New Report Outlines Concerns EHS and EGS Professionals Face Today

New Report Outlines Concerns EHS and EGS Professionals Face Today

A new research report from Intelex Technologies uses responses from 450 EHS and ESG professionals.

A new research report highlights some of the concerns environmental, health and safety (EHS) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) professionals face in today’s world.

According to a press release, in June 2022, an “independent market research firm,” surveyed 450 EHS and ESG professionals in the U.S. and Canada.

According to the report from Intelex Technologies, “Big Ambitions. Complex Data. Limited Visibility.,” 57 percent of respondents said improving safety was in the top three on their list of priorities. For 32 percent, it was number one.

What concerns are EHS and ESG professionals facing today? For one, staying up-to-date on “compliance regulations.” A total of 78 percent of respondents said this concern is “becoming the biggest challenge that their organization faces,” the press release said.

Many respondents also reported that if they don’t make changes, it could have negative results on their organizations, as explained in both the news release and report. Eighty-six percent said they may lose employees if their health and safety culture doesn’t improve. If ESG is not improved, 82 percent think their “brand and reputation in the market” could be impacted, and 81 percent said the “ability to win new business” could also be affected.

Health and safety professionals are also facing challenges. In the report, “data reporting” (42 percent), “incident prevention” (37 percent) and “implementing a culture of safety” (37 percent) were reported as the top three most common challenges, with “incident response,” “lack of the right technology” and “disparate tools and systems” falling close behind.

ESG challenges included “measuring ESG performance improvement metrics” (48 percent), “deriving the maximum sustainability improvements from changes” (46 percent), “employee support/adherence to ESG efforts (38 percent) and “inefficient data collection and reporting” (37 percent).

“The results of our research demonstrate that EHS and ESG are critical priorities for every organization, not only for regulatory compliance and worker safety, but also for brand reputation, competitive differentiation and recruiting,” said Melissa Hammerle, President of Intelex Technologies, in the press release.

To read the full report, visit Intelex’s website.

About the Author

Alex Saurman is a former Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety,who has since joined OH&S’s client services team. She continues to work closely with OH&S’s editorial team and contributes to the magazine.

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