EHS Software Benchmark: Incident, Audit And Risk Management

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Executive Summary

This report contains an extract of the Verdantix analysis of the incident, audit and risk management capabilities of 23 environment, health and safety (EHS) software vendors. This analysis originally was produced in the 2019 version of the Verdantix Green Quadrant for EHS software (see Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2019). To help senior EHS executives identify the best-fit software, this software benchmark provides a detailed analysis of capabilities available from these vendors across 24 assessment criteria. This report finds that more than half of the assessed EHS software vendors achieved a score of 60% or higher. Buyers seeking incident, audit and risk management solutions have an assortment of vendors to consider and should examine industry-specific use cases and customer references as well as functionality for strengthening EHS user engagement such as mobile accessibility and EHS training content.

Table of contents

Analysing EHS Software Platforms For Their Incident, Audit And Risk Management Capabilities
Four Factors Drive Buyers To Focus On Integrated EHS Data Management
Assessment Criteria For Incident, Audit And Risk Management
Baseline Functionality For Incident Tracking Is Reflected Among Most Vendors
Buyers Of Incident, Audit And Risk Solutions Can Consider Multiple Vendors

Table of figures

Figure 1. Incident, Audit And Risk Management Functionality Scores
Figure 2. Incident, Audit And Risk Management Percentage Of Potential Maximum Score

About the authors

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.

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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