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Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) is a non-profit organisation which deals with technical-scientific research and provides expertise. The company administers interdisciplinary knowledge, progressive methods and qualified data.

GRS was established as a business in January 1977. The headquarters are in Cologne, other sites include: Berlin, Braunschweig and Garching nearby Munich. Currently, there are approximately 450 employees at GRS, 350 of whom work in the technical-scientific sector. GRS is only financed by contracts and the present annual volume of contracts is worth 53 million €.

Customers of GRS
GRS’s main customers are:
• The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
• The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
• The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
• The Federal Foreign Office
• The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)

Furthermore, GRS works on contracts from the Land authorities, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Technischen Überwachungs-Vereinen (TÜV). An important international customer is the European Commission.

Shareholders and Administrative Bodies
46% of GRS are owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, another 46% by the Technische Überwachungsvereine (TÜV). The Länder of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria hold 4% of the shares each.

The administrative bodies of GRS are the General Assembly, the Supervisory Board and its General Management. Chairperson of the Supervisory Board is the Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter (BMU).