2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 2.06 3.44 42 52.3%
2 Total S.A., France 0.03 1.84 8 4,740.2%
3 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 2.62 1.74 11 -39.3%
4 BASF SE, Germany 1.01 1.11 5 0.3%
5 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 0.60 1.07 4 62.5%
6 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.40 1.00 1 128.2%
6 Javno Podjetje Vodovod-Kanalizacija d.o.o., Slovenia 1.00 2 N/A
7 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 1.96 0.92 8 -57.4%
8 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.92 0.85 3 -15.4%
9 Eau de Paris, France 0.60 0.80 2 21.7%
10 SpectrumGeo Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.78 2 N/A
11 Equinor ASA, Norway 2.69 0.75 2 -74.5%
12 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.58 0.72 3 12.4%
13 Veolia Eau d'Ile de France, France 0.70 2 N/A
14 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.70 2 408.5%
15 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.29 0.66 10 108.6%
16 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 0.63 2 -4.2%
17 Waternet, Netherlands 0.17 0.61 3 233.2%
18 Areva, France 0.50 1 N/A
18 Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible, S.L. (IRIS), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
18 Itasca Consultants S.A.S., France 0.50 1 N/A
18 Integrated Geochemical Interpretation Ltd (IGI Ltd), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
19 Reykjavik Energy, Iceland 0.11 0.49 2 301.0%
20 Reykjavík Geothermal Ltd., Iceland 0.49 3 N/A
21 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.45 3 N/A
22 Partners4UrbanWater, Netherlands 0.10 0.43 2 287.9%
23 Aquafin NV, Belgium 0.40 2 N/A
23 Tre Altamira s.r.l., Italy 0.40 1 N/A
24 Nofima AS, Norway 0.29 0.38 10 20.7%
25 Société des Eaux de Marseille, France 0.38 1 N/A
26 MDM Team Srl, Italy 0.33 1 N/A
26 Kabelwerke Brugg AG Holding, Switzerland 0.25 0.33 1 21.7%
26 South Russian Regional Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects, Limited (CPPI - S Ltd.), Russia 0.38 0.33 1 -18.9%
26 Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
26 Redstack B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
26 Gryaab AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
26 FluxSense AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
27 Cambridge Econometrics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 2 N/A
28 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.48 0.32 2 -39.2%
29 Bioplastech Ltd., Ireland 0.31 1 N/A
29 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 1 N/A
30 Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy 0.31 2 N/A
31 WatchFrog S.A., France 0.28 0.30 1 -2.8%
31 Aerosol d.o.o., Slovenia 0.30 2 N/A
32 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.29 1 1,569.0%
32 HYDRO-BIOS Apparatebau GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
32 Orano, France 0.29 1 N/A
32 GenoScreen, France 0.29 1 N/A
33 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Sweden 0.28 2 N/A
33 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.28 3 39.0%
34 Arcadia SIT s.r.l., Italy 0.26 2 N/A
35 Allianz SE, Germany 0.00 0.25 1 33,717.3%
35 FTSE Russell, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
35 OWS NV, Belgium 0.25 1 N/A
35 Faculty, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
35 Thames Water Utilities Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
35 Prointec S.A., Spain 0.25 1 N/A
35 Biothane Systems International B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
35 GasPlus Italiana S.r.l., Italy 0.25 1 N/A
35 Statkraft, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
35 Vortex Recources Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
36 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.35 0.25 12 -35.8%
37 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.64 0.25 2 -64.9%
38 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.15 0.23 1 40.4%
39 Bayer AG, Germany 0.23 2 N/A
40 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.22 1 N/A
41 ALS Scandinavia AB, Sweden 0.06 0.21 1 212.9%
42 Silixa Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 0.20 1 -54.4%
42 Stadtentwässerung Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
42 Texplor Exploration and Environmental Technology GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
42 Veolia España, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
42 Cambi AS, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
42 Krajete GmbH, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
42 ARVE Research Sarl, Switzerland 0.20 2 N/A
43 WS Atkins plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 2 N/A
44 Nanobactérie Sarl, France 0.19 1 N/A
45 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.11 0.19 2 -84.6%
46 Cowi A/S, Denmark 0.17 1 N/A
46 RPS Group Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 2 N/A
46 Tullow Oil plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.17 1 21.7%
46 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR), Norway 0.17 0.17 1 -8.7%
46 DUNEA, Netherlands 0.25 0.17 1 -39.2%
46 CVA Group, France 0.17 1 N/A
46 PA Consulting Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
46 Lynx Simulations S.L., Spain 0.17 1 N/A
46 Idronaut S.r.l, Italy 0.17 1 N/A
46 EkoBalans Fenix AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
46 Sydvatten AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
46 Sweden Water Research AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
46 NPComplete Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
47 ARA Consult GmbH, Austria 0.11 0.16 2 33.4%
48 FrieslandCampina, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
48 Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A., Italy 0.14 1 N/A
48 Ecometrics Research and Consulting (EMRC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
48 Suez S.A., France 0.14 1 N/A
48 Vattenfall AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
48 Water Treatment of the Mediterranean (DAM), Spain 0.14 1 N/A
48 ERAMET Group, France 0.14 1 N/A
49 Bioclear Earth B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.13 1 36.9%
49 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.13 1 -8.7%
49 DEBtox Research, Netherlands 0.25 0.13 1 -54.4%
49 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
49 FCG Finnish Consulting Group Oy, Finland 0.13 1 N/A
49 Innovative Technologies Center S.A. (ITC), Greece 0.13 1 N/A
49 Water ApS, Denmark 0.13 1 N/A
49 Tony Gee and Partners LLP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
50 Seascape Consultants Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 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.