Global Chemicals Firm Evonik Consolidates More Than 100 IT Systems To Establish New Level Of EHS Excellence

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Executive Summary

This report helps EHS executives understand how their peers are leveraging EHS technologies at prominent industrial firms. Evonik Industries, a €13.1 billion ($14.8 billion) Germany-headquartered specialty chemicals firm, sought to strengthen EHS visibility and operational excellence by implementing a centralized, single architecture platform for EHS information management. With a global footprint across 26 countries and 210 sites, Evonik identified 144 IT systems for consolidation and adhered exclusively to a cloud-hosted deployment model that leveraged out-of-the-box workflows and no code configurations. In addition to significant estimated savings of over $3 million, Evonik also saw a 20% increase in EHS event reporting from improved usability. By selectively phasing rollout across all regions concurrently, Evonik was able to factor in differing EHS cultures when reinforcing globally standardized management frameworks such as the Global Evonik Risk Matrix.

Table of contents

Global Chemicals Firm Evonik Establishes New Level Of EHS Visibility And Operational Excellence 
Evonik’s Old IT Estate Had Become An Expensive Holdup That Constrained Safety Culture
Evonik Replaces Lotus Notes And Numerous IT Systems Across 210 Sites Globally
Evonik Estimates More Than $3 Million Of Direct Annual Cost Savings On Top Of Improved Compliance and Risk Management

Organisations mentioned

Air Products, ERM, Intelex, Lotus Notes, Microsoft, Oracle

About the authors

Yaowen Ma

Principal Analyst

Yaowen is the Principal Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice covering research on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda focuses on EHS information management and the overlap with product stewardship, supply chain transparency, and sustainability disclosures. Yaowen has more than five years of experience managing and delivering EHS and sustainability research and consulting engagements. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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