A national expert at the service of environmental safety
Founded in 1990, INERIS is a public institution with industrial and commercial dimensions, under the supervision of the ministry for national and regional
development and the environment. INERIS has a mission of assessing and preventing accidental and chronic risks to people and the environment due to industrial
plants, chemical substances and underground operations.
Research potential for surveys
As a multidisciplinary institute, INERIS conducts research and expertise activities requested by the public authorities and industrial operators. It
comprises teams of chemists, physicists, physicians, ecotoxicologists, veterinary surgeons, economists, statisticians and specialists in risk assessment,
(about 520 persons including 280 scientists and staff members). INERIS combines an experimental approach, modelling, a methodological approach to risks
and experience feedback to allow better understanding of the phenomena that cause risks.
Located at Verneuil-en-Halatte (Oise), in the Picardy Region (at about 60 km from Paris), INERIS is equipped with physicochemical analysis laboratories
and testing and computing facilities that rank among the best in France.