Working with partners for sustainability

Ever since our beginnings in 1864, we have worked with partners to safeguard life, property and the environment.

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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. For more infomation on how we achieve more together, visit our Annual Report website.

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. See our main memberships here.

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DNV GL supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations 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.

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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 the Executive Committee and our EVP Group Development is a member of the Climate Cluster Board. Our membership of the WBCSD provides a partnership platform for our advocacy of more sustainable and responsible business practices globally. We continue to engage in several climate and energy-related programmes to explore and deploy new technologies and solutions.


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. 

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