Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria)

We are Austria's largest expert organisation for all environmental issues. As an independent partner, we build bridges between the economy, science and politics at national and international level. With more than 450 experts in 55 disciplines, we are a leading provider of environmental solutions.

Facts & Figures

More than 30 years of experience:
In our more than 30-year history we played an active role in environmental protection and monitoring in Austria and in Europe. Our experts are continuing to develop strategies and solutions for decision-makers in politics, administration and the economy.

More than 500 experts:
The Environment Agency Austria currently employs 503 experts, 52% of which are women. The percentage of women in leadership positions is 44%.

More than 55 scientific disciplines:
Interdisciplinary activities are part of our daily routine. Our experts specialise in more than 55 scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, energy & environmental management, process technology, environmental engineering, microbiology, industrial environmental protection, commercial sciences, organizational development and many more.

More than 20 languages:
In our international activities, our partners and clients benefit from the language skills of our experts which include Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Dutch, Maltese, Finnish and sign language.

More than 45 million turnover:
In 2015 the Environment Agency Austria achieved a turnover of 45.3 million Euros. National projects accounted for 39.9m Euros, international projects for 5.4m Euros.

More than 200 networks:
At international level we are actively involved in more than 200 networks and bodies, we cooperate with international institutions such as UNEP and the OECD and provide advice e.g. to the European Parliament and the EU Commission.

More than 100 projects in more than 27 countries:
We are the leading organisation of experts for all environmental topics and media in Austria and, with a track record of more than 100 individual projects in 27 countries in Eastern and Southeast Europe and in the Mediterranean countries, an experienced project partner. Through administrative partnerships, so-called Twinning Projects, we have been supporting Central and Southeast European authorities in important environmental matters since 1999.We have assisted them in institutional capacity building and in the implementation of EU law.

Our cooperation with Donau Soja

We are a long-standing member of Donau Soja's Advisory Board, which supports and counsels the association in decisions of content. We are also a partner in Donau Soja's goal of providing Europe with GMO-free soya of utmost quality.

GMO Testing at Umweltbundesamt

The main task of our molecular biological laboratory is the analysis of feed, foodstuffs and environmental samples for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Qualitative and quantitative PCR-tests with state-of-the-art equipment are provided for our clients.

Umweltbundesamt GmbH - Environment Agency Austria

Spittelauer Lände 5
1090 Vienna/Austria

Tel.: +43-(0)1-313 04