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Executive Brief - Aug. 7 2014 - General Mills Advances Climate Change Fight
NAEM Executive Brief Aug.7 , 2014

"If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), 16th president of the United States

General Mills takes new steps to combat climate change
General Mills said it would take new steps to combat climate change, including expanding its emission reduction targets to include its vast network of suppliers and contractors. About two-thirds of General Mills' greenhouse gas emissions and 99% of its water use comes from its indirect operations such as the farms it purchases raw materials from. Read more....

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level
Are some skills less important for leaders at certain levels of the organization? Or is there a set of skills fundamental to every level? Read more....

Americans Expect Business to do what Government Can't
Only 41% of Americans have some or a lot of trust and confidence in the federal government to solve the most important problems facing the country, while three-quarters of Americans say it's somewhat or very important that major companies offer to help government solve problems. Read more....

Del Monte Plans & Cans its Way Towards a Sustainable Future
If you've ever opened a can of peaches or green beans, there's a good chance it was marked with the red and yellow Del Monte Quality shield. After all, Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest and most well-known producers, distributors, and marketers of branded food products-namely canned fruits and vegetables-for the U.S. retail market. These cans of produce eventually appear on the shelves of supermarkets across the country and end up in our shopping carts-but what happens before they make it there? Read more....

External Assurance in Sustainability Reporting on the Rise
Sustainability reporting should be comprehensive, transparent, non-biased and standardized, and the best way to improve the quality of reporting, according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), is to promote "external assurance" sustainability reports. Read more....

Detroit Lions Call Play to Achieve 100% Recycling Rate
The Detroit Lions have partnered with REPREVE, a recycled fiber brand, to launch a sustainability initiative aimed at achieving a 100 percent recycling rate throughout the 2014 NFL season. REPREVE transforms plastic bottles discarded by fans into recycled fibers that are used by many major brands, including Ford, Haggar, Polartec, Quiksilver and Volcom. 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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