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Standardizing procedures, sharing EHS data enterprise-wide and predictive analytics top the list of trends poised to have biggest impact on EHS programs in 2018

Toronto, Canada – January 18, 2018 – Cority, the most trusted environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) software for assuring client success, today announced the results of its annual EHS Technology Trends Survey. The survey polled EHS professionals from over 25 countries and 12 industry verticals to provide insight into their 2018 EHS technology priorities. Survey findings show that standardizing procedures tops the list as the technology trend projected to have the biggest impact on EHS program performance over the next year.

“With the GDPR compliance deadline fast-approaching and ISO 45001 soon to be published, it’s no surprise that standardizing procedures is the number one priority for EHS leaders in 2018,” said Pamala Bobbitt, Director of Product Marketing and Channels, Cority. “All of the emerging tech trends explored in this survey are integral to operational excellence and maintaining a competitive advantage, but EHS leaders looking to kick-start 2018 program performance will focus on streamlining and standardizing procedures within their EHS management systems.”

Other key findings of the Cority 2018 EHS Technology Trends Survey include:

Manufacturing ready to break down data silos

Respondents in manufacturing indicated they will prioritize sharing EHS data enterprise-wide to improve data accuracy, enable better decision-making, and drive operational excellence across multi-plant environments.

Larger companies look to leverage predictive analytics

Respondents in larger companies (5,000-50,000+ employees) believe adopting predictive analytics will provide the biggest opportunity for program innovation. Results show that EHS professionals will delve deeper into their data in 2018 to proactively identify and mitigate risk and improve total worker health.

2018 EHS technology priority results in full:

Ranking Trend
1 Standardizing procedures
2 Sharing data across EHS departments enterprise-wide
3 Predictive analytics
4 EHS mobile functionality / offline functionality
5 Simplifying user experience to increase adoption of software
6 Industry benchmarking
7 Integration with smart sensors for environmental monitoring
8 Integration with IoT devices like wearables, RFID tags and beacons


To learn more about the top 8 EHS technology trends of 2018, join Cority and Occupational Health and Safety Management for a webinar on January 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET. Cority’s Pamala Bobbitt will provide actionable advice to help EHS leaders leverage these trends to improve EHS performance.

Survey Methodology

Cority polled over 130 EHS professionals in December 2017. Respondents represent EHS professionals in over 25 countries and 12 different industry verticals.

About Cority
Cority (formerly Medgate) is the most trusted environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) software for assuring client success. Cority enables organizations to utilize EHSQ software to advance their journey to sustainability and operational excellence by combining the deepest domain expertise with the most comprehensive and secure SaaS platform. With 30+ years of innovation and experience, Cority’s team of over 250 experts serve more than 800 clients in 70 countries, supporting millions of end users. The company enjoys the industry’s highest levels of client satisfaction and has received many awards for its strong employee culture and outstanding business performance.

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