DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.
Since then, our core competence has been to identify, assess, and advise on how to manage risk. Whether we classify a ship, certify an automotive company’s management system, or advise on how to best maintain an aging oil platform, our focus is to safely and responsibly improve business performance.
The point of managing risk is not necessarily to eliminate risk, but to have an overview of the most critical risks and manage them professionally. DNV’s independence blended with technology and business understanding used to assess, evaluate and manage the risks involved in numerous high-profile projects around the world.
An international partner
While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has worked internationally since 1867 and has established approximately 300 offices in 100 countries. As a knowledge-based company, our prime assets are the creativity, knowledge, and expertise of more than 10,000 employees from more than 85 different nations.
We have divided our activities into three operating companies:
DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas provides classification, verification, risk management and technical advisory services to the global maritime and oil and gas industries
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability provides consulting, testing and certification services to the global energy sector including renewable energy, carbon reduction and energy efficiency, power generation, transmission & distribution
DNV Business Assurance provides certification, assessment and training services to assure the performance of customers’ products, processes and organisations across a wide variety of industries globally.
One of the most important competitive advantages of DNV is our investment in research and innovation. Since 1954 DNV has had a dedicated research department that has enhanced and developed services, rules and industry standards in multiple fields. Many of the technology solutions developed by DNV have helped define internationally recognized standards.
Wherever we are, and whatever we do – more than 10,000 DNV colleagues take pride in working for a knowledge based organisation with a broad range, a depth of competence, and with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment.