DNV GL will soon be known as DNV after a comprehensive review of the company’s strategy.

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

Group president and CEO Remi Eriksen said the two companies with complementary strengths and market positions merged and combining the two names was the right solution in 2013.

“However, it was not a name that rolled off the tongue, and many customers already refer to the company as DNV,” Mr Eriksen said.

“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.”

A statement from DNV said as companies take on the complexities of digitalisation and decarbonisation, they need trust and assurance. It said DNV’s ambition is to shape the future of assurance with more digitalized services and by leading the assurance of digitalisation in the form of assuring data, digital twins and digitised processes.

Mr Eriksen said, “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”.