Green Quadrant 2022: Digital EHS Technology Implementation Services

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of the most prominent digital EHS  technology implementation service vendors. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant  methodology, the analysis comprised two-hour live briefings, desktop research and vendor responses to a 120-point questionnaire covering 24 capability and six market momentum categories. Verdantix also leveraged data from two Verdantix Global Corporate Surveys (see Verdantix Global Corporate Survey: EHS Services Budgets, Preferences And Priorities and Verdantix Global Corporate Survey 2022: EHS Budgets, Priorities And Tech Preferences). Verdantix analysis finds that the EHS digital implementation market has grown in scale and complexity, influenced by a new wave of corporate ESG considerations and significant technological advancements within the  space.  Among the EHS implementation  service vendors discussed in this study, six firms – AECOM, Arcadis, ERM, EY, Jacobs and WSP– demonstrate the most advanced collection of implementation capabilities. 

Table of contents

The Importance Of EHS Implementation Service Firms Has Never Been Greater

The Digital EHS Services Market Is Experiencing A Period Of Intense Innovation
The Digital EHS Services Market Is Primed For Rapid Growth
The ESG Boom Has Shaken Up The EHS Services Market
Enterprise EHS Software Vendors Are Reliant On The Implementation Services Of Consulting Partners

The Scope Of Digital EHS Services Projects Transcends Technical Aspects Of Implementation
Digital Strategy Services Are Highly Valued To Navigate The Evolving Technology Landscape
Implementation Best Practices Have Shifted To Account For Technology Advancement
Wrap-Around Managed Services Ensure The Success Of Implemented Systems

Green Quadrant For Digital EHS Implementation Services
Green Quadrant Methodology
Evaluated Firms And Selection Criteria
Applying The Evaluation Criteria For Digital EHS Services To Green Quadrant Vendors
AECOM Facilitates Major Digitization Projects For The Largest Enterprise Clients
Arcadis Provides Unmatched EHS Technology Experience To Fulfil Enterprise Implementations Of The Utmost Complexity
dss+ Leverages Strong Integration Capacity To Deploy Bespoke EHS Systems With An Operational Focus
ERM Offers Extensive Wrap-Around Services And Cutting-Edge Analytical Solutions To Maximize The Impact Of EHS Implementations
EY Brings Great Momentum And Expert Internal Resources To The EHS Implementation Services Market
Frostbyte Consulting Blends EHS Focus And Technical Background To Provide Agile Implementation Delivery
Jacobs Integrates Digital EHS Solutions Within A Wider Ecosystem of Operational Technology Systems
Langan Applies Engineering And Infrastructure Principles To Its Digital EHS Delivery
WSP Marries Its Strong Digital Infrastructure With The EHS Experience Of Freshly Acquired Golder

Table of figures

Figure 1. Forecasted Growth Of The Digital EHS Services Market (2021-2026)
Figure 2. Prominent Backgrounds Of EHS Digital Technology Implementation Service Vendors
Figure 3. EHS Function Influence Over ESG Strategies
Figure 4. Adoption of EHS Technologies in 2023
Figure 5. Valuable Initiatives To Optimize EHS Risk Management
Figure 6. Support Services Throughout The Implementation Process
Figure 7. Capabilities Criteria For Digital EHS Technology Implementations
Figure 8. Market Momentum Criteria For Digital EHS Technology Implementations
Figure 9. Digital EHS Technology Implementations Criteria Scores
Figure 10. Digital EHS Technology Implementations Momentum Scores
Figure 11. Green Quadrant Digital EHS Technology Implementations 2022

Organisations mentioned

Accenture, AECOM, AIMES, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Arcadis, ARCADIS Gen, ArcGIS, AspenTech, Attensi, BAE Systems, Bayer, Benchmark ESG | Gensuite, Bentley Systems, BioIntelliSense, Boeing, Bosch, Capgemini, CAVI, Cenovus Energy, Chevron, Colonial Pipeline Company, Cority, Damstra, Datamaran, Deloitte, Dow, dss+ (formerly DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)), DuPont, EAMS Group, EarthSoft, EDF, Elkhart Public Works & Utilities, Emerson, emissions. AIEnablon, ERM, ESG Fusion, Esri, ETQ, European Commission, Evergy, EY, Financial Stability Board (FSB), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Flyability, Fortune, Freeport, Frostbyte Consulting, Geotab, Glencore, Golder, GRAiT, GRIDSMART, HawkEye 360, HERE, Husky Energy, HydroNET, IBI Group, Industrial Scientific, Intelex, Interaptix, Invista, INX Software, IsoMetrix, Jacobs, Johnson & Johnson, KKR, KPMG, KPN, Langan, Linde, Litmos, Magna International, MākuSafe, Merck, Microsoft, Moten-tech, New Zealand Government, Northrop Grumman, Oculus, OpenSpace, OPEX Group, Oracle, Over Morgen, ProcessMAP, Proctor & Gamble, PwC, Ramboll, Raxar, Realwear, SafetyTech.AI, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SAP, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric, Scope 5, SEAMS, SensorUp, Severn Trent Water, Shell, Sphera, Spherics, Spotmentor, StreetLight, Suncor, Sutron, Tableau, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Techstars, Telus, Texas Department of Transportation, Trans Mountain, Traxxs Coachline, Trinity Consultants, UGI Energy Services, US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Navy, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), VelocityEHS, Vuzix, WEC Energy Group, Wood, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), WSP

About the authors

Tom Brown

Industry Analyst
Tom is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on technology mega-trends, EHS software, and sustainability. Tom joined Verdantix after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, with particular focus on Process Simulation and environmental sustainability.

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety 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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