Sustainability creates value when properly managed for your brand and your stakeholders.
Companies face a broad range of environmental, social and regulatory risks and challenges throughout their business operations. Managing this new risk reality while guaranteeing consistent business results means staying ahead in all facets of sustainability.
With stakeholder expectations broadening over the past decade, companies increasingly are being held accountable for what they do with the money they make as well as for how they make it.
DNV views sustainability as a business approach to achieving long-term value for shareholders and broader stakeholders. Sustainability is an active process of managing risks and seizing opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance practices at both strategic and operational levels. DNV’s sustainability and risk management expertise as well as investor insights helps companies worldwide make qualified decisions based on independent assessments in order to minimize the downside and take advantage of the upside.
DNV collaborates with our clients to map vital sustainability impacts throughout their operations as well as their supply chains, prioritize opportunities for improvements, design and implement technical systems to increase efficiency and communicate sustainability management efforts and their impacts to stakeholders. These comprehensive offerings help our clients build trust and confidence towards their stakeholders and in doing so, turn risks into rewards.
DNV’s services are based in our technical expertise in identifying and quantifying sustainability risks and opportunities, through carbon and water, product sustainability, supply chain impacts, reporting, and stakeholder engagement. DNV also closely tracks the sustainability and climate change arena bringing to our strategic initiatives the most up-to-date analysis of market, policy and technology trends.
Validation, Verification and Monitoring
In addition to advisory services for every aspect of an organization’s sustainability risk management approach, DNV provides validation, verification and monitoring services to the carbon markets. DNV has been the global market leader in validation and verification of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) emission reduction projects for over 10 years. DNV was the first designated operating entity (DOE) accredited under the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCC. DNV also provides validation and verification of voluntary emission reduction projects and verification for GHG inventories in the U.S. including customers reporting to the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and has been a CAR verifier since 2006.
The bottom line is that sustainability and climate change loom as game changers. By actively managing the cycle of risk, you increase your chances of changing the game in you favor.
DNV’s risk-based approach to sustainable supply chain management helps companies identify, assess and manage risks throughout their production chains. Through improved supply chain management practices companies are able to build stronger partnerships with their suppliers and achieve and maintain sustainable performance.
Integrating principles of sustainability into product design, development, and production allows companies to manage the environmental, social and economic performance of their products. DNV provides companies the tools and methodologies to better understand the risks and opportunities associated with their products and support the adoption of innovative, responsible and cost-effective measures to improve product sustainability.
Through our service offerings, DNV supports companies in evaluating their policies, management controls, performance and disclosure around critical sustainability factors impacting their operations.
Carbon offset and validation and verification is a third party service related to the compliance market, regulating emission allowances and offsets according to the Kyoto Protocol’s flexible mechanisms , the European Directive on Emissions Trading (EU ETS) or voluntary emission reductions.
For companies in both greenhouse gas (GHG) regulated and non-regulated sectors, carbon strategy and positioning services include GHG footprinting and carbon management, climate risk assessment, risk management, positioning for competitive advantage and climate-friendly consumer product development. We bring global experience and expertise to our work with private sector, public sector, and non-profit customers.
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