The VDE institute fulfils the criteria, which are established for notified bodies according to the respective EU Directives.
In order to protect the independence of the VDE Institute in respect to its testing, certification and inspection activities and to ensure the integrity on all organization levels, the executive board, the steering committee of the VDE Institute, other committees of the VDE or their individual members do not influence the professional and company-specific testing, certification and inspection activities of the VDE Institute nor do they receive specific information about any of these activities.
The prices for the performance of the testing and certification procedures of the VDE Institute for the customers and license holders will be calculated according to the respective schedule of prices and services. This serves also as an additional aspect to protect the independence of the VDE Institute.
Decision rule for conformity statements in the test laboratory: Conformity statements are decided in accordance with IEC Guide 115, Procedure 2, unless normatively otherwise specified or contractually stipulated. Decision rules which are not normatively defined are documented in the test report.