The global environment health & safety market was valued at USD 51.79 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period. The increasing regulations by the government in various economies act as the primary growth driver. Industries, such as energy and chemicals deploy EHS (environment health & safety) services and software for the prevention of accidents at work as employees in these industries deal with hazardous materials.
The presence of stringent regulations pertaining to environmental protection and occupational health and safety has led to a rapid rise in demand for software and services for emission control, water conservation, waste management, employee safety, monitoring, and several other environmental health and safety parameters.
Environment health and safety software is expected to witness a rapid rise in demand in the U.S. owing to the presence of numerous IT companies coupled with stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Companies in the country are increasing their investments to achieve operational efficiency and adhere to the norms established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthermore, the presence of EHS service providers such as AECOM Technology Corporation, Tetra Tech, Enablon, and Velocity EHS is likely to aid in creating awareness resulting in market growth.
The ability of environment health and safety services and software to assist companies in streamlining their waste management process is anticipated to boost the demand for environment health and safety software and services. The EHS applications supported by mobile phones and tabs are gaining rapid popularity among end users. EHS mobile applications with functionalities, such as auditing, incident reporting, and access to health and safety information on chemicals, inspections, and others are being developed.
Companies in the U.S, Canada, U.K., and Australia are required to comply with strict wastewater treatment and industrial waste disposals norms such as Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in the U.S., National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada, and National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in Australia. The establishment of these stringent norms is projected to drive environment health & safety market growth over the forecast period.
The EHS market is characterized by extensive research for the development of solutions and software for more complex applications related to the several end-use industries. However, the lack of awareness among market players, primarily in developing economies, is expected to hamper the growth of the environment health and safety market over the forecast period.
The demand for EHS services is estimated to reach USD 85.05 billion by 2027 on account of its increasing penetration in the energy and mining industry. The services provided under EHS include compliance program development and implementation, process safety evaluations and management, waste management, water quality, and EHS consulting services.
EHS services assist mining companies by providing technical and regulatory advice and site auditing during exploration and drilling. EHS service providers also assist clients by identifying and reporting the required improvements for a better output with less environmental impact. These service providers further help companies in energy markets with the appropriate disposal of industrial and radioactive wastes.
The environment health and safety software offers a broad range of functionalities, including incident management, audit and inspection, management change, compliance management, chemical management, training management, performance metrics, risk analysis, air emission measurement, water quality, waste compliance, safety meetings, ergonomics, and corrective actions.
Furthermore, software providers offer custom software to clients to meet their unique requirements. The growth of the segment is primarily attributed to rising investments by organizations on automated environmental, health and safety solutions to reduce the harmful impact of their operations on the environment and to provide a safe working environment for the employees.
In Europe, the wastewater management segment is estimated to reach USD 7.00 billion by 2027, owing to the rising investments by various organizations in wastewater treatment plants to ensure their compliance with the effluent discharge norms. Strict regulations regarding the release of effluent in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are expected to propel the product demand over the forecast period.
Medical and pharmaceutical waste management involves the disposal of biohazardous waste, pharmaceutical waste including animal waste, human blood, cultures and stocks, blood products, tissues, human pathological waste, body fluids & cell lines, recombinant DNA, and other infectious agents. EHS products assist market players in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry to comply with the regulations. The demand is anticipated to be driven by the developing medical technology and rising global spending on health services. The presence of stringent bio-waste disposal norms is expected to further propel the demand.
Industrial waste management accounted for over 50.1% of the global EHS market share in terms of revenue in 2019, owing to the presence of stringent international regulations regarding industrial waste transportation and disposal. The increasing prevalence of accidents and diseases due to the improper disposal of toxic materials is expected to drive the demand in the segment.
The demand for EHS in the manufacturing industry is estimated to witness a CAGR of 6.2% from 2020 to 2027, in terms of revenue owing to its application in the improvement of cybersecurity systems, utility systems, data centers, industrial water, and wastewater treatment plants, and solid waste landfills. Growth of the manufacturing industry in the emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Central and South America is expected to propel the demand for environment health and safety services and software.
The construction of dams, manufacturing facilities, power plants, and transport routes has a profound impact on the environment. EHS services assist construction companies in upgrading outdated building systems, designing energy-efficient building models, maximizing and integrating local microclimates effectively, and reducing the waste generated.
The telecom industry associated with various processes such as installation, removal, and rearrangement of conductors, are prone to high risk due to the presence of high electric current. Companies operating in the industry are required to comply with the OSHA laws regarding working surface, support structures, and approach distances to exposed energized overhead power lines. This factor is anticipated to fuel the demand in this application segment in the forthcoming years.
EHS in the healthcare industry accounted for 5.0% of revenue share in 2019 owing to its ability to manage facilities, laboratories, and pharmacies along with ensuring workers' safety from biohazards. These services include functionalities such as medical waste management, hospital risk assessment, regulatory training, and compliance and safety assessment, which is anticipated to positively influence the demand.
Europe is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 4.9% from 2020 to 2027 in terms of revenue owing to the stringent environmental regulations. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Environment Agency (EA) formulated the laws concerning health, safety, consumer protection, and the protection of the environment. Such directives allow the adoption of measures for the improvement of the free movement of goods.
The EHS services market in China is driven by the rising pressure from society on industries to ensure a healthy environment. China has witnessed criticism for decades on account of its lack of occupational and industrial safety norms. This, in turn, has led to rising investment in the implementation of advanced environment health and safety systems.
Companies in Brazil are focused on reviewing the adequacy of their Environmental Management Systems (EMSs), including the strategies, procedures, and organizational structures to meet their objectives. These reviews are conducted voluntarily to avoid significant liabilities and reputation problems, ensure environmental compliance, and secure competitive advantage. The rising adoption of EMSs by various Brazilian companies is likely to boost EHS market growth in the country.
The national authorities in Middle East and Africa are focusing on privatizing state-owned businesses for allowing trade opportunities and foreign investment. In addition, the authorities are responsible for ensuring the integration of EHS standards and management policies for supporting a sustainable environment and long-term economic growth. This, in turn, is expected to be a key driver for the growth of the regional market over the forecast period.
The global market is characterized by the presence of major players, along with medium and small regional players. The companies are engaged in strategic developments to augment revenue and sales by providing customized services to the customers and increasing their reach. Furthermore, these companies offer their services with improved features and better product quality for custom applications.
Key players such as AECOM Corporation and Enablon have collaborated on numerous projects to provide both services and software to their clients. The companies operate in various locations globally and carry out distribution via several sales locations across the areas of operation, along with third-party distribution agencies boosting the sales network.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global environment health and safety market report on the basis of product, application, end use, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Medical & Pharmaceutical Waste Management
Industrial Waste Management
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Energy & Mining
Telecom & IT
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Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
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