Working with suppliers for sustainability

Our commitment to corporate sustainability extends to our relationships with suppliers, subcontractors, contractors and intermediaries.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for suppliers and is aligned with the UN Global Compact’s ten principles on human rights, labour standards, environmental performance and anti-corruption. 

DNV GL only uses suppliers who accept our Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers are required to sign the Supplier Code of Conduct or accept it as a mandatory appendix to the contract.

Subcontractors must comply with HSE requirements that are equivalent to our own requirements. Checklists are in place to ensure an appropriate ethical standard for hired subcontractors in line with our Codes of Conduct. New indirect suppliers are screened for inherent sustainability risks. Where needed, suppliers are requested to conduct self-assessments.

To better understand the exact requirements of our Supplier Code of Conduct, please see our Guideline on the interpretation of the DNV GL Supplier Code of Conduct.

We communicate the DNV GL Supplier Code of Conduct to all suppliers and suppliers are expected to communicate the content of our Code to their employees, agents, subcontractors and all other suppliers involved in the agreement with DNV GL.

This statement describes the steps DNV GL has taken to address modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.

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DNV GL supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Reporting of misconduct

Suppliers who believe that a DNV GL employee, or anyone acting on behalf of DNV GL, has engaged in illegal or otherwise improper conduct, should report the matter to DNV GL. Suppliers should similarly report any potential violation of this Code. A suppliers’ relationship with DNV GL will not be affected by an honest report of potential misconduct.

Reports may be made through DNV GL’s Group Compliance Officer, Global Data Protection Officer, Internal Ombudsman, or External Ombudsman.