One of our firm principles is that we practice fairness in competition and do not accept any form of corruption or other unlawful conduct. To ensure that DEKRA is seen as a neutral and independent company, it is vital that all our employees uphold the values of reliability, impartiality, integrity, legal compliance, and the avoidance of conflicts of interest. The DEKRA Compliance Guideline sets out binding principles and rules to promote ethical and lawful conduct by all DEKRA employees and managers around the world.
However, we believe that compliance means much more than adhering to laws and in-house regulations. At DEKRA, we believe that it is important for all our managers to be role models of compliance in their daily work. To enable the investigation and processing of any potential violations on all levels and in all areas of DEKRA, we have established a whistleblower system that includes the option to report concerns anonymously.
We have also expanded our compliance advisory and training programs with the addition of an online basic compliance course that is part of our digital training system. This year again, our compliance management system has gone through an external audit to ensure our processes are reviewed and can be optimized if required.
INHOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL
Regional SUSTAINABILITY & COMPLIANCE MANAGER
REGION SOUTH WEST Europe
“I am happy to see sustainability gradually establishing itself at DEKRA as the skyline of the policies and various business initiatives.“