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NAEM's 2012 "EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Structure" survey will provide a comprehensive benchmark for EHS staffing, structure and budgets. It also will document the scope of EHS responsibilities, including the evolving role of the EHS manager in the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.
Managing and Tracking Employee and Contractor Training
This survey focused on two areas. The first established best practices for managing employee training. The second studied the frequency of contractor use for EHS work, along with related training, compensation and auditing.
Looking at corporate sustainability metrics and efforts to green the supply chain, this survey helped determine how metrics are evolving to meet the dual demands of greater corporate transparency and increased economic constraints from the current economy.
Maintaining EHS Compliance and Carbon Footprinting Initiatives
The first part of this two-pronged survey focused on how companies are maintaining compliance levels despite reduced resources, with a deeper look at the ways that organizations are coping in short and long term. The second part helped determine the common challenges, comparisons, strategies and tactics being taken to accomplish this GHG inventories and other programmatic initiatives.
The Role of Sustainability in EHS
This survey paints a broad picture of the current EHS landscape and then focuses on how the management of sustainability-related programs is evolving in organizations, and the corresponding impact on the environment and EHS functions.
Next week the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will launch the G4 Guidelines at its global conference in Amsterdam, and on May 30 NAEM will host a webinar to explain what those updates will mean for corporate reporters.