We cherish our staff and their creativity, our independence and in-depth analysis, the network we maintain and our open and informal working atmosphere, all of which constitute key elements of our business relations. We're proud of our specialist know-how and the consultancy skills we use to tackle environmental issues head on. The skills and specialist knowledge we have at our disposal run from economics to environmental science, from engineering to sociology and through to the art of consultancy. Although our main focus is on the more persistent, long-term environmental problems, this in no way implies a blind spot for issues like local environmental quality, if that is a pre-condition for the changes required. And if we find ourselves lacking appropriate expertise, we seek collaboration with like-minded professionals at other agencies, universities or institutes.