2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.41 0.90 11 127.4%
2 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.31 0.79 41 164.8%
3 Beijing Boda Water Co., Ltd., China 0.33 1 N/A
4 Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd. (BDG), China 0.31 2 N/A
5 Shanghai Urban Water Resources Development National Engineering Center Co., Ltd., China 0.22 0.31 2 43.9%
5 Beijing Capital Co., Ltd., China 0.31 2 N/A
6 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 2.38 0.26 3 -88.7%
7 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 0.25 1 N/A
8 China Railway Eryuan Engineering Goup Co., Ltd., China 0.20 2 N/A
9 BGI, China 0.20 1 N/A
9 Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, China 0.20 1 N/A
10 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
11 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.37 0.17 1 -52.6%
11 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.17 1 N/A
11 Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited. (BEWG), China 0.17 1 N/A
11 Shenzhen Municipal Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
11 Shanghai Huachang Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
12 State Grid Xingyuan Company Limited, China 0.14 1 N/A
12 China Sciences MapUniverse Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.14 1 N/A
12 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.14 0.14 1 4.7%
13 Shenzhen Water (Group) Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
14 CITIC Group Corporation, China 0.10 1 N/A
14 CNPC Logging Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
15 Dongjiang Environmental Company Limited (DJE), China 0.08 1 N/A
15 Zhejiang Bestwa EnviTech Co., Ltd., China 0.08 1 N/A
16 Nanjing Puyang Environment Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.08 1 N/A


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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.