Understanding The EHSQ Market Opportunity

Published 20 December 2017 by Yaowen Ma &
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Executive Summary

This report provides unique insights to help commercial leaders at software vendors understand how frequently EHS and quality are combined in a single function across industries and geographic regions. The implementation of an ‘EHSQ’ functional model is of interest to EHS software vendors who also sell quality management software just as much as to EHS vendors who currently lack quality functionality. It also has implications for vendors of quality management software such as Harrington Group International (HGI), IQMS, MasterControl, and Sparta Systems. The analysis of the EHSQ organizational trend is based on interviews with 382 EHS decision-makers at firms with annual revenues ranging from $250 million to over $20 billion (see Verdantix Global EHS Leaders Survey 2017: Budgets, Priorities And Tech Preferences). 

Table of contents

Understanding The EHSQ Market Opportunity
EHS And Quality Management Organizational Structures Are Highly Varied Across Regions And Industries
EHS Executives In A Few Industries Lead Purchase Preferences For Quality Management Software 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Global Organizational Structures For Environment, Health, Safety And Quality
Figure 2. Corporate EHSQ Organizational Structures By Revenue Size
Figure 3. Corporate EHSQ Organizational Structures By Region
Figure 4. Correlation Between Industry EHS Risk Level And EHSQ Organizational Structures
Figure 5. Corporate EHSQ Organizational Structures By Industry
Figure 6. Expected Purchase Plans For Quality Management Software By EHS Executives

About the author

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.

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