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.

Industry associations

Through our daily business in more than 100 countries, we work together with customers, suppliers and competitors in industry associations and on initiatives at national, regional and global levels. We strive to bring our technical insight and market foresight into the work of industry associations to create sustainable business environments.

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UN Global Compact

DNV GL became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2003 and we are committed to embedding the ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption in our corporate strategy, management system and day-to-day operations. We also align our annual report with this framework. In 2017, we continued our strong collaboration with the UN Global Compact through initiatives on global opportunities and solutions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including:

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

DNV GL has been an active member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) since 1999. Our Group President and CEO is a member of its Executive Committee. Our membership of the WBCSD provides a partnership platform for our advocacy of more sustainable and responsible business practices globally. In 2017, we continued to engage in several climate- and energy-related programmes to explore and deploy new technologies and solutions, including:

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Climate Technology Centre and Network

Since 2014, DNV GL has been a strategic partner of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), supporting its operations by utilizing our extensive experience of technology transfer, knowledge management and capacity building. The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by UN Environment and the UN Industrial Development Organization. We have played a central role in operationalizing the CTCN, with a specific focus on its knowledge management and private sector engagement. It is envisaged that the collaboration will continue under a new mandate, with more focus on technology and knowledge transfer to developing countries. Highlights of 2017 work with the CTCN include:

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The Red Cross

DNV GL has partnered with the Red Cross since 2004 with the objectives of strengthening its capacity to carry out humanitarian work and creating opportunities for our employees to volunteer for Red Cross projects. Our partnership involves annual financial contributions to the Norwegian, Netherlands and British Red Cross organizations, as well as extraordinary donations. Our employees also provide technical, digital, safety and sustainability expertise to Red Cross projects that are related to our core business. In 2017, we were engaged in a range of local projects with the Red Cross, including:

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DNV GL has been OnePlanetBusiness partners with WWF since 2012, with the aim of ensuring a safe and sustainable future in which biodiversity and ecological processes are conserved and resources are used sustainably. Our partnership also serves as an arena in which to build competence and challenge each other about a low-carbon society and climate change adaptation.

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