DNV Business Assurance is a leading international provider of assurance and certification services. We provide solutions and services for identifying, assessing and managing risk. We help customers achieve and maintain safe and sustainable performance.

Our auditors are trained in helping businesses and organisations of any size to implement management systems compliant with globally recognised best practice standards, such as ISO 9001: Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety.

DNV has issued more than 70,000 certifications worldwide and have been the preferred certification partner for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as for medium-sized and smaller businesses.

DNV Business Assurance is one of three companies within the DNV Group, and is fully-owned by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) , an independent foundation established in 1864. DNV provides world-class expertise in technology, operations, management and risk within the oil and gas industry.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard specifies requirements to enhance your ability to consistently deliver products that meet your customers' requirements.
Increased awareness of sustainable development gives environmentally credible companies a competitive edge in national and international markets. ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems.
OHSAS 18001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management. It provides a framework for organisations to control their OH&S aspects, ensure legal compliance and to continually improve performance.
DNV's Risk-based Certification™ brings each audit even closer to your company focus, adding value to the general approach through certification by inviting management to list the issues of greatest concern.

ISO 9001: Quality Management System

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality management system standard that promotes customer satisfaction through continual improvement of your system’s effectiveness, and enhances your ability to consistently deliver products that meet your customers’ requirements.

Benefits of ISO 9001 certification include enhanced customer confidence, which is key to increasing sales, access to more business opportunities as ISO 9001 is often a key requirement for suppliers, and cost reduction. ISO 9001 prompts you to implement systems to reduce errors, thereby reducing cost and waste.

ISO 14001: Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 is respected and recognised worldwide for providing a clear management framework for managing an organisation’s environmental impact.

The system framework offers a proven process for assessing, monitoring, measuring and improving environmental performance. Certification to the standard makes a clear statement to all stakeholders. It helps to demonstrate that an organisation accepts its environmental responsibilities and manages them in accordance with an internationally recognised standard, and is therefore committed to continual improvement of its environmental performance and legislative compliance.

OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management

OHSAS 18001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management. It provides a framework for and organisation to control its OH&S aspects, ensure legal compliance and to continually improve performance.

It is commonly expected that organisations comply with this standard in order to offer universal transparency regarding their OH&S performance.

Benefits to an organisation include:

  • Implementation of an OH&S management system to identify, control and reduce risks related to workplace hazards
  • Continual improvements in health and safety performance including a reduction in the occurrence of accidents and incidents
  • Fulfilment of OH&S legal compliance and corporate requirements

More and more companies request health and safety information from suppliers and sub-contractors in order to conduct business with them. The more comprehensive the reassurance you provide, the sharper your competitive edge becomes.

Integrated management system

Management system standards, although unique to each organisation, often incorporate compatible elements. Our combined certification service enables cost-effective and value-added audits throughout the certification process.

Bringing several standards together into one management system avoids any duplication and reduces development and certification costs. It is the fastest and best practice route to comprehensive business improvement.

An integrated system can cover quality, environment and health and safety, or any other standard. If you choose an integrated system approach or build parallel management systems to cover each area, the critical focus areas within your organisation can be evaluated and certified in a combined audit.

Risk-based certification

Risk-based Certification™ is a unique approach to certification that takes risk into account and focuses on business objectives.

The concept is simple and effective. Our auditors will focus the planning, execution and reporting of all certification audits on your key management system processes and your identified business objectives.

You are invited to provide input on which processes are most critical to the business success relating to the standard being audited (e.g. quality, environment, health and safety). You will be asked to identify focus areas. These will be agreed with the DNV lead auditor.

Focus areas will relate to the issues, initiatives or actions which have the highest impact on business success or the greatest potential loss if not adequately managed.

The outcome is a tailored audit where:

  • The audit team focuses on the most important issues to your business
  • Senior management feel more engaged in the audit process
  • Personnel are more involved during the audit process
  • The audit report gives you feedback on your focus areas
  • The audit output becomes an effective tool for management

DNV’s risk-based Certification approach makes us the preferred certification body for businesses operating in and supplying to high-risk industries such as oil and gas.