Our Annual Report 2022 reviews our key business achievements and our financial and sustainability performance.
on 2019 baseline
We are shaping the future of assurance to provide trust and help our customers keep their operations safe, efficient, sustainable, and compliant during this period of uncertainty and beyond.
82% of respondents to our 2022 brand survey trust DNV, up from 78% in the last survey in 2018. The survey comprised 5,000 responses from a representative sample of customers and prospects around the globe and across our markets.
The result signals not only a healthy DNV brand, but also the growing importance of assurance providers as providers of trust while many other institutions are experiencing a drop in trust.
With 18% of the total world fleet measured by gross tonnage, we retained our position as the world’s largest classification society. DNV secured some 23% of all ship newbuild orders measured in gross tonnes in 2022.
For the seventh year running, DNV was named the top classification society by the leading maritime newspaper Lloyd’s List.
We welcomed six companies into DNV in 2022: certification body The Registrar Company, information security assurance company Auvaro, healthcare data assurance company MBI Healthcare Technologies, medical devices Notified Body MEDCERT, and two energy grid consulting companies – Clean Technology Partners and Power System Dynamics.
Our customers are either affected by, or pushing the boundaries of, global transformations in energy, digitalization, healthcare, transport, and more.
We work with them as a key partner every step of the way as they navigate rapid global change.
To deliver on our purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment, we focus on four strategic pillars: our customers, sustainability, our people, and creating economic value.
We take our responsibility to minimize our environmental impact very seriously. Our ambition is to become climate positive – removing more greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere than we create. Beyond our own footprint, we use our technical expertise to accelerate the energy transition and help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision. Our ambition is to: Foster an inclusive culture where employees can grow, feel valued, and have a sense of belonging; Embrace diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives; Ensure that equity is embedded in our policies, processes, and practices, and provide fair access to continuous growth and development for all employees.
Trust is critical to DNV, as it is to any modern-day business. Our Human rights statement, published in 2022, underscores our commitment to advancing human rights across our operations and value chain. We respect the human rights of all people with whom we interact, including our customers, employees, and our business partners. We maintain high standards for ethical conduct through communication, training, and our compliance programme. We do not tolerate any violation of applicable laws or of our Code of Conduct.
For us, no work is so urgent or important that it cannot be done in a safe and healthy way. Safeguarding our people is as much about maintaining a healthy and resilient workforce as it is about ensuring that no one who works for or on behalf of DNV experiences work-related injury or illness. We invest in a safe, healthy, and future-fit work environment where our people thrive, and can grow and make a difference.