At DNV, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace strengthens our ability to deliver on our Purpose, Vision and Values. Our commitment to DEI is both an ethical choice and a business decision.

Our global team of over 12,500 employees, who represent more than 100 nationalities, are the face of DNV in over 100 countries all over the world. We build relationships with customers that are based on trust in our technical ability, as well as on the integrity and personal conduct of our people. To serve our customers to the best of our ability requires diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. It demands that we develop and sustain a culture of inclusivity and psychological safety that allows each employee to deliver their best work.

Download our DEI policy for specifics.

DNV’s global 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;
  • Work to ensure that equity is embedded in our policies, processes and practices, and strive to provide fair access to continuous growth and development for all employees.

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 DEI 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 about our performance through annual reporting and other methods.
Remi Eriksen, konsernsjef i DNV

Diversity and inclusion is a source of strength for DNV. It provides the widest access to global talent and is the best basis for delivering excellence to our customers. Managed well, diverse and inclusive teams can also identify and capture more opportunities and manage more risks than homogenous teams. For DNV, not being committed to diversity and inclusion would be both ethically wrong and a grievous business error.

  • Remi Eriksen ,
  • Group President and CEO ,
  • DNV


Ethical framework and compliance policy

DNV is committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business conduct. Our Code of Conduct 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.
We expect our customers to conduct business in a fair, ethical and lawful manner and have ensured this by stating this in our general terms and conditions.


Human rights

In addition, our suppliers have to accept our Supplier Code of Conduct which states our expectations for suppliers in the areas of human rights and labour standards, anti-corruption, and environmental performance. We also reflect this approach in our statement in accordance with section 54(1) of the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, which we publish for every financial year.

DNV’s Gender Equality Statement describes how we work to promote equality and prevent discrimination in Norway.

Our annual due diligence disclosure is published in our DNV’s Human Rights Report 2023, describing DNV’s approach to managing human rights risks in our operations and supply chain. Read more about our approach on Human rights. 

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