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A trusted voice to tackle global transformations

About DNV GL

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.


We are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains. 


We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more. Our open industry assurance platform Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare.


DNV GL becomes DNV

On 1 March 2021 DNV GL will become DNV. Find answers to frequently asked questions about how the name change will happen and what the change will mean for you. You can also read the press release, or contact us with additional questions or comments.


Our Purpose, Vision and Values

Since 1864, our Purpose has been to safeguard life, property and the environment. Our Vision is to be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations. Our Values are beliefs that shape our performance; these ideals are the behaviours expected of all employees in DNV GL:

We care for each other, our customers, our planet, and we take care of ourselves.

We dare to explore, to experiment, to be different, and to be courageous, curious and creative.

We share our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers, and we continue to grow and develop as a result.

DNV organization chart
DNV's high-level organisational overview. Click to enlarge.

DNV GL in brief

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Our organization

Read about how our organization is structured

Our history

The common history of DNV GL goes all the way back to 1864. Read more about our journey.

The merger

As of 12 September 2013, DNV and GL have merged to form DNV GL.

Our Executive Committee

See an overview of our executive committee team here.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for DNV GL Group AS.

Corporate governance

Here you can find a description of the DNV GL governance model

Key figures

See key figures from DNV GL. The latest numbers are from the Annual Report 2015.

It's time to take a broader view

- to address increased complexity. An introduction to DNV GL's services.

Research and innovation 

Companies rely on our impartial insights to navigate current and future technology trends and we help qualify and assure bleeding-edge technologies. We invest 5% of our revenue every year in research and development. 

Global presence 

From offices in all corners of the world and operations in more than 100 countries , we work with some of the world’s leading companies. We are headquartered in Oslo, Norway. See all our offices here.

Diversity in DNV GL

DNV GL’s commitment to diversity is both an ethical choice and a business decision. And truly, DNV GL is already a very diverse company, with employees from 116 nationalities working in 100 countries. We see diversity within our workforce as a way of delivering excellence, and we recruit the best people regardless of their background. We seek diversity at all levels of our company in terms of age, gender, nationality, experience and mindset. Read more about diversity within DNV GL.