Global Corporate Survey 2019: EHS Budgets, Priorities & Tech Preferences Data Tables

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Executive Summary

These data tables accompany the Verdantix Global Corporate Survey 2019: EHS Budgets, Priorities & Tech Preferences which helps EHS executives benchmark their budgets, investment priorities and technology preferences relative to their global peer group. The data collected through the Verdantix survey supports strategic decision-making and business planning by executives at EHS consulting and technology providers. The annual global Verdantix EHS survey interviews 403 EHS decision-makers across 35 countries and 25 industries. Of these respondents, 79% represented firms with revenues greater than $1 billion and 66% held role titles of director or above. More than half the respondents anticipated that their firms’ budgets for various EHS activities will grow during 2020, with notable new investments for incident management, environmental compliance, product compliance, and EHS training, learning and knowledge development. These data tables are a download only item.

Table of contents

Which statement best describes how innovation is perceived in your EHS function? (select one)
Which of the following statements best describes how your function is involved with digitization of business processes? (select one)
Which statement best describes how Internet of Things (IoT) and/or wearable devices are perceived in your EHS function? (select one)
To what extent will your firm use the following digital technologies in 2020? (select one response per category)
To what extent will your firm use software for the following processes in 2020? (select one response per category)
How significant are the following challenges to improving EHS performance? (select one response per category)
How significant are the following factors in limiting your adoption of commercial EHS software? (select one response per category)
When you are evaluating EHS SOFTWARE VENDORS, how important are the following criteria in terms of influencing your purchase decision? (select one response per question)
When you are evaluating EHS CONSULTING PROVIDERS, how important is digitization in terms of influencing your purchase decision? (select one response per question)
When you have bought EHS software or if you were planning to buy EHS software, how acceptable are the following approaches to installing your firm's EHS software on IT hardware? (select one response per question)
To what extent are the following functional roles involved in the purchase and use of commercial EHS software? (select one response per question)
How will your firm's spend on the following categories change in 2020 compared to your spend in 2019? (select one response per question)
In 2020, how do you expect your firm's spend on the following types of consulting projects to change compared to 2019? (select one response per question)
For each of the following processes, what are your investment plans for buying software in 2020? (select one response per question)
What is your perspective on the capabilities of the following EHS consulting providers? (select one response per question)
What is your perspective on the capabilities of the following EHS software suppliers? (select one response per question)
What is your perspective on the following regulatory content and product compliance providers? (select one response per question)
 

About the authors

Yaowen Ma

Senior Analyst

Yaowen is a Senior 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.

Molly Blackwell

Analyst

Molly is an analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. Her current research agenda focuses on the priorities and trends within the EHS software market, industrial wearables and operational sustainability. Previously a Research Analyst for the L&D industry, Molly holds a first-class social science degree from Lancaster University.

Steve Bolton

Research Director

Steve leads the Verdantix EHS research practice, based out of our New York office. He has 25 years of experience advising on sustainability, EHS, circular economy, corporate social responsibility and other business value topics. Steve received a dual environmental science and public policy Bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University, and an MBA degree from James Madison University.

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