Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)
Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques
is a public research body of an industrial and commercial character, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. INERIS’s mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and underground works. INERIS engages in two main sorts of research and studies: a) Characterization and understanding of the phenomena that underline the risks affecting the safety or property, people, health and the environment as a result of economic activities; b) Improvement of the identification and evaluation of such risks in order to enable decision-makers in the public and private sectors to adopt the most appropriate measures to improve environmental safety.