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Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2015: Budgets And Priorities

Date: 18 September 2015

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Executive Summary

This report helps heads of EH&S to understand and benchmark their environmental, health and safety strategies, current budgets, improvement priorities and predicted future spending with high revenue firms globally. Verdantix interviewed 312 EH&S decision-makers and budget-holders from firms with revenues of at least $250 million to over $20 billion. The EH&S heads were from 16 different geographies (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, DACH region, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nordic region, Russia, South Africa, the UK, and the US) and 21 unique industries aggregated into five sector groups (business and financial services, consumer services, energy and basic resources, manufacturing, and retail and consumer products). This report is also useful for suppliers of EH&S services and software to understand which EH&S initiatives are a priority, and which will see increased spend in the near future. Finally, this report also examines EH&S software market penetration across 12 modules, and the probability of module purchase over the next two years.


Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2015: Budgets And Priorities
Verdantix Interviewed 312 Individuals Responsible For Environmental, Health And Safety Management
Most Firms Directly Correlate EH&S Performance With Minimizing Financial Risks
The Majority Of Firms Are Taking A Prevention-Based Approach to EH&S Management
EH&S Leaders Aim To Improve Performance Across A Broad Spectrum Of Environmental, Health And Safety Initiatives
Hazardous Waste Management Tops Environmental Priorities
Executives Aim For Improvements In Occupational Safety And Employee Health
Incident Management And Risk Analysis Top The List Of Process Improvements
Corporate EH&S Leaders Expect Steady Budget Growth
Budget Growth Predictions Closely Align With Top Priorities
Operational Excellence Programmes Drive Higher EH&S Budgets
EH&S Software Will Play An Important Role In Improving EH&S Over The Next Two Years
Market Penetration Of Enterprise Solutions Is Still Relatively Low
Occupational Safety And Sustainability Reporting EH&S Software Are The Most Often Deployed At The Enterprise Level
Firms Are Considering Enterprise-Scale Purchases Over The Next Two Years


Figure 1. Geographic Location Of Survey Respondents
Figure 2. Industry Category Of Firms Surveyed
Figure 3. Most EH&S Leaders Categorize Their Firm’s Strategy As Prevention-Focused And Proactive
Figure 4. Majority Of Firms View EH&S Performance As Directly Impacting Financial Performance
Figure 5. EH&S Leaders Have Diverse Environmental Management Priorities
Figure 6. Direct Occupational Safety And Employee Health Concerns Lead Health And Safety Priorities
Figure 7. Incident Management And Risk Analysis Lead EH&S Process Improvement Priorities
Figure 8. New ISO Standards Will Cause Some Firms To Drop Certification
Figure 9. Comparison Of Overall EH&S Budget Growth 2014 vs 2015
Figure 10. EH&S Leaders Estimate Budget Growth Will Lean Towards Training And Employees
Figure 11. EH&S Budgets Are Rarely Negatively Impacted By External Factors
Figure 12. EH&S Software Penetration Among Survey Respondents Varies From 13% To 30%
Figure 13. Majority Of EH&S Software Is Utilized At An Enterprise Scale


3E Company, CGI, CMO Compliance, Dow Jones & Company, Enablon, FTSE, IHS, Ingersoll Rand, Intelex, KMI, MSDSonline, ProcessMAP, Safetec, Sitehawk, The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), US Environmental Protection Agency