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DNV GL Earns Top Ranking for Sustainability Assurance Services

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV GL has been ranked among the world's top suppliers of sustainability assurance services that help major businesses achieve and verify their performance on sustainability.

The ranking, issued by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, gave DNV GL the top score for product sustainability assurance, an achievement tied to DNV GL's investment in product water footprints as well as its ProSustain™ standard. It also cited DNV GL as having a clear lead in overall global capabilities for sustainability report and data assurance as well as its growing capability in sustainable sourcing assurance

Verdantix is the fastest-growing, independent analyst firm focused on energy, environment, health and safety, and sustainability.

"Our team is thrilled about the recognition," says David Knight, director of DNV GL Two Tomorrows Sustainability Services North America. "Assurance is one way we really add value to our clients and we are delighted to be recognized among the world's top practitioners."

"We are seeing a strong rise in demand for sustainability report assurance. Organizations recognize there is value in not only communicating their progress, but ensuring these communications are transparent and credible. We help confirm both that the organization is looking at the right things, and that the things they are looking at are correctly described. That's crucial as the global community looks to sustainability metrics for validation of how a company is addressing key business risks and opportunities."

In its study, Verdantix provides a detailed comparison of the sustainability capabilities of global assurance providers, in order to help buyers of sustainability assurance (such as heads of sustainability and finance officers) understand which providers have the strongest expertise in nine service capabilities.

The report assesses assurance providers against 63 criteria, reflects the views of 15 buyers of sustainability assurance services, and compares the assurance capability and market momentum of the providers. DNV GL, along with Bureau Veritas, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC lead the sustainability assurance markets.

About DNV GL

DNV GL was formed by the 2013 merger of DNV and GL Group, creating one of the world's largest certification, assessment and verification companies with a fundamental commitment to sustainability across all its business units.

About DNV GL Sustainability Services

Formally known as Two Tomorrows, DNV GL Sustainability Services offers advice, training and assurance to some of the world's leading companies, helping reduce their risks and maximize opportunities that sustainable development trends bring. 

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