By Dave Knight, Director of USA & Canada Sustainability Services, DNV GL Business Assurance
First, let’s clarify what assurance is.
In this context, assurance is a third-party review of the reliability of a sustainability or corporate responsibility report. It often includes the checking of the data and claims in these reports. Best practice also includes confirming the report focuses on the right things (material issues).
The intention is to increase the clarity and trustworthiness of information, while improving the robustness of the methods used to gather it.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Business leaders globally have strong confidence in their own ability to turn sustainability challenges such as water scarcity and lock-in to fossil fuels into new business opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing and finance sectors in emerging economies. This is one of the key findings of the Global Opportunity Report launched today by DNV GL, UN Global Compact and Monday Morning Global Institute.
HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Unilever emerged as the top sustainability leader in the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014, published by DNV GL, for the second consecutive year. Holcim, Intel and Nestlé follow tied for second position, with Diageo ranking third.
Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 (TVR 2014) assesses the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies. It evaluates how well companies understand their risks and opportunities, and how prepared they are to create future business value.
HOUSTON, Aug 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – DNV GL is again ranked as the “best verification company” in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine, continuing its leadership position in the worldwide market for voluntary carbon offset projects and trading of carbon emissions credits. DNV GL also earned top honors in the 2013 survey.
“We are delighted and grateful for this recognition,” says Dave Knight, Director of USA & Canada Sustainability Services part of DNV GL Business Assurance. “It is particularly pleasing that this is based on the views of over 700 respondents.”