Sustainable procurement

Reducing our footprint through purchasing

We use our procurement process to achieve energy and greenhouse gas reductions.

Why it matters

DNV GL is a global organization with operations in more than 100 countries. To deliver our products and services effectively, we are supported by a global network of subcontractors and suppliers. It is important to us to build a sustainable supply chain.

Progress 2019

In 2019, we created an Energy Efficiency Guideline that outlines how employees can help to save valuable resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money at home and in the office. The advice includes suggestions on energy and water saving in our daily operations, reducing travel, increasing video conferencing and encouraging recycling in all offices. The launch of the guideline sparked employee engagement and discussions, which show that DNV GL employees care about the environment and are eager to do more.

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Looking ahead

We will continue to embed our global procurement programme in 2020. It has established common processes, tools and systems for the whole company with the aim of improving the efficiency, quality and digitalization of procurement. The key objectives are to:
  • Set up a standardized procurement process and templates across DNV GL. 
  • Pilot and roll out a purchase-to-pay software system and contract management tool that combines supplier and contract management. 
  • Improve supplier assessment, monitoring and management to ensure compliance with DNV GL governance documents.

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Our suppliers need to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct and to consider our sustainability goals in their own operations. We work closely with our suppliers and monitor their progress towards more sustainable operations through our global procurement programme, which includes systematic and standardized procurement policies and processes across the company.

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