Corporate governance at DNV

Building trust in our services, skills and behaviour across the Group is a critical business goal and is clearly reflected in our vision to be ‘a trusted voice to tackle global transformations’.
Colleagues walking outside DNV head office

DNV considers good corporate governance to be fundamental for securing trust in the company and a cornerstone for achieving sustainable value creation in the best interests of DNV’s customers, employees, owner and other stakeholders.

Governance at DNV

DNV Group AS is owned 100% by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS (“DNV Holding”). DNV Holding is a private limited company registered in Norway and is fully owned by Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas. Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas issues a separate annual corporate governance report available on

The group management company of the DNV group of companies is DNV Group AS ("DNV Group" or the "Company"), registered in Norway and governed by the Norwegian Private Limited Liability Companies Act. The Company was established as the group management company for the DNV group of companies ("DNV" or the "group") from September 2013.

For more details on ownership and accountability, please see our Corporate Governance Report.

DNV corporate governance structure
DNV's corporate governance structure: click to expand.

As of February 2023, DNV has several Employee Resource Groups and several DEI teams at the regional, national or business-unit level, all of which contribute to aligning and amplifying our efforts. The list below is in no particular order.

  • Singapore regional DEI team
  • Brazil regional DEI team
  • Global Shared Services DEI team
  • Energy Systems DEI Advisory Board 
  • Group Centre DEI team
  • North America regional DEI team
  • Black Employee Network Employee Resource Group
  • [email protected] Employee Resource Group
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Employee Resource Group
  • SOMOS (Hispanic / Latinx) Employee Resource Group
  • Women+ Employee Resource Group
  • Veterans Employee Resource Group  

To achieve our DEI ambition, we commit to working towards:

  • Visibly demonstrating leadership engagement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
  • Establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a Management System related to diversity;
  • Ensuring that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are embedded into all our processes;
  • Developing and evolving DE&I strategies and initiatives including awareness and training programs;
  • Establishing and maintaining procedures for the reporting of discrimination and harassment, investigating reports, and taking appropriate actions to prevent recurrence;
  • Working in accordance with the principles of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Being transparent on our performance through our annual reporting process and other means.

DNV is committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business conduct. Our provides the framework for what we consider ethical, responsible and sustainable behaviour. It applies to everyone involved in DNV’s business. Along with our Purpose, Vision and Values, it provides the foundation of our business ambition and all activities.
In addition, our suppliers must accept DNV’s.

Our general terms and conditions also include the expectation that our customers will conduct business in a fair, ethical and lawful manner. This is in accordance with our according to section 54(1) of the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Read more about DEI at DNV in our.

Our values: click to expand.

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