Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Our origins stretch back to 1864, and our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, we are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Group structure

DNV GL is structured into five business areas, a Global Shared Services organization and a Group Centre. No major changes were made to the organization in 2016.


Det Norske Veritas Holding AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas, owns 63.5% of the DNV GL Group. 36.5% is owned by Mayfair Beteiligungsfunds II GmbH & Co KG.

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The Executive Committee is the Group President & CEO’s management team. It deals with issues and decisions related to strategy, markets and customers, target setting, financial development, investments, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, pricing strategy, and major management appointments.

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Safeguarding life, property and the environment since 1864

DNV was established in Norway in 1864, just three years before the establishment of GL in Germany in 1867. The official merger of DNV and GL took place in September 2013. 

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The Group headquarters of DNV GL is located at Høvik, just outside Oslo in Norway. The headquarters of our business areas are located in Oslo (Oil & Gas and Software), Hamburg (Maritime), London (Business Assurance) and in Arnhem, The Netherlands (Energy). You can find our 350 offices around the world here.

Worldwide presence

Worldwide presence

Worldwide presence

Worldwide presence

Long history, global presence

Long history, global presence

From vision to impact

Safer, smarter and greener solutions

Our vision of having a global impact for a safe and sustainable future sets the direction of our business activities. Our commitment to customers and society is driven by our purpose. Guided by our values, we strive to do the right things and to do things right.

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What is important to us

Delivering value for our customers and society at large

With our strong global foothold in many industries, close to 100,000 customers, 13,000 employees and involvement in a range of partnerships across industries, we aspire to deliver value in the short and long term.

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