Management, goals and strategies

Last updated: 3 September 2018 .

The social responsibility of the Brønnøysund Register Centre is to be a trustworthy register manager and data source, as well as the government’s executive body with regard to the development of electronic services, especially for trade and industry.

Confidence and social renewal

Norway was one of the first countries to establish registers for individuals and businesses. Since their establishment, the registers have been used by a cross section of sectors and have always been perceived as trustworthy by society as a whole.

Cooperation between several public agencies led to the work of establishing the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities from the 1990s onwards. This in turn led to more extensive cooperation, such as the work of establishing Altinn in 2003.

Establishing confidence and contributing to social renewal is important for success with social responsibilities. We must provide good services and solutions that form the basis for trust between the various parties in society.

In order to ensure that interaction between the private and public sectors runs as smoothly and easily as possible, we must use the best and most suitable technology. We ensure that laws and regulations are followed, as well as contributing to simplification and renewal.

As long as individuals, enterprises and the administration have confidence in us, we can continue to create trust and confidence.

Steering documents

The allotment letter is the central steering document from a ministry to an underlying government agency. It outlines the financial framework and describes priorities, performance measures and reporting requirements for the government agency.

When the Storting has passed the national budget, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries places the grants at the Brønnøysund Register Centre’s disposal through the allotment letter.

At the end of the year, we produce an annual report showing the work performed according to the allotment letter.


Our most important strategic documents, from an external point of view, are the collective strategy for the government agency as a whole and strategies connected with the Altinn collaboration. The strategies are revised continuously and rewritten at predetermined intervals.

The Altinn strategy «Altinn for en ny tid» was developed in 2015-2016 in cooperation with users and service providers. The final strategy includes input based on the consultation round performed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in spring 2016. The product strategy for Altinn is a concretization of the Altinn strategy. It has a time horizon of five years, with the immediate focus on the next two years. The strategy will be changed and adapted according to the framework we are given.

User surveys

We work continuously to improve, and measure how well we succeed in our goals and strategies. We perform annual user surveys in order to check the opinions of the users.

Here are the results