How we work

Our vision of having global impact for a safe and sustainable future sets the direction of our business. Our commitment to customers, ourselves and our partners are guided by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment.

Sustainable leadership

Sustainable leadership

Global impact for a safe and sustainable future

Our vision guides us in balancing business opportunities and risks, striving to ensure sound operational performance and strategic positioning for profitable growth. We use the global Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for creating customer value through solving societal needs.

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Health and safety

Safeguarding our people

We aim to be the safest place to work compared to other companies in our industries. We aspire to zero harm to, and ensuring a healthy working environment for, our workforce.

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Business ethics and anti-corruption

Fostering a culture of integrity

Our value ‘We never compromise on quality or integrity’ is the leading principle for fostering a common culture of integrity across all operations. For this reason, we have a zero-tolerance policy for corruption and unethical behaviour that applies to all employees, subcontractors, agents and suppliers.

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Digital transformation and downsizing

Despite the contraction in many markets, we continue to invest to position DNV GL for the future. We have had to downsize and restructure in many parts of the company to adapt to the decline in activity. Still, we continue to invest in research, technology development and digital transformation.

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Environment and climate

Establishing a baseline for greener operations

DNV GL’s purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment. Climate action is an increasingly crucial task for the world, and also a priority for us. In Norway, DNV GL’s operations of buildings and travel are now verified as carbon neutral.

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Sustainable procurement

Strengthening sustainable procurement practices

We continue to strengthen the company’s global governance systems, preparing systematic sustainable procurement practices group-wide. Our focus on environmentally sound offices resulted in the development of one of the first near-zero-emission commercial buildings in China.

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Partnerships for sustainability

Together we achieve more

As part of our vision to have a global impact for a safe and sustainable future, we strive to act faster and achieve more in collaboration with others. We provide technology and sustainability expertise as well as funding in local and global partnerships that focus on climate, social and governance innovation.

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