2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.44 3.41 46 -4.0%
2 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 1.74 2.02 13 12.2%
3 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.92 1.99 9 110.8%
4 SGS SA, Switzerland 1.00 1 N/A
5 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.70 0.89 5 24.5%
6 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.07 0.87 2 -21.4%
7 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.75 0.86 5 11.7%
8 Aigües de Barcelona - EMGCIA S.A, Spain 0.83 1 N/A
9 Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany 0.81 1 N/A
10 Engine Shed, United Kingdom (UK) 0.75 1 N/A
11 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.71 2 N/A
12 E3-Modelling, Greece 0.67 1 N/A
12 ALomax Scientific, France 0.67 2 N/A
13 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden 0.58 2 N/A
14 Estellus, France 0.53 2 N/A
15 CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland 0.11 0.50 1 336.2%
15 SouthWestSensor Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
16 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.25 0.50 11 94.1%
17 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.72 0.48 3 -35.1%
18 JR-AquaConSol GmbH, Austria 0.47 2 N/A
19 Total S.A., France 1.84 0.46 3 -75.6%
20 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.23 0.45 3 88.8%
21 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.43 1 N/A
22 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.42 7 2,080.4%
23 Climate Risk Analysis, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
24 OMV AG, Austria 0.40 1 N/A
25 Hofor A/S, Denmark 0.38 2 N/A
26 Farys CVBA, Belgium 0.38 1 N/A
26 Siccar Point Energy Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 1 N/A
27 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.08 0.37 2 330.8%
28 Litoclean, S.L, Spain 0.36 1 N/A
29 Ricardo Energy and Environment, United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 2 N/A
30 Orano, France 0.29 0.33 1 13.1%
30 Unisense A/S, Denmark 0.33 1 N/A
30 Biofos A/S, Denmark 0.33 1 N/A
30 Plaxis BV, Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
30 VCS Denmark, Denmark 0.33 1 N/A
31 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 0.33 2 28.3%
32 Cambi AS, Norway 0.20 0.31 1 51.4%
33 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.31 2 140.0%
34 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.28 0.31 2 7.7%
35 Reykjavik Energy, Iceland 0.49 0.30 1 -40.4%
36 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.29 2 N/A
37 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.22 0.29 1 24.6%
37 Costa Edutainment S.p.A, Italy 0.29 1 N/A
38 RheinEnergie AG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
39 Amphos 21 Consulting S.L, Spain 0.09 0.25 1 166.6%
39 The MathWorks AB, Sweden 0.25 1 N/A
39 Riscon Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
39 Risk&Safety AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
39 Hotel Korpikartano, Finland 0.25 1 N/A
39 Three Cliffs Geomechanical Analysis Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
39 Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), Norway 0.25 1 N/A
40 Sellafield Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
40 Hydrotox - Labor für Ökotoxikologie und Gewässerschutz GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
41 EMISIA SA, Greece 0.21 1 N/A
42 Knowing Earth Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 2 N/A
43 Veolia España, Spain 0.20 0.20 1 -3.1%
43 Waternet, Netherlands 0.61 0.20 1 -68.1%
43 PGS ASA, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
43 Nu Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
43 Umicore N.V., Belgium 0.20 1 N/A
43 Van der Lugt B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
43 Air Liquide, France 0.20 1 N/A
43 Telenor Group, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
44 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 0.19 1 -41.8%
45 Nofima AS, Norway 0.38 0.17 9 -56.0%
45 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.66 0.17 9 -74.6%
46 SR Technics Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
46 INOVYN Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
46 EPI Group Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
46 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
46 Bantry Marine Research Station, Ireland 0.17 1 N/A
46 Stena Recycling International AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
46 Petrolia NOCO AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
46 Mega a.s., Czech Republic 0.17 1 N/A
46 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.17 2 N/A
46 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
46 Wardell Armstrong International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
47 Antea Group Netherlands, Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
48 Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET), Spain 0.15 1 N/A
49 CGG, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 2 N/A
50 Vaisala Oyj, Finland 0.08 0.14 1 66.2%
50 Suez S.A., France 0.14 0.14 1 -3.1%
50 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 0.14 1 -77.8%
50 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.85 0.14 1 -83.7%
50 ERM Poitiers, France 0.14 1 N/A
50 Marlinks NV, Belgium 0.14 1 N/A
50 Febus Optics SAS, France 0.14 1 N/A
50 Austrian Power Grid (APG), Austria 0.14 1 N/A
50 Inversion Lab (iLab), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
50 Xylem Services GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
50 Sweco AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
50 Agency for Consultation and Research in Oceanography (ACRO), France 0.14 1 N/A
50 Zagreb Wastewater - Management and Operation Ltd., Croatia 0.14 1 N/A
50 Tholos Group s.r.l, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
50 Estudos, Desenvolvimento e Actividades Laboratoriais, S.A. (EDP Labelec), Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
50 AQUALOGUS, Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda., Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
50 Société du Canal de Provence (SCP), France 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.