DNV has been ranked as one of the top 60 multinational corporations (MNC) operating in China, according to the ‘2008 MNC Contributors to China’ list. DNV was the only class society and the only Norwegian company to be nominated.
In the ranking process, 100 multinational corporations were selected from 1,500 candidate companies. The top 60 on the list received an award for their outstanding contributions to China’s development. Ranked 41st, DNV was given the ‘Multinational Corporations in China – Contributor’ award.
The honour roll was officially announced at the Grow Together with China forum in Beijing recently. This event was organised to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the economic reform in China.
“It’s a great honour for DNV to receive this award,” says DNV Vice President Thomas Vogth-Eriksen.
In particular the climate change challenge and environmental issues in general represent an important area in which DNV offers top-level expertise. The company aims to take a leading role in China in order to support the country’s sustainable development.
As a classification society, DNV has a 22% share of the newbuilding market in China. Other areas where DNV has a significant position in the Chinese market are the oil, gas and energy sectors as well as certification according to international standards. In addition, climate change services is a focus area.
“The recent melamine scandal showed that there also is a need to improve transparency and safety in the food supply chain, and DNV will explore the opportunities to take a position in this market” says Mr Vogth-Eriksen.
Commenting on DNV’s inclusion in the Top 100 list, he says, “It’s a good recognition of DNV’s operations in China. DNV has not only witnessed this nation’s economic progress over the past 30 years but has also been actively involved in that process. DNV has shown its strong commitment to China since it first established a presence in Xiamen in 1888. We will continue to grow in China and aim to be China’s partner for sustainable development.”