2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 5.11 4.35 17 -20.6%
2 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 2.69 3.08 37 6.7%
3 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 4.70 2.31 7 -54.2%
4 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.61 1.98 7 14.7%
5 BASF SE, Germany 1.80 5 N/A
6 Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), Germany 0.90 1.22 4 26.1%
7 Institut Dr. Nowak GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 1.17 3 N/A
8 Total S.A., France 1.13 1.08 6 -10.2%
9 Eau de Paris, France 1.04 2 N/A
10 Profilomic, France 0.86 1 N/A
11 Wessex Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.83 2 133.4%
11 Aguas de Barcelona, ​​Metropolitan Business Management Integrated Water Cycle, SA, Spain 0.22 0.83 1 250.0%
12 SGS SA, Switzerland 0.14 0.75 1 390.0%
13 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.69 2 N/A
14 Vaisala Oyj, Finland 0.33 0.66 3 90.6%
15 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.39 0.64 4 52.7%
16 Areva, France 1.00 0.63 1 -41.7%
16 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.63 3 N/A
17 Bayer AG, Germany 0.58 2 N/A
17 Vivid Economics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.58 1 N/A
18 Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW), United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 2 N/A
18 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.53 1 N/A
19 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.50 2 226.7%
19 De Watergroep, Belgium 0.50 1 N/A
19 Urbaser S.A., Spain 0.50 1 N/A
19 Reykjavik Energy, Iceland 0.50 2 N/A
20 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.47 3 9.2%
21 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.46 2 N/A
22 National Cadastre and Mapping Agency SA, Greece 0.20 0.45 2 110.0%
23 Capita plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 3 N/A
24 rdscientific, United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 3 N/A
25 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.52 0.43 1 -22.6%
25 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.43 1 N/A
26 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.72 0.42 5 -45.4%
27 Armines, France 0.42 1 N/A
28 Thames Water Utilities Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.40 2 86.7%
28 Acque del Chiampo S.p.A., Italy 0.40 1 N/A
29 kMatrix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 1 N/A
30 Waternet, Netherlands 0.37 2 N/A
31 Compagnie Générale de Géophysique S.A., France 0.35 2 N/A
32 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.13 0.33 2 148.9%
32 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.28 0.33 1 12.4%
32 Suez S.A., France 0.33 0.33 1 -6.7%
32 Sniace SA, Spain 0.33 1 N/A
32 Temak Sa (TEMAK A.E.T.E), Greece 0.33 1 N/A
32 Terrasense Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
32 JD Geoconsultancy Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
32 Águas de Portugal (AdP), S.A., Portugal 1.00 0.33 1 -68.9%
33 AMRA S.c. a r.l., Italy 0.25 0.31 2 17.3%
34 GAMMA Remote Sensing and Consulting AG (GAMMA), Switzerland 0.50 0.31 2 -42.2%
34 Dynamita Sarl, France 0.54 0.31 2 -46.4%
35 Paques B.V., Netherlands 0.31 2 N/A
36 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.30 2 N/A
36 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
36 Liebherr-International AG, Switzerland 0.30 2 N/A
36 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.30 2 N/A
36 BioEnTech SAS, France 0.30 1 N/A
37 WLN B.V., Netherlands 0.29 2 N/A
37 Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany 0.29 2 N/A
38 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.29 1 46.7%
39 Maersk Oil, Denmark 0.07 0.25 1 250.0%
39 Saur Group, France 0.08 0.25 1 203.4%
39 Avecom NV, Belgium 0.17 0.25 1 40.0%
39 Isodetect GmbH, Germany 0.48 0.25 1 -50.9%
39 DHI Water and Environment, Denmark 0.53 0.25 1 -56.2%
39 Water ApS, Denmark 0.25 1 N/A
39 BioSistemika LLC, Slovenia 0.25 1 N/A
39 Randgold Resources Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
39 Ricardo Energy and Environment, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
39 Envilab AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
39 Polar Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
39 Kim Pingoud Consulting, Finland 0.25 1 N/A
39 Sydvatten AB, Sweden 0.25 2 N/A
39 Ward and Burke Construction Limited, Ireland 0.25 1 N/A
40 First Geo AS, Norway 0.23 2 N/A
41 Abengoa S.A., Spain 0.20 0.20 1 -6.7%
41 Sanitas Water, Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
41 Hydro International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
41 Southern Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
41 Technical offices in Linköping AB (publ), Sweden 0.20 1 N/A
41 Kemira Oyj, Finland 0.20 1 N/A
41 Geomega Ltd., Hungary 0.20 1 N/A
41 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
41 Häring, Geo-Project, Switzerland 0.20 1 N/A
41 Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A., Italy 0.20 1 N/A
41 ALomax Scientific, France 0.20 1 N/A
41 Geo Explorers AG, Switzerland 0.20 1 N/A
41 Cairn Energy PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
41 Ikon Science, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
42 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.06 0.20 3 230.0%
43 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 2 N/A
44 BioDetection Systems B.V. (BDS), Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
45 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.17 0.18 8 -2.6%
46 ARA Consult GmbH, Austria 0.80 0.18 2 -79.4%
47 Ocean Data Lab, France 0.29 0.17 1 -45.6%
47 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.23 0.17 1 -87.3%
47 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
47 UREASON International B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
47 Secil Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento, Portugal 0.17 1 N/A
47 VanderSat, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
47 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.13 0.17 1 24.5%
47 Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP), Greece 0.17 0.17 1 -6.7%
47 Blueprinter, Denmark 0.17 1 N/A
47 Sweden Water Research AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
47 Attero B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
47 3Drivers - Engineering, Inovation and Environment Lda, Portugal 0.17 1 N/A
47 PGS ASA, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
47 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
47 Pentair X-Flow B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
47 Bureau Veritas S.A., France 0.17 1 N/A
48 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.16 6 192.2%
49 Midland Valley Exploration Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 2 N/A
50 TGS, Norway 0.11 0.14 1 20.0%
50 Nicarnica Aviation AS, Norway 0.13 0.14 1 6.7%
50 PWN, Netherlands 0.53 0.14 1 -75.0%
50 WABAG Water Technology Ltd., Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
50 Huber + Suhner AG, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
50 A.p.f. Aqua System AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
50 ARUP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
50 Grundfos Holding A/S, Denmark 0.14 1 N/A
50 Lantmateriet, Sweden 0.25 0.14 1 -46.7%
50 SSBN Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
50 Pyrolyscience S.L.U., Spain 0.14 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.