Washington, DC, April 20, 2017 - Today the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) announced they are partnering with the Center for Retail Compliance (CRC) to encourage knowledge-sharing about best practices in environmental compliance.
The organizations are working together to ensure a robust conversation about retail-focused challenges during NAEM’s annual EHS and Sustainability Management Forum on October 25-27 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The CRC will also host its biannual meeting for retail compliance professionals on October 24.
The CRC was founded in 2013 by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to provide retailers with resources to help them meet the challenges of state and federal environmental compliance. Its goal is to make compliance easier and more cost-effective for the retail community.
NAEM Executive Director, Carol Singer Neuvelt, said inviting the organization to participate in the Forum reflects the association's commitment to serve as a trusted network EHS and sustainability leaders across all industries.
"Strengthening the program's focus on issues that are relevant to retailers is a natural outgrowth of NAEM's mission," Ms. Neuvelt said. "We believe this strategic partnership with the CRC will create a unique networking opportunity for our community, and build a new path for future collaboration between our respective organizations."
The move also reflects the evolution of RILA's own focus as the organization seeks partnerships with external groups to grow its offerings around environmental compliance, energy and responsible sourcing. RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. Its members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers.
CRC Executive Director, Tiffin Shewmake, said the organization's pre-conference meeting and support of the Forum program is a unique networking opportunity for retail environmental compliance professionals.
"The CRC serves a specific community of EHS and sustainability professionals – those in the retail industry," Ms. Shewmake said. "NAEM provides that community the opportunity to learn from other industries and be exposed to the broader EHS field."
"We hope CRC members take advantage of the networking opportunities at the Forum and develop productive relationships with peers across industries, in addition to continuing to learn from each other."
Each year, NAEM's Forum draws more than 550 attendees from more than 275 companies across industry sectors. The conference program is developed by a committee of peer EHS&S leaders, who collaborate to identify the best examples of emerging trends, innovative solutions and breakthrough ideas for managing environmental risks, strengthening corporate safety culture and advancing corporate sustainability. As part of NAEM's collaboration with CRC, this year's program will include a special emphasis on how members of the retail industry are addressing these challenges.
To learn more about the Forum, or to register today, please visit http://ehsforum.naem.org/index.php.
About NAEM: The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) is the largest professional community for environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) decision-makers. Our role is to empower corporate leaders to make an impact through their work to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces and promote global sustainability. If you'd like to learn how NAEM's conferences, benchmarking research and peer network can advance your company's programs, visit us online at www.naem.org.
About the EHS & Sustainability Management Forum: NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. Now in its 25th year, NAEM's annual conference has been the premiere event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within companies. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned. Learn more about what we have planned at http://ehsforum.naem.org/index.php.
About The Center for Retail Compliance: The Center for Retail Compliance was established by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in 2013 to provide retailers and industry stakeholders with retail-specific information, tools, and solutions pertaining to state and federal environmental regulations. Our goal is to help make compliance easier and more cost-effective for the industry. To learn more, visit www.retailcrc.org.