The globally active expert organization DEKRA is increasing its commitment to renewable energies. DEKRA is now a member of the “Hydrogen Europe” association. DEKRA will contribute its expertise as a test, inspection and certification company (TIC) to the industry association.
The aim is to work with other industry players to advance the safe and economical use of climate-neutral hydrogen technologies.
The industry association “Hydrogen Europe” comprises around 260 companies and 27 national associations that jointly promote and further develop fields of application for the energy carrier hydrogen and fuel cell technology. DEKRA will be involved in numerous committees in the association. DEKRA sees hydrogen as an important component in achieving the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement.
The expert knowledge of a TIC organization like DEKRA is required across the entire value chain of hydrogen technology: for example in climate-neutral energy generation using wind or solar energy, hydrogen generation, transport via pipeline, (water) road or rail, safe fuel cells -Application in vehicles or systems as well as the certification of climate-neutral hydrogen.
This commitment fits in with DEKRA’s ambitious Sustainability Strategy 2025. DEKRA has committed itself to the principles of the “UN Global Compact” and supports the vision of a sustainable global economy. DEKRA has also joined the “RE100” initiative, which is accompanied by the obligation to switch entirely to renewable energies by 2050. DEKRA will be climate neutral by 2025.
The expert organization DEKRA is also consistently expanding its own, innovative portfolio of sustainability-related services in order to support customers with progressive solutions in the field of sustainability: for example sustainability advice and training, product sustainability, certifications, audits, climate accounting, supply chain sustainability, sustainability standards in sport and numerous others independent services.
DEKRA has been working for safety for almost 100 years: the German Motor Vehicle Monitoring Association, founded in Berlin in 1925, has become one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEKRA eV and controls the Group’s operational business. In 2020 DEKRA achieved sales of almost 3.2 billion euros. Around 44,000 employees work in around 60 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. The portfolio ranges from vehicle inspections and reports to claims settlement, industrial and construction inspections, Security consulting as well as the testing and certification of products and systems through to training courses and temporary work. The vision for its 100th birthday in 2025 is: DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe and sustainable world. With the Platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is already one of the top 1 percent of sustainable companies in the ranking.