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US Chemicals Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

Date: 03 February 2014

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This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, environment and sustainability management between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the chemicals industry in the US market. The analysis covers 84 chemicals firms with average US revenues of $2.4 billion, and 29 sustainable business initiatives, ranging from water management to sustainability risk assessment. The model finds that sustainable business spend by the chemicals industry will grow from $1.5 billion in 2012 to $2.1 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 7%. The Verdantix Critical Moments analysis finds that industrial energy management, environmental remediation, and pollution control and prevention will comprise the largest areas of investment, while legal and compliance will be the fastest growing.

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US Chemicals Sector Will Spend $1.8 Billion On Energy, EH&S And Sustainability in 2014

US Chemicals Sector Sustainability Spend Will Grow At A 7% CAGR Between 2012 And 2017


FIGURE 1. US Sustainable Business Spend For Chemicals Industry 2012-2017
FIGURE 2. US Chemicals Spend By Initiative Category 2012-2017 ($m)
FIGURE 3. US Chemicals Spend By Initiative In 2014 ($m)
FIGURE 4. US Chemicals Spend Per Billion Revenue By Initiative In 2014 ($ thousands)
FIGURE 5. US Chemicals Spend By Category In 2014 ($m)
FIGURE 6. US Chemicals Spend Per Billion Revenue By Category In 2014 ($ thousands)
FIGURE 7. US Chemicals Spend Per Firm By Maturity In 2014 ($ thousands)
FIGURE 8.1 US Chemicals Spend Y-o-Y Growth And CAGR 2012-2017
FIGURE 8.2 US Chemicals Spend Y-o-Y Growth And CAGR 2012-2017


BASF, DuPont, International Monetary Fund, The Dow Chemical Company, US Energy Information Administration, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Securities And Exchange Commission.