Our sustainability strategy
Ethics and integrity
Trust is a critical building block for our business and we recognise this in our vision ‘to be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations’. Trust in our brand, our products and services, and our knowledge and technical expertise is vital, as is trust that we run our business in the correct way.
Ethical conduct, legal compliance, and business and personal integrity are essential ingredients for building trust with customers and stakeholders. Alongside our purpose, vision and values, our Code of Conduct defines what we consider ethical, responsible and sustainable behaviour. It applies to everyone involved in DNV’s business and we strictly adhere to its standards. Our approach to ethics and compliance is not simply to impose a set of rules, but to raise DNV’s collective awareness of the practical implications of ethical behaviour and compliance.
Our focus in 2021 was on maintaining high levels of employee awareness on ethics and compliance-related topics. This included publishing our fully revised Code of Conduct and providing web-based and virtual classroom ethics and compliance training. Our Code of Conduct and global compliance programme protects against the diverse landscape of compliance and ethical risks we face as a Group operating in more than 100 countries across multiple sectors.Open All Close All
- Code of Conduct
- Training and awareness
- High-risk countries
- Case study - Focus on measures in high-risk countries
- Export control laws and sanctions
- Legal actions
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As a global company operating in over 100 countries across multiple sectors, we work within a wide range of legislative, business and cultural environments. This results in a diverse landscape of compliance and ethical risks. Based on our Code of Conduct, our global compliance programme protects against these risks. Our approach is not simply to impose a set of rules, but to raise DNV’s collective awareness through communication and training explaining the background and practical implications of ethical behaviour and compliance.Open All Close All
- Code of Conduct
- Zero tolerance
- Compliance programme
- Supply chain
- Reporting misconduct
The number of financial misconduct cases remained steady in 2021. An increase in reported breaches of data protection was observed in 2021. We attribute the rise in the number of reported data protection breaches to an increased awareness among employees following internal campaigns.