of complaints and suspicious actions concerning social standards and human rights, the employees concerned, business partners or other interested parties may contact the Office dealing with compliance issues openly or, where appropriate, anonymously.
Together with our sustainability reports and compliance statements, we submit regular human rights reports to external and internal stakeholders.
DEKRA applies and adheres to the Code of Sustainability and submits reports on social standards and human rights in accordance with the criteria of the Code. We also support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to social standards and human rights, and we strive to contribute to them through our day-to-day work. For example, through our professional services in the field of security in accordance with the goal of sustainable development no. 3 (SDG3): To ensure a healthy life and increase its quality. This is also in line with our corporate vision of being a "global partner for a secure world." We believe that security is a prerequisite for sustainable development in society, the economy and the environment.

Applicable conditions for the implementation of these standards:

  • Integrating standards into human resource management processes
  • Direct integration of human rights risks into risk management (Risk identification) and include them in compliance with standards and processes (Partner verification, DD processes, Training ...). Defining potential risks (Risk markets, Risk suppliers ...) and monitoring these risks (Compliance + Risk Management)
  • Inclusion of relevant issues (pragmatic but specific) in the risk questionnaire (Compliance + Sustainability)
  • Incorporate the topic into compliance courses! (Compliance)
  • Incorporate the topic into partner review! (Compliance)
  • Further participation in human rights stakeholders (Sustainability)
  • Implementing internal sustainability audits based on needs and risks (Social audits)! (Sustainability (NH))
  • International implementation of supply chain standards and processes. (RSO Purchasing Teams)
  • Training for all DEKRA buyers: ENG, DEU, ESP, CHN: (NH RSO purchasing teams)
  • Inclusion of essential human rights aspects in the Guidelines on Compliance (RCO Compliance)
  • Inclusion of essential human rights aspects in the compliance report (Compliance)
  • Human Rights Reporting in Sustainability Reports and Declarations of Compliance (Sustainability)
  • Derivation of the UKMSA statement (This statement is based on point 54 (1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.) (UK: HR / Compliance).