Comparative evaluations are important in different contexts:

  • Evaluation and selection of materials for use in industrial production and development
  • Evaluation and priorization of chemicals
  • Evaluation of new alternatives or products in comparison to competitors
  • Selection of optimal (management-) strategies
  • ...

Normally, evaluations are following target and criteria hierarchies, where the hierarchy comprises all criteria and indicators required for quantifying the target. In facing each criterion/indicator with data (from measurements or modelling results) the different alternatives (materials, chemicals, strategies,...) can be evaluated. The way how the different scaled criteria are dealt with in order to come to a rank is the main distinguishing feature of multi-criteria evaluation and decision support methods. Some of the well-known methods are:

  • Partial Order Ranking
  • Utility Function theory
  • Concordance Analysis
  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • AHP (analytical hierarchy process)

In line with your targets and criteria we provide the knowledge for selecting and developing appropriate tools for multi-criteria evaluation and decision support.

Moreover, based on our longtime experiences in environmental sciences and ecology we have a comprehensive expertise in the

Application and Development of Deterministic and Statistical Models

with emphasize on

Exposure and Fate Modelling

Risk Assessment




last update: 03.03.2010