Corporate sustainability

Our vision of being a trusted voice to tackle global transformations sets the direction of our business.

At DNV, we work to make an impact on creating a better future in two ways. Firstly, we work to make our worldwide operations as sustainable as possible. Our second, and far greater, impact is through the services we provide to our customers.

In each of our business areas, our products, services and expertise help customers become more efficient, improve their performance, and operate safely and sustainably.

This enables us to deliver on our unwavering purpose; ‘To safeguard life, property and the environment’. Learn more about our Purpose, Vision and Values.

How do we ensure that we operate sustainably?

We have identified the economic, social and environmental risks, opportunities and impacts that are most important to our customers, employees and society. Our important topics are outlined in detail in our latest annual report.

DNV reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards at the Core Level, and a third party has conducted a limited assurance of our report.

Sustainability is embedded within the DNV management system and we seek continual improvement through certification to external standards, such as ISO 14001 for environment and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety. Our operations are guided by the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and our Code of Conduct. We also expect our suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

DNV works closely with customers, industry associations and international organizations such as the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in pursuit of change to a more sustainable world.

We are a resolute supporter of the SDGs. Through our business activities we contribute to the SDGs, with a particular focus on Goals 3, 7, 13 and 14, areas where we believe we can contribute most.

Reporting of misconduct

Reporting of misconduct is one of the ways employees or external stakeholders can report any abuses to our code of conduct or HSE performance or any laws or regulations anywhere in the world, including with regards to sustainable business operations. Read more here.

Read more about our approach to sustainability at DNV


DNV’s carbon footprint and environmental performance


Corporate Governance


DNV’s social performance (safety, resilience, our people policies and approach to human rights)


Publications and research

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