DNV in the UK received an award at the Green Business Awards 2009. The "Green Globes" uphold the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by UK business for achieving environmental sustainability, and implementing smart business practice.
The Green Business Awards are the only real benchmark of excellence in the UK with an entry process and evaluation system devised by ENDS, ENDSCarbon and the editorial team of Management Today. They are an opportunity for large corporations, SMEs and smaller companies to participate and be judged fairly through the use of detailed metrics and an experienced and a diverse judging panel of over 30 industry experts.
DNV UK entered the HR & Employee Engagement category based on our environmental efforts in the UK.
Collective climate change recognition
DNV’s submission was assessed on the following:
- Harnessing the staff benefits system to enable low-carbon behaviours (e.g. cycle-to-work schemes, car sharing, awards, financing, etc.)
- Work with senior management to ensure that the company’s performance management incentive system rewards progress towards low-carbon targets
- Raising awareness about climate change through training and by engaging employees in internal and external climate-change related activities (i.e. lunch-time speakers, community projects, etc.).
In the media
Extract from Management Today magazine: “Norwegian-headquartered company DNV walked away with the prize for HR and employee engagement, after the success of its ‘We Do’ project - the company has set aside NOK40m (£4.2m) to help staff ‘green’ their homes. DNV’s lucky UK employees are given up to £900 each, which they can then spend on personal domestic eco-projects such as solar water heating systems, wind turbines and recycling initiatives. That’s putting your money where your mouth is, alright.”
Date: 16 December 2009