10 Emerging EHS Technology Firms To Watch In 2021

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Executive Summary

For many EHS functions, challenges posed by the global pandemic have spurred on technology innovation and adoption. This report identifies 10 innovative and emerging technology providers that provide value across five EHS use cases: mental health and wellbeing; fatigue monitoring; hazardous environment monitoring; ergonomics; and contractor management. The report covers BehaVR, Cipia, dorsaVi, Fatigue Science, GoContractor, Kumanu, MOOVENCY, SafetyPlus, Scentroid and Soarability. Corporate executives in EHS should use this report to understand the cutting-edge innovation occurring across these five EHS use cases and how the solutions covered can add value to their EHS function. EHS software firms and EHS service providers can also use this report to identify potential partnership opportunities to improve their capabilities within prominent EHS functionalities. 

Table of contents

10 Emerging EHS Technology Firms To Watch In 2021  
Market Analysis Reveals Five Growing EHS Use Cases That Are Being Shaped By Technology Innovation
Enterprise Wellbeing Solutions Are Focusing On Business Intelligence And Scientifically Backed Care
Heavy Equipment Intensive Industries Will Gain The Most From Fatigue Monitoring Solutions
Non-Stationary Sensors Are Enabling Enhanced Spatial Monitoring Of Hazardous Environments 
Emerging Ergonomics Solutions Are Focused On Providing Quantifiable Insights By Combining Sensor Data With Analytics
Successful Contractor Management Requires A Comprehensive And Intuitive Software Solution 

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Figure 1. Example Applications Of Five EHS Technologies 
Figure 2. 10 Emerging EHS Technology Firms 

About the authors

Connor Taylor

Connor is a Technology Analyst in the ESG & Sustainability practice. His current research agenda focuses on emerging software solutions across financial markets, and broader market trends in the ESG space. Connor joined Verdantix in 2021 and has experience in EHS technology sales and development. He holds a B.A from Cambridge University in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.

Christopher Sayers


Chris is a Technology Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on digital mental health and wellbeing solutions. Chris joined Verdantix in 2020 and has previous experience at EY, where he specialised in robotic process automation (RPA). He holds an M.Eng. in Engineering Science from Oxford University with a concentration in machine learning and machine vision.

Kel Udeala

Industry Analyst

Kel is an Industry Analyst at Verdantix. His current agenda focuses on EHS, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational health software. He has a background in oil and  gas, renewable energy, waste management and recycling. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Brunel University London.

Tom Brown

Tom is a Technology Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on technology mega-trends, EHS software, and sustainability. Tom joined Verdantix after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, with particular focus on Process Simulation and environmental sustainability.

Yaowen Ma

Principal Analyst

Yaowen is a Principal Analyst at Verdantix conducting research on EHS and ESG information management. His current agenda focuses on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies across EHS, product stewardship, sustainability performance and ESG risk management. Yaowen has more than seven years of experience managing and delivering EHS and ESG research and consulting engagements to corporates, vendors, investors and industry associations. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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