From vision to impact

Safer, smarter and greener solutions

Our vision of having a global impact for a safe and sustainable future expresses our ambition and sets the direction of our business. 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.

Our purpose

To safeguard life, property and the environment

Our vision

Global impact for a safe and sustainable future

Our values

We build trust and confidence
We never compromise on quality or integrity
We are committed to teamwork and innovation
We care for our customers and each other
We embrace change and deliver results

UN Sustainable Development Goals

DNV GL supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are well aligned with our purpose, vision and values. We aim to use this framework to create customer value through solving societal needs.

These global goals stimulate us to run our own business sustainably, to enable our customers to enhance their sustainability and to promote sustainable business with partners. 

Our extensive research into the Sustainable Development Goals, including forecasts for the likelihood of them being met globally and opportunities in pursuing the goals, guide us going forward. 

We already provide strong business solutions for many of the Sustainable Development Goals, including:

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 13: Climate action

Going forward, we consider the goals to be relevant indicators of market trends and will pursue stronger business positions for the following goals:

SDG 3: Good health and well-being
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG 14: Life below water

More information on how our work has supported the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 is presented in the Market section.