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Executive Brief - April 16, 2015 - General Mills Beats GHG Reduction Goal
NAEM Executive Brief April 16, 2015

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist

General Mills Beats GHG Reduction Goal
In 2014, General Mills reduced its greenhouse gas emissions rate by 23% against a 2005 baseline, surpassing its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 20% by 2015. The company also reduced the amount of solid waste it generates by 41%, and achieved a 68 % improvement in packaging volume. Read more...

CEO Discusses Independent Contract Workers in the Workplace
Recent years have seen a change in how employers hire talent, but there are advantages and disadvantages for hiring independent contract workers. Here are a few things to consider when hiring independent contractors. Read more...

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis
The Catholic Church is a bureaucracy: a hierarchy populated by good-hearted, but less-than-perfect souls. In that sense, it's not much different than your organization. That's why the Pope's counsel is relevant to leaders everywhere. Read more...

Colgate-Palmolive: How a Player with a Global Footprint Is Attempting to Tread Lightly
It's tough being one of the largest consumer-facing companies as transparency, sustainability and ethical behavior increasingly challenges a brand's reputation. Here is an interview about the challenges of being one of the big guys. Read more...

Lowe's to Stop Selling Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths
The home improvement chain announced that it would phase out products containing neonic pesticides over the next four years. Neonicotinoids have been linked to colony collapse disorder in which billions of bees have died. Lowe's announcement comes after the EPA said last week that it would stop issuing new permits to use the pesticides. Read more...

Spring Is Here, So Go Outside. National Parks Are Free This Weekend.
Now that spring has officially sprung, it's high time to go on an adventure. The National Park Service is celebrating National Park Week starting Saturday, April 18. All national parks are waiving entrance fees for the weekend to encourage everyone to get out there and find their park. 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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