Encamp has raised $30M in a round led by Drive Capital, with participation from existing investors OpenView, High Alpha Capital, Allos Ventures, and more. The round follows on the back of a 500% increase in ARR in 2021 and rapid people growth, and values the company at $150 million. 

I’m grateful for these investors’ conviction in Encamp, for the employees that have gotten us to this point, and for our incredible clients, who make all of this possible.

We started Encamp four years ago with a dream of a future where businesses are able to automate environmental compliance data tracking and reporting at every facility to all the right regulatory agencies across all jurisdictions for every requirement — in one unified system.

However, that’s not how it works today.

Compliance and Sustainability

Facility environmental data is typically spread across a vast number of unrelated internal enterprise systems. Maintaining the integrity of facility environmental data across all these disconnected and constantly changing systems makes it challenging for companies to sustain robust and streamlined environmental compliance programs.

Encamp’s core thesis is that facility environmental data is essential to enable high performing environmental and social governance (ESG) initiatives and protect companies from compliance risks — and that unifying this data in a single system will help companies grow while protecting the environment.

Technology that Transforms Compliance

Encamp provides companies and environmental health and safety (EHS) teams a single system to track facility environmental data, assess compliance requirements based on that data, and automate compliance reporting to all the right regulatory agencies across a rapidly growing number of regulations

This system doesn’t just eliminate the complexity, cost, and constraints inherent with approaches involving billable hours and manual work—we believe it will be a critical foundation for driving environmental initiatives and sustainable growth in the world’s largest companies going forward.

We’ve been humbled to see our customers join our vision and transform their environmental compliance programs. Enterprises that invest in EHS software and a data-first approach to their environmental initiatives aren’t just more efficient. They are better environmental stewards—with more intelligent workflows, more robust compliance reporting processes, and more powerful analytics to achieve environmental and operational goals. This is also why we have seen a 500% revenue growth in 2021 and have many of the Fortune 1000 companies as customers.

What’s Next?

We’re on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. 

Looking ahead, and with this funding, we will be laser focused on building the environmental operating system that allows companies across the globe to use data to not only comply with environmental regulations, but to also unlock their potential for sustainable growth to build a better future. We believe that economic growth and environmental sustainability can fuel one another through technology—and we are looking for remarkable people who believe the same to help us build this future. 

Sic Parvis Magna (thus great things from small things).

Read the full press release here.

Does this mission excite you? Are you an exceptional individual looking to make an impact on the environment using technology? Check out our open job postings and apply today!

From the environmental compliance experts at Encamp

It’s no secret that at Encamp, we’re passionate about the environment and sustainability. We’re also experts at binge watching (thanks, streaming culture!) environmental documentaries that are great ways to learn about the state of the planet and how we can create sustainable ways to protect it for future generations.

Our five favorite environmental documentaries

From climate change to ocean pollution, here is a list of our five favorite documentaries (in no particular order), compiled by our team of environmental compliance experts, that are worth binge-watching today:

Kiss The Ground (2020)

Kiss The Ground is an award-winning full-length documentary brought on by an all-star team of environmental and agricultural experts in 2020. The documentary has its eyes set on climate change and how regenerative agriculture can balance the climate, replenish the water supply, and keep endangered species off the extinction list. Though it paints a grim picture of today’s present situation, the film also showcases the positive effects of regeneration and how it can reverse the effects of climate change. 

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Encamper Review: “This documentary talks about soil, carbon sequestration, and how changing farming practices could pretty much reverse global warming.” – Jack, Engineering at Encamp

The Devil We Know (2018)

The Devil We Know is an investigative documentary released in 2018 that highlights the alleged health hazards of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and how it contaminated a community in West Virginia. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and her team’s research uncovered a much bigger problem: how nearly all Americans are exposed to this particular synthetical chemical via their food and water.

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Encamper Review: “It’s WORTH IT – extremely eye opening and a great example of environmental injustice.” – Katie, Customer Experience 

Mission Blue (2014)

This 2014 marine documentary follows Dr. Silvia Earle and her mission to save the world’s oceans from overfishing and toxic waste. Dr. Earle and her team identify Hope Spots, special places in the deep blue sea that are critical to the ocean’s health.

environmental documentary

Encamper Review: “It’s an in depth look at the threats to the world’s oceans and what policies are needed to prevent further environmental destruction.“ – Ian, Marketing

Seaspiracy (2021)

Seaspiracy is one of the most popular environmental documentaries to come out in 2021. It shines a light on the destruction of the marine ecosystem brought about by plastic marine debris, ghost fishing, and commercial fishing around the world. Did you know that commercial fishing has wiped out 90% of the world’s large fish population?

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Encamper Review: “It was pretty eye opening… but also very depressing.” – Amy, Encamp Sales

Brave Blue World (2020)

A personal favorite, Brave Blue World premiered in 2020 headlined by Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, and Jaden Smith. This feature-length documentary embraces modern solutions to today’s water sustainability challenges. It also offers a fresh new perspective at looking at how digital technology bridges with environmental sustainability to solve present challenges and create a better future for water.

environmental documentary

Encamper Review: “It’s an in depth look at the world’s water crisis and what people are doing to innovate and solve the issue of access to clean drinking water.” – Ian, Marketing 

Do you have any must-see environmental documentaries on your list? 

Send them our way! Use the hashtag #ThisIsEncamp and follow us on our social channels: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Verdantix is an independent research and advisory firm with expertise in EHS software, technology, and digital strategies for Environment, Health & Safety, ESG & Sustainability, and Operational Excellence. Encamp recently worked with the analyst firm to compile a case study report reviewing automated reporting capabilities for EPCRA compliance and Tier II reporting.

An EHS technology Q&A

 

We sat down with Bill Pennington, Verdantix’s Director of EHS Research, to discuss the rapidly evolving technology market for the EHS industry. Bill was formerly a compliance manager before joining Verdantix as a senior analyst in the firm’s EHStech Practice Group. As both a senior analyst and now director of research at Verdantix, he conducts research and advises corporate and vendor firms on EHS market strategy, technologies and digitization for compliance operations and reporting, sustainability, and product stewardship for enterprises and their EHS teams.

For the following Q&A, Encamp’s questions are in bold. Bill’s responses have not been edited.

How have you seen the EHS software and technology market evolve since you joined Verdantix? 

Bill Pennington: Over the last several years I have seen a rapid growth of EHS technology readily available for EHS departments targeted towards improving health and safety. EHS software has been a common factor over the last 6-7 years, but advances in technology have allowed these platforms to greatly expand their capabilities, and the growth of new technology, such as wearables, has pushed this even more.

Are you seeing EHS departments embrace digital transformation or Industry 4.0 today, or is there still internal resistance to change?

Bill: EHS has historically been a slow moving department when it comes to change of any sort. We still do see some resistance to digitization in the EHS department, but that is quickly fading as more firms recognize the value of digitizing EHS processes and incoming demographics do not see any other way of doing business.

What’s the biggest challenge in EHS that technology hasn’t been able to solve to date? 

Bill: One of the biggest challenges that EHS technology is running into is the large volumes of unstructured and typically low quality data that the EHS function has been leveraging for decades. To get the most value out of new technology, you need to be able to leverage data quickly and accurately. Analytics and compliance thrive on high-quality data, and without careful entry and thoughtfulness on the user side, you can easily derail promising technology.

Where are you seeing the most interest in EHS software and technology solutions since the pandemic began? 

Bill: We have seen a growing interest in wearable technology, primarily around areas concerning location tracking and social distancing. Additionally, as COVID-19 pressures begin to decrease, firms are recognizing the benefits these technologies can offer for granular insights into a range of use cases like ergonomics, at-risk behavior, fatigue monitoring or augmented reality.

What’s one piece of advice that you give to someone looking for EHS software and technology solutions? 

Bill: Make sure you roadmap out your technology initiatives before you dive into a new technology. While it is important to adopt a new solution for an old problem, firms need to make sure they understand the direction EHS technology is moving and develop a strong foundation to add on to.

Any other parting words you’d like to share with readers today?

Bill: Technology is empowering EHS managers like never before, but it should be treated as a means of digitally transforming the function, not a band-aid. Make sure that you understand your problems, gather requirements from front-line workers, run pilots and map out how this technology will fit into your digital strategy before you adopt the newest craze.

Guided Environmental Compliance

 

To guide enterprises and EHS professionals looking to transform their environmental compliance programs via a digital approach, Encamp provides a blended method of high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support we call Guided Environmental Compliance — five steps that give structure to complex regulatory programs and build compliance confidence. Learn more about our method and all five steps in our new eBook, Guided Environmental Compliance. And of course, don’t forget to also download the Verdantix Encamp Case Study report to read more about how technology continues to disrupt the EHS industry.

 

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Environmental compliance can be complex enough as it is. But it’s worse when businesses and their EHS teams lack standardized, sustainable processes, digitization, and data visibility to track reporting activities across the enterprise. 

In the proactive environmental compliance model, as well as a guided environmental compliance approach, data visibility among facilities and EHS, Operations, and corporate teams is essential when preparing Tier II reports for regulations like EPCRA and its applicable Sections. The reasons are many, as are the benefits.

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Eliminating the risks of non-compliance

Prevent incomplete and inaccurate compliance reporting

First, when compliance data and reporting is transparent, it lessens the chance of information being incomplete or inaccurate. Or both. 

Data visibility enables all parties in the reporting process, including the corporate suite, to review information and identify potential reporting risks before they become damaging. Especially for Tier II reports, QA/QC involving various organizational levels promotes data quality and hygiene to more effectively mitigate non-compliance risks. 

Next, for preparing reports, the ability to locate and access data easily helps EHS leaders assign and monitor tasks, track projects, and foster collaboration and teamwork. In the scope of proactive environmental compliance, a key aim is to streamline the reporting function via data and process visibility, digitization, and automation. 

This in turn enables EHS teams and the business to streamline compliance management overall — which is equally vital to being proactive.

Other advantages of visibility

A single source of truth

When compliance data is centralized and made visible in a single source of truth, it enables an EHS team to more confidently perform tasks across reporting and other compliance functions. As the “source of truth” indicates, information is generally known to be complete, accurate and, subsequently, more trusted.

In this way, data visibility lends to proactive environmental compliance as well as operational excellence in ensuring successful reporting outcomes.

Streamlined task management 

Just as visibility is critical for data, it’s equally critical for streamlining processes and data flows throughout an entire organization for compliance purposes. To avoid breakdowns within a process or workflow for reporting, a task or series of tasks should be clear and concise. Also in providing structure, this keeps EHS and Operations directors, facility managers, and other compliance stakeholders on the same page and going in the same direction. 

The practice of streamlining tasks additionally supports standardizing processes and making them repeatable across EHS teams and facilities — another key component of proactive environmental compliance.

A single pane of glass

A shared and comprehensive view for something like reporting — especially when the view is a detailed, common dashboard — makes it easier to track and QA/QC the entire process. Technology, specifically in the form of a single environmental compliance software system (such as Encamp), can help EHS teams see into the reporting process to ensure data accuracy, improve collaboration, track reporting statuses and task completions, and meet submission due dates.

Common roadblocks

Hidden information. Visibility is particularly problematic when compliance data lives in different places. People involved in the reporting process might not know where to find information they need, or realize certain info even exists. Data can easily “go dark.” The scenario is similar when consultants gather and control a company’s data for regulatory requirements. Information and critical details can get hidden or lost. 

Think of tasks like tracking chemical inventories and determining thresholds for reporting, for instance. Wherever collected data is stored, EHS teams must be able to find it, access it, and analyze it. When they can’t, reports can become magnets for non-compliance violations because the final reporting information is lacking.

Dispersed, decentralized data. Nearly every work task for compliance and reporting is tied to or generates data of some kind. When data isn’t centralized, or visible, it can feel like walking through a maze to get needed information in a timely manner. And when this happens, associated tasks and workflows get dragged down. This is where a single source of truth can be invaluable. 

Incomplete data analysis. A common issue for EHS functions is that people can’t always fully review and vet data to confirm that it’s the “right” information. Go back to what we said about data getting QA/QC’d at various levels of an organization. There might also be a lack of metadata needed to give context to the values being reported. Where did data originate, when was it collected, and by whom? 

Consultants, and employees outside the EHS realm. This can be a unique situation when data is being collected by someone in the organization who’s outside the EHS realm, or especially when consultants are involved. While outsourced consultants perform valuable tasks to gather information, visibility is crucial. Unfortunately, some (but not all) consultants create black boxes of data that few people outside their circle are allowed to access, limiting the transfer of institutional knowledge across teams.

When compliance reporting data isn’t readily visible, it can make an already laborious task even more labor intensive. Dark or cloudy data, and bad data hygiene, can also lead to human error, mistakes, and heightened risks of non-compliance violations in final reports.

Non-standardized processes. In certain companies, compliance reporting tasks are assigned at the facility level. When they are, it’s typically up to someone in Operations to collect the appropriate data, review it, and submit final reports. Nothing about the process is centralized or standardized across the reporting spectrum. This problem is magnified when the business operates facilities in multiple states.

As importantly, for any additional data QA/QC by regional (or corporate) environmental SMEs, it’s critical that data stays visible all the way to the submission stage. Doing so minimizes the risks of accidental omissions, inaccurate reporting due to version control issues, or missed reporting.

Disconnected and ineffective data management systems. For task and data management, systems such as Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) are notoriously difficult to configure and use. Because they are, EMIS adoption rates are generally poor. 

The bigger problem is that getting data into and out of an EMIS app or “home grown” systems and spreadsheets can be a massive project in it’s own right. Too often, the outcomes are disconnected data flows and information losing both fidelity and transparency when associated with a specific reporting task. 

Guided Environmental Compliance

To guide enterprises and EHS professionals looking to transform their environmental compliance programs via a digital approach, Encamp blends digital transformation technologies and practices, high-tech software, and high-touch expert support in a method we call Guided Environmental Compliance. The method is based on our technology-driven system, which builds the relational database and operating system for environmentally relevant operating data, with digital methods providing the foundation.

Guided Environmental Compliance entails five steps that give structure to complex regulatory programs and build compliance confidence. It also lets enterprises unlock strategic sustainability value by aligning business outcomes with social responsibility.

eBook, Guided Environmental Compliance

Learn more about our method 
and all five steps in our new eBook, 
Guided Environmental Compliance

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

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