The VDE Testing and Certification Institute: independent and impartial
The independent and neutral VDE Testing and Certification Institute is a national and internationally accredited institution in the field of testing and certification of electrotechnical devices, components and systems. The electrotechnical products are tested for their safety, electromagnetic compatibility and other product characteristics.
The VDE Institute headquartered in Offenbach was founded in 1920 and is responsible for the worldwide know-how. The results of the tests are scientifically evaluated and impact further developments of electrotechnical standards.
In the exercise of their activities, the employees of the VDE Institute work impartially. The corporate management and processes are based on this principle. The Code of Conduct for the Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Information Technology, and all associated companies (VDE) is the binding guideline which provides a reliable guide for daily activities and contain legal and ethical requirements for all VDE employees.
Part of the VDE Institute’s activities is to operate a calibration laboratory for electrical, thermodynamic and dimensional quantities following the same above-mentioned principles.