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Sustainability at DNV

Sustainability at DNVSustainability at DNV

DNV, our corporate member, an independent expert in risk management and assurance, has a strong goal for sustainability, aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2025.

To avert the climate crisis, action is needed from all parts of society including governments, companies and individuals. At DNV, we take our responsibility to minimise our environmental impact very seriously and environmental protection is embodied in our purpose to protect life, property and the environment.

DNV’s sustainability and climate strategy contains ambitious goals to reduce the carbon footprint of our business, with the ultimate aim of making the operations more sustainable.

  • To review DNV’s sustainability performance – see our annual report.

50% carbon reduction by 2025

DNV’s goal is to reduce DNV’s carbon footprint by 50% compared to a 2019 baseline. DNV focus areas are: switching to renewable electricity, reducing office space, and cutting emissions from business travel by air and car.

DNV goals for 2025:

*per headcount and per revenue from 2019 baseline

How we work with customers

Our greatest impact is through the advice and services that 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.

How 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.

Annual report 2022

DNV reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, 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.

Working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

DNV works closely with customers, industry associations and international organisations 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.

Platinum Medal in the annual EcoVadis assessment of corporate social responsibility (CSR)


DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. Whether assessing a new ship design, optimising the performance of a wind farm, analysing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

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