Chairman of IPCC and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr Rajendra Pachauri: We now know what threats we face, what is needed to reduce emissions, and what it costs. Dr Pachauri encourages businesses to take on their part of the responsibility to mitigate climate change.
“With our risk-based approach and technology base, DNV aims to help business and society to focus on the critical needs for change due to global warming.”
The Chinese State Environmental Administration makes use of DNV’s expertise to verify the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from a chemical plant in the Zheiang Province.
DNV has signed a strategic research and development collaboration agreement with the National Technical University of Athens and will establish a research and innovation hub in Athens this year.
DNV has together with the largest steel producer in China, Baosteel, launched an energy efficiency project.
Nordea Capital Markets Products, responsible for all Nordea markets activities, is working with DNV to further improve and up-grade their capability to manage operational risk
Galfar Engineering and Contracting LLC, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East, has reached a significant milestone by being certified to health, safety and environmental standards by DNV.
DNV is to certify 150 Choice hotels according to the environmental management system standard ISO 14001. Through environmental management, competence development and certification, DNV will help Choice demonstrate sustainable performance.
The plant in Slovakia is KIA Motor’s first manufacturing facility in Europe and has about 2,700 employees. The company’s production capacity will be 300,000 cars per year.
Increased personal income levels and significant investments in infrastructure will result in about 800 million new PC users in the so-called BRIC-countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – according to DNV’s Technology Outlook 2015.
A new revision of the DNV Submarine Pipeline Standard is released.
DNV is sponsoring Klima X, a climate exhibition that opened recently in the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo.
DNV has established an environmental fund from which employees can apply for a grant for private environmental measures.
Can businesses influence global development and help alleviate world poverty? Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is intentionally blunt in his assessment of the situation: "Businesses can make a difference, but it requires support from governments who play a critical part in creating the framework conditions in which business serves society."
"Society at large is sharpening its sustainability focus and the shipping industry will also have to do its share," says Intertanko managing director Peter Swift.
Before Christmas the keel laying ceremony for the worldÕs largest cruise ship took place in Turku, Finland. Royal CaribbeanÕs first new vessels of
the Genesis class will leave for Miami, Florida in the USA in autumn 2009.
DNV and COSCO Shipyard Group signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement at the World Shipping Summit 2007 in China, marking that cooperation between COSCO and DNV have entered into a new phase.
DNV wins ‘Best in Class’ double
Shipping Daily Lloyd’s List has chosen DNV as ‘The best Classification Society in the Middle East and Indian Sub-continent’.
"Choosing your partners is crucial in the modern North Sea," says John S. Woods, VP development and operations at Ithaca Energy, one of the up and coming independent oil and gas companies on the UK Continental Shelf.
When newborn babies leave the premature clinic at the University Hospital Brno in the Czech Republic, the parents receive documentation that the hospital's quality management system complies with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
Øyvind Endresen defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Quantifying fuel consumption and air
emissions from shipping" in January.
Aker Kvaerner has awarded DNV a contract to qualify the carbon capture technology which will be used in the Just CatchTM Bio Demo plant.
In order to strengthen its position in the global energy industry, DNV has appointed David Walker as director of strategy and business development.
ITC is recognised as one of the most successful private sector companies in India. It is also a caring company which is instrumental in creating and sustaining the livelihoods of nearly five million people in India.
Drydocks World Dubai is the new name for Dubai Drydocks, the largest single repair complex in the Middle East. It is one of the thriving business units of Drydocks World, which is currently expanding its facilities both regionally and internationally.
Danisco is setting an example to other companies. For the sixth consecutive year, it has reported on its performance in the sustainability area. Benefits for the environment, consumer health and company image have been achieved.
Chinese shipping giant Cosco is putting corporate social responsibility into practice. Last year, it released its first Annual Sustainability Development Report, the first in China to comply with the UN Global Compact Initiative.
Shipping and logistics specialist MISC Berhad is determined to set standards and aims to establish itself as a leading integrated service provider focused on energy transportation, marine and heavy engineering and offshore floating facilities.
The oil and gas market on the UK Continental Shelf is undergoing a transformation. The UK hopes to keep its production rates up, but hitting the target of sustaining production at 3 million barrels per day in 2010 will be a challenge. It's not going to happen by itself - a new drive is needed, and the names to look out for aren't necessarily Shell, BP or Total.