Here you'll find recent news coverage about NAEM and our community of EHS and sustainability professionals.
Why Invest in Safety and Environmental Sustainability?
Education and Career News
October 3, 2016
Just a few decades ago, companies were expected to make a profit, abide by legal obligations and pay taxes. In today’s world, expectations for companies are dramatically expanding.
Spotlight on Women Leaders in Sustainability - Kathrin Winkler, EMC
April 8, 2015
In the third installment of a three-part series on women sustainability leaders, Talkback's David Connor talks today with Kathrin Winkler, Sr. Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at EMC Corp., a global information technology leader.
The 5 Most Interesting Trends In The NAEM EMIS Report
March 25, 2015
The 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Buyers Guide report was just released by NAEM and now it seems like the whole EHS, Risk and Sustainability space is buzzing about it. The report analyzes how companies are approaching EHS and Sustainability software in 2015: what companies' data management needs are, how much they are spending on software systems, how they select their solutions, implementation challenges and more. The survey is brimming with valuable insights and trends. Here at Enablon, we've read and re-read the report, salivated over its contents and analyzed the key takeaways. This has resulted in our analysis of the 5 most interesting trends that caught our attention.
Facilitating Dialogue Drives Engagement, Trust, Business Results
March 11, 2015
Through my career, I have learned that leadership sometimes means being in the background as more of a facilitator than the one out in front. My oversight of corporate stakeholder engagement, for example, has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my career and continues to make me excited to come to work every day. My favorite stakeholder meeting was the very first one when I arrived at American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP). Our executives had never participated in a stakeholder meeting, so sitting across from environmental groups, talking about the inner workings of the company was wholly uncomfortable for them.
Leadership in EHS and Sustainability
March 10, 2015
In February we posted an article referencing National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) research on sustainability and environmental, health and safety skillset integration in the workforce. A follow up article from NAEM expands on the subject, introducing the idea that regardless of experience or background, leadership skills are the most important for success in either of these fields.
5 Ways Sustainability is Reshaping Corporate Culture
Dec. 18, 2014
Sustainability trends are often more qualitative than quantitative, and thus can be described more readily than they can be counted. The National Association for Environmental Management, which brings together environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability managers, published the report "Planning for a Sustainable Future" earlier this year describing the trends seen emerging this year and next.
The report, based on in-depth interviews with leading EHS and sustainability managers at large member companies, reviewed changes in resource management, product sustainability and compliance, supply chain transparency, external reporting requirements, employee engagement, climate adaptation and sustainability goals and rewards. As these areas evolve, they are becoming the different elements of a business management strategy that is not only viable, but increasingly necessary.
New NAEM Report Focuses On Energy-Water Nexus
May 22, 2014
Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and it affects every aspect of life, including the production of energy. This is the reason the energy-water nexus has become an area of keen interest in strategy circles in the corporate world and the reason that National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has chosen the topic for the inaugural issue of a series of reports delving into emerging issues.
MetaVu Selected to Join NAEM Affiliates Council
Jan 16, 2012
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.
Today NAEM announced its 2017 conference calendar, focused on the latest management challenges and emerging practices for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. "Because the EHS&S field continues to evolve along with the spectrum of risks it manages, NAEM's 2017 calendar was developed to be timely and relevant to the needs of those leading these programs within companies," said Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt.
When NAEM joins the Greenway Foundation for a cleanup along the South Fork of the Platte River in downtown Denver later this month, its efforts will be powered by environmental, safety and sustainability leaders from companies such as Toyota Motor North America Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Bose Corp. and The WhiteWave Foods Co.