EHS Function's Role In Enterprise Carbon Management

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Executive Summary

As the focus on ESG initiatives and climate-change related goals tighten into concrete action plans, EHS directors and managers are finding that their unique positions are putting them in the driver’s seat for their firms’ operations. The focus on carbon management and other ESG goals is impacting the responsibilities, knowledge requirements and budgets of their teams. The data collected through the Verdantix global corporate survey reinforce this shift in leadership, and is a good barometer for future developments.  This report will assist directors and managers in better understanding the current and future landscapes of ESG initiatives and how they will affect their functions. 

Table of contents

EHS Function’s Role In Enterprise Carbon Management 
EHS Initiatives Are An Increasing Presence In EHS Functions’ Responsibilities
Net Zero ESG Responsibilities Are Becoming A Key Driver In EHS Budgets 

Table of figures

Figure 1. EHS Functions’ Influence On ESG Strategy 
Figure 2. EHS Contribution To ESG Initiatives 
Figure 3. Net Zero And ESG Influence On 2023 EHS Budgets 

Organisations mentioned

Cority, ENGIE, Sphera

About the authors

Nathan Goldstein

Senior Analyst, EHS

Nathan is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice out of the New York office. His current research agenda focusses on the intersection of Sustainability and ESG trends with the EHS operational sphere. Prior to joining Verdantix, Nathan worked at Bluefield Research where he gained experience in consulting and market research within the global water industry. Nathan holds a MSc in Water: Science and Governance from King’s College London.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management.

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety and Risk Management 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.

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