The key performance indicators for us are recorded step by step and used to manage our long-term sustainability focus. Developments and progress in the field of sustainability are continuously monitored and evaluated using internal key performance indicator monitoring systems. The further development of sustainability controlling is being consistently pursued.
For all four strategic areas of DEKRA's sustainability strategy
, Environment & Climate, Employees & Society, Management & Governance, and Supply & Value Chain, figures are recorded and checked for plausibility by experts, key performance indicators are formed, analyzed and evaluated, and specific measures are derived. The corresponding figures are integrated into regular internal and external reporting.
In environmental and climate management, the focus is on energy consumption figures and greenhouse gas emissions. Energy consumption is analyzed in terms of electricity, heating/cooling and renewable energies. Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, the areas of energy consumption, business travel, vehicle fleet, and waste management are also analyzed annually in terms of emissions. In addition, figures on paper consumption, recycling paper, and printing behavior are evaluated. The evaluation of key figures on water and wastewater as well as waste and recycling will be built up and expanded step by step until 2025.
In the social area, developments in the field of occupational health and safety as well as human resources figures relating to the development of our employee numbers, fluctuation, and diversity are monitored. This includes occupational accidents, gender and age distribution, and internationality. A systematic employee survey is used to survey and evaluate employee satisfaction and "commitment" in general and on specific topics such as diversity and inclusion or integrity. The training and development times of employees are gradually being collected and will be used in the future via the internal learning management system to continuously develop the development opportunities for our employees.
In the field of integrity and compliance, among other things, developments in the area of compliance training and training participant numbers as well as reported suspicious cases and corresponding responses are evaluated. Regarding information security and data privacy, developments relating to internal training are evaluated step by step.
Internal risk assessment and audit processes are also used to check compliance with internal rules and requirements - also about sustainability - and to report internally.
We will also gradually evaluate the proportion of explicitly sustainability-related services and solutions in our portfolio. We have the target to increase our revenue with sustainability-related services and solutions and therefore elaborate respective numbers to monitor the progress in this high-potential corporate focus area and the market of TIC-related sustainability services.
We of course monitor the developments in comparison to our targets with respect to revenue and EBIT developments as well as with respect the future relevant business fields (see also our annual and financial reports).
In the area of procurement and supply chain management, the key figures and developments of suppliers committed to our sustainability requirements as well as checked and audited suppliers will be monitored and evaluated. In addition, the number and rate of participants in sustainability training courses within the procurement teams are monitored.
Our formal sustainability reporting according to The Sustainability Code and the respective set of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators was verified by an external auditor in 2021.
In 2022, we have continued to work on the ongoing optimization of our data quality and respective steering capabilities. An example in this respect are the internal guidelines for our environmental data management, which further improve our environmental and climate reporting. Another example is the use of results of our improved global employee engagement survey.
Moreover, as an element of external controlling and assessment, our reporting input for the EcoVadis rating has been assessed and achieved a platinum rating with a scoring of 78/100.
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