Buyer’s Guide For Product Stewardship Solutions

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Executive Summary

This report provides an overview of the technologies for product stewardship information management that currently are available in the market. This report can assist the procurement decision-making of corporate executives who are responsible for selecting, implementing and managing solutions for product stewardship. The analysis provides insight into the product offerings, recent market developments and Verdantix views on the best-fit customers for 14 prominent product stewardship solution vendors. Verdantix anticipates that global spending on product stewardship software will grow from $768 million in 2019 to reach $1.15 billion in 2024, expanding at a 4% compound annual growth rate. Similarly, of the 403 corporate EHS executives that Verdantix interviewed in 2019, 35% of respondents revealed plans to increase their spending on chemicals and hazardous waste compliance activities during 2020,, while 31% of respondents cited plans to increase spending on product safety, compliance or eco-design practices.

Table of contents

Corporate Demand For Product Stewardship Solutions Is Growing 
Defining Product Stewardship Solutions
Three Archetypes Reflect Current Product Stewardship Management Practices
Vendors Leverage Mobile, Content And Services To Meet Diverse Needs
Effective Product Stewardship Enables Compliance And Risk Management

Buyer’s Guide Inclusion Criteria 

Solutions Overview Of 14 Prominent Product Stewardship Vendors 
Alcumus Group’s Sypol Solution Is Designed For Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH)
Cority Integrates Chemicals And Product Compliance With Industrial Hygiene And Occupational Health
EcoOnline Is A Nordic-Headquartered EHSQ Vendor With COSHH Expertise
Enablon Offers Chemical And Product Compliance Functionality In Tandem With Content Partners
Enviance Integrates Chemicals And Components Compliance With EHS Information Management
Gensuite Enables Product Stewards To Maintain Compliance And Improve Sourcing Practices
HSI Delivers Safety Training And Chemicals Compliance Software And Services
Intelex Enhances Chemical Compliance Using Partnership-Based Model
iPoint-systems Takes On Circular Economy With Product Compliance And Sustainability Solutions
Quentic’s Europe-Dominant HazMat Software Supports Waste And Materials Management
Sphera Provides Breadth And Depth Of End-To-End Solutions For Product Stewardship
UL Offers Software, Content And Services Across All Of Product Stewardship
VelocityEHS Deepens Their Core Expertise With Recent ChemTel Acquisition
Verisk 3E Delivers Software, Content And Services Across Diverse Product Stewardship Needs


Table of figures

Figure 1. The Three Elements Of Product Stewardship
Figure 2. Information Architecture For Managing Product Stewardship Activities 
Figure 3. Driving Forces Behind Product Stewardship Activities

Organisations mentioned

Actio, Adidas Group, Adobe Systems, Aetna, Airbus, Airsweb, Alcumus Group, American Electric Power, ARBURG, Argent Energy, Aston Martin, AstraZeneca, BASF, Battery Ventures, Beacon Hospital, Bertel O. Steen, BOMcheck, Bonsucro, Boston Scientific, Britvic, Cactus Feeders, Canon USA, Central Arizona Project (CAP), CGE Risk Management, ChemAdvisor, ChemTel, CircularTree, Clearwater Paper, Cooper Standard Automotive, Cority, CSX Transportation, CVC, Danone, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, Dow Chemical, Drom Fragrances, EcoIntense, EcoOnline, Enablon, Enhesa, Enviance, Environmental Compliance 4 Products (EC4P), Estée Lauder, EU, eVision, Facebook, Fair Trade, FirstEnergy, Ford, General Motors, Genstar Capital, Gensuite, GM, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), Hess Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Humantech, Huntsman Corporation, Hyatt Hotels, ifu Hamburg, IHS Markit, Intelex, Interface, iPoint-systems, ISO, IsoMetrix, Jaguar, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Knowledge Management Innovations (KMI), Land Rover, libryo, Logical Data Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Marathon Petroleum, Martin-Baker, Mattel, McCormick & Company, McDonald’s Restaurants, McLane, Medgate, Medtronic, Meercat, Merck, Microsoft, MillerCoors, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, MSC Software, MSDSonline, NASA, Nestlé, NHS, Nissan, Nissin, NordSafety, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NYU Stern Center For Sustainable Business, One Peak Partners, Oracle, Parley For The Oceans, Patagonia, PepsiCo, Performance Technologies, Petrotechnics, PG&E Corporation, Piedmont Airlines, Polypipe, Proctor & Gamble, Quentic, Rainforest Action Network, Rainforest Alliance, RegScan, Remedy Interactive, Renault, Rivo Software, Rolls-Royce, SABMiller, SafeTec, SAI Global, SAIC Motor, Saint-Gobain, SAP, Shaw Floors, Siemens, Siemens Healthineers, SiteHawk, Snap, Sobeys, SparesFinder, Specialty Technical Publishers, Sphera, Stryker, Tesla, Teva Pharmaceuticals, thinkstep, Thoma Bravo, Toyo Suisan, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Toyota Motor North America, Tyson Foods, UKAS, UL, UN German Global Compact Network (DGCN), Unilever, UnitedHealth Group, University of Minnesota, US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), US DOT, US EPA, US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), US OSHA, Valvoline, VelocityEHS, Verisk3E, VMWare, Volvo, Walmart, WEC Energy, Wolters Kluwer

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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