Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)

Address /
Contact person

Avenue du Parc Alata - BP 2
60550 Verneuil-en-Halatte, France
Mr. Raymond Cointe, raymond.cointe(at)


Created in 1990, INERIS is a public research body of an industrial and commercial character, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, with a staff of 650 persons of whom 75% are professional engineers and scientists. INERIS’s mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environ¬ment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and under¬ground works. INERIS engages in two main sorts of research and studies:

  • Characterization and understanding of the phenomena that underlie the risks affecting the safety or property, people, health and the environment as a result of economic activities.
  • 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.

Using the findings of this research works, INERIS offers advice and high-level technical expertise to public administrations, industry and regional authorities and develops an active policy for disseminating information to a wide public. Technical consultation is also provided to support Public Authorities in their regulatory and standardization activity.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Socio-Economic Analysis


Main Products / Services

  • Support in the creation of new business at international level in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection
  • Studies and strategic advice in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • CASCEFF - Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations,
  • I2MINE - Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future,
  • TOSCA - Total Operation management for Safety Critical activities,
  • EDA-EMERG - Innovative biodiagnosis meets chemical structure elucidation – Novel tools in effect directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale,
  • HELIX - The Human Early-Life Exposome - Novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe,

Why we joined EU-VRi?

INERIS is a Founding Member