Environment & Climate
To help ensure a sustainable future, DEKRA is committed to resource-efficient working methods and climate protection. This applies to internal procedures and processes as well as to our expert services for our customers in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions inside and outside the company.
We aim to minimize our negative impact on the environment while maximizing our efficiency. To this end, we analyse DEKRA‘s environmental impact, draw on the results to devise strategic and operational targets. To encourage compliance with our measurable targets, we derive performance indicators and constantly strive for improvement.
The issue of greenhouse gas emissions plays a central role in our environmental management. We aim to contribute to climate protection and minimize our impact on climate change. We want to reduce emissions in the three areas of direct emissions and indirect emissions from energy purchases (Scope1 and 2) and in particular business travel activities (Scope 3). With our DEKRA Climate Impact approach, we have the target the contribute to climate change mitigation: Not limited to the impact on our corporate carbon balance sheet, we aspire to support internal and external climate contribution projects, with a material impact and/or potential for climate change mitigation and climate change impact adaptation. Our internal climate target path is oriented to science-based targets (according the SBTi). Based on the remaining emissions, which will be subject to an internal carbon price, internal decarbonization projects and external climate impact initiatives will be financed. This approach is an update and is replacing our offsetting-based carbon neutrality on the balance sheet target.