Regional Investment Priorities For EHS Software In 2019

Published 21 December 2018 by Isabel Velasco with Steve Bolton
EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety Occupational Health Process Safety Market Insight

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Executive Summary

A deep dive into 2019 corporate EHS software investment plans across five geographic regions uncovered distinct differences. This report provides a unique dataset for EHS software vendors to understand buyers’ investment priorities across five different regions: Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Gulf States and Africa, Latin America, and North America; and nine EHS processes. Verdantix finds that compared to the global aggregate view, distinct differences are exposed in APAC; 37% of respondents plan to invest in environmental compliance; and Gulf States and Africa which shows the highest average of regional spending plans; 28% of these EHS leaders plan software investment on average across nine EHS processes. 

Table of contents

Regional Investment Priorities For EHS Software In 2019
Investment In EHS Software Shows Disparities Across Five Geographic Regions 
Gulf States And Africa Based EHS Decision-Makers Plan A Step Change From In-House To Commercial EHS Software During 2019 

Table of figures

Figure 1. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (Global)
Figure 2. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (APAC)
Figure 3. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (Europe)
Figure 4. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (Gulf States & Africa)
Figure 5. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (Latin America) 
Figure 6. EHS Software: 2019 Investment Plans (North America)

Organisations mentioned

Cority, EtQ, Harmony Gold, IsoMetrix, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), Transnet Freight Rail National.

About the author

Isabel Velasco

Industry Analyst

Isabel is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS Innovative Technologies practice group, including research on all applications of EHS Software, and digital technologies used for EHS services delivery and EHS training. Her current agenda is focused on the market evolution of EHS services digitization, as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Isabel has been with Verdantix for more than a year, and previously worked within the sustainability function of GlaxoSmithKline. Isabel holds an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh.

Steve Bolton

Research Director

Steve recently joined Verdantix as a Research Director, based out of our New York office. He has over 20 years of experience advising on sustainability, EHS, energy management, corporate reputation, and other business value topics, creating and deploying innovative programs across diverse corporate cultures, enhancing operational excellence, messaging initiatives to various stakeholders, and measuring and reporting tangible achievements. Previously, Steve worked for the research firm Trucost in natural capital analysis and client engagement, the investment association CFA Institute spearheading the organization's global sustainability activities, and the consulting firm MBDC implementing cradle-to-cradle change across client companies, among other roles. He 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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