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Executive Brief - January 12, 2017 - P&G Pledges Zero Manufacturing Waste by 2020
NAEM Executive Brief January 12, 2017

"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘We've always done it this way.’" - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, (1906 - 1992), Pioneer American computer scientist

P&G Pledges Zero Manufacturing Waste by 2020
Procter & Gamble says it will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites by 2020. The company says 56% of its production sites globally send zero manufacturing waste to landfill. Over the next four years P&G will have to eliminate or reuse about 650,000 metric tons of waste to achieve its zero waste goal. Read more...
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Wal-Mart Is First, Amazon Is Worst in New Ranking on Chemicals
As consumers, retailers and manufacturers take a closer look at what goes into the products they buy, sell and make, a newly released scorecard ranks major retailers' policies on harmful chemicals.  Walmart, Target, CVS and Best Buy occupy the top spots. Read more...

Hit Your 2020 Renewable Energy Targets and Maximize the 30% Federal Tax Credit
In 2020, renewable portfolio standard requirements must be met in California and Colorado, among select other states. Likewise, many companies have their own 2020 renewable energy goals, but a large number of enterprises are not moving quickly enough to meet these goals in the most profitable and efficient manner. In addition, the Federal Investment Tax Credit will step down from 30% today to 10% in 2022. With cost-competitive technologies, a mature market of vendors and supportive government policies, what is the hold up? Read more...
This article is a benefit of Alta Energy Inc.'s sponsorship of the 2016 NAEM EHS Forum.

What Was Old is New Again: Monitoring and the Clean Air Act
In the early decades of Clean Air Act implementation, it was common for permitting agencies to require facilities seeking Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits to conduct pre-construction ambient air quality monitoring prior to permit issuance.  After favoring the use existing air quality monitors and dispersion modeling for some time, the EPA is now requiring fenceline monitoring at certain facilities. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Geosyntec Consultants' sponsorship of the 2016 NAEM EHS Forum.

6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 2017
While many of waste and recycling's core functions haven't changed too drastically coming into 2017, it's safe to say that anything can happen. Read more...

Coal Fire, Not Just Iceberg, Doomed the Titanic, a Journalist Claims
In a reminder that it can be hard to know for certain what caused an accident:  A new documentary posits that the sinking of the Titanic may have been accelerated by a giant coal fire in its hull that appeared to have started as long as three weeks before it set off on its fateful journey to New York from Southampton, England. Read more...
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To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

NAEM to Showcase Solutions to Manage, Leverage and Master EHS&S Data

January 19, 2018

On March 5-7 NAEM will host its annual EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference to explore common data management challenges, showcase software solutions and identify opportunities to leverage analytics effectively. The annual conference will feature nine user demonstrations, interactive discussions, a full exhibit hall of the leading solution providers and an agenda designed to meet the needs of users at different stages of the journey.

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