How we report

Safety ring

IN DNV GL, we are fully committed to transparency and accountability in achieving our sustainability goals. Our sustainability report explains the relationship between our business and performance and our impacts on our employees, on society and the environment. Full reporting on all material issues can be found in the various sections on this website, and we present highlights in the written Annual Report.  

Our reporting is based on the Global Reporting Initiative framework, and is linked to performance on the UN Global Compact principles. To ensure a high-quality report, we seek to apply the GRI reporting principles of stakeholder inclusiveness, of contextualising the information both in relation to the broader sustainability debate as well as in relation to the nature of our business, to focus on our significant impacts and to provide complete information in terms of both the topics and the part of the organisation the report covers. We commit to reporting openly on both opportunities and challenges we face, to provide clear information in a comparable manner to ensure that changes in our performance can be monitored over time, and to report as accurately and reliably as possible.   

Identifying material issues

In order to identify DNV GL’s significant economic, environmental and social impacts we conducted in 2013 and 2014 an extensive materiality assessment involving internal and external stakeholders. The output from this exercise is presented in the DNV GL Sustainability Materiality Matrix.

Read more about our materiality assessment process here.

Engaging with stakeholders

We believe in regular and open dialogue with stakeholders, both internal and external. We consider our stakeholders our friends with whom we can discuss openly dilemmas that we face and solutions to these dilemmas. The insights we gain from our stakeholders influence the work we do, and how we report.

Read more about our stakeholder engagement here. 


Ownership of reporting in DNV GL is allocated at the highest level in the organisation. Reporting responsibility is divided between the Chief Financial Officer (for legal, compliance and economic issues), the Chief Human Resources Officer (for employee issues, and HSE), to the Chief Sustainability Officer (for strategic and cross-cutting issues) and the Chief Communications Officer.

Materiality matrix
DNV GL Sustainability Materiality Matrix