GVR Report cover Environment Health & Safety Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Environment Health & Safety Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Services, Software), By Deployment Mode (Cloud, On-premise), By End-use (Construction, Healthcare), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-339-3
  • Number of Pages: 152
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Environment Health & Safety Market Trends

The global environment health & safety (EHS) market size was estimated at USD 49.3 billion in 2023 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2024 to 2030. Increasing public concerns in terms of environmental issues in recent years have led to the development of environmental protection laws, which are anticipated to drive market expansion. Companies in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia need to follow strict wastewater treatment and industrial waste disposal norms and regulations, such as the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada, the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in the U.S., and the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in Australia. The establishment of these stringent norms is anticipated to propel industry growth during the projection period. Chemical, automotive, mechanical engineering, and electrical are key industries in Germany.

Germany environment health & safety market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

The extensive presence of key manufacturing and chemical industry competitors in the country, along with the presence of strict environmental, health & safety norms, is expected to positively impact the growth of the German market. Moreover, factors such as the availability of advanced research & development centers, growing investments to drive operational efficiency, and favorable market growth policies are poised to advance the demand for environmental health & safety (EHS) services in the coming years. Many companies strive to conduct their operations with "Zero Incidents" or "Zero Harm" to people and the environment. Depending on how the organization defines it, this could mean zero incidents of harm to people or property or even zero environmental effects. It may even imply that there have been no close calls or risky actions. The new standard for excellence in health and safety management is “Zero Incidents.”

It enables companies to demonstrate their dedication to the welfare of their staff. These aforementioned factors are expected to drive the demand for EHS services over the forecast period. For instance, Trane Technologies strives for a safety-focused culture and works to achieve zero accidents and injuries across the whole organization. Government agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Department of Labor, lay down the EHS norms and regulations. In the U.S., among major market participants are Jacobs; AECOM; Enablon; Tetra Tech, Inc.; and VelocityEHS. These companies provide a wide range of EHS software and services, including ergonomics, engineering and construction, risk assessment, EHS software, and management consulting and compliance.

The strong demand for EHS services in the North American region can further be explained by the presence of several oil & gas extraction industries, which utilize these services to comply with regulations & ensure employee safety & health. Oil & gas spills negatively impact the environment and aquatic habitats extensively, which has led to governments in the region having implemented stringent disposal and risk assessment norms for oil & gas industries. The expansion of these industries in this region, particularly in the United States, is expected to drive the demand for these services in the region. Companies can comply with the criteria set by environmental organizations such as CERCLA and RCRA with the help of EHS software and services. Demand is going to be complemented by growing social and political pressure on companies to operate sustainably as awareness of the harmful effects of pollution grows.

For instance, CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V., a supplier of risk management software that offers the industry-recognized BowTieXP solution, was acquired by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory in January 2020. The Environmental, Health & Safety, and Operational Risk Management (EHS/ORM) software business of Wolters Kluwer, which already comprises Enablon and eVision, will now incorporate CGE. Customers will be able to conduct more accountable, successful, and safe operations owing to the combined services' improved EHS, ORM, and risk performance. The EHS market is characterized by extensive research for the development of solutions and software for more complex applications related to several end-use industries. However, a lack of awareness among companies, primarily in developing economies, is expected to hamper market growth.

Rising government regulations for environmental protection, especially in the U.S. and Europe, are expected to augment the growth of the environmental health and safety market over the forecast period. Increasing focus on environmental impact can be seen from the rising international environmental bilateral and multilateral agreements across the globe.

Countries including China, India, and Mexico have implemented stringent regulations for environmental protection and energy consumption. In developing countries such as India, stringent regulations concerning emissions are being enforced and old regulations are being revised to meet the global environmental standards, which has created opportunities for EHS service provided in recent years.

Product Insights

Based on product, the services segment led the market and accounted for a revenue share of 96.3% in 2023. Donesafe complements HIS’s current workplace safety training, chemical management, and emergency care training products by encompassing health and safety, supplier management, quality management, and environmental activities. EHS services include services, such as EHS compliance program development & implementation, EHS management information systems design, process safety evaluations & management, implementation & support, water quality, and EHS consulting services. For instance, EHS services assist mining companies by providing technical & regulatory advice and site auditing during exploration & drilling. EHS service providers also assist clients by identifying & reporting the required improvements for a better output with less environmental impact.

EHS software providers offer custom software to clients to meet their unique requirements. EHS software is primarily used in chemicals, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas industries, thereby driving market expansion. Environment Health & Safety (EHS) software offers a broad range of functionalities, including audit & inspection, incident management, compliance management, management change, chemical management, performance metrics, risk analysis, training management, air emission measurement, water quality, ergonomics, safety meetings, and corrective actions. In February 2020, Health & Safety Institute, a pioneer in EHS software, training, and compliance solutions, acquired Donesafe.

Deployment Mode Insights

Based on deployment, the cloud segment accounted for a revenue share of 28% in 2023. Cloud segment is anticipated to have become a widely favored delivery mechanism among big businesses and SMEs due to its low cost and simplicity of implementation. Owing to the low cost and round-the-clock support and maintenance offered by software suppliers, SMEs are more likely to use cloud-based solutions than on-premises ones. Software that runs in the cloud is kept on a server owned by a different provider. The program and data are both accessible to end users online. SaaS and cloud-based software are closely related. For instance, cloud software consists of Dropbox, Office 365, and Google Documents.

The infrastructure is also owned and maintained by cloud software providers, who also host the data. Due to the fact that audits and inspections may be carried out remotely rather than visiting each facility, this is very advantageous for Environment Health & Safety (EHS) departments. The above-mentioned factors are anticipated to propel market demand over the projected timeframe. In January 2020, Cority acquired Enviance, a pioneer in environmental, chemical, sustainability, & ergonomics software, which uses a SaaS strategy to provide its EHS platform across the globe, at any time. Around 400 firms across 30 industries use Enviance's software.

On-site servers streamline the process due to advantages like complete control over upgrades and maintenance. On-premise packages are deployed directly onto the server at the user's place of business. However, they are expensive to install, run, & update and require a significant amount of time, effort, & resources from the company's IT staff. Numerous on-premise solutions can function without an internet connection. However, they cannot support a mobile workforce. Moreover, an increasing number of businesses are moving toward satellite offices and remote workers, who require access to applications while on the job. In addition, data loss is another drawback of on-premise software that businesses must take into account. These factors may hamper the segment's growth in the years to come.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the chemicals & petrochemicals segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 24.5% in 2023. A rapid growth in global shale production has resulted in an increased demand for petrochemicals and their derivatives. For example, shale oil & gas output in the United States is rising at an extremely rapid rate. The crude oil production in the country grew from 700,000 b/d to 900,000 b/d in 2022, as per the Energy Information Administration. EHS service providers offer responsive and innovative support services during all stages of development and operation cycles in the chemical & petrochemical end-use segment, thereby driving market expansion. 

Global environment health & safety market share and size, 2023

EHS services for the mining & energy end-use segment include feasibility checks, regulatory and social studies, strategic environmental approvals and design, engineering for mining infrastructure, mining operations, procurement & construction management, reclamation and rehabilitation, project evaluation, and planning. The healthcare segment is likely to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period. The healthcare industry involves the use of these services to manage facilities, laboratories, & pharmacies; stay updated with the changing regulatory landscape; improve operational efficiency; and ensure the safety of their workers from biohazards.

Management professionals in the construction segment focus on providing green and efficient practices for project management, subcontractor management, construction techniques, quality assurance, health & safety, and quality control, and other issues impacting the construction projects. These aforementioned factors are anticipated to drive the demand for EHS in the construction end-use segment in the coming years. For instance, L&T is committed to giving its employees a safe & healthy work environment. By seeking to become a “Zero Harm” corporation, the conglomerate has been going ahead on this pledge. It indicates that L&T is taking every precaution to avoid workplace mishaps and injuries. This entails putting in place strict safety policies & training programs, monitoring & upgrading workplace safety standards, and utilizing cutting-edge technology for SMART applications.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for a revenue share of 37.6% in 2023 due to the presence of a large number of oil & gas extraction industries in the region, which use EHS services to adhere to regulations and ensure the health & safety of their employees. In addition, increasing investments from industries in EHS IT software to comply with OSHA and EPA regulations are expected to boost the demand for EHS in North America. To phase out the current take-make-dispose model and maximize the utilization of raw resources, the use of EHS services and software is growing quickly in the European market. The regulations pertaining to health, safety, consumer protection, and environmental protection were developed by EU-OSHA and the EEA.

The demand for EHS software & services is projected to increase over the coming years, due to Europe's strict environmental standards. For instance, The Waste Framework Directive or Directive 2008/98/EC lays down measures to protect the environment and human health by reducing or preventing the adverse impacts of generation and management of waste. The European Commission has also increased waste reduction targets, which can be achieved by recycling municipal and packaging waste. The rising pressure from the European Commission encourages key players to adopt recycling technologies by adopting EHS services and software.

Environment, Health & Safety Market Trends, by Region, 2024 - 2030

In December 2021, Ideagen Plc, an international provider of information management software, received USD 124.07 million to accelerate product investment and extend global operations through additional acquisitions, which would further propel market expansion. Asia Pacific is facing an environmental crisis due to rapid industrialization in the region. Environmental issues, such as deforestation and air, water, & soil pollution, are major concerns for regional governments. EHS services offer efficient methods and techniques to overcome these issues. Various initiatives undertaken by the governments to improve environmental sustainability in the region have driven EHS market growth in developing countries.

The increasing pressure due to public and economic development is anticipated to augment market growth in this region over the forecast period. Many national authorities in the Middle East have privatized state-owned businesses to allow more foreign investment & trade opportunities while ensuring that EHS standards and management policies are integrated to support a sustainable environment and long-term economic growth. This is anticipated to be a key factor driving the market growth in the Middle East & Africa over the forecast period. Implementation of stringent reporting and safety norms across many countries in the Middle East & Africa is likely to provide high growth opportunities for EHS service and software providers in this region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

To increase market penetration and meet shifts in technological demands from various applications, including chemicals & petrochemicals, telecom & IT, energy & mining, healthcare, construction, and manufacturing, manufacturers use a variety of strategies, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, new product developments, and geographic expansions. For instance, in February 2023, AECOM and its Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) collaborated in 2023.

Development and implementation of national initiatives pertaining to acid rain, radon, stratospheric ozone depletion, automobile and engine pollution, climate change, radiation protection, and indoor & outdoor air quality are the main objectives of this collaboration. The partnership, which aims to protect the environment and public health across the country, is made possible by an environmental, analytical, research, technical, and hybrid (EARTH) contract. 

Key Environment Health & Safety Companies:

  • Jacobs
  • Intelex Technologies
  • Enablon
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • SAP SE
  • Golder Associates
  • SGS SA.
  • ERM Group, Inc.
  • VelocityEHS
  • John Wood Group PLC
  • RPS Group
  • ETQ
  • Cority (Medgate)
  • Sphera

Environment Health & Safety Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 52.3 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 77.0 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.6% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Report updated

November 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, deployment mode, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; UK; Germany; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

AECOM; Jacobs; Intelex Technologies; Enablon; Tetra Tech, Inc.; SAP SE; Golder Associates; SGS SA; ERM Group, Inc.; VelocityEHS; John Wood Group PLC; RPS Group; ETQ; Cority (Medgate); Sphera

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Global Environment Health & Safety Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global environment health & safety market report based on product, deployment mode, end-use, and region:

Global Environment, Health & Safety Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Software

    • Services

      • Analytics

      • Project Deployment & Implementation

      • Business Consulting & Advisory

      • Audit, Assessment, & Regulatory Compliance

      • Certification

      • Others

  • Deployment Mode Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Cloud

    • On-premises

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Chemical & Petrochemical

    • Energy & Mining

    • Healthcare

    • Telecom & IT

    • Construction

    • General Manufacturing

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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