Our social responsibility
DNV Imatis and its subsidiaries mandate that our suppliers and business partners adhere to human rights standards and take measures to reduce their carbon footprint. We diligently perform due diligence assessments in alignment with the OECD guidelines. These assessments are not only applied to our own operations but also extended to our partners and suppliers within our supply chain.
Our due diligence assessments serve as a vital mechanism to identify, prioritise, and effectively manage adverse impacts on individuals within our value chains. These impacts may manifest directly within our own operations or indirectly through our network of suppliers and business partners. We have devised a comprehensive methodology for risk assessment concerning human rights and labor rights. This methodology incorporates resources such as anskaffelser.no and unepfi.org to assist in categorising suppliers based on geographical location and procurement categories.
DNV Imatis has proudly held Eco-Lighthouse certification since 2014, with a mandatory recertification every three years and annual surveillance audits. This certification aligns with the Norwegian environmental management scheme, which was established in response to the EU Procurement Directive and is recognised by the EU. This recognition underscores the scheme’s adherence to international standards and quality comparable to renowned labeling programs such as EMAS and ISO 14001.
Across our subsidiaries, DNV Imatis group decisions and processes related to Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), and procurement management are consistently followed, unless national regulations necessitate additional requirements.
Our environmental objectives encompass:
- Increasing the utilisation of digital meetings to reduce the need for travel each year.
- Achieving a 50% share of environmentally friendly suppliers, either through their adherence to a sustainability policy or possessing relevant environmental certifications.
Employee, partner and supplier requirements
DNV Imatis has clear guidelines for our employees describing how we should act internally and in contact with business contacts. Similarly, we set requirements for compliance with ethical guidelines for business partners and suppliers. This includes respect for human rights and ensuring decent working conditions within the business contact’s operations and associated supply chain. The guidelines form the basis for our follow-up and cooperation with business partners and suppliers.
The extent of our social responsibility
DNV Imatis has assessed the risk of violations of human rights and labour rights in its own operations. After assessing the overall risk, we have identified the risk to be highest in categories related to our supply chain. Identified risks are currently addressed in a separate system.
Assessing the risk of actual and possible violations of human and labour rights is an ongoing process. All our new and existing partners and suppliers shall undergo due diligence, and this is a condition for entering into a contract with DNV Imatis and our subsidiaries.
Our supplier base
The main activities in DNV Imatis include development projects, marketing and communication, programming, sales, customer deliveries – including adaptation of the software to customer needs, customer support, ICT operations and administration of employees. We do not produce any goods. 76% of our suppliers and business partners consist of service providers, 18% of whom are located outside Norway.
The account of the due diligence assessment
We are delighted to offer additional information to those seeking further insights into our due diligence process or have input on our environmental work. Please direct your inquiries to email@example.com, and we aim to provide a response within three weeks.
To report whistleblowing concerns, please submit your notice in writing to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) via email or as a document enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Confidential Whistleblowing.” The management team will promptly address the matter within a 7-day timeframe, and the whistleblower will receive written feedback once appropriate actions have been taken.
Whistleblowers may choose to remain anonymous; however, it is important to note that in cases where additional information is necessary, anonymous reports may risk case closure if further details cannot be obtained.