Global Product Stewardship Survey 2019: Product Sustainability And Compliance Software Brands

Published 19 August 2019 by Bill Pennington & Steve Bolton &
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Executive Summary

This report helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors at product compliance and EHS regulatory content providers understand the strength of their brand awareness and brand preference in the eyes of 132 survey respondents in a product stewardship role across 37 countries. The brand assessment study was conducted between June and July 2019 via telephone interviews of senior product stewardship decision-makers with direct responsibility for firm-wide product compliance and sustainability strategies and initiatives. Of the 132 respondents, all belong to firms with revenues of at least $100 million and up to over $20 billion, covering 24 industries that were segmented by Verdantix into four separate categories based on their likelihood of prioritizing product stewardship as very high, high, medium or low.  In aggregate, 70% of the interviewed professionals were from industries prioritizing product stewardship as either very high (37%) or high (33%), These including segments such as chemicals, paints & coatings, and oil & gas.

Table of contents

Global Product Stewardship Survey 2019: Product Sustainability And Compliance 
Software Brands

Broad Survey Of Product Stewardship Decision-Makers Delivers Granular Insights
SAP Leads In Brand Preference Among Sustainability And Compliance Software Providers
SAP Is Far And Away The Most Recognized Brand Among Sustainability And Compliance Software Providers

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Figure 1. Product Sustainability And Compliance Software: Brand Preference Ranking
Figure 2. Product Sustainability And Compliance Software: Brand Awareness Ranking

About the authors

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.

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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