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Executive Brief - June 13 2013 - NAEM Executive Brief
NAEM Executive Brief June 13, 2013

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Edison, Inventor and Businessman (1847 - 1931)

U.N. Encourages Corporate Sustainability Reporting
The United Nations has issued a report which calls for all companies to produce corporate sustainability reports. Among the key recommendations is to integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability to slow the pace of climate change and environmental degradation. Read more...

EHS Managers: The Evolution from Necessary Evil to Vital Leaders
Considering the dedication most companies now have to environmental and safety compliance and the extra sustainability initiatives they pursue, it's hard to imagine a time when businesses treated such matters as burdensome obligations. But such a time existed not long ago... Read more...

LED lights: Pick the low hanging fruit, or let it ripen?
LED lighting is awesome, and it's getting better and better with each passing month. Eventually, solid-state lighting will become much more efficient, and affordable, than it is today. If energy-efficient lighting is going to be even more energy-efficient tomorrow than it is today, is it better to wait for those advances to upgrade your lighting, or upgrade your lighting using the technology available today? Read more...

From Crawling to Slow, Regulatory Nominee Vows to Speed Up Federal Energy Reviews
Regulatory review times at the White House Office of Management and Budget are now the longest in 20 years, having spiked sharply since 2011. The nominee, Howard A. Shelanski, said at the confirmation hearing that he would try "to ensure that regulatory review at OIRA occurs in as timely a manner as possible." His comments were an acknowledgment that the backlog is frustrating presidential policy and failing to meet the deadlines in the executive order under which regulations are reviewed. Read more...

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to wind down HFCs
The agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to wind down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons could mark a key step toward eliminating some of the most potent greenhouse gases. For the first time, the United States and China will work together to persuade other countries, most notably holdouts such as Brazil and India, to join the effort to slash or eliminate the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. Read more... 

Hotels Come Together on Carbon Footprint
Many corporations and event planners choose hotels based partially on what their carbon footprint will be. In addition to helping them choose venues, corporations also use that information as part of measuring their own carbon footprint. But until now all hotels measured their carbon footprint differently. Therefore, 23 global hotel companies put their competition aside to develop a standard way to measure this - the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative. Can this be modeled in other industries? Read more...

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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.

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