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(EH&S) Environmental Health & Safety Research - Environmental Risk Management

New EHS Software Benchmark: How To Select The Best Fit Vendor (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar is designed for corporate EHS leaders, IT managers, and senior executives involved in the identification, selection, financial backing, and implementation of EHS software. Based on the Verdantix EHS Software Green Quadrant (scheduled for publication later this July), this webinar will examine 20 major EHS software vendors according to the capabilities of their software applications and the strength of their market momentum. View Full Details »

Free Subscribers only Webinar Published: 24 August 2017

EHS Risk Management Lessons From UCOR’s ‘Manhattan Project’ Site Remediation

During World War II, most of the uranium enrichment for the production of the ‘Manhattan Project’ nuclear bombs took place at the Clinton Engineer Works at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Put under control of the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1947, the US Department of Energy contracted a joint venture between URS (now AECOM) and CH2M Hill (now CH2M) called UCOR to undertake a large-scale environmental remediation project. View Full Details »

Free Subscribers only Published: 07 June 2017

Lessons Learnt From Ten EHS Innovation Award Winners (Webinar)

For the 2017 EHS Innovation Awards, a panel of three independent judges – all current or past EHS executives at $10 billion revenue or more firms – selected ten winners in private sector categories from more than 70 submissions. This webinar digs into the detail of how firms in ten different sectors have invested in EHS software, analytics, mobile apps, drones and beacons to enhance EHS outcomes. We also feature insights from finalists in each of the ten categories. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 06 June 2017

Three Pillars Of EHS Compliance: Software, Regulatory Content And Expertise

This report identifies the challenges with establishing and maintaining compliance at complex organizations and provides insights into the effective three pillar approach that Dakota Software has taken to resolve the problems faced by EHS managers at all levels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 May 2017

Mid-Market Opportunity Assessment For EHS Technologies

This report provides unique Verdantix survey data to help EHS product and service suppliers better understand mid-market opportunities. The analysis in this report is based on the Verdantix Global EHS Leaders Survey with 81 EHS budget-holders at mid-market firms across 15 different geographies and 17 unique industry verticals. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 May 2017

Deep Dive Into Penetration Rates For EH&S Software

This report provides a unique data set for EH&S software vendors to understand at what organizational level software is deployed across 15 EH&S processes. For each process, respondents were permitted to select all three organizational levels or indicate they had not deployed commercial software. Verdantix finds that sustainability reporting, auditing and incident management are the most used corporate EH&S applications when compared to business unit and facility-level deployment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 13 April 2017

Sphera Relaunch Is A Big Positive For Customers

The acquisition of Rivo Software announced on April 6, 2017 demonstrates Sphera’s intention to boost new business sales to mid-market and core enterprise customers. Verdantix believes that Sphera is pointed in the right direction to retain the majority of its chemicals, industrials, oil and gas, and US military customers by delivering product enhancements in the short-term and a new cloud-based, integrated EHS platform before the end of 2018. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 April 2017

Smart Innovators: Environmental Data Management Software

This report provides users of environmental data management (EDM) software in consulting firms, government agencies and corporations with an overview of the market and an assessment of the capabilities of the 17 most prominent EDM software applications. The study finds that EDM software integrates with but is distinct from the larger EH&S software market. EDM software apps typically cover multiple categories of environmental data including air, water, soil, sediment, noise and biological. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 March 2017

Global Survey: EH&S Process Budget Growth Expectations For 2017

This report provides unique insights to help corporates and software vendors understand anticipated EH&S budget changes for eight EH&S-related processes in 2017. The global analysis is based on interviews with 301 senior EH&S executives at firms with annual revenues ranging from $250 million to over USD$20 billion and identifies trends across four regional geographies and five industry sectors. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 February 2017

Industry-Level Buying Criteria For EH&S Software

This report provides a unique data set for EH&S software vendors to understand the priority criteria influencing EH&S officers in large corporates to invest in one application versus another, and benchmarking these criteria across five industry groups. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 February 2017

Medgate Bolsters Environmental Capabilities With regAction Acquisition

On February 15 2017, Medgate announced that it had acquired environmental management software firm regAction – a move intended to enhance the environmental capabilities of Medgate’s own EH&S software platform. The deal, made possible in part by Norwest Venture’s strategic investment in Medgate in March 2016, represents an important step for Medgate as the firm continues its mission of becoming a dominant player in the integrated EH&S software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 February 2017

Competitive Dynamics Point To A Shake Up For EH&S Content Providers

The pre-eminent focus of environmental, health, and safety has always been compliance with applicable regulation. Because the regulatory landscape is continuously shifting, it is imperative that firms maintain an up-to-date view on which regulations affect them, and, potentially more importantly, how a regulation may force alterations to operations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 January 2017

EcoVadis Cracks The Code For Supply Chain Stewardship

In December 2016, Partech Ventures, a French-based IT venture capital firm with $850 million under management, announced a minority ownership investment of €30 million (US$32 million) in EcoVadis. This report helps market participants to understand the details of the investment, the reasons behind the successful growth of EcoVadis and the implications for other vendors with an interest in the supply chain stewardship software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 January 2017

Innovative EH&S Technologies For Your 2017 Roadmap

This report helps EH&S leaders in industrial firms understand the usage capabilities of the emerging 2017 EH&S technologies and identify the most relevant EH&S technology to adopt. Verdantix analysis finds that EH&S leaders should develop a five-year EH&S technology investment roadmap; appoint an innovation expert to identify, assess and recommend technologies; and focus investment on integrated systems. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 January 2017

EH&S Services US Market Size And Forecast 2016-2020

This report helps practice leaders, CEOs, executive directors and marketing officers at firms providing EH&S services in the US understand their addressable market opportunity and market shares, develop and validate business strategies, and forecast revenue streams from 13 unique service lines. Verdantix forecasts the US EH&S services market will grow from $15.6 billion in 2016 to $17.2 billion in 2020 at an annualized growth rate of 2.5%. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2016

Global EH&S Survey 2016: Product Stewardship And Regulatory Content Brands

This report helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors at suppliers of EH&S regulatory content and product stewardship to measure their brand preference. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 December 2016

A Benchmark of U.S. Environmental Services Providers (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar provides individuals responsible for the selection of environmental services providers with an objective benchmark of 15 major environmental services providers operating within the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 03 November 2016

Green Quadrant® Environmental Services (US) 2016

This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of 15 prominent environmental services providers operating within the US market. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from a 106-point questionnaire, an independent panel of 15 environmental services customers across eight industries who frequently utilize environmental services providers, interviews with heads of practice from the service providers, and Verdantix market insight. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 October 2016

Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2016: Data Tables

This report contains data collected through the Verdantix Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2016 with 301 decision-makers and buyers segmented by region and industry group. Verdantix clients should use this data with the report “Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2016: Budgets And Priorities” for context and to understand the scope of the study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 October 2016

Global EH&S Survey 2016: Environmental Services Providers

This report helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors at EH&S consulting services firms measure how heads of EH&S perceive their capabilities. For this report Verdantix interviewed 301 senior EH&S decision-makers, representing 17 industries and 15 geographies, with direct responsibilities for corporate-wide EH&S management strategies and initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 October 2016

Global EH&S Survey 2016: EH&S Software Brands

Verdantix interviewed 301 EH&S decision-makers with responsibilities for corporate-wide EH&S management strategies and initiatives. The annual revenues of responding firms were at least $250 million, with 74% of the 301 firms having revenues greater than $1 billion, representing 17 industries and 15 geographies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 October 2016

Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2016: Budgets And Priorities

This report provides an in-depth look into the current EH&S landscape – including current budgets, improvement priorities and predicted future spend – across 15 different geographies and 17 unique industry segments. This Verdantix report is for EH&S directors to benchmark EH&S management and budget priorities against other firms in their space and align their strategy with prevailing trends. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 October 2016

Mitratech Muscles in on the EH&S and Risk Management Markets

On June 21, 2016, enterprise legal management solutions provider Mitratech acquired EH&S software vendor CMO Software, and followed this up by purchasing information, policy and risk management provider Hitec (Laboratories) on August 1, 2016. This report helps buyers of EH&S, GRC and risk management solutions, as well as investors and competing providers, understand the implications these acquisitions have for the market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 24 August 2016

The Future of EH&S Information Management (Webinar)

What does the future hold for corporations seeking to digitize their EH&S processes? Will mobile apps, business intelligence tools and cloud platforms offer demonstrable improvements in EH&S metrics? Or will tried and trusted methods with custom databases, Excel and email continue to deliver what EH&S leaders need to meet their performance targets? This webinar paints a picture of the digital future for EH&S. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 30 June 2016

Innovative Approaches to Improve Incident Management (Webinar)

Firms not only have to effectively react to incidents of varying magnitude but also contend with events that can span employee injuries, vehicle accidents, environmental emissions, chemical spills, explosions and fires. This webinar provides an overview of the innovative suppliers bringing new solutions to help customers solve their incident management challenges. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 23 June 2016

How To Position EH&S Apps In The GRC Software Market

This report provides executives leading risk management software firms and investors in the sector with an analysis of how Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) applications fit into the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) space. GRC vendors offer niche solutions, applications for a primary business function or customizable platforms with multiple pre-built applications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 June 2016

Industrial Operations Risk Management Software Market Begins

This report provides safety, operations and IT leaders with an introduction to Verdantix coverage of software and systems for industrial operations risk management (IORM). IORM software is an aggregation of functionality from diverse existing software systems including integrated safe system of work (ISSOW), enterprise asset management (EAM), environment, health and safety (EH&S) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 May 2016

Smart Innovators: Incident Management Software

This report describes the incident management issues firms are contending with and, based on an independent review of the solutions of 31 vendors, helps executives understand how incident management software applications help to overcome these challenges. The analysis details the latest innovations brought to the market in this segment to help more mature firms looking to make the most of their solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 May 2016

ISO 45001 Gets The Ball Rolling For Upgrades To OH&S Systems

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is set to release an occupational health and safety standard, ISO 45001, late 2016 or early 2017. This standard will build upon the current pre-eminent health and safety standard, OHSAS 18001, adding new elements such as overall strategy consideration and planning within the context of the organization. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 March 2016

Smart Innovators: Safety Consulting

Occupational health and safety (OHS) has evolved in numerous ways. Market drivers include an increase in the number of regulatory requirements around the globe, higher levels of scrutiny from internal and external stakeholders, new management strategies to optimize OHS performance or add value to the OHS function, innovative management software platforms, and a recognition of the importance of proper OHS management within a firm. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 24 March 2016

Product Stewardship Market Size And Forecast 2015 - 2021 (Global)

This report helps CEOs, Heads of Strategy, practice leaders and marketing executives at product stewardship solution providers to understand how this complex web of factors will entwine to drive market evolution through 2021. The insight enables informed strategy development, revenue forecasting and an understanding of current and future market share. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 February 2016

Investment Opportunities: EH&S Software, Product Stewardship & Supply Chain Compliance (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar is designed specifically for investment professionals in financial institutions who are seeking opportunities to invest in the EH&S information management market. For investors seeking to understand the size of the opportunity we will present our market segmentation analysis, assessment of current market size, market forecasts and estimates of total addressable market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 21 January 2016

Supply Chain Stewardship Is A Priority But Is Spend Growing?

This report helps decision makers benchmark their organization, and firms selling into these functions, to understand shifting trends in responsibility, budgets and priorities for supply chain stewardship activities. Verdantix found that two-thirds of sustainability executive respondents cited improving supply chain sustainability and compliance as important or very important. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2015

DSS Brings An Integrated And Behaviour-Focused Approach To ORM

EH&S management systems are more mature now than they have ever been before. So how do firms keep getting closer to the goal of a perfect safety and/or environmental record? DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), a business unit of DuPont that focuses on helping clients improve safety and operational performance, is bringing an operational risk management (ORM) approach to the table that seeks to solve this problem. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2015

Achilles Provides Platform To Scale Up Supply Chain Sustainability

This report helps executives responsible for procurement and supply chain performance, and corporate sustainability officers to understand how supply chain management solution firm Achilles supports the creation of scalable company-led or sector-led sustainability screening and data gathering in firms’ supply chains. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 November 2015

Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2015: Data Tables

This Verdantix Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2015: Budgets and Priorities Data Tables help heads of EH&S to understand environmental strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends, and priorities at high-revenue firms worldwide. We interviewed EH&S decision-makers and budget-holders, with job titles such as Director of Health and Safety, Head of EH&S, Head of Environment, and VP of Environment, from 312 firms with revenues of at least $250 million. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 October 2015

Global EH&S Survey 2015: EH&S Software Brands

This report helps strategy leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and business development directors at EH&S software firms to measure how corporate EH&S decision-makers perceive their brand and benchmark levels of awareness and engagement. Verdantix interviewed 312 senior EH&S decision-makers. The annual revenues of respondents’ firms were a minimum of $250 million, with 82% of firms having revenues over $1 billion, representing 21 industries and 15 geographies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 September 2015

Global EH&S Survey 2015: Environmental Service Providers

This report helps strategy leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and business development directors at EH&S service providers to measure how corporate EH&S decision-makers perceive their brand and benchmark levels of awareness and engagement. Verdantix interviewed 312 senior EH&S decision-makers. The annual revenues of respondents’ firms were a minimum of $250 million, with 82% of firms having revenues over $1 billion, representing 21 industries and 15 geographies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 September 2015

Global EH&S Leaders Survey 2015: Budgets And Priorities

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. This report also examines EH&S software market penetration across 12 modules, and the probability of module purchase over the next two years. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 September 2015

EH&S Services: US Market Size And Forecast 2015-2020

Verdantix forecasts the US EH&S services market will grow from just over $15 billion in 2015 to $17.7 billion in 2020 at an annualized growth rate of 3.8%. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2015

CH2M Uses TNC Collaboration to Propel Green Infrastructure

In August of 2014, CH2M, a global integrated engineering and consulting firm, entered into a five-year collaborative agreement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in an effort to complete a number of projects involving sustainable development and green infrastructure. Using each other’s internal capabilities, external connections and available resources, the duo hopes to complete a number of flagship-type projects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2015

Enviance Buys Remedy Interactive to Broaden Safety Management

In April 2015 EH&S software provider Enviance announced its acquisition of Remedy Interactive, the California-based provider of safety and ergonomics solutions. This report helps both buyers of EH&S software solutions and EH&S software vendors understand the implications the acquisition has for the market. Verdantix spoke with Enviance CEO David Muse and Remedy Interactive CEO Kim Weiss. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 June 2015

cr360 Carving Out Niche at EH&S - Sustainability Interface

In June 2015 EH&S and sustainability software vendor CRedit360 announced it is rebranding to cr360. The rebrand comes as cr360 targets increasing its presence in the US, where Verdantix forecasts spending on EH&S software will grow at 15% annually from 2015 to 2019. Verdantix finds that cr360 is strongly positioned to exploit the growing demand among consumer brands firms to integrate EH&S and sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 June 2015

Key Trends In The EH&S Implementation Services Market

In 2015, the market for EH&S software implementation services will be worth $475 million across the eight economies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the UK and the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 May 2015

Ingersoll Rand Gives EH&S A Dose Of Operational Excellence

The extensive liabilities and risks which surround environmental health and safety performance, as well as the growing number of onerously complex and stringent regulations, demand strong management solutions. Ingersoll Rand (IR), a multinational industrial manufacturing organization, is applying operational excellence principles and tools to EH&S management to optimize processes firm-wide. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 April 2015

EH&S Technology Services: Global Market Forecast 2015 - 2020

The migration towards the SaaS delivery model for EH&S software is changing the nature of EH&S technology services engagements. Customers are turning to IT consultants for large-scale integration projects and to maximise the value from their EH&S software applications View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 April 2015

EH&S Information Management - Choosing Best Fit Software And Services Partners (Webinar)

If your firm is looking at a major system upgrade or needs to move away from spreadsheets for the first time, there are many pitfalls in the process of selecting a software vendor and implementation partner. This webinar will share insights from our two benchmarks of the key players in the software and services markets helping you save time in the identification, assessment and selection of the suppliers you need for your project. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 02 April 2015

Will EH&S Teams Absorb Sustainability?

Verdantix research shows a clear convergence of interests between corporate EH&S and sustainability teams. Health and safety issues feature as a priority for improvement for sustainability officers in all but the lowest impact sectors. The chemicals sector is starting to show organizational convergence too, with the presence of senior role titles combining the two terms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2015

What The Oil Price Decline Means For EH&S Software Spending

Oil prices fell to a six year low of below $50 per barrel in January 2015 and are expected to stay low throughout the year. There are serious ramifications for EH&S software suppliers as the oil and gas sector is their largest customer segment. The low oil price will curb new project activity and curtail software firms’ revenue growth in 2015. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 January 2015

Green Quadrant EH&S Technology Services (Global)

This report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 12 leading EH&S technology consultants globally. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from supplier interviews, responses to a 133-point questionnaire and interviews with a panel of 15 customers across seven industries. The study finds customers are increasing spend on EH&S information management, and in particular, engaging consultants to develop cross functional integration. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 December 2014

EH&S Leaders Survey 2014: North America Budgets & Priorities

This report helps Heads of EH&S understand the environmental strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends, and priorities of firms in North America. We interviewed 60 EH&S leaders from firms with revenues of at least $250 million based in Canada and the US. The decentralized approach to EH&S governance in North America results in Canadian and US firms having narrower responsibilities than their European counterparts. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 October 2014

Financial Investors Will Transform EH&S Software Market

In the last three years private equity and venture capital firms have taken note of the booming EH&S software market and made a number of investments in vendors including Enviance, MetricStream and Rivo Software. This report helps the Boards of EH&S software vendors understand the strategies they need to consider to deliver value for investors and the implications for the landscape of the EH&S software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 September 2014

Greenland's Mining Boom Unlocks Services Opportunities

New opportunities are opening up at the frontier of Greenland’s receding ice sheet for firms to provide environmental, construction and engineering services to mining developments. The ice sheet’s melting in recent years has made deposits of rare earth minerals, gold, iron ore, rubies and uranium accessible for the first time. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 September 2014

KMI V5 Enhances Data Visualization And End User Engagement

EH&S software vendor KMI released its new product version 5 (v5) on September 1, 2014. This report helps Heads of EH&S and Chief Information Officers understand how KMI’s new release enables end users to maximize the software’s full potential. To learn more about v5 and KMI’s product roadmap, Verdantix took a demo from KMI CEO Matt Airhart. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 September 2014

MSDSonline Acquires KMI To Target EH&S Software Market

In August 2014 MSDSonline, the provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, announced its acquisition of KMI, the Canada-based EH&S software vendor. This reports helps both buyers of EH&S applications and EH&S software vendors understand the significance of the merger for the market. To learn more about how the move will affect KMI’s strategy going forward Verdantix spoke with KMI CEO Matt Airhart and MSDSonline CEO Glenn Trout. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 August 2014

EH&S Software: Global Market Forecast 2014-2019

Increasing demand for solutions to navigate the continuously evolving web of EH&S regulations, investment in new modules to manage operational risks, and an influx of investment from private equity firms is driving strong growth in the global EH&S software market. This report helps EH&S software suppliers, investors, partners and buyers to forecast revenue streams, define sales and marketing strategies, and budget accordingly. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 August 2014

Intelex Ups The Ante On Mobile Data Capture For EH&S

The development of mobile applications to help firms capture and report EH&S data has been an important innovation in the EH&S software market. This report helps Heads of EH&S, safety managers and those in risk roles understand the benefits of using mobile devices for reporting incidents, and undertaking audits and inspections. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 August 2014

DNV GL’S Arctic Risk Framework Gets The Balance Right

Investment-friendly government policies and resource sector market conditions will encourage a wide variety of firms to invest in the Arctic region as the extent of summer ice continues to shrink. While significant investment in the Arctic region is inevitable, investors could face multiple operational and reputational risks which could impact their Arctic operations and potentially their core business. View Full Details »

Published: 21 May 2014

Global Survey 2014: EH&S Brands

This report helps Strategy Leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and Business Development Directors that operate in the EH&S assurance, technology, software and environmental services sectors to understand the perception of their brand among corporate EH&S leaders and to benchmark their brand’s performance. View Full Details »

Published: 24 February 2014

Global Survey 2014: EH&S Budgets and Priorities

This report helps heads of EH&S understand environmental strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends, and priorities at high-revenue firms worldwide. We interviewed EH&S decision-makers and budget-holders such as Director of Health and Safety, Head of EH&S, Head of Environment, and VP of Environment, from 250 firms with revenues of at least $250 million. View Full Details »

Published: 12 February 2014

Global Survey 2014: EH&S Budgets and Priorities Data Tables

This Verdantix Global Survey 2014: EH&S Budgets and Priorities Data Tables helps heads of EH&S to understand environmental strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends, and priorities at high-revenue firms worldwide. We interviewed EH&S decision-makers and budget-holders, with job titles such as Director of Health and Safety, Head of EH&S, Head of Environment, and VP of Environment, from 250 firms with revenues of at least $250 million. View Full Details »

Published: 12 February 2014

Understanding The EH&S Software Market

Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) management has been a core activity for organizations in heavy environmental footprint sectors in North America for over three decades. Yet usage of EH&S software is still heterogeneous. In order to understand the dynamics of the North American EH&S software market, Verdantix surveyed 106 users from different industries, departments, with varied levels of responsibility and from firms of different sizes in terms of revenue. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 July 2013

Where To Turn For Help On Corporate Water Projects

As the effects of climate change, population growth and rapid industrialization become evident across the globe, freshwater scarcity poses increasing business risks for water-dependent firms. This report reviews firms’ strategic and operational water management risks, the types of tools and consulting available to meet those challenges, and offers recommendations for firms seeking help on water projects based the capabilities of sustainability consultancies. View Full Details »

Published: 01 July 2013

Managing The Water Value Chain: A Framework

This report provides water executives, consultants, engineers and real estate professionals with a framework to support water management strategy formation, decision making and delivery. Firms involved at all the stages of the water value chain are under pressure to incorporate water management into sustainability strategies. Verdantix, in consultation with water experts, has segmented and analysed the water value chain to help executives tackle water management systematically. View Full Details »

Published: 20 May 2013

Beijing's Air Quality Highlights Environmental Risks

This report provides an independent analysis of the current pollution problems in Beijing. Data sourced from the US Embassy in Beijing show that air quality levels frequently breach the World Health Organization’s recommended standards due to unhealthy concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) a type of pollution linked to severe health problems. View Full Details »

Published: 20 February 2013

Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Oil And Gas Sector

This report provides sustainability leaders with an independent analysis of carbon data disclosures, reduction targets and energy strategies for the 14 largest – by revenue – integrated oil and gas firms. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study to help industry players conduct peer group comparisons, understand sector trends and to steer future target setting plans. View Full Details »

Published: 07 January 2013

Sustainable Supply Chain Benchmark: Consumer Electronics

The global scope of manufacturing in the consumer electronics sector, the fragmentation of suppliers, the costs involved and the lack of visibility make building a sustainable supply chain a significant endeavour. This report helps decision-makers in supply chain, procurement, corporate communications and sustainability roles to benchmark their sustainable supply chain strategy. View Full Details »

Published: 17 December 2012

Green Quadrant® Environmental Management Software (Global) 2012 (Webinar)

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Directors, VPs of Environment and Chief Sustainability Officers who are looking for software to support their EH&S activities including cross-indicator environmental monitoring, compliance reporting, EH&S data management and performance analysis, should listen to this webinar to understand how to shortlist suppliers. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 26 October 2012

CSC Seeks To Monetize Climate Data With Big Data Analytics

This report provides finance directors and risk officers with an independent analysis of CSC’s ClimatEdge launched in June 2012. CSC’s ClimatEdge supports decision-making in the commodity trading and risk management sectors through long-term climate insights. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study because despite the public availability of long-range climate datasets, commodity traders and investment managers have rarely used them because of their size and complexity. View Full Details »

Published: 28 September 2012

Ice Rush: Making The Arctic Economy Sustainable

Over the past 30 years, scientists have been measuring the melting and freezing of Arctic sea ice. In September 2012, data show a rapid decline in the extent of sea ice during the summer months compared to previous years. View Full Details »

Published: 26 September 2012

Green Quadrant® Environmental Management Software (Global) 2012

The environmental management software market emerged in the 1990s in response to firms’ ever-growing requirements to comply with strict regulations on pollutants as well as to manage, report and optimize their environmental performance. This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 12 leading environmental management software suppliers globally. View Full Details »

Published: 04 September 2012

Business Implications Of The Rio+20 Conference

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in June 2012, had two central themes: the green economy in the context of sustainable development; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The outcome document ‘The Future We Want’ failed to outline any structure or roadmap for the world to achieve sustainable development, but included some announcements that will feed into the thinking of sustainability leaders. View Full Details »

Published: 16 August 2012

Ecometrica Converts Geospatial Data Into Corporate Insights

Increasing scarcity of natural resources has become a material risk for firms with a vertically integrated supply chain. Yet few firms truly understand the holistic impacts of their business operations on land use and natural resources or the future availability of essential raw materials for production. View Full Details »

Published: 28 June 2012

Competitive Benchmark Of US Environmental Services Providers (webinar)

The US environmental services market is evolving in response to regulations, demanding industry requirements, resource price volatility and sustainability trends. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 11 June 2012

Durban Sends Lightweight Signals For Sustainable Business

This report provides Heads of Sustainability and Heads of Policy with an independent analysis of the key decisions adopted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban. With the December 31, 2012 deadline of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol looming, Durban was an opportunity for policy makers to establish a new global climate change treaty, and ensure continuity of the mechanisms already in place. View Full Details »

Published: 03 January 2012

CRC League Table Reveals Energy Management Disparities

This report provides energy managers with an independent analysis of the results of the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table, published by the UK Environment Agency on November 8, 2011. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to disentangle the rankings of 2,103 private sector and public sector organizations scored by the voluntary roll out of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) meters and proportion of CRC emissions certified under the Carbon Trust Standard. View Full Details »

Published: 23 November 2011

Carbon Price To Boost Australian Sustainability Market

This report provides an independent analysis of the Australian Clean Energy Legislative Package, which was passed by the Australian Parliament on 12 October, 2011. This legislation sets a carbon price of AUD23 ($23.4) per tonne of carbon from July 2012 for Australia’s heaviest emitters; a move that will incentivize greater energy efficiency investment across the Australian economy. View Full Details »

Published: 17 October 2011

Carbon Strategy 2.0 (Webinar)

First generation carbon strategies are coming to an end. Firms must redesign or refresh carbon strategies in the context of regulatory changes and new stakeholder expectations. This Verdantix Webinar will provide Heads of Sustainability, Energy Directors and VPs of Environment with recommendations on how to update and reshape their carbon strategy for disclosure, data collection and GHG reduction targets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 19 August 2011

Federal Procurement Rule Demands Greater Sustainability

This report provides an independent analysis of the impact of the new procurement regulations for firms wishing to sell goods or services to US federal agencies. Annual spend on goods and services by these agencies totals $500 billion and is governed by a rigid set of rules and regulations known as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). View Full Details »

Published: 15 July 2011

Mandatory GHG Reporting On The Horizon For UK Firms

This report provides individuals with responsibility for sustainability accounting and reporting with a synthesis of government proposed mandatory GHG reporting options for UK firms and organizations. On May 11, 2011, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) opened a consultation on mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting for UK organizations. View Full Details »

Published: 27 May 2011

Proposition 23 Rejection Legitimizes Climate Policy

On November 2, 2010 61% of Californians voters rejected Proposition 23, a measure to suspend the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 until the State’s unemployment rate fell below 5.5% . This report assesses the implications of the state-wide ballot on Proposition 23, which was funded by two Texas-based oil refiners, and opposed by cleantech investors, environmental groups and services firms. View Full Details »

Published: 03 November 2010

UK Government Hits Businesses With Carbon Tax

The UK government announced that HM Treasury will retain 100% of funds from sales of carbon emissions allowances sold by the government to between 3,000 and 5,000 private sector and public sector organizations covered by the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Participants in the CRC must pay for their allowances in April 2012 to cover the compliance year that begins April 2011. This radical policy change imposes a carbon tax equivalent to a 9% to 11% increase in electricity prices. View Full Details »

Published: 28 October 2010

Coalition's Impact On The UK's Low Carbon Plans

The first two months of the UK’s coalition government have now passed. The government has made its intention to support the development of a low carbon economy in both the June budget and its ‘Programme for Government’ clear. At the same time, it has made tackling the UK’s deficit a priority, with £6.2 billion of spending cuts announced across Whitehall. View Full Details »

Published: 26 July 2010

EU Sets Cap On Phase 3 ETS Allowances

The European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which was launched on January 1, 2005, is the largest multinational trading scheme in the world. It caps the emissions of more than 11,500 energy-intensive installations, driving the bloc’s 27 nations towards complying with Kyoto Protocol targets. The EU Commission set the cap on emissions for Phase 3 of the scheme, which runs from 2013-2020, although it is not final. View Full Details »

Published: 20 July 2010

CRC Inspires Carbon Management Leadership

To help organizations succeed in the low-carbon world and claim a top spot in the UK government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league table, we interviewed 202 carbon management experts in the UK’s largest organizations; 55% of which have revenues above $1 billion. Verdantix found that the cash flow impact of the CRC, the brand risk implications and the compliance requirements put the spotlight on the CEO and CFO. View Full Details »

Published: 15 June 2010

Business Implications Of The Copenhagen Accord

Released on December 19, 2009, the Copenhagen Accord is a three page political declaration that is intended to frame future UN climate change negotiations and codify national policies on adaptation and mitigation. Verdantix believes that the most meaningful elements of the deal are the increased potential for US involvement in a global climate change regime, inclusion of developing country reduction plans in global reporting, and larger pledges of financial support for developing countries. View Full Details »

Published: 20 December 2009

What Copenhagen Delay Means For Business

On November 15, 2009 US President Barack Obama put the final nail in the coffin of the UN climate change negotiations to take place in Copenhagen in December. There will be no Copenhagen Protocol to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which terminates on December 31, 2012. A legally-binding treaty will likely be agreed at the Mexico City summit in December 2010, rather than the more proximate UN conference in Bonn, Germany in June 2010. View Full Details »

Published: 16 November 2009

US EPA Fires Starting Gun For GHG Reporting

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mandatory Reporting Rule on March 10, 2009. The proposed regulation has been in the works since 2007. It fires the starting gun for mandatory reporting of GHG emissions and the implementation of a federal cap-and-trade scheme possibly in 2013. Mandatory measuring and monitoring would start in January 2010 with the first GHG report due as early as March 2011. View Full Details »

Published: 17 March 2009

First RGGI Auction Is A Crucial Proof Of Concept

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cap-and-trade scheme covering the emissions from approximately 230 electricity generating units of 25 MW capacity or more in ten north-eastern US states. On September 25, 2008 RGGI successfully completed its first auction of CO2 allowances in preparation for the start of the first compliance period in January 2009. RGGI is a crucial proof of concept for a federal cap-and-trade scheme. View Full Details »

Published: 17 October 2008