Supply & value chain

High added value

As a service company, DEKRA has a comparatively uncomplicated supply chain. It is nevertheless important to us that our own standards in terms of sustainability, quality, reliability and integrity are also adhered to in procurement and by suppliers. Equally, we review and evaluate how innovations in products and services will improve the sustainability of our own resource use and that of users.


Regardless of whether a company provides services or develops and manufactures products, it always interacts with other companies and partners, who in turn create the basis for selling to customers who use their products. Those reciprocal relationships also mean that DEKRA is obligated to focus on the value chain beyond the Group itself. In other words, despite not having any production facilities, we continuously assess the positive and negative economic, environmental and social impact of our business activities, and address them through the relevant specialist areas such as EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), Compliance, Sustainability, Quality, Procurement, Human Resources, Innovation, and Sales.

In developing and enhancing services provided through our Service Divisions, we also take care to contribute positively to sustainable development, and create value for our customers. Whatever services we provide, the value-added chain is always anchored in the know-how of our experts, which is in line with the latest state of the art and the highest safety standards, based on their ongoing training and development.



Safe maintenance
of offshore
wind power plants


Service cranes mounted on the platforms of offshore wind power plants transport tools and materials for maintenance work from the ship to the platform and back again. The task of testing and certifying the functional safety of the cranes at the "Wikinger" wind farm off the Baltic Sea island of Rügen was assigned to the Industrial Division of the DEKRA branch in Kassel. For the weight tests, our specialists employed "waterbags" – a method that is both efficient and economical. The internationally certified waterbags are filled with three cubic meters of water – equivalent to three metric tons in weight – by the fire pumps on board the transport ships. When empty, the waterbags are light to transport, and they can be deployed in even the tightest spaces.