Employees & Society
We are aware of our social responsibility towards employees and society. We respect and value diversity in cultural, social, political and national terms in our workforce and in the countries and societies where we operate as a company. Within the company and in the supply chain, we are committed to compliance with internationally applicable labour rights, such as the guidelines and standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). With the DEKRA social standards, which were adopted in 2019, we commit ourselves to principles based on the ILO standards in the following areas: Discrimination and disadvantages, equal opportunities, occupational health and safety, working hours and remuneration, freedom of association and co-determination, freedom of expression and privacy, and the exclusion of child labour, forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.
The safety and health of our employees is our highest priority. The global occupational safety and health protection management team works throughout the Group to further improve occupational safety at DEKRA. It is our aim to prevent and further reduce occupational accidents and to eliminate potential hazards. We demand that the provision and assurance of safe and healthy working conditions is ensured and that at least the respective national standards are observed with regard to occupational health and safety. Internal developments in the area of safety and health and corresponding key figures are monitored and evaluated and, based on this, possible improvement measures are derived and implemented.