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Tuesday, 02 April 2013

DNV Business Assurance joins Green Industry Platform

MILAN, 2 April 2013 - DNV Business Assurance, an international certification body, has joined the Green Industry Platform, a global multi-stakeholder partnership convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Green Industry Platform assists countries and companies in greening the manufacturing process and creating green industries for the production of goods and services for domestic use or export.

DNV Business Assurance works with companies to assure the performance of their organizations, products, people and facilities through certification, verification, assessment and training. Its 1,800 employees worldwide help customers to build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.

Luca Crisciotti, CEO of DNV Business Assurance, said: “By joining the Green Industry Platform, we hope with our expertise and experience within assurance services we can give valuable input into the platform’s work to ensure more sustainable business practices in manufacturing. We are honoured to participate in this partnership, together with large and small businesses from all over the world, and hope the results of the collaboration will make a difference in increasing efficiency and minimizing the negative environmental impacts of today’s businesses globally.”   

He added that by joining the platform, DNV Business Assurance aimed to support sustainable business practices globally and contribute to a greener development for new and existing industries. “DNV Business Assurance has a vast experience of supporting companies on their way to sustainable business performance through certification, verification, assessment and training services,” he said.

“We are glad to welcome a new member of the Green Industry Platform, which is designed to help transform manufacturing activities, with a view to increasing resource efficiency while reducing waste and pollution,” said Heinz Leuenberger, Director of UNIDO’s Environmental Management Branch.

“By encouraging the more efficient use of energy and raw materials in manufacturing processes and services, the Platform will contribute both to cleaner and more competitive industrial development.”

In common with the other members of the Green Industry Platform, DNV Business Assurance has committed to work towards and advance the shared objectives of the initiative.

For more information, please contact:

Cecilie Løne
Global Communication Manager, DNV Business Assurance
email: Cecilie.lone@dnv.com

Antonio Astone
Global Sustainability Manager, DNV Business Assurance
email: Antonio.astone@dnv.com

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