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Executive Brief - Sept 19 2013 - NAEM Executive Brief
NAEM Executive Brief Sept. 19, 2013

"If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine." - Jim Barksdale, American business executive

Wal-Mart announces phase-out of hazardous chemicals
Prodded by health and environmental advocates, Wal-Mart Stores announced Thursday that it will require suppliers to disclose and eventually phase out nearly 10 hazardous chemicals from the fragrances, cosmetics, household cleaners and personal care products at its stores. Read more...

How to Manage Someone You Don't Like
Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? Read more...

China's plan to curb air pollution sets limits on coal use and vehicles
The Chinese government announced an ambitious plan to curb air pollution across the nation to ensure a drop in the concentration of particulate matter in cities. It is the most concrete response yet by the government to growing criticism over the country's environmental degradation. Read more...

General Mills joins Dow Jones Sustainability Index
General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) after demonstrating best-in-class performance against numerous sustainability metrics, according to a recent announcement. Read more...

California to Issue First Carbon Offset Credits
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says it will issue the first compliance offset credits eligible for use in California's cap-and-trade greenhouse gas emissions reduction program by the end of the month. Read more...

Renewable Chemicals Industry Reaches Economic Tipping Point
In recent years, the young but fast-growing renewable chemical industry has proved we can make higher performing, safer chemicals cost competitively and sustainably. Although U.S. policies have ignored this industry in the past, things are beginning to change in Washington. Read more...

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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