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About DNV GL

As of 12 September 2013, DNV and GL have merged to form DNV GL. We now form the world’s leading ship and offshore classification society, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading expert for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. We’ve also taken a position as one of the top three certification bodies in the world.

DNV GL in brief

Our vision is to have a Global impact for a Safe and Sustainable future

We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. Read more about our organisation:

Purpose, vision and values

Our Purpose is our reason for being, as an organisation. It is why we do what we do. We are all working to fulfill this obligation to society – it’s our promise to all stakeholders as DNV GL.


To Safeguard Life, Property, and the Environment


  • We build trust and confidence
  • We never compromise on quality or integrity
  • We are committed to teamwork and innovation
  • We care for our customers and each other
  • We embrace change and deliver results


Global impact for a safe and sustainable future


DNV GL strives to be a sustainable organisation. Through the services we provide to our customers and in the way we run our business, we seek to create social, environmental and economic value over the long term.
The DNV GL vision – global impact for a safe and sustainable future – expresses our ambition to make a positive contribution to the world and meet the needs of people and the planet. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Meanwhile, our corporate strategy puts sustainability at the heart of how we operate.