SOURCE: DEKRA North America, Inc.

DEKRA North America, Inc.

June 29, 2015 10:13 ET

DEKRA Certification to Present Webinar on Sustainability Management Systems

NORTH WALES, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - DEKRA Certification, Inc. will present a free one-hour webinar, "Why Adopt a Sustainability Management System?" on July 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will focus on the business case for sustainability and examples of successful implementation. Topics will include supply chain as a driver of sustainability, stakeholder engagement, management system frameworks, and case studies. 

The webinar will feature Suzanne Farver, A.L.M., J.D., instructor for Corporate Sustainability Strategy at Harvard University Extension School and the author of Mainstreaming Corporate Sustainability: Using Proven Tools to Promote Business Success. The webinar is sponsored by DEKRA Certification as part of their Sustainability Management Systems webinar series, which features industry experts addressing how international standards can be applied to achieve continual improvement of quality, environment, health, and safety objectives.

"As an accredited Certification Body for international management systems, we see firsthand how standards such as ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 50001 for energy management provide a framework for achieving corporate sustainability goals," said Dr. Cem Onus, Managing Director for DEKRA Certification. "Suzanne Farver is highly regarded in this field, and we are excited that she is going to share her expertise and knowledge with us."

"Social and environmental accountability is emerging as the new paradigm for best business practices around the world, and DEKRA has been at the forefront of developing standards and assessing business practices to help companies reach their sustainability goals," said Donald O. Nicholson, CEO and President of DEKRA North America. "We are thrilled to be offering this webinar for companies, whether they are just beginning to define their vision for sustainability or they are ready to take their sustainability efforts to the next level through the implementation of ISO-based standards."

For more details and to register: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=czxvsj9e6jvd

About DEKRA Certification, Inc.
DEKRA Certification, Inc. is a U.S. based Certification Body for international management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001/SEP, AS 9100, ISO 13485, TS 16949, ISO 27001, and many others. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Through their management systems certifications and expertise in Sustainability, Risk Management, and Supply Chain assessments, DEKRA works with companies to realize greater productivity, reduced waste, larger profits, reduced risk, an enhanced customer experience, and the growth of a continuous improvement culture. For more information visit www.dekra-certification.us/en/.

About DEKRA
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin, Germany, the company is one of the world's leading expert organizations today. DEKRA generated sales of around EUR 2.5 billion in 2014. The company currently employs around 35,000 people in more than 50 countries on five continents. DEKRA North America is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia. DEKRA's qualified and independent experts work for safety on the road, at work and at home. Services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work.

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