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Executive Brief - May 28, 2015 - EPA Announces New Rule to Clarify Protections for U.S. Waters
NAEM Executive Brief May 28, 2015

"I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count" - Muhammad Ali (1942-), American former professional boxer

EPA Announces New Rule to Clarify Protections for U.S. Waters
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule on Wednesday clarifying what types of water bodies the government can protect from pollution. The new measure says the federal government has jurisdiction over tributaries that show physical features of flowing water as well as water that is within a certain proximity to rivers, lake and tributaries. Read more...

Pharmaceutical Industry Must Pay for Drug Take-Back Programs
In a move that may lead to the proliferation of extended producer responsibility laws, the Supreme Court denied a request to review a lawsuit filed over a drug take-back program in Alameda County, California. The pharmaceutical industry was fighting an ordinance that requires drug makers to underwrite the costs of a program in which consumers can drop off unwanted medicines. Read more...

Walmart's Portfolio Water Management Saved $4 Million
Using a water efficiency toolkit available through the Environmental Defense Fund, Walmart has saved 660 million gallons of water and $4 Million since 2008. Read more...

SAP Develops Workforce of the Future
Based on an internal model, SAP determined that its operating profit improves by $40 million when its employee engagement index rises one percentage point, and that a one percentage point increase on its business health culture index results in a bump of $74 million. Read more...

The '3-email rule' Offers Help For Your Inbox
How do you know when an email chain has stopped being effective, and a call is needed instead? Try the three-email rule. Read more...

What's Got More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?
You've probably seen info-graphics like these before, but it's good reminder to wash your hands, even outside of flu season. 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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