Corporate Sustainability in DNV GL

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DNV GL Corporate sustainability

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 here.

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 GL 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 GL 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 GL 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 7, 9 and 13, 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.


Our people make the difference. We aim to foster diversity and engagement among our employees.

Health & Safety

Safety comes first. Our work is never so urgent that we cannot take time to do things safely. We constantly work to improve out health and safety performance.


Honesty is the best policy. We provide our services with integrity and combat all forms of corruption.


The future depends on what we do today. We respect the environment and strive to reduce the footprint of our operations.

Value Chain

Quality at all levels. We work with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders up and down our value chain to ensure sustainability at all levels.


We achieve more together. We engage in a range of international initiatives and collaborate with partners to achieve sustainable development objectives.

Explore some of our earlier sustainability initiatives

WE do

We encourage and support employees in reducing their personal environmental impact through our WE do initiative. Content coming soon.

Case study: Corvus energy

Before industrial sectors such as shipping can switch to cleaner fuels, they need absolute confidence the new products will work.

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