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Executive Brief - Dec 23 2013 - Happy Holidays from NAEM
NAEM Executive Brief Dec. 23, 2013

"Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life." - Aristophanes, (446 BCE - c. 386 BCE) Comic playwright of ancient Athens

Getting A Holiday Bonus? Here's How To Actually Buy Happiness
If you are lucky enough to get a holiday bonus, you shouldn't use it to cover your everyday things. Here's how to use it more mindfully and get a boost of happiness in the New Year. Read more...

EPA Issues Carbon Capture Rule
The EPA issued a final rule that the agency says will help create a consistent national framework to ensure the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. Read more...

The Tricentennial of Sustainability Management
A book authored in 1713 in Hans Carl von Carlowitz provided the earliest known use of the word sustainability - or nachhaltigkeit, in German - in the sense in which we use it today. The work also constituted the first formulation of what would later become known as the triple bottom line. Read more...

The White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy
The White House systematically delayed enacting a series of rules on the environment, worker safety and health care to prevent them from becoming points of contention before the 2012 election, according to documents and interviews with current and former administration officials. Read more...

U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice on Promoting Safe Foreign Garment Factories
Even though the Obama administration has called on Western buyers to use their purchasing power to push for improved industry working conditions after several workplace disasters over the last 14 months, the American government has done little to adjust its own shopping habits. The US government spends more than $1.5 billion a year at garment factories overseas. Read more...

The Greenest Things to Do With Your Body After You Die
Every year, cemeteries across the U.S. bury over 100,000 tons of steel and approximately 1,500,000 tons of concrete from coffins and re-enforced vaults. Additionally, embalming with formaldehyde has been linked to higher risks of cancer and respiratory problems in mortuary workers. With the death rate set to rise as the baby boomer population ages, the green burial movement is championing sustainability. Read more...

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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.

NAEM to Showcase Solutions to Manage, Leverage and Master EHS&S Data

January 19, 2018

On March 5-7 NAEM will host its annual EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference to explore common data management challenges, showcase software solutions and identify opportunities to leverage analytics effectively. The annual conference will feature nine user demonstrations, interactive discussions, a full exhibit hall of the leading solution providers and an agenda designed to meet the needs of users at different stages of the journey.

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