Green Business Awards 2009: Carbon management - HR and employee engagement


DNV is a provider of health, safety and environmental risk services and an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment. Headquartered in Norway and with staff at a number of UK offices, it employs 8,500 worldwide.

The firm runs 'We Do', an environmental project to help staff reduce their personal environmental footprint. At global level, DNV has set aside NOK40m (£4.3m) to partially finance environmental actions by staff. Employees all over the world are eligible for the same amounts of money. In Britain, maximum funding is £900 per employee, to be spent on personal domestic projects such as solar water heating systems, heat pumps, wind turbines and recycling initiatives.

Following the success of We Do, the scheme was expanded this year to We Do More, under which community environmental projects close to DNV employees can receive up to £9,760 in funding.

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