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It cannot be overstated how important the values of mutual respect, integrity, and loyalty are to ensuring social cohesion and sustainable company growth in light of the disruptive trends impacting many aspects of our daily lives. DEKRA is well aware of their importance, which is why they play a pivotal role at the company. The safe handling of technology and the protection of people and the environment are deeply embedded in our DNA. At the same time, they are strategic success factors that have positive internal and external impacts.
Garbage bag and grabber in hand – let’s clean up! In fall 2021 and again in fall 2022, a good number of DEKRA Netherlands colleagues took part in the “DEKRA Doet” campaign. The initiative ensures that the areas around the DEKRA offices in Arnhem, Alkmaar, Capelle aan den IJssel, and Utrecht are cleared of trash. In this way, the respective teams contribute to a clean, trash-free Netherlands.
Active support for
guide dog training center
Practical corporate social responsibility in the form of volunteering has always been a part of the culture at DEKRA’s IT Nearshore Center in Budapest, Hungary. The previous two years, the team had fulfilled the Christmas wishes of children in need and supported an animal rescue organization. In 2022, its volunteering activities focused on a guide dog training center. Based in Csepel, a suburb of Budapest, and operated by Hungary’s National Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MVGYOSZ), the center not only trains the guide dogs but is their home until the end of their training.
At the center’s request, the DEKRA team sanded and repainted the fences around the extensive site, a task which the center’s employees could not have managed themselves because the center receives very little government support and is mainly funded by donations. A total of 45 DEKRA employees from all IT areas – around half of the team – participated and brought the tools needed to do the job. At the same time, they gained fascinating insights into the center’s work. For example, they were shown how the dogs are trained to cope with various situations and how they are taught to behave and guide their owners. The DEKRA employees also learned how they can provide efficient support to visually impaired road users. All in all, the activity was extremely valuable to everyone involved.