DNV GL - Business Assurance North America
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Environmental Management
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
- Year Founded:
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
The merger between DNV and GL was approved by competition authorities in September 2013, and DNV GL has been operational from September 12, 2013. The merger rests on a strong strategic rational, and responds to challenges of increased globalization, rapid technological change and the need for sustainable development. Our customers will benefit from an increased service offering and global competence base as well as one of the densest networks.
DNV GL is:
- one of the leading certification bodies in the world.
- the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry.
- a world-leading independent provider of risk management, technical advisory and technical assurance services to the upstream oil & gas industry.
- a world-leading provider of testing, certification and advisory services to companies in the electrical power value chain.
- a world-leading provider of software for managing risk and improving asset performance in the energy, process and maritime industry.
DNV GL comprises about 17,000 employees across 300 sites in more than 100 countries, and have revenues of EUR 2,500 million per year.
About Business Assurance
With more than 70,000 certificates issued worldwide, our name evokes a strong commitment to safety, quality, and concern for the environment. For years, we have been the preferred certification partner for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as for medium and smaller businesses.
With our extensive local presence, consolidated global experience across industries and acknowledged technical competence, we are an ideal partner for companies in all sectors. We partner with our customers to help them create value while meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental needs.
Through our certification, verification, assessment and training services, we assure the performance of our customers’ organizations, products, people, facilities, and supply chains. Working with companies in most industries, and some of the world’s leading brands, in practice, we are virtually everywhere.
Our main assurance services are:
- Management system certification – Having issued over 70,000 certificates.
- Supply Chain Management – Addressing risk in every link from raw material to final product.
- Product assurance – Ensuring access to global markets and more sustainable products.
- Verification – Ensuring compliance to rules and regulations.
- Certification of persons – Creating trust in individual competences.
- Training – For quality, safety, environment and corporate responsibility issues.
While working with companies in every business sector, we have a particular strategic focus on the food & beverage, healthcare and automotive & aerospace sectors.
We take the quality and integrity of our employees and services we deliver to our customers very seriously. Our company purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment. Thus, we partner with our customers for their challenges today, while taking a broader view of tomorrow. Our strategy is to incorporate “Sustainability in everything we do”. Made real through the services we deliver today and work to deliver tomorrow, we contribute to DNV GL’s vision of a safe and sustainable future. Every day, we work with customers around the world to build sustainable business performance and stakeholder trust, guided by our promise to be focused on your future.
The DNV Group and Germanischer Lloyd announced that from September 12, 2013, we operate as one entity: the DNV GL Group. Together we are now creating a world leading provider of classification, certification, verification and training services that help our customers build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust. We promise to be focused on your future.
The merger rests on a strong strategic rationale, responding to challenges of increased globalization, rapid technological change and the need for sustainable development. Both DNV Group and GL represent leading market positions, complementary strengths, a global network and an acknowledged reputation for premium quality and strengths. With 17,000 employees across 300 sites in more than 100 countries, we look forward to combining the best capabilities of our respective organizations to work with you and further advance the industries we serve, making a global impact for a safe and sustainable future.
What does this mean to me?
You will become a DNV GL customer. The name of your certification partner changes, but our promise and obligations to you remain the same. The people you interact with and our relationship does not change. It is business as usual, and we promise to take care of any practical aspects and contractual obligations to smooth any transitional steps. We will take care of everything in order to provide a seamless process for you. As one entity, DNV GL, we will work to establish better practices worldwide and offer a better level of service, translating this into more value for you and your customers.
One of the first improvements you will experience is our Next Generation Risk Based Certification methodology, available from the beginning of 2014. This evolution in our management system certification audit approach will widen the scope of risk and better support you in building a strong foundation for more sustainable business performance. This is one example of how we demonstrate that we are focused on your future.
What about my certificates and planned activities?
Your certificates are still valid. DNV GL continues to be accredited for all standards and in all countries as before. For the time being existing certificates will remain under the DNV Logo for DNV Business Assurance customers and the GL logo for GL Systems Certification customers. In the future, certificates will be branded under one logo, but the transition will take place in an organic way, creating minimal disruption for you. We will take care of any specific needs in this process.
Moreover, all activities will be carried out as planned. Your local office remains the same, as well as your contact person(s). Our planners and auditors will continue to be your trusted reference points, together with your dedicated account manager. Your needs will be looked after and you will not be left alone; all activities will be maintained and our employees will be there for you. In parallel we will spend the time between now and the 1st official day of operations as a new company – DNV GL Group – to integrate the DNV Business Assurance and GL Systems Certification business. Until then we operate, as mentioned, under two separate brands: DNV Business Assurance and GL. But we look forward to presenting our new DNV GL brand to you from December 2013.
Who is GL Systems Certification?
GL Systems Certification is a first class international certification body concentrating on technical, logistics, shipping and aerospace systems certification with the aim to add value for our customers. As part of the Germanischer Lloyd Group, established in 1867 we are part of a global network of more than 7000 employees.
Who is DNV Business Assurance?
DNV Business Assurance is a world-leading certification body. As part of the DNV Group, an independent foundation established in 1864, we belong to a global network of more than 10,500 employees working from 300 offices in 100 countries. We work with companies to assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training. Our 2,000 employees worldwide help our 70,000 active business relations build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.
About DNV GL
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL provides classification, certification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to help organizations make the right choices for their business and for society.
With a main focus on the maritime, oil and gas, energy sectors and through a leading position in certification, DNV GL empowers its customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. The company continuously invests in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. Established in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 17,000 professionals dedicated to helping customers – and the world – to be safer, smarter and greener.