Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, we’re proud to welcome people of all backgrounds as we continue to build a culture where you can thrive and feel like you belong, no matter your background. We do this because it’s the right thing to do and because DEI is our source of strength. We know that actively building diverse teams and an environment where everyone can thrive is how we can best deliver on our purpose, vision and values.

Our core approach

Embedding DEI at every stage

We have a global team of over 14,500 colleagues representing more than 120 nationalities in over 100 countries worldwide. Diversity, fairness and a sense of belonging are what power the incredible work we do and underpin the culture we’re proud to be constantly evolving.

You’ll be joining teams that bring together a diverse ranges of identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and build collaborative relationships defined by respect and a mutual sense of belonging. That culture is something you’ll help us build so we can all empower each other to deliver our best work.

Shaping a better world


[00:04] At DNV, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is both an ethical choice and a business decision.

[00:07] And it's a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers.

[00:15] It enables us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

[00:19] We seek diversity on all levels of our company.

[00:23] We foster an inclusive culture where employees can grow, feel valued, and have a sense of belonging.

[00:30] We embrace diverse identities, backgrounds, experience, and perspectives.

[00:36] We want to ensure that equity is embedded into our policies, practices, and processes.

[00:42] And we strive to provide fair access to continuous growth and development for all employees.

[00:49] This year, the UN is drawing focus to innovation and technology for gender equality.

[00:55] The Prominence and prestige of women working in STEM disciplines is growing all the time.

[01:02] But we are still far away from achieving equality of opportunity and representation.

[01:09] And in many of the key industries for DNV support, men still far outnumber women in DNV.

[01:15] We are proud of the knowledge, technological expertise, and innovative mindset of all our employees.

[01:22] This year, we're working together to arrange a series of events that shine a spotlight on the formidable expertise of our women colleagues all over the world.

[01:30] We're planning events in March, in Europe, north America, and the Middle East.

[01:36] And we're also stretching this important topic into the rest of the year by hosting a series of panels throughout 2023.

[01:44] In the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development, The United Nations says that shipping a better world will require all hands on deck.

[01:54] To face the problems of tomorrow. We must start today. By encouraging and uplifting the careers of women in STEM all over the world.

[02:04] Happy International Women's Day from all of us at DNV.

[02:08] Happy International Women's Day. From all of us in DNV.

[02:13] Happy International Women's Day. From all of us in DNV.

[02:16] Happy International Women's Day. From all of us in DNV.

[02:20] Happy International Women's Day. From all of us in DNV.

[02:23] Happy International Women's Day. From all of us in DNV.

Discover how our culture and commitments to DEI are shaping a better world.

Our values

Our values shape our performance and define what we expect of one another. They’re integral for how we are building a truly inclusive culture where you can enjoy a sense of belonging, regardless of background. We know there is still work to do, but we will be bold in tackling challenges and keeping care at the centre of our approach.

We care

for each other, our customers, our planet and we take care of ourselves. 

We dare

to explore, to experiment, to be different, and to be courageous, curious and creative. 

We share

our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers and we continue to grow and develop as a result. 

Our global ambition

We know that building an inclusive culture is an ongoing journey and we have put specific ambitions in place. But more importantly, we have a series of commitments to achieve these ambitions which you can read here.

We’re embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into everything we do, every day, through our global ambitions:

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.

Ethical framework and compliance policy

At DNV, strengths and capabilities are not defined by appearance or origin, but character and potential. We are stronger because of our diversity, not in spite of it.

Code of Conduct

We’re a business built on trust and if you join us, you’ll be a part of fostering that. Our Code of Conduct defines what we can expect of each other so that we’re always operating ethically and treating each other the way we expect to be treated. View our full Code of Conduct.

Supplier Code of Conduct

We don’t operate in isolation. The suppliers we use are a major part of our business and therefore an important part of our impact. That’s why we have a Supplier Code of Conduct stating our expectations in areas of human rights and labour standards, anti-corruption, and environmental performance. View our full Supplier Code of Conduct.

Our statement

See our statement on Modern Slavery in accordance to the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

DNV’s Human Rights Report 2023

Every year we publish our Due Diligence Disclosure. It describes our approach to managing human rights risks in our operations and supply chain.

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