The General Assembly, the Accreditation Committee and the Supervisory Board support and advise DAkkS in its work.
The DAkkS General Assembly is responsible for all critical decisions for the company. Its responsibilities are set out in the articles of association of the accreditation body. The shareholders of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH are: the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the länder, represented by the states of Bavaria, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia, and German industry, represented by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
The DAkkS Supervisory Board oversees the Executive Board and is made up of nine members. The DAkkS Supervisory Board was newly appointed on 9 June 2020 and consists of nine members, with three members delegated by the federal government, three by industry and three by the federal states. The constituent meeting of the newly appointed Supervisory Board was held on 4 December 2020.
The establishment of the Accreditation Committee as a body within the company is also set out in the DAkkS articles of association. It is made up of approximately 230 members who are appointed by the Executive Board for a specific field of activity on the committee for a period of five years. The Accreditation Committee decides whether accreditations of conformity assessment bodies are granted, maintained, suspended or terminated.