Doing good for the planet is emerging as the primary area of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) focus for those tasked to manage the progress of ESG initiatives in their organizations, according to recent research conducted across Europe by Intelex.
The environmental aspect of ESG consumes more attention than either of social or governance elements, according to a 2022 survey of more than 700 environmental health and safety (EHS) and ESG professionals from 10 European countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
The third section of the report, Engaging Workers Growing Business and Protecting the Planet, reveals more than half of organizations surveyed are prioritizing environmentally focused ESG activities ahead of other considerations. The result is hardly surprising given the intense attention placed on environmental concerns of extreme weather conditions happening around the globe and the highly publicized collective efforts of many nations to move away from environmental polluting activities.
Among other topics related to ESG that those surveyed in the report responded to were considerations around the challenges of data collection and quality, plus worker engagement and education. The report also delves into the level of confidence and optimism of ESG and EHS professionals around current ESG efforts, their use of management software and other technology applications, plus the challenge of disconnected data and the need to integrate disparate ESG systems.
Finally, those surveyed were asked to gauge their ability to comply with ESG regulations, their organization’s ESG performance and the risk of brand harm due to underwhelming ESG reporting results. Also discussed are the key characteristics of organizations that are successful in achieving real impacts and results across ESG.
Download this latest chapter of Intelex’s research to gain insight into how organizations are engaging workers, growing their businesses, protecting the planet and driving competitive advantage through EHS and ESG improvements. This research is just one of Intelex’s efforts to heed “voice of the customer” to determine where environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) professionals are focused as they strive to eliminate workplace deaths, protect the planet and improve production efficiencies.