A Glimpse Into The 2024 Tech Landscape Of EHS Technologies

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A Glimpse Into The 2024 Tech Landscape Of EHS Technologies

Navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of EHS technology can be a complex task. To assist executives, the latest release of the Verdantix Tech Roadmap on EHS technology offers a detailed and insightful perspective on this field. It evaluates 40 distinct EHS technologies, ranking them based on their maturity, the business value they offer and their pace of innovation. This roadmap serves as a strategic guide, mapping out how these technologies are expected to evolve over the upcoming years.

The 2024 EHS Tech Roadmap reveals a shift towards comprehensive, cloud-based digital solutions, driven by the need for efficient data management, regulatory compliance and ESG requirement fulfilment. High-risk industries increasingly rely on mature technologies such as comprehensive emissions management systems (CEMS) and EHS regulatory databases for emissions reduction and compliance assurance, reflecting the increasing complexity of EHS regulations globally and the need for robust data management and analysis. Conversely, the use of internal databases – such as Excel or Google Sheets – is declining, due to their limitations in handling large data volumes and ensuring privacy, security and version control.

The report introduces newly added technologies, such as quality management software (QMS), on-site fleet safety technology, road truck safety technology, smart video safety training software, video analytics for ergonomics and video analytics for risk monitoring. Among these, QMS stands out as a key tool that streamlines quality management processes, standardizing and centralizing them to enhance both efficiency and regulatory compliance. On the training front, smart video safety training software is making strides by using advanced video capabilities to deliver interactive and personalized safety instructions. This technology can accommodate a diverse workforce of varying educational levels, making it a crucial component of modern EHS strategies.

One noteworthy finding from the report is the integration of AI into various EHS technologies. This has significantly transformed the field, enhancing risk management, operational efficiency and compliance. AI's capabilities range from automating data analysis to predicting potential hazards and streamlining regulatory updates. Our Tech Roadmap report highlights the growing role of AI in developing risk management and workspace design: notably, vendors are incorporating AI into video analytics for risk monitoring and ergonomics, facilitating real-time assessment of worker safety practices and the identification of potential hazards, fostering proactive risk management. Additionally, the application of AI to the study of human movements in the workplace helps identify and mitigate ergonomic risks, supporting firms in optimizing workspace design for improved employee wellness and productivity. This highlights the wider shift in EHS responsibilities towards more proactive, automated and cost-effective strategies.

To learn more about the EHS technology landscape, see the latest Verdantix research here.

April Choy


April is an Analyst at Verdantix in the Verdantix EHS practice. Her current research agenda focuses on emerging technologies and the impact of software on the EHS function. Prior to joining Verdantix, April completed an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, where she specialized in integrated water management.