This is where we ask two of our three important questions: what do we see? and what does it mean?

As always, we use a mix of people with different skill sets and backgrounds: project managers keep things on-schedule and on-budget, while our science leaders make sure research is robust and correct. Both sides complement each other and bring a healthy friction that keeps us on track. External experts might be brought in too.

Sharing economy for flexibility and sustainability

Much of the experimentation is done in our own labs but we also access external resources, from organizations including Lund University and Malmö University. This gives us the flexibility to make research decisions without being wedded to or biased towards particular instruments or methods. It’s a sustainable approach too, because resources are utilized more frequently and thus more efficiently.

Of course, not everything happens in the lab. We read, discuss, calculate and think before we get to the experimental work, and then we evaluate and contextualize the data. We regularly keep you updated and decisions are often made together.

Tracking our resources: time as well as solvents…

While we’re doing this, we often find ways to improve the project’s sustainability. We act on these where possible, but even if we can’t, we record them for future discussion and implementation in other projects. We also track all the resources we use.

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At CR, we provide scientifically sound and sustainable business direction.

The three concepts in this process – science, sustainability, business – aren’t incompatible. Quite the opposite. Because of overlapping global crises and the regulations put in place to deal with them, only solutions that embrace environmental, social and economic sustainability are good for business.

So, we make sustainability a consideration at every stage of our projects. And in our experience this improves both methodologies and outcomes.

Here’s a guide to how we do it: science, sustainability and business step by step.

How we work

Reporting and sharing

We deliver a final report in the most useful format.
We supply raw data and technical details.
We present to your organization to prompt sustainable change.

Reporting and Sharing

Feedback and wrap-up

This is where we look back and look forward.
We collect and analyze opinions from everyone involved.
We analyze the resource use.
We eat cake.

Feedback and Wrap-Up

Making Contact

We introduce ourselves and learn a little about each other.
We find out if we meet your needs, your ways of working and your supplier policy.
We see if the project is compatible with our sustainability goals.

Making Contact

Defining the Scope

Here, we define the problem and a satisfactory outcome.
We formulate a hypothesis, what’s needed and what’s nice.
We find out what sustainable alternatives are suitable.

Defining the scope

Reaching an agreement

We outline the work we’ll do.
We show you what the results might look like.
We explore specific sustainability details.
We make an official quote.

Reaching an agreement


Here, we clarify expectations, establish project structure and confirm goals.
We ensure we truly embed sustainability in the project.
We manage the impact of project work via a materiality assessment.
We assess the project’s wider impact with a stakeholder analysis.


The Project

We ask the questions, what do we see? and what does it mean?
We use the most appropriate instruments and methods.
We observe opportunities to be more sustainable, now and in the future.
We keep you involved in decision-making.

The Project

Result Discussion

Here, we assess the data as a whole and in context.
We discuss what the results mean: to you and the planet.
We elaborate on our findings.
We identify sustainability risks and opportunities.

Result Discussion