DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 and the Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG), it acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of accreditations in Germany.
DAkkS is a non-profit organisation. Shareholders of the GmbH (company with limited liability) are the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal states and the industry represented by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI; Federal Association of German Industry).
DAkkS is entrusted by the federal government to carry out its public authority accreditation tasks. As such, DAkkS is subject to the government's technical, legal and financial supervisory authority. DAkkS applies German administrative law as part of its public authority accreditation activities.