About us

Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK) is a leading chemical and physical lab analysis service provider in Estonia.

Estonia, Tallinn, Marja 4dThe Centre offers chemical and physical lab analysis, and geotechnical investigations. Our clients are private enterprises, private individuals and various state institutions.

EKUK has been designated by relevant government institutions to operate as an approved laboratory in the field of food and raw material for food and alcohol analyses and as a reference laboratory in the field of surface water, groundwater, sea and waste water and sewage sludge. EKUK offers a wide selection of chemical and physical analyses and related services.

Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring involves studies in the framework of governmental programs and at the order of several environmental institutions, including the Environment Department. Study results are used towards improvement of human environment, development of environment-friendly technologies and a national environmental strategy, but also assessment of accident-related pollution and identification of pollution sources.

Quality management system

  • The quality management system of Estonian Environmental Research Centre has since 1998 been accredited by Estonian Accreditation Centre. Estonian Accreditation Centre has found the testing lab to be in compliance with the requirements of EVS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2006.
  • In 2009 it was certified by AS Metrosert as compliant with standards ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004.
  • Estonian Accreditation Centre has accredited EKUK as a product certification body. The Centre has been found to be in compliance with the requirements of EN 45011:1999.
  • Estonian Accreditation Centre has accredited EKUK as a reporting attestation body of emissions of greenhouse gases. The Centre has been found to be in compliance with requirements of EVS-EN ISO 14065:2013.
  • Estonian Accreditation Centre has accredited EKUK as an organizer of comparision tests. The Centre has been found to be in compliance with the requirements of EVS-EN ISO/IEC 17043:2010.
  • Minister of the Environment has designated EKUK as a reference laboratory in the field of surface water, groundwater, sea and waste water and sewage sludge.
  • Veterinary and Food Board has authorised EKUK to analyse food and raw material for food.
  • Minister of Agriculture has authorised EKUK to analyse alcohol.

The quality management system of EKUK is daily managed by the Quality Assurance, Environmental, Health and Safety Department.

Estonian Environmental Research Institute

The Estonian Environmental Research Institute within EKUK studies vital issues in environmental science and nature conservation. The Institute employs 5 research doctorate holders or candidates and 6 master’s candidates.