Responding to Climate Change
Service Detail from DNV GL - Business Assurance North America
Responding to climate change demands a global effort. Sustainable development is the common goal of more than 180 countries that have signed the Kyoto protocol. Almost all the industrialized countries have committed to reductions in their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 2008-2012.
DNV has been a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) since 1999 and is a signatory to the Global Compact. DNV is committed to helping clients work towards sustainable products and systems, offering a wide range of services under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) umbrella. In DNV's strategy plan, CSR is one of ten corporate priority areas. The DNV CSR action plan focuses on the following areas:
- Governance and business ethics
- Communication and transparency
- Safety, health and environment
- Community involvement, partnerships and international collaboration
To support DNV's objectives and to create pride and enthusiasm among employees, the company has entered into a partnership with Red Cross / Red Crescent, providing financial support as well as cross-fertilization of ideas to address complex problems.
DNV has a long history in North America with over 20 office located throughout the US and Canada. DNV has been operating in the USA for more than 100 years with main offices in Houston, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, and Long Beach. DNV has been operating in Canada for more than 80 years and has offices in Calgary, Ottawa, and Halifax.