From March 1, DNV GL will change its name to DNV. The DNV GL name has been in place since the 2013 merger between classification societies DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL (Germanischer Lloyd). These days, DNV GL describes itself as an “assurance and risk management company.”
As companies take on the complexities of digitalization and decarbonization, they need trust and assurance, it says, adding that “assurance is not only a service, but also the fundamental value created as a result of the services delivered by DNV. DNV’s ambition is to shape the future of assurance with more digitalized services and by leading the assurance of digitalization in the form of assuring data, digital twins and digitized processes.”
“We merged two leading companies with complementary strengths and market positions, and combining the two names was the right solution in 2013,” said Remi Eriksen, Group president and CEO. “However, it was not a name that rolled off the tongue, and many customers already refer to the company as DNV.”
“Our brand is used by many of our customers to build trust towards their stakeholders, and a simpler name will be an even stronger trust mark for our customers in the future, but still carries with it all our strengths and proud 157-year-old legacy with a purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment,” says Eriksen.