As the sole national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany, DAkkS evaluates the technical competence of organisations that offer testing, inspection or certification services. From ecolabelling through product safety to analysing blood in medical laboratories – wherever goods or services are assessed against internationally recognised standards and national requirements, DAkkS has a close look, being the institution that tests the testers.
As an independent and impartial body DAkkS assesses, confirms and monitors the competence of more than 4,000 accredited bodies whose services are required in almost all areas of business and commerce. DAkkS is a non-profit-making organisation, is entrusted by the German government and as such performs statutory functions. The accreditation process thus creates confidence in the results of certificates, testing reports and inspections and facilitates their worldwide recognition and comparability.
This enables DAkkS to make a major contribution to quality assurance of products and services, consumer protection and the competiveness of the German economy.
Year of establishment2009
Business activityAccreditation of conformity assessment bodies