About us

Building the invisible infrastructure of trust

World-leading 

Each day, you will find us at work with over 100,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, building the invisible infrastructure of trust. We are the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. We are also global leaders in certifying management systems of companies across all types of industries, including healthcare, food and beverage, automotive and aerospace

Our purpose 

Since 1864, our purpose has been to safeguard life, property and the environment.  

Expertise 

We are passionate about safety, quality and integrity. Companies turn to us to make complex decisions with confidence. We help them manage their most critical risks and demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards. From structural defects at a molecular level, to an anomaly in terabytes of data, no detail is too small for our world-class technical experts. But it is our ability to also see the bigger picture that sets us apart: from advising on tomorrow’s energy infrastructure to creating technical standards for the safety of the world’s shipping fleet, or assessing the sustainability of a food value chain.
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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 350 offices in all corners of the world, we work with some of the world’s leading companies. We are headquartered in Oslo, Norway. See all our offices here.