75% of multinational companies are yet to create real value from their Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) functions

The Future of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Functions in Global Organizations: key factors to enhance performance and create value for businesses

Isabelle Spiegel

European Director Business Advisory Environment +33 1 40 74 36 21 Ask me a question

"Stakeholder interest in sustainability and vulnerability from bad press continues to grow"

Shifts in global economic power, climate change and the increasing scarcity of natural resources are transforming our world.  Organizations must be flexible and swift to respond to these changes and keep stakeholders happy.  A growing area of stakeholder concern is sustainability and the vulnerability to the bottom line, from both bad press and public opinion.


With this in mind, Arcadis analyzed the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) functions of 40 multinational companies across multiple sectors.  Our findings highlight that there has been a distinctive change in the approach to management of EHS over recent years. 

Today’s EHS management focuses on satisfying stakeholder expectations, preserving brand value as well as tracking and improving performance.  Global companies want to utilize EHS to create value rather than manage spend.  However, 75% of organizations analyzed have yet to finalize this transition, and will not begin to see benefits until they do.

Our report reviews what best in class EHS management is and how companies can use it to support strategic advantage, value creation and risk management.


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Isabelle Spiegel

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Key factors to enhance performance and create value for businesses

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