The Global Partner
for a Safe, Secure
and Sustainable World
Rapid technological transformation and ongoing globalization are bringing massive changes to all aspects of society. Not only have customers’ needs changed, there are also brand new opportunities for companies. There is a growing overlap between industry sectors that were once clearly defined. This also affects the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry to a large extent. More than ever, it is important to recognize market changes in good time, help shape the relevant regulations, and adapt the service portfolio in line with customers’ needs and available technologies.
As a responsible, innovative, and international company in the TIC sector providing consulting, testing, certification, and audit services, DEKRA confronts the challenges resulting from changes in the demand of our customers every day. This is particularly relevant in light of the ongoing digital transformation, which has meant that services need to be provided faster, remotely, continuously, and proactively, among other things. New technologies are also changing the items which are being tested, inspected, and certified – they themselves are becoming more digital and connected.
Whether it’s big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, cyber security, remote services, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), or blockchain: DEKRA is seizing the opportunities presented by these changes in information technology, using them to optimize existing services and expand its business with a stronger data-driven strategy. The focus on sustainability is a guiding principle spanning all measures, standards, and processes in all DEKRA Service Divisions and regions.
Given this transformation of our business environment, we have a clear ambition to enhance our offering in various service areas such as sustainability, future mobility, and cyber security. We have therefore created five Corporate Focus Areas, which will be responsible for further developing our service portfolios in the areas they cover. This also includes the Corporate Focus Area Sustainability Services in order to more strongly promote this topic. More on this later in the magazine.
Children on the road
As children lack experience, have not developed a proper awareness of the risks, and often exhibit immature behavior, they are among the most vulnerable road users. When an accident occurs, the consequences are often especially severe because of children’s increased vulnerability. Schools are a good place to talk about increasing road safety for young people. For this reason, in 2021, DEKRA Italy in conjunction with the Italian traffic police and the National Council for Economy and Labor started the “Compagni in Sicurezza” initiative. The initiative supports teachers in Italian high schools to raise awareness of road hazards among their 1st and 2nd year students. To this end, DEKRA has developed an "educational trail" with, among other things, interesting workshop ideas and simulations specifically on being a road user on a two-wheeled vehicle, and has compiled teaching materials. This also includes DEKRA’s 2019 road safety report that deals specifically with children and road traffic.