Green Quadrant: Digital EHS Services 2020

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the nine most advanced digital EHS service providers across 19 unique service lines between digitally-enabled services and technology implementation. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis is based on a two-hour interview with executives and practice leaders at each vendor, vendor responses to a 100-point questionnaire, and data from a survey of 301 EHS decision-makers. The analysis finds that the leaders in the market continue to adopt cutting-edge technology to enhance their service offerings. Smart buyers demand EHS consultants with advanced digital abilities that keep up with their own digital agendas. The analysis of the service line capabilities and market momentum of the vendors reveals that five firms— ARCADIS, AECOM, ERM, Golder and Jacobs —currently lead the market, whilst the other vendors have strong capabilities in specific areas, such as air quality services, digital safety training, and IoT sensor implementation.

Table of contents

The State Of The Digital EHS Services Market
All Of The Top EHS Service Firms Are Buying Into The Benefits Of Digitally Enhanced Service Offerings
Board-Level Buy-in Pushing Investment Strategies To Expand Service Firms’ Digital Capabilities 

Cutting-Edge Data Analysis And Visualization Is The New Competitive Edge For Vendors As Leveraging Digital Technology For Data Collection Becomes Commonplace 
Firms Are Embracing New Data Collection Technologies On The Cutting Edge Of EHS Use Cases 
Advanced Analytics Are Providing Deeper Insights And Value Into Project Data

Buyers Hope The Digitization Of EHS Services Can Deliver Greater Insights And Cost-Effective Projects 
EHS Decision-Makers Desire EHS Consultants Who Can Help Them Achieve Digitization Goals
EHS Software Implementation And Strategy Gains Highest Share Of Budgetary Spend In 2021 

Green Quadrant For Digital EHS Services 
Green Quadrant Methodology
Applying The Evaluation Criteria For Digital EHS Services To Green Quadrant Vendors

2020 GQ For Digital EHS Services Vendor Profiles 
AECOM Embraces Digital Technology To Enhance Its Strengths In Environmental Services 
ARCADIS Has Built A Formidable Array Of Digital Tools Spanning Every Type Of Service And Client Scenario
DSS Leverages Digital Technology To Enhance Market-Leading Position In Digital Health And Safety Training
ERM Pushes The Boundaries Of Analytics To Provide Cutting-Edge EHS Services
Golder Enhances Its Environmental Projects Through Cutting-Edge End To End Digital Tools
Jacobs Sets Itself Apart As Leader In Digital Connectivity And Integrations For Its Customers
Langan Demonstrates Cutting-Edge Technology Utilization In Supporting Its Environmental Projects
Ramboll Has Aggressively Invested In Digital Technologies To Enhance Its EHS Service Projects
Trinity Consultants Expands From Its Excellence In Air Emission Management To Process Safety And Technology Implementation Through Digital Investment And Acquisitions


Table of figures

Figure 1. Example Of Digital Enhancement Along A Project Life cycle
Figure 2. Benefits From Leveraging Digital Technology For An EHS Service Project 
Figure 3. Motivations For EHS Service To Invest In Digital Technology   
Figure 4. The Future Of Digital Enablement In EHS Services  
Figure 5. Digital Tool Utilization Across EHS Service Lines  
Figure 6. EHS Consulting: 2021 Investment Plans  
Figure 7. Buying Criteria For EHS Consulting Providers 
Figure 8-1. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Services Applications 
Figure 8-2. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Services Applications  
Figure 8-3. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Services Applications  
Figure 9. Momentum Criteria For EHS Software Applications  
Figure 10-1. Capability Criteria Scores  
Figure 10-2. Capability Criteria Scores 
Figure 10-3. Momentum Criteria Scores 
Figure 11. Green Quadrant: Digital EHS Services 2020 

About the authors

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.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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