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Key Practice Area - Data & Metrics
Key Practice Area: Data & Metrics

How do you track the economic, environmental and social impacts of your organization? In this section, you will find case studies, white papers and other resources to help you use data to better manage your programs.

It's a Numbers World We’re Living In: Which Metrics to Choose and Why

It's a Numbers World We’re Living In: Which Metrics to Choose and Why

June 23, 2016

Get help in trying to select which metrics to evaluate for your organization.

EHS&S Software Resource Guide

EHS&S Software Resource Guide

June 2, 2016

As companies strive to improve business performance while meeting the expectations for external transparency, data management is key. Selecting an appropriate system for your company, however, is not a straightforward transaction. This guide is a helpful and recommended resource for anyone responsible for selecting and implementing an EHS & Sustainability software solution for their company.

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Webinar - Integrating EHS Management Systems into Operations

May 26, 2016

Sustaining compliance is a key challenge for industrial companies. As industrial operations become ever more systematic and standardized through ISO certification, lean manufacturing initiatives, and other efficiency efforts, there is an opportunity to use these changes to embed compliance into the systems and culture of the organization.

Webinar - Data vs. Information: How Harnessing Data Can Drive Your Continuous Improvement

April 21, 2016

Big data is all the buzz; companies are capturing heaps of data from a variety of sources. But when data is just numbers with no context or goals, it's just clutter. We need to understand how to use this data to better our businesses, our goals and our world.

2016 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference

March 15-16, 2016

Since 2001, NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference has been the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. NAEM's conference is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who utilize these systems on a daily basis.

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Webinar - Transforming EHS Information Management

Webinar - Transforming EHS Information Management

June 4, 2015

Legacy data management tools can present a myriad of technologial challenges for global organizations. With no support team and little opportunity to make changes, companies are increasingly seeking sophisticated data management tools to achieve greater visibility, better quality data, and more reliable, consistent reports.

Webinar - EMS: You Can Get There from Here

Webinar - EMS: You Can Get There from Here

May 5, 2015

Understand the challenges and strategies of a major wood treating company in designing and implementing a new environmental health and safety management system during a period of significant growth and transition for the organization.

2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference

Feb. 24-25, 2015

Since 2001, NAEM’s EHS & Sustainability Software Conference has been the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. NAEM’s software event is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who have implemented these systems. EHS Managers have been coming to this conference to learn how their peer companies are using data management systems to track compliance metrics, mitigate business risk and report sustainability results externally.

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Webinar - Leveraging Leadership Metrics and Goals to Drive World-Class EHS&S Programs

Dec. 4, 2014

See how world-class EHS leaders balance the demands of external metrics with internal goals and combine lagging and leading indicators to drive EHS leadership behaviors.

Webinar - Streamlining your Data Collection Systems

Dec. 4, 2014

You’re collecting a lot of data, but is it sending a clear message? Learn about using technology such as dashboard capabilities to effectively communicate data and trends.

2014 EHS Forum - Leveraging Data and Metrics

Oct. 22-24, 2014

Data and information management remain critical components of effective compliance and injury-reduction systems. Find out how leading companies leverage existing and new enterprise-wide systems to proactively manage the complexities from an operational and stakeholder perspective.

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The 2014 Metrics and Materiality for EHS & Sustainability Reporting Conference

May 21-22, 2014

Measuring corporate EHS and sustainability performance is an important undertaking for both internal and external stakeholders. This conference showcased studies on how companies are structuring their metrics programs and conducting the materiality assessments that are driving reporting efforts. Attendees interacted with members of the ESG community and received updates on the standards being developed.

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Green Metrics that Matter: Leading-edge Metrics and Goals

Green Metrics that Matter: Leading-edge Metrics and Goals

March 22, 2014

What targets are you using to set your upcoming EHS and sustainability goals? NAEM’s Leading-Edge Metrics and Programs research will provide a comprehensive benchmark of the metrics leadership companies are using to advance their resource management programs.

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Webinar - Software Tools for Management of Change

Feb. 13, 2014

Learn about real world examples and strategies for managing the project workflows that pervade all departments from EHS to strategic business management.

Webinar - Using Leading Indicators to Drive Performance Improvement

Dec. 12, 2013

A challenge for every business is assuring the right measures are in place to drive the desired behaviors and business performance. But what are the right measures?

Webinar - Essential Practices for Sustainability Data Collection

Webinar - Essential Practices for Sustainability Data Collection

Aug. 15, 2013

This webinar archive will educate and provide company EH&S and sustainability personnel with clear and concise steps via which they can reshape their data collection efforts and enhance the management and measurement of their sustainability initiatives. It is designed to help EHS and Sustainability professionals create clear, effective and flexible sustainability data metrics-management initiatives.

Webinar - The Evolution of Environmental Management Systems

Webinar - The Evolution of Environmental Management Systems

July 25, 2013

Environmental management systems can have a significant impact on your regulatory compliance program. Learn how your peers use these systems and find out what makes an EMS different from a software system.

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2013 EMIS Conference - Selecting an EHS and Sustainability Software Solution

2013 EMIS Conference - Selecting an EHS and Sustainability Software Solution

May 2013

Data management systems are essential for tracking compliance metrics, mitigating business risks and reporting sustainability results externally. Learn strategies for selecting and maximizing the value of your system.

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2013 EHS&S Software Benchmark Report

2013 EHS&S Software Benchmark Report

Feb. 27, 2013

Learn how companies are using management information systems to track progress, improve performance and facilitate external communication. This comprehensive report includes data on spending and functionality.

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Approaches to Managing EHS & Sustainability Data

Approaches to Managing EHS & Sustainability Data

Feb. 27, 2013

Benchmark your EHS and sustainability software system with NAEM’s 2013 in-depth survey of more than 100 corporate leaders. This free, 40-page report includes information on what systems respondents are using, how much they are spending and the most effective capabilities of their chosen tools.

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2012 Compliance Conference - EHS Management Systems that Improve Performance

2012 Compliance Conference - EHS Management Systems that Improve Performance

Aug. 1, 2012

An effective EHS program hinges on the strength of the management system design and how well it’s integrated into the business. Learn how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

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Webinar - Top 10 Things to Consider When Selecting an EMIS

Webinar - Top 10 Things to Consider When Selecting an EMIS

April 18, 2012

If an EHS Management Information System (MIS) is supposed to make your work easier, why is picking one so difficult? Learn how to evaluate your internal needs and how to streamline the selection process.

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Webinar - Positive Declaration: Getting Accurate Supplier Data, from Guess to Yes

Webinar - Positive Declaration: Getting Accurate Supplier Data, from Guess to Yes

Feb. 2012

Do you struggle with gathering compliance data from your suppliers? Learn how to create a compliance assurance program that results in consistent supplier data you can share across your enterprise.

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Webinar - Behind the Scenes of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Webinar - Behind the Scenes of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Jan. 2012

Learn about the methodology behind CR Magazine's “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, recognized by PR Week as one of America's top three most-important business rankings. Whether your company is included in the top 100, or aspires to make the list, this event is a valuable opportunity to benchmark with peers.

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Webinar - Third-Party Assurances of Sustainability Reports

Jan. 2012

The growth in external sustainability reporting has brought with it the increased pressure for third-party verification of the data. Learn how to prepare for the assurance process and benchmark the approaches companies commonly use.

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Webinar - Inside the 2011 Newsweek Green Rankings

Webinar - Inside the 2011 Newsweek Green Rankings

Oct. 2011

Experts from Trucost and Jantzi-Sustainalytics, the companies that produced the rankings for Newsweek, explain how they assessed the companies in Newsweek's Green 100 Rankings.

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2011 EHS MIS Conference - Best Practices in EMIS

2011 EHS MIS Conference - Best Practices in EMIS

Sept. 2011

Today companies are tracking more EHS and sustainability information than ever before. Discover the latest trends in EMIS systems and gain strategies for driving EHS and sustainability performance through effective data management.

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Measuring Corporate Sustainability Conference

June 2011

How do you prioritize the growing number of information requests from environmental, social and governance (ESG) researchers? Learn more about the business value of responding to research surveys and gain strategies for optimizing your efforts.

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Best Practices for Selecting an EMIS

Best Practices for Selecting an EMIS

May 2011

While many organizations invest significant time and money into EMIS systems, some are a lot more successful than others. Learn best practices to maximize your chances of success with this white paper by Kelvin Roth, Director of Environment, Health & Safety at AMCOL, and Laura Murphy, Director of Product Development at KMI.

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Developing Social Metrics

Developing Social Metrics

May 2011

Learn how leadership companies have approached the challenge of reporting on their social impacts, and new tools for identifying social indicators throughout the product/service lifecycle.

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The Green Metrics that Matter

The Green Metrics that Matter

May 2011

With dozens of requests for ESG information coming in each year, how do you decide which to participate with and which to ignore? Learn who the key ESG players are, and find out which metrics EHS and sustainability leaders send to their C-suite.

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  • ESG Comparison

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New Program Manager Joins NAEM Staff

August 12, 2016

NAEM continues to seek new ways to add value to your membership through new conferences, new benefits and now, a new staff member! Fresh off the heels of her MBA in Sustainability Caitlin Wilson has recently joined the NAEM programs team to help us bring some innovative ideas to you in 2017. Learn a little more about what motivates her below!

New NAEM Report Outlines Key Strategies to Ensure a Successful Software Selection

July 21, 2016

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has released a new report that identifies the key strategies companies can use to optimize their selection of environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) software tools, the association announced today.

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