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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

We provide research-based solutions and decision support to tackle environmental and societal challenges related to residual resources, chemicals, and water quality.

The section on Circularity and Environmental Impact contributes to the societal goals of climate change mitigation, optimal utilization of residual resources, and a safe and non-toxic environment.

We are organised around three major research areas:

  • Residual Resources in a Circular Economy: assess, evaluate and develop contributions to the sustainable conversion, utilization, recovery, and overall management of waste as a residual resource.
  • Chemicals in the Environment: advancing scientific knowledge to identify, quantify and tackle environmental problems caused by emissions of chemicals, nanomaterials, and micro-/nanoplastics
  • Risk Mitigation of Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Contamination: investigate, quantify and assess key natural and anthropogenic processes affecting surface water and groundwater quality through laboratory, field, and modelling studies at various scales.

We provide clear recommendations, guidance, and assessment tools based on consistent and high‐quality technical research for authorities, organisations, and industry.

We have close collaborations with national and regional authorities, international organisations (e.g., OECD, WHO), public and private utility companies, chemical & manufacturing industries (e.g., Unilever, BASF, Bayer, Coloplast, Novo Nordisk), stakeholder organisations, and research institutions/universities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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