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Executive Summary

This report clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 34 EHS technologies. Verdantix conducted a fact-based assessment of the maturity, innovation, future prospects and business value of each solution. The technologies identified are blockchain for environment, health, safety and quality (EHSQ), digital twins, robotic process automation (RPA), active and passive exoskeletons, augmented reality (AR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and software, virtual reality (VR) training, wearable hazard sensors, wearable vital sign monitors, predictive analytics, AI-enabled compliance, connected safety platforms, critical event management (CEM) solutions, video analytics, mental health and wellness solutions, lone worker solutions, AI assistants, proximity sensors, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions, EHS software, product compliance software, sustainability software, online safety data sheet (SDS) databases, EHS mobile apps, contractor management platforms, digital training, fleet safety telematics, process safety management (PSM) software, EHS regulatory databases, stationary environmental sensors, and internal databases. 

Table of contents

Tech Roadmap Analysis As A Tool For Corporate Managers And Vendors 
Key Questions Answered By The Tech Roadmap Analysis 
Tech Roadmap Analysis Aligns With Regulatory Compliance, Safety And Risk Requirements 

Tech Roadmap For EHS Technologies 
Defining The Market For EHS Technologies

Tech Roadmap Methodology 
Five Market Phases Of Technology Maturity
Three Technology Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Technology Adoption And Market Success Influence Positioning
Pace Of Innovation Determines The Time To The Next Life Cycle Phase
How To Use The Tech Roadmap Analysis To Manage Technology Portfolios 

EHS Technologies In Phase 1: Research And Development 
1.1 Blockchain For EHSQ
1.2 Digital Twins 
1.3 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 

EHS Technologies In Phase 2: Launch 
2.1 Active Exoskeletons
2.2 Passive Exoskeletons
2.3 Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)
2.4 Augmented Reality (AR) Software
2.5 Virtual Reality (VR) Training
2.6 Wearable Hazard Sensors
2.7 Wearable Vital Sign Monitors
2.8 Predictive Analytics 
2.9 AI-Enabled Compliance 
2.10 Connected Safety Platforms 
2.11 Critical Event Management (CEM) Solutions 
2.12 Video Analytics 
2.13 Mental Health And Wellness Solutions 
2.14 EHS Software — Graph Databases  
2.15 Lone Worker Solutions
2.16 AI Assistants 

EHS Technologies In Phase 3: Growth 
3.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Solutions 
3.2 EHS Software — Cloud
3.3 Product Compliance Software
3.4 Sustainability Software
3.5 Online Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Databases 
3.6 EHS Mobile Apps 
3.7 Contractor Management Platforms 
3.8 Digital Training 
3.9 Proximity Sensors 
3.10 Process Safety Management (PSM) Software 
3.11 Fleet Safety Telematics 

EHS Technologies In Phase 4: Maturity 
4.1 EHS Regulatory Databases 
4.2 EHS Software — On-Premise 
4.3 Stationary Environmental Sensors 
4.4 Internal Databases 

Table of figures

Figure 1. EHS Tech Roadmap Technology Solution Groupings 
Figure 2. Tech Roadmap For EHS Technologies

Organisations mentioned

VR Safety, 3E, 3M, ABB, Accenture, Accuvio, Achilles, Acty, Acumentive, AECOM, Aerialtronics, Aerodyne, Aeron, Aeronavics, Airobotics, Airsweb, Airware, Alcumus, AlertFind, AlertMedia, Allinfra, Alpha Unmanned Systems, Alphabet, AMA, Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Psychiatric Association (APA), ANSYS, AntsRoute, APM Terminals, Apple, Apprentice, APTIM, Arcadis, Ascending Technologies, Assent Compliance, Atheer, Atoun, Audi, Automation Anywhere, Avetics, Avetta, AVEVA, Aware360, AXA XL, Axonify, Azuga Fleet, BASF, Beca, Benchmark Digital, Bionik Laboratories, Bioservo Technologies, Blackline Safety, Bloomberg, Blue Prism, Blue Vision Labs,, BlueKanGo, BlueUp, BMW, Bosch, Bosch Sensortec, Breethe, B-Temia, Buddhify, Calm, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Carbon Block, Caterpillar, CEMEX, CGE Risk, Chemscape Safety Technologies, Chevron, Cineon Training, Circulor, Cisco, Claitec, Cleandrone, Cm3, Cognibox, Cognite, compacer, ComplianceMetrix (CMX), ComplianceQuest, Comply1, ConformIT, ConnectFleet, Context Labs, Contractor Compliance, Cority, Cortexica, Corvex, Cyberdyne, Cyberhawk, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Daimler, Dakota Software, Damstra Technology, DAQRI, Dassault Systèmes, DataStax, DEKRA, Delair, Deloitte, Delta Drone, DevonWay, DJI, DNV GL, donesafe, dorsaVi, Dossier, Draganfly, DroneBase, Drones on Demand, DroneView Technologies, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, EasyM2M, eCompliance, EcoOnline, Ecotech, EHS Insight, ehsAI, Ekso Bionics, Eleksen, eMaint, Emerson, EMEX, Enablon, Encotech, Endress+Hauser, Engica, Enhesa, ENMET, Enterprise Health, Environment Health and Safety Online (EHSO), EON Reality, Epson, Equipois, Equivital, ERA Environmental Management Solutions, ERM, Essensium, Ethosh, ETQ, EU, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), European Committee for Standardization (CEN), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Everbridge, eVision, EVORA Global, Evotix, Exhauss, Expedia, Express Logic, Extronics, Fabriq, Facebook, FarmaTrust, Fatigue Science, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Fiat, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Fieldbit, Fitbit, Flint Systems, FLIR Systems, Flyability, FogHorn, Ford, Fourier Intelligence, Garmin, GE Digital, General Motors, Gensuite, German Bionic, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Globe Manufacturing, GOARC, Gobio, GoContractor, Golder, Google, Gore-Tex, GP Strategies, Grainger, Guardhat, Happify, Headspace, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Heddoko, HEICO, Helios, Henkel, Hexagon, Hexar Systems, Hexoskin, Highmark Interactive, Hitachi, Honda, Honeywell, Horiba, Humanitas Smart Planet Systems, Humatech, Hyundai Motor Company, IAR, IBM, IconPro, Ideagen, Immerse, Immersive Factory, Immersive VR Education, IncidentEye, Industrial Scientific, Industrial Skyworks, Industrial Training International, InformaCast, Innophys, InstaVR, Integration Wizards, IntegrityNext, Intel, Intelex, Intenseye, Interaptix, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), INX Software, iPoint-systems, Iristick, ISN, IsoMetrix, J.P. Morgan, Jacobs, Japet, JLL, Kenzen, Kespry, KHA Environmental, Kinetic, Knowmadics, KPA, KPMG, Laevo, Levitate Technologies, Librestream, Lifebooster, Limeade, LLVision, Lockheed Martin, Logic Safety Solutions, Logical Safety, LogicGate, Lone Worker Solutions, Lumus, M3SH, Magic Leap, MākuSafe, Maven Machines, Measure, MediLedger, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Meshify, Meta, Microsoft, MindBridge, MIRA, Mitie, MMC, Moovency, Multimedia Training Systems (MTS), MyLife Meditation, myosh, MyZone, NASA, National Health Service (NHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Safety Council (NSC), Neo4j, New Mountain Capital, Newmetrix, Noonee, NORCAT (formerly the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology), Northpass, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), oculavis, ODG, Omnigo, OneLook Systems, OnSolve, Openforce, Optalert, Optinvent, Opti-Time, Oracle, Orbis Protect, Origami Risk, Ottobock, Owens Corning, PaleBlue, Panasonic, Pega, Peoplesafe, Petrotechnics, Pilsner Urquell, Polaris Learning, Predictive Safety, Prevsis, ProcessMAP, Procore, ProductIP, ProntoForms, Pro-Sapien, Protex, Provenance, Proxipi, Proxitron, PSI, PTC, PurpleAir, Qii.AI, QinetiQ, QiO Technologies, Quentic, RAM Assist, RB3D, RE’FLEKT, Reactec, Realwear, Rectrix Drone Services, Red-on-line, RegScan, Remote Monitored Systems, ReWalk, Rex Bionics, Rhyton Solutions, Robo-Mate, Rose Rocket, Safe Spacer, Safepoint, SafeTraces, Safety Compass, SafetyCulture, SafetySkills, SafetyStratus, SafetyTek, SAI Global, Samsung, SAP, Sarcos Robotics, Sattva, Schneider Electric, Scope AR, Scott Safety, Seebright, Selerant, senseFly, Sentera, Sentient Computing, Serious VR, SHE Software, Shimadzu, Siemens, SightCall, Simple But Needed, Sine, SIS, Skillsoft, Sky-Futures, SkySpecs, SmartCap, SMS360, SolePower, SolusGuard, Sony, Sphera, StaySafe, Streamline Simulations, STRIVR, StrongArm Technologies, SuitX, Sulon, Swissphone, syd, Symeo, Team UAV, TeamViewer, Tended, TenForce, Terra Drone, Tesla, Texo DSI, The Floow, Thermo Fisher Scientific, thinkstep, Titan, Toshiba, Triax Technologies, Trimble, Trumbull Unmanned, UAS Flight Ops, UiPath, UL, UL EHS Sustainability, Unmind, Upskill, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), US Department of Transportation (DOT), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Vault Intelligence, Vector Solutions, VelocityEHS, Veriforce, Verisk, Verizon Connect, Vigo Technologies, Viper Drones, VironIT, Virtalis, VisiumKMS, Vitality, VRdirect, Vuzix, Waymo, Welbot, Wellable, Woliba, Wolters Kluwer, Workrite, WSP, WUTIF Capital, X Development, XMReality, Xpansiv, XVR Simulation, Xybion, Xylem, Young & Global Partners, Yuneec, Zebra, ZEISS, Zuellig Pharma

About the authors

Pritam Kapadia


Pritam is an Analyst in the Verdantix EHS team. Pritam joined the team in 2021 and has experience in research from an industry-partnered project at Lancaster University, alongside digital solutions from his time at 3D manufacturing software firm, AMFG. Pritam holds an MEng in Chemical with Biochemical Engineering with a Minor in Environmental Engineering from University College London. 

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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