tonnes CO2

per employee in 2021

thousand tonnes CO2

used in 2021 and offset in full



used in DNVs offices and labs

To avert the climate crisis, action is needed from all parts of society including governments, companies and individuals. At DNV, we take our responsibility to minimise our environmental impact very seriously and environmental protection is embodied in our purpose to protect life, property and the environment.

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Ellen Skarsgård

Ellen Skarsgård

Head of Sustainability Development and Climate

Our sustainability and climate strategy contains ambitious goals to reduce the carbon footprint of our business, with the ultimate aim of making our operations more sustainable. 

  • To review DNV’s sustainability performance – see our annual report.

Setting Science-based targets and our net zero goal

2021 has been a year when DNV strengthened its commitments to tackling climate change. We have committed to set a science-based target through the Science-Based Targets Initiative in the first half of 2022 in line with the 1.5C pathway of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are also preparing a roadmap for DNV to reach net zero emissions well before 2050. 

  • Our commitment can be found here 
  • Our goals for 2025

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Ellen Skarsgård

Ellen Skarsgård

Head of Sustainability Development and Climate

Reducing our carbon emissions by 50%*

and meeting SBTi goals

Switching to 100% renewable electricity

Making an impact through our customers

*per headcount and per revenue from 2019 baseline

How we work with customers

Our greatest impact is through the advice and services that we provide to our customers. In each of our business areas, our products, services and expertise help customers become more efficient, improve their performance, and operate safely and sustainably. 

How we ensure that we operate sustainably

We have identified the economic, social and environmental risks, opportunities and impacts that are most important to our customers, employees and society. 

DNV reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards at the Core Level, and a third party has conducted a limited assurance of our report. Sustainability is embedded within the DNV management system and we seek continual improvement through certification to external standards, such as ISO 14001 for environment and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety. 

Working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

DNV works closely with customers, industry associations and international organizations such as the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in pursuit of change to a more sustainable world. 

We are a resolute supporter of the SDGs. Through our business activities we contribute to the SDGs, with a particular focus on Goals 3, 7, 13 and 14, areas where we believe we can contribute most.

Read more about our approach to sustainability at DNV

DNV’s carbon footprint and environmental performance

Corporate Governance

DNV’s social performance (safety, resilience, our people policies and approach to human rights)

Publications and research