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Executive Brief - Oct 17 2013 - NAEM Executive Brief
NAEM Executive Brief Oct. 17, 2013

"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome." - Michael Jordan, American former professional basketball player, (1963-)

EPA GHG Emissions Rules Will Get Supreme Court Review
The Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the EPA can require greenhouse gas emissions permits for stationary sources such as refineries.The court did not, however, agree to hear other appeals such as its 2007 Massachusetts vs. EPA decision that the EPA has a "statutory obligation" to regulate GHGs under the Clean Air Act. Read more...

Sustainability Data: The Road to Reliability
Reliable and accurate data lay the foundation for reporting on sustainability performance. Creating this foundation can present a real challenge when the information is compiled from thousands of data points coming from numerous sources. Common issues generally fall into three categories: Documentation, Communication and Verification. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Bureau Veritas' sponsorship of the 2013 NAEM EHS Management Forum.

Driving EHS&S Performance Through Company Culture
What do a college hockey team, a local utility, and your company EHS and sustainability programs have in common? They all rely on people's thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors - the culture, which can lead to disastrous results or enhanced performance, all depending on how you manage it. Read more... This article is a benefit of Antea Group's sponsorship of the 2013 NAEM EHS Management Forum.

Kimberly-Clark Finds Ways to Turn Sludge into Raw Material
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Sustainability 2015 initiative has caused the company to adopt a different way of looking at waste. "We treat waste as a valuable material," the company said. "In fact, one of first things we did was start calling it secondary material, not waste, because we realize that it has value." Read more...

Lloyd's Insurers Mock Climate Sceptics Over 'Global Cooling'
The head of exposure management at leading insurer Lloyd's has slammed attempts to dismiss the latest UN climate science report, and says he's unconvinced by claims the world is cooling. Read more...

Boeing, Oracle Team USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America's Cup-Class Yacht
The world of cutting-edge racing yachts and recycling aren't normally thought of together, but Boeing and Oracle Team USA are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds of carbon fiber from USA-71, a yacht built for the America's Cup campaign in 2003. 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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