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Executive Brief - June 26 2014 - Climate Change Is Coming to a Balance Sheet Near You
NAEM Executive Brief June 26, 2014

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth (1895-1948), American baseball player

Former Treasury Secretaries, Financial Leaders Press Business to Cut Climate Change Ris
A bipartisan group of prominent financial and political figures called for new policies to "reduce the odds of catastrophic outcomes" from extreme heat and rising sea levels linked to climate change and issued a report suggesting that the most severe risks could be avoided through early investments. The group, called the Risky Business Project, is seeking to spell out economic perils of climate change to appeal to businesses "to rise to the challenge and lead the way in helping reduce climate risks." Read more....

What Do People Want From the ISO 14001:2015 Standard?
First published in 1996, the ISO 14001 standard has grown to become the best known framework for environmental management. Developed by global consensus, it provides a best practice benchmark for organizations of any size, in any sector. Used in supply chains throughout the world, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) review their standards on an ongoing basis to ensure they are still relevant and effective in a rapidly evolving world. Read more....

Don't Just Train Your Employees, Engage Them!
No doubt you are aware that the aging workforce means there will be fewer workers available to fill future positions. We are going to need everyone who is willing and able to contribute in some way. Looking forward, we continually will need to develop the skills of our existing workforce, with special consideration to older workers. With that will come challenges. The pace at which change is happening - in business demands, technology and skill requirements - means that workplace learning methods must change as well. Read more....

REACH regulation: 4 new SVHCs listed
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added four new substances to the REACH regulation Candidate List for authorization. Read more....

Levi's: The Value of Jiu Jitsu Sustainability
Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh recently stirred up the airwaves when he announced that his Levi's jeans hadn't seen the inside of a washing machine for more than a year. His statement, which was made during a sustainability conference in California last month, had just the right effect: It reminded listeners that if there is one overriding hallmark associated with America's iconic blue jeans, it's sustainability. Read more....

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor, Dies at 9
Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it. Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty, he owes his life to a woman in Delaware by the name of Stephanie Kwolek. Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont Co. chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world. Read more....

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NAEM’s 2017 Calendar Features Latest Practices, New Formats, Fresh Ideas

January 5, 2017

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.

Corporate EHS & Sustainability Leaders to Participate in Platte River Cleanup in Denver for 2016 NAEM Day of Service

October 11, 2016

When NAEM joins the Greenway Foundation for a cleanup along the South Fork of the Platte River in downtown Denver later this month, its efforts will be powered by environmental, safety and sustainability leaders from companies such as Toyota Motor North America Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Bose Corp. and The WhiteWave Foods Co.

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