Partnerships for sustainability

Partnership for sustainable development

At DNV GL, we firmly believe that we can achieve more in partnership with others than on our own. We collaborate with several organizations, contributing our expertise in technology and sustainability as well as providing funding to reach shared goals.

Why it matters

Our purpose and vision establish an ambition for sustainability both in how we operate and how we make a difference. Our vision, in particular, commits us to tackling global transformations. Yet, many of today’s sustainability challenges cannot be tackled in isolation. They are global in nature, and delivering solutions with global reach can be best achieved by combining knowledge, ideas and effort. As a knowledge-based organization, we constantly need to learn, be challenged and inspired by other organizations, and in turn to challenge and inspire them.

We work widely on projects of shared interest with customers, suppliers and competitors in industry associations, and on initiatives at national, regional and global levels. We strive to bring our primary skillset – technical insight and market foresight – into our collaborations to help create sustainable business solutions.

Industry partnerships

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UN Global Compact

DNV GL became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2003.

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.

Our annual report acts as our Communication on Progress, outlining our progress against the principles of the Global Compact. In 2019, we continued our long-standing collaboration with the UN Global Compact, working together on initiatives to find solutions to global challenges and opportunities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Ocean Business

DNV GL is a founding member of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. In 2019, we managed and edited the UNGC report Global Goals, Ocean Opportunities.

The report gives an overview of how ocean industries contribute towards the SDGs. It also presents key opportunities for scaling up existing efforts and commitments in this critical area, focusing on the links between a healthy, productive and well-governed ocean.

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. We use our membership of the WBCSD as a platform to advocate for more sustainable and responsible business practices globally.

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The Red Cross

DNV GL has partnered with the Red Cross since 2004 with the dual objective of strengthening its capacity to carry out humanitarian work and creating opportunities for our employees to volunteer on Red Cross projects. We support the partnership financially and with our skills. We make an annual financial contribution to the Norwegian Red Cross organizations, alongside ad hoc donations, and our employees provide technical, digital, safety and sustainability expertise to Red Cross projects that are related to our core business.

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