2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.41 4.19 51 18.9%
2 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 1.99 2.91 12 41.4%
3 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 2.02 2.77 14 32.9%
4 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.86 1.68 6 87.5%
5 Vaisala Oyj, Finland 0.14 1.37 4 824.0%
6 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.31 1.35 5 325.7%
7 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.89 1.01 3 9.2%
8 Q‐con GmbH, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
9 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 0.86 1 N/A
10 Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands 0.79 4 N/A
11 Total S.A., France 0.46 0.76 6 59.0%
12 Veritas S.p.A., Italy 0.71 1 N/A
13 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.71 0.67 2 -9.0%
13 Aarhus GeoSoftware, Denmark 0.67 2 N/A
14 ENVEO IT GmbH, Austria 0.03 0.65 2 1,764.6%
15 Kemira Oyj, Finland 0.02 0.63 1 2,438.2%
16 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.08 0.61 3 609.1%
17 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.48 0.58 3 16.3%
18 Reykjavik Energy, Iceland 0.30 0.57 1 84.2%
19 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Sweden 0.07 0.56 2 658.9%
20 enviBee GmbH, Switzerland 0.13 0.50 2 286.8%
20 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden 0.58 0.50 1 -17.1%
20 BMW Group, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
20 Southern Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
20 Arcadis Schweiz AG, Switzerland 0.50 1 N/A
20 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 0.50 1 N/A
21 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.29 0.45 2 53.8%
22 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.50 0.44 7 -13.6%
23 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.43 1 190.1%
23 Blücher GmbH, Germany 0.43 1 N/A
24 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.13 0.42 1 222.3%
25 Gazprom, Russia 0.38 1 N/A
26 Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), Germany 0.37 2 N/A
27 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.17 0.37 2 111.8%
28 Ricardo Energy and Environment, United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 0.36 2 -1.4%
29 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.36 2 179.3%
29 TGS, Norway 0.36 2 N/A
30 WESSLING Hungary Ltd., Hungary 0.35 1 N/A
31 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 0.87 0.34 2 -62.3%
32 Orano, France 0.33 0.33 2 -3.3%
32 MG Optical Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
32 Águas de Portugal (AdP), S.A., Portugal 0.33 1 N/A
32 AUTARCON GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
32 MMT Sweden AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
32 Öko-Recherche Büro für Umweltforschung und-beratung GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
32 Compagnie Générale de Géophysique S.A., France 0.33 1 N/A
33 Wessex Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 2 N/A
34 Gryaab AB, Sweden 0.31 1 N/A
34 Mirico Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 1 N/A
35 Adict Solutions (ADICT), France 0.30 1 N/A
35 Geomecon GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
35 DHI WASY GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
36 SYSTEMIQ Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 1 N/A
37 ARUP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.12 0.29 2 134.8%
37 Geoservei Projectes i Gestió Ambiental, S.L., Spain 0.29 1 N/A
37 Lantmateriet, Sweden 0.29 1 N/A
37 Geo-Energie Suisse AG, Switzerland 0.29 1 N/A
37 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.29 1 N/A
38 PWN, Netherlands 0.05 0.25 1 407.6%
38 Biofos A/S, Denmark 0.33 0.25 1 -27.5%
38 RPS Group Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
38 Dunea Water Company, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
38 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.25 1 N/A
38 Water-link Ov, Belgium 0.25 1 N/A
39 Sweden Water Research AB, Sweden 0.24 2 N/A
40 Météorage, France 0.23 2 N/A
41 Actalia, France 0.23 1 N/A
42 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.22 1 N/A
42 Silixa Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
42 HR Wallingford Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 2 N/A
43 Waternet, Netherlands 0.20 0.21 2 0.7%
44 Nofima AS, Norway 0.17 0.20 6 12.2%
45 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.10 0.20 1 93.4%
45 Paques B.V., Netherlands 0.10 0.20 1 93.4%
45 JR-AquaConSol GmbH, Austria 0.47 0.20 1 -58.6%
45 Biocel Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
45 Anglian Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
45 Purifics Water Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
45 Uppsala Water and Waste AB, Sweden 0.20 1 N/A
46 Naturalea, Spain 0.11 0.19 1 63.2%
46 Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, Russia 0.19 1 N/A
47 Saur Group, France 0.18 2 N/A
48 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.17 1 12.8%
48 Amphos 21 Consulting S.L, Spain 0.25 0.17 1 -35.5%
48 Croatia Control Ltd., Croatia 0.17 1 N/A
48 SCR-Sibelco N.V., Belgium 0.17 1 N/A
48 Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
48 Entidad de Saneamiento y Depuración de Aguas Residuales (ESAMUR), Spain 0.17 1 N/A
48 GEOS4 GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
48 Dekonta, a.s., Czech Republic 0.17 1 N/A
48 Chalmers Industriteknik, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
48 Empresa Municipal Aguas de Murcia (Emuasa), Spain 0.17 1 N/A
48 iXBlue SAS, France 0.17 1 N/A
49 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.12 0.14 1 13.5%
49 BURGEAP SA, France 0.14 1 N/A
49 OceanScope, France 0.14 1 N/A
49 Vitens Water Company, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
50 FaunaPhotonics APS, Denmark 0.14 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.