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News and press releases issued by DNV GL - Business Assurance. To contact us, please use the contact information to your right or visit our media section in the courtesy menu.
25 March 2015
How to finally take science-based goals from rhetoric to reality
With companies across industries taking up the mantle of sustainability, considering how and why corporate goals are selected in hugely important.
03 March 2015
Port of Houston Authority’s Environmental Management System Re-certified
The Port of Houston Authority received its fifth certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
16 February 2015
DNV GL announces the acquisition of ISC
DNV GL is pleased to announce the acquisition of International Standards Certifications (ISC), an international certification body, with a particular presence in Australia and Asia.
13 February 2015
Taking ISO 14001 to the next stage
Publication most likely in September.
26 January 2015
ISO 14001 revision proceeds to final stage
Has progressed to Final Draft International Standard following approval of the latest draft by an impressive 92 %.
29 October 2014
Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals are First in the World to Receive Center of Excellence Designation for Managing Infection Risk
DNV GL addresses urgent hospital infection concerns with new managing infection risk certification program.
02 October 2014
Comprehensive growth in Management Systems Certification
ISO has announced the findings of the 2013 ISO survey, which shows an overall growth of 4 % and an upward trend in all standards covered by the survey.
23 September 2014
Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 Calls for a Paradigm Shift in how we do Business
Unilever emerged as the top sustainability leader in the Tomorrow's Value Rating 2014
, published by DNV GL, for the second consecutive year.
05 September 2014
DNV GL and Monday Morning Institute Commence Global Workshops Addressing Urgent Societal Challenges
A new global initiative launched today by DNV GL and the Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to social, environmental and economic mega challenges.
05 August 2014
DNV GL earns top ranking in 2014 voluntary carbon market survey
DNV GL is again ranked as the “best verification company” in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine.
14 May 2014
DNV GL launches portal on certification trends
DNV GL - Business Assurance launches ViewPoint, a customer portal presenting key survery findings on supply chain management and global testing, inspection and certification (TIC) trends.
06 May 2014
Dave Knight on Mastering Materiality
On April 22nd,
, Director of Sustainability Advisory Services at DNV GL, moderated our dynamic
Mastering Materiality: Getting the Most Value out of a Materiality Process roundtable.
10 March 2014
Press Release: Health and safety at work: companies shift their attitude
From reaction to incidents to the development of a corporate culture: the approach to occupational health and safety is changing all over the world, according to a global study by DNV GL - Business Assurance.
30 January 2014
DNV GL accredited to the ASC standard for responsible salmon farming
DNV GL - Business Assurance is accredited to certify salmon farms according to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Salmon Standard. Lerøy Midt is the first customer globally to achieve the certification.
10 January 2014
At the speed of yellow
With over 1.6 million shipments per day and operations in virtually every country on earth, DHL Express, part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, is a truly international company. In the express business, reliability and timing are everything. So how do you ensure the same quality around the globe?
22 October 2013
Press Release: DNV Receives Accreditation for SEMS Auditing
Oil & Gas Industry Under Mandate to Obtain SEMS Verification
17 October 2013
DNV Business Assurance to perform supplier audits for McDonald’s
Authorized by McDonald’s Europe to perform independent inspection visits.
30 September 2013
Press Release: DNV's International Hospital standard accredited by ISQua
DNV has received accreditation from the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) for its International Hospital standard.
11 September 2013
Press release: DNV GL merger approved by competition authorities
The merger between DNV and GL is now approved. The new company - DNV GL - will be operational from 12 September
09 September 2013
DNV Business Assurance takes a broader view on certification
Incorporates a widened focus on sustainability in its management system certification audits.
22 August 2013
Corporate responsibility should transcend the entire supply chain
CSR relies on buy-in at all levels of an organization, from the board down to each individual operation in the supply chain on a global scale.
22 August 2013
Two Tomorrows urges SASB and GRI to collaborate
Two Tomorrows consultant Youri Lie clears the confusion of any conflict over the new Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards and the established guidelines set out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
16 August 2013
Harris Health System Accredited by DNV Healthcare
DNV Healthcare has awarded full accreditation to Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and Quentin Mease Hospital.
23 July 2013
DNV Business Assurance First Certification Body to Receive AS6081 Accreditation
First AS6081 Certificate Issued to Secure Components
16 July 2013
Lessons Learned from the AS9100 Rev. C Transition
Changes can be difficult, but they can often improve an organization.
16 July 2013
DNV Expands Healthcare Accreditation Through ACHC Alliance
DNV Healthcare and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) have created an alliance to provide single-source accreditation services to large hospitals and health systems.
10 July 2013
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Awarded First Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification in North Texas
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, a HCA North Texas Hospital, is the first hospital in north Texas, and only the fifth in the state of Texas, to receive comprehensive stroke center certification. Comprehensive stroke centers offer the most advanced stroke treatment available.
24 June 2013
Press Release: Sentara Completes System-Wide Transition to DNV Accreditation
Sentara Healthcare, comprising 10 hospitals and nearly 3700 clinical staff, has completed its system-wide conversion to hospital accreditation from DNV Healthcare.
05 June 2013
Press Release: DNV Designs Ship to Combat Plastic Pollution in World’s Oceans
DNV along with the World Wildlife Fund, has designed a revolutionary new ocean research vessel, the Spindrift, as part of a worldwide awareness-building effort.
30 May 2013
New Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched G4, the updated guidelines to their sustainability reporting framework. The guideline has been significantly revised and enhanced. Reporting companies worldwide need to understand the changes and integrate them in their sustainability reporting practices.
24 May 2013
Press Release: DNV Receives Initial Approval for SEMS Auditing
Provisional Accreditation Granted, Meeting Urgent Needs of Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
16 May 2013
Offshore Safety Auditor Talks about Challenges Ahead
Chaudron spoke to FuelFix about battling misinformation about the new process and finding skilled auditors to implement the program.
15 May 2013
Press Release: New Survey of Food and Beverage Industry Highlights Risk Factors in Safety and Quality
DNV Business Assurance has published a new survey of nearly 500 companies in the global food and beverage industry.
13 May 2013
NPR Story on DNV Accreditation
Dr. John Schumann, a physician and healthcare news contributor to National Public Radio, was inspired by a change in accreditation programs to find out more about DNV.
23 April 2013
Creating value through supply chain management
There is no magic bullet when it comes to managing your supply chain, shows recent survey done on DNV Business Assurance customers in the food and beverage industry.
23 April 2013
Press Release: New Assessment Tool Identifies Gaps and Opportunities in Customer Loyalty
DNV Business Assurance is expanding its customer loyalty services for large enterprises with the help of a new assessment tool that scores an organization’s customer satisfaction performance.
10 April 2013
Press Release: Harris Health System Selects DNV Healthcare for Hospital Accreditation
Harris Health System will pursue accreditation from DNV Healthcare for its three hospitals.
02 April 2013
DNV Business Assurance joins Green Industry Platform
DNV Business Assurance, a global certification body, has joined the Green Industry Platform, a global multi-stakeholder partnership convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
25 February 2013
Dynamic Fuels earns RSB certification
Dynamic Fuels, LLC (Dynamic Fuels) has earned the RSB sustainability certification.
20 December 2012
DNV and GL to merge
An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and risk experts in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, and among the global top three within management system certification.
13 November 2012
DNV Accreditation Leads to Improving Informed Consent
South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) is an integrated health system that performs a high volume of surgeries each year in its two hospitals, emergency, and outpatient services departments. That volume of procedures requires a diligent patient informed consent process to ensure patient safety, patient satisfaction, and the highest quality of care.
25 October 2012
DNV is one of the Best Places to Work in Houston
The Houston Business Journal has DNV on its Best Places to Work List for 2012. DNV made 6th place in our category, big companies with HQ outside of Houston. This is the first time DNV Houston has participated in the survey.
08 October 2012
Methodist Awarded First DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
The Methodist Neurological Institute’s Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, the largest stroke unit in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, is the first hospital in the United States to receive a comprehensive stroke center certification by DNV Healthcare Inc.
01 October 2012
Press release: New Customer Satisfaction Scored Assessments to ensure customer loyalty
DNV Business Assurance’ new scored assessment services for the customer satisfaction management (CSM) standards in the ISO 10000 family support organizations towards customer satisfaction and loyalty.
27 August 2012
DNV Healthcare Hospital Accreditation Program Receives 6-Year Renewal from CMS
DNV Healthcare has been approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit US hospitals for another six years, the maximum allowed by law.
23 August 2012
DNV Business Assurance joins Sedex
Milan/London: DNV Business Assurance is now a member of the Sedex Audit Company Group. Customers can benefit from the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing ethical supply chain data, increasing the efficiency of supply chain auditing.
06 August 2012
You, Your Job, and ISO 9001
Is it a big deal for your organization to be ISO 9001 certified? Absolutely. ISO 9001 certification affects everything from how your customers perceive you, to how effective your processes are, to your organization’s ability/qualification to bid on major projects.
17 July 2012
GRI Training coming to Katy, TX
DNV Business Assurance has partnered with The ISOS Group and Concept Green for the delivery of a GRI Certified Training Session in our Katy, TX office!
20 April 2012
Ferrari North America's Marco Mattiacci Accepts 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award
The prestigious 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award was presented today to Marco Mattiacci, president and CEO of Ferrari North America.
29 February 2012
New CEO in DNV Business Assurance
Luca Crisciotti has been appointed new CEO of DNV Business Assurance, and takes on this position starting March 1st. DNV Business Assurance’ former CEO, Thomas Vogth-Eriksen will take on the role as Chief Financial Officer at DNV Group level.
22 February 2012
Ferrari North America's Marco Mattiaci to Receive 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award
The prestigious 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award will be presented to Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America.
03 January 2012
Santa Monica Seafood certified to FSSC 22000
DNV Business Assurance recently reached a milestone, when it certified the first seafood company in the United States, to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) benchmarked standard.
30 November 2011
Bronze award for DNV
DNV wins bronze award in prestigious International Green Awards.
10 May 2011
DNV realeases its Annual Report 2010
2010 saw DNV strengthen its position as a leader in helping companies worldwide to manage risks, despite a small decrease in both its total revenue and number of employees.
09 May 2011
New DNV Business Assurance website
The new website found at www.dnvba.com houses the certification, assessment and training services delivered by DNV Business Assurance. Browse services that can help assure the performance of your systems, products and organizations.
04 May 2011
illycaffè the first company to be certified
illycaffé is the first company to receive the DNV certification of the “Responsible Supply Chain Process” that certifies the organization's ability to provide a sustainable approach to processes and stakeholder relations all along the production chain, and specifically in the supply chain.
13 April 2011
Ford's Alan Mulally: ‘Fighting for the Soul of American Manufacturing’
Ford Motor Company’s president and CEO, Alan Mulally, told a
group of 200-plus automotive manufacturers and suppliers that he feels “like we are fighting for
the soul of American manufacturing.”
05 January 2011
DNV verifies Heathrow under the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme
DNV Business Assurance has recently independently verified Heathrow Airport’s Scope 3 carbon emissions under the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme.
17 August 2010
Food Safety Survey in U.S. Shows Changing Shopping Habits and Demand for Certification
Consumers are not only very aware of food safety issues, they have significantly changed their shopping habits because of them. Similar patterns are evident among food industry professionals - manufacturers, distributors, retailers - a majority of whom have, in the past five years, changed their business practices to adapt to concerns about the safety of food products.
05 May 2010
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, Receives 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year Innovator Award, Affirms Goal to Be World's "Greenest Car Company"
In honor of accomplishments in the field of electric vehicles, Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect and CEO for Tesla Motors, received the 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year Innovator Award. Sponsored by DNV, the Award was presented at the Detroit Athletic Club among a luncheon crowd of nearly 200 automotive industry leaders.
Packaging manufacturers are experiencing a short learning curve
Production of Food Packaging has been added to the scope of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Later this year packaging schemes are expected to be benchmarked and added to the umbrella of the benchmarked GFSI schemes.
GFSI certification: Learn from major players in the food and beverage industry
What are the benefits and challenges of implementing and certifying a food safety system? We gathered six major, global players in the food and beverage industry to discuss their experience with certification to GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety certification standards. See the video summary.
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