Here you'll find recent news coverage about NAEM and our community of EHS and sustainability professionals.
MetaVu Selected to Join NAEM Affiliates Council
Jan 16, 2011
MetaVu Inc., a leading sustainability and environmental performance consulting firm, today announced it has been selected to join NAEM’s Affiliate Council. NAEM is the largest professional community for corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability decision-makers, with more than 800 companies, including representation from the majority of the Fortune 500.
MetaVu’s participation in NAEM’s exclusive Affiliates Council highlights the company as a leading sustainability consulting firm. MetaVu’s contributions to NAEM’s Affiliates Council and corporate members include offering state-of-the-art services, technical capabilities and resources to sustainability managers, and executives.
Report: Sustainability Surveys Eating Up Company Time
June 8, 2011
Requests for company sustainability data are often redundant and take up considerable time, up to the equivalent of two full-time staff members, according to a report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).
In“Driving ESG Reporting Progress through Dialogue”, NAEM says that as the type and number of sustainability surveys continues to increase, the task of responding is consuming significant resources without a clear value proposition for the participating companies. The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings has risen from about 20 in the year 2000 to more than 100 in 2010.
Carol Singer Neuvelt discusses EHS MIS trends
March 24, 2011
Since we started our EHS Management Information Systems conference more than a decade ago, we’ve seen the evolution of a mature software marketplace. Within that, there are a large range of companies that provide many tools to address the foundations ofEHS and sustainability management, e.g. compliance, hazardous waste and incident tracking.
Green initiatives create new careers
Tribune Media Services
March 11, 2011
Move over, white- and blue-collar jobs. Today's focus on the environment and sustainability has given rise to a new category: "green" collar.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics received funding starting in fiscal year 2010 to implement a plan to collect data on green jobs. Under the "Green Jobs Initiative," two types of green jobs are identified: those that produce goods or services that benefit the environment, and those in which "workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or using fewer natural resources.
NAEM Conference: As Environmental IT Systems Age, Users Seek New Functions
March 3, 2011
Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software packages are aging, and common practices emerging as the market matures, a survey out today suggests. In a survey of National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) members, as well as attendees at an NAEM conference, over 40 percent of respondents said they have had their management information systems (MIS) in place for two to five years.
NAEM Conference: Intel Launches Live Video, Real-Time Emissions Metrics for Public
March 3, 2011
Intel has launched a public website, complete with a live video feed, to inform New Mexico residents about plant emissions levels, an Intel staffer said at a conference yesterday. Speaking to Environmental Leader at the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) conference on environmental management systems, in San Antonio, Texas, project manager Marissa Yao said the Explore Intel site went live on Friday.
Corporations to Continue Measuring, Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Nov. 30, 2010
John Ciba, of Brady Corp., Alan Leibowitz, of ITT Corp., Emily Barton, of Motorola and NAEM Executive Director, Carol Singer Neuvelt, discuss the steps companies are taking to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Gas Pipeline Update: Campus Officials Meet with PG&E
Stanford University News
Nov. 1, 2010
Larry Gibbs, associate vice provost for environmental, health and safety at Stanford University, met with representatives from PG&E to discuss a gas pipeline on the company’s high-priority maintenance list.
EPA Begins Phase Out of Climate Leaders Program
Sept. 16, 2010
Bruce Klafter, managing director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Applied Materials, expressed his belief that the Environmental Protection Agency was making a mistake ending its Climate Leaders Program.
Hundreds Speak Out at EPA's Coal Ash Hearing in North Carolina
Sept. 15, 2010
Caroline Choi, executive director of environmental services and strategy at Progress Energy Service Co., spoke at the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing in Charlotte, N.C., on proposed coal ash regulations.
Ohio State Sustainability Expert to Work with U.S. EPA
U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
Sept. 7, 2010
Joseph Fiksel, executive director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University, accepted a part-time appointment as special assistant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
With No Federal Legislation on Horizon, Official Says Local Climate Efforts Continue
Aug. 17, 2010
Suzanne Malec-McKenna, commissioner of Chicago's environment department, spoke about local climate efforts at NAEM’s "Corporate Climate Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce” conference.