The present name DNV GL, has been in place since the 2013 merger between DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL (Germanischer Lloyd). The name simplification comes as a consequence of a "successfully completed merger and of having operated as a fully integrated company for several years now", says DNV GL.

Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, commented on the name change that:

It was not a name that rolled off the tongue:and many customers already refer to the company as DNV ... 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.

As for what the new decade holds for DNV GL, the assurance and risk management company says that its 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.

Our strategy not only positions us for significant growth in a world increasingly in need of a trusted voice, but also positions us to shape the future of assurance

Mr. Eriksen concluded.