Supply & Value Chain

Supply and Value Chain

Sustainability plays an important role from purchasing, through internal processes, to our customer relationships. In our purchasing practice, we consider social, ecological and business ethical criteria when selecting suppliers and the products and services we require. When developing new services or improving existing ones through our Service Divisions, we also ensure that we make a positive contribution to sustainable development and create added value for our customers.

Sustainable Procurement

Our purchasing guidelines define the consideration of sustainability in our purchasing management. We require our suppliers to comply with sustainability standards. This is laid down in the General Purchasing Conditions and, in particular, in the Sustainability Supplier Code of Conduct and is checked by means of risk and demand-oriented audits. The General Terms and Conditions of Purchase set clear requirements with regard to ecological (climate protection, pollution, environmental management system) as well as social and business ethical responsibility (human rights, non-discrimination, ILO standards, health and safety, compliance). With our Sustainability Code of Conduct we expect our suppliers to follow our principles in the following four areas: Sustainability management & ethical business practices, environment & climate protection, social standards & Support human rights and sustainability in supply chain management.

Sustainability Services

With our broad sustainability portfolio we contribute to sustainable development in the environment, economy and society. This clearly shows how comprehensively our experts in the individual DEKRA Service Divisions are committed to sustainability with their expertise and neutrality.

Some examples are:

As an expert service provider in the areas of safety, quality and sustainability, we are constantly working to be a preferred partner for future technologies and processes. Innovation and future viability are therefore particularly important to us and are part of our central sustainability principles. We want to use our expertise to provide our partners with the best possible support for the social challenges and trends of today and tomorrow, such as digitalisation, connectivity or climate change. In this context, we are constantly developing our services in an increasingly disruptive market environment. This also includes the sustainability of service provision, for example with regard to the CO2 emissions generated, as well as explicitly sustainability-related services such as the auditing of greenhouse gas balances.

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