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 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.43 2.69 6 556.1%
2 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 2.31 2.62 9 19.1%
3 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.08 2.06 26 -29.7%
4 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 4.35 1.96 9 -52.8%
5 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1.11 5 598.2%
6 BASF SE, Germany 1.80 1.01 4 -41.2%
7 Bluewater Bio International (BWB), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 1 N/A
7 Clay Technology AB, Sweden 1.00 1 N/A
8 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.92 3 423.4%
9 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.53 0.87 2 69.8%
10 Carbios SAS, France 0.77 2 N/A
11 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 0.68 2 65.7%
12 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.65 2 N/A
13 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.20 0.64 3 240.5%
13 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.64 0.64 3 5.1%
14 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.98 0.60 3 -68.2%
15 Eau de Paris, France 1.04 0.60 1 -39.7%
16 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 0.60 2 118.1%
17 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.63 0.58 2 -2.3%
17 Quantis Lausanne, Switzerland 0.58 2 N/A
18 Leosphere, France 0.50 1 N/A
18 Wismut GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
18 TRAGSA Empresa de Transformación Agraria, S.A, Spain 0.50 1 N/A
19 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.30 0.48 3 68.6%
20 Alere Technologies A.S., Norway 0.45 2 N/A
21 Telenor Group, Norway 0.43 2 N/A
22 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.69 0.40 1 -38.9%
22 Waterschap De Dommel, Netherlands 0.40 1 N/A
22 Silixa Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 1 N/A
23 South Russian Regional Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects, Limited (CPPI - S Ltd.), Russia 0.38 1 N/A
24 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.42 0.35 2 -12.3%
25 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands 0.05 0.34 2 617.8%
26 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.34 1 N/A
27 kMatrix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 0.33 1 -7.0%
27 Croatian Waters, Croatia 0.33 1 N/A
27 Tyréns AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
27 BMD Advies Rijndelta B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
27 Integrated Services Company SpA (ASI), Italy 0.33 1 N/A
27 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
28 VanderSat, Netherlands 0.17 0.33 2 104.1%
28 Estellus, France 0.33 2 N/A
29 Nofima AS, Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
29 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.18 0.29 14 69.7%
30 MINJIE Analytical Laboratory e.K., Germany 0.29 2 N/A
30 MILabs B.V., Netherlands 0.29 1 N/A
31 WatchFrog S.A., France 0.28 2 N/A
32 Lundin Petroleum, Sweden 0.10 0.27 1 185.5%
33 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.16 0.26 2 72.2%
34 World Waternet, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 DUNEA, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 Three Cliffs Geomechanical Analysis Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
34 Seismik Ltd., Czech Republic 0.25 1 N/A
34 Ribocon GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
34 FutureWater, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 GeoDienste GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
34 DEBtox Research, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 GeoModelling Solutions GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
34 CUTEC-Institut GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
34 DeSaH B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 Kabelwerke Brugg AG Holding, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
34 Meteodat GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
34 CGG Electro Magnetics (Germany) GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
35 Dekonta, a.s., Czech Republic 0.23 1 N/A
36 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.08 0.22 2 181.1%
37 RWE AG, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
38 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.22 2 570.4%
39 BioEnTech SAS, France 0.30 0.21 1 -25.2%
40 Häring, Geo-Project, Switzerland 0.20 0.20 1 4.7%
40 DHI Water and Environment, Denmark 0.25 0.20 1 -16.3%
40 Waterways d.o.o., Croatia 0.20 1 N/A
40 Alto Trevigiano Servizi S.r.l., Italy 0.20 1 N/A
40 National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
40 Triskel Marine Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
40 Beralt Tin and Wolfram (Portugal), S.A., Portugal 0.20 1 N/A
40 Synchem UG & Co. KG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
40 Sciences et Applications, France 0.20 1 N/A
40 Holinger AG, Switzerland 0.20 1 N/A
40 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
41 ID-Gene Ecodiagnostics Ltd., Switzerland 0.19 1 N/A
42 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.18 2 126.8%
43 Radiometer Physics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
43 rdscientific, United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 0.17 1 -59.8%
43 Porticus Amsterdam CV, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
43 HKV Consultants, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
43 Sellafield Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.17 1 39.6%
43 Waternet, Netherlands 0.37 0.17 1 -52.3%
43 De Watergroep, Belgium 0.50 0.17 1 -65.1%
43 Agency for Consultation and Research in Oceanography (ACRO), France 0.17 1 N/A
43 Zagreb Wastewater - Management and Operation Ltd., Croatia 0.17 1 N/A
43 Pangea s.r.l., Italy 0.17 1 N/A
43 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
43 Aigües de Barcelona - EMGCIA S.A, Spain 0.17 1 N/A
43 Uppsala Water and Waste AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
43 Green Minerals B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
43 SR Technics Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
43 VESI Environmental Ltd., Ireland 0.17 1 N/A
43 Aware Engineering GmbH, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
43 ENVEO IT GmbH, Austria 0.17 1 N/A
43 Rigare, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
43 E.ON SE, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
44 SSBN Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.16 2 14.7%
45 BMT Group Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 1 N/A
46 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.15 2 N/A
47 TGS, Norway 0.14 0.14 1 4.7%
47 Cairn Energy PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.14 1 -25.2%
47 Metropolitana Milanese S.p.A., Italy 0.14 1 N/A
47 Novozymes A/S, Denmark 0.14 1 N/A
47 Cordouan Technologies SAS, France 0.14 1 N/A
47 Gästrike Vatten AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
47 Paradigm B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
47 Grótti ehf, Iceland 0.14 1 N/A
48 Cambustion Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 2 N/A
49 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.13 1 17.8%
49 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.13 1 4.7%
49 Ricardo Energy and Environment, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 0.13 1 -47.7%
49 Niras Finland Oy, Finland 0.13 1 N/A
49 QinetiQ Group plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
49 Holmen AB, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
49 Antea Group Netherlands, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
49 Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark 0.13 1 N/A
49 Marine Harvest ASA, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
49 Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
49 PathCon Laboratories, Croatia 0.13 1 N/A
49 Tullow Oil plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
49 ADD Ideas Albrecht und Detlev Degering GbR, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
50 EWOMIS, Germany 0.12 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.