We undertake research projects and contract assignments in the entire environmental field. The activities include for example climate issues, environmental technology, indoor environment, waste management, working environment, environmental measurements, and environmental quality evaluation. IVL also performs studies of the environmental effects in air, water, and soil, and the institute has its own accredited laboratories for analysis. All activities are linked to six major theme areas: Climate and energy, Sustainable building, Air and transport, Sustainable production, Resource-efficient products and waste, and Water.
The broad scope of IVL's activities, combined with its multidisciplinary approach, enables IVL to offer its customers holistic solutions, as well as answers to highly specific problems.
About the company name
The abbreviation IVL in IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute stems from our former company name in Swedish ' Institutet för vatten- ochluftvårdsforskning', which means the institute for water and air research.
When the scope of the work done at IVL gradually broadened beyond water and air issues, the company name was eventually changed into IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. IVL was kept in the new company name due to the excellent reputation IVL was associated with.
In Swedish, the company name is IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is a limited company owned by the Foundation for IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (SIVL). The aim of the Foundation is to promote long-term conditions for environmental research and through ownership guarantee IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute an independent position.
SIVL is responsible for the resources (60 MSEK 2009, of which 30 MSEK is guaranteed by the Government) put at disposal for co-financed environmental research at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
The SIVL Board is made up of members of whom half is appointed by the industry and business world, and half by the Government. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the Government.
The SIVL Board appoints members to the IVL Board. In the IVL Board, just as in the SIVL Board, the Government and the industry are represented with an equal number of board members.
IVL is divided into six administrative units:
The units are collaborating in the theme areas:
Mission and core values
Mission: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute works with applied research and on commission to promote ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable growth within business and society at large.
Core values: Credibility, foresight and holistic approach are core values that should permeate all operations.
We offer a variety of measurements for both emissions as well as the state of different environmental settings and matrices. Our measurement expertise spans virtually all areas of society, from industrial processes and mobile emission sources to workplaces and cities. We also monitor the state of the natural environment and charts pathways for chemicals, using various screening methods. We can analyse a large and rare number of substances. We use a ...
Chemical and Biological Analysis
With experienced chemists and ecotoxicologists, a broad expertise and quality awareness, we can offer solutions that include sampling, analysis and interpretation of results. We analyze a large number of components in air (indoorexternal link, opens in new window and outdoor), precipitation, water, soil and sediment. We analyze a large number of organic compounds in various sample types, including volatile hydrocarbons, 'conventional' pollutants and ...