Intelex commissions survey to explore challenges faced by ESG professionals

Toronto, Canada – [2nd August 2023] – Intelex, a global provider of cloud-based environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) management software, has released a research report examining the priorities and concerns of environment, social, and governance (ESG) professionals.

The study found that 97% of professionals find it challenging to keep up with the increasing number of ESG compliance requirements, with 75% stating that enhancing their ESG reputation is ‘critical’ to improve brand credibility and competitive positioning.

There are serious challenges in the form of data and technology requirements, with professionals feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to manage huge amounts of data. According to the research, 42% state data reporting is their most significant challenge while only 7% have fully integrated systems in place.

The report suggests that many organizations struggle to implement the most effective tools to collect and manage their ESG data, with 44% stating they have poor integration between different technology solutions and 32% saying they lack the correct technology to collect and analyze the data they need in the first place.

Commenting on the report, Intelex’s Trevor Bronson, Director, Portfolio Strategy said:

“The research has shown that most organizations have ambitious plans for managing their increasingly complex ESG obligations. At the same time, those obligations come with serious challenges in the form of data and technology requirements.

“In a business environment where ESG performance is linked directly to items like access to capital, access to talent, reputational strength, and a general competitive edge, organizations that aren’t leveraging technology are liable to be left behind by their competitors.

“Intelex provides the technology and expertise organizations need to meet the challenges identified in our report and adapt to a dynamic and demanding future. With Intelex, organizations can collect and manage the data from a variety of sources, ensure data quality and auditability, prepare a variety of voluntary and mandatory reports, and drive overall ESG performance. Intelex can help every organization ensure they are supporting their internal and external stakeholders while also providing business value and delivering on financial goals.”

Read the full Intelex report “Complex Data. Increasing Regulations. Cutting-Edge Solutions” detailing how technology is supporting sustainability in ESG:

About Intelex

For over 30 years, Intelex has been making a difference in the world by helping our 1,400 customers achieve safer, more sustainable operations. Our web and mobile solutions streamline and simplify environmental, safety, quality and risk management, empowering organizations to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex marketplace while minimizing negative social, environmental and human impacts. Intelex is proud to be an operating company of Fortive Corporation, which provides strength in numbers, strength in skills and perspectives and strength in our shared conviction to make an impact.

About the research report:

  • The information used in this report was collected by Vanson Bourne in 2021 and 2022.
  • The respondents were asked about the key challenges they are currently facing with EHS and ESG. 450 EHS and ESG professionals across North America responded to the survey.

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