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Executive Brief - January 26, 2017 - Target Posts Chemical Policy. Will Other Retailers Follow Suit?
NAEM Executive Brief January 26, 2017

"A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." - James Watkins, (1952-), Author

Target Posts Chemical Policy. Will Other Retailers Follow Suit?
Target has published a new chemical strategy and policy that it says will apply across its operations and to every product it sells. The retailer also set a goal to invest up to $5 million in 'green chemistry' by 2022 and challenged the industry to follow its example. Read more...
Environmental Leader

Top 3 EHS Culture Killers and How to Fix Them
Why do we have a desire to draw boundaries around concepts, put things into boxes, and nail down requirements for something that is virtually impossible to solidify for any length of time. This is a particular challenge when it comes to defining a corporate culture: The very act of trying to define our culture tends to create silos, and these silos, in turn, can become what I call 'culture killers'. Read on to see three top culture killers. Read more...
Green Tie Blog

CDP: Suppliers Eliminate 434M Tons of Emissions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle
CDP's new report 'The Missing link: Harnessing the power of purchasing for a sustainable future' reveals that reductions equivalent to 434 million tonnes of carbon dioxidewere achieved by suppliers worldwide in 2016. However, there is a lot of room for improvement as only 22% of the 4,300 companies surveyed were working with their suppliers to reduce emissions. Read more...
Sustainable Brands

Escaping the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Value Trap
A huge amount of value within companies is looked over because the execs haven't seen it – or haven't been helped to see it. As a result, they've ended up with the EHSS functions they ask for, i.e. narrow thinking, short-termist and, in especially in North America, compliance focused. Read more...
This article is a benefit of ERM's sponsorship of the 2016 NAEM EHS Forum.

You're More Resilient Than You Give Yourself Credit For
In situations outside our comfort zones, we can feel weak or powerless. But we can leverage the capabilities that we already have inside ourselves to march into unfamiliar situations with confidence. Don't underestimate how flexible, brave, and capable you actually are. Give it a go, and chances are, you'll probably end up surprising yourself. Read more...
Harvard Business Review

Why Worker Safety Is A Sustainability Essential
Integrating safety and health into sustainability strategies can transform an organization into one that strives to protect the environment for future generations, ensures long­term economic viability and allows all people to thrive. Read more...
Green Biz

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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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