Global Corporate Survey 2022: EHS Services Budgets, Priorities And Preferences

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Executive Summary

This Verdantix global survey unveils the priorities, preferences and budget plans of 300 corporate EHS leaders around the use of EHS services. The report helps corporate EHS executives benchmark their firms’ services budgets, investment priorities and preferences relative to their global cohort. The information collated within the Verdantix survey can also be leveraged by executives within EHS consulting firms to support strategic and business decisions. The 2022 edition of the Verdantix annual global EHS services survey spanned 31 countries and 25 industries. Verdantix analysis of corporate trends shows growing appetite for environmental and sustainability services to fulfil ESG requirements, increasing reliance on digital services to support technology initiatives and the use of consultant expertise to proactively identify safety risks.  

Table of contents

Global Survey Highlights The Importance Of Services To Corporate EHS Developments
Annual Global Survey Questions 300 EHS Executives Across A Wide Range Of Verticals And Geographies

Consulting Projects Are Central To A Range Of Corporate EHS Development Initiatives
Service Firms Are Used To Support Core EHS and Sustainability Efforts
Budgets For Services See Expected Increase, Despite Looming Recession Woes
Reducing SIFs Remains The Top Priority For Corporate EHS Services Investment

Technical Service Projects Are Vital To The Ongoing EHS Digitization Trend
EHS Executives Show Appetite For Services Throughout Digital Project Life Cycles
Reporting Platforms Dominate EHS Implementation Projects
Data Analytics Services Are Valued For Proactive Risk Identification

Ever-Growing ESG Priority Influence Is Evident In Corporate Priorities For EHS Services
Corporate Firms Will Lean On Services Expertise To Improve ESG Resilience
Traditional Environmental Service Lines Remain Central To Corporate Sustainability Goals

Firms Look To Develop Longstanding EHS Service Partnerships
Firms Assess Several Differentiators When Building EHS Consultant Relationships
EHS Teams Value Input Of Multiple Stakeholders In Consulting Projects

Table of figures

Figure 1. Industry Categorization Of Firms
Figure 2. Geographic Location Of Respondents
Figure 3. Extent of Corporate EHS Services Deployment
Figure 4. Change In EHS Services Spend In The Next 12 Months 
Figure 5. Service Providers’ Role In Achieving Corporate EHS Goals
Figure 6. Extent Of Digital EHS Services Usage
Figure 7. Change In Digital EHS Services Spend In The Next 12 Months
Figure 8. Use Of Implementation Services For EHS Technologies Over The Last 12 Months
Figure 9. Use Of Implementation Services For EHS Technologies Over The Next 12 Months
Figure 10. Value Of Data Analytics Services To Support EHS Functions
Figure 11. Value Of Services To Support ESG And Sustainability Projects
Figure 12. Use Of Environmental Services Over The Next 12 Months
Figure 13. Change In Spend On Environmental Projects Over The Next 12 Months
Figure 14. Corporate EHS Services Relationship Structure
Figure 15. Key Differentiators Influencing EHS Services Decisions
Figure 16. Stakeholder Engagement Within EHS Services Decision-Making

About the authors

Tom Brown

Senior Analyst
Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on a range of EHS topics, including high-risk safety controls, contractor management, environmental services and EHS digitization strategy. Prior to joining Verdantix, Tom achieved a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management
Bill is the VP Research for the Verdantix EHS & Risk Management practices. His current agenda focuses on understanding the evolution of EHS and enterprise risk management, evaluating emerging strategic risks and benchmarking technology buyers’ budgets, priorities and preferences globally.

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