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Executive Brief - March 3, 2016 - What the Waters of the US Rule Means for Business
NAEM Executive Brief March 3, 2016

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot, (1826 - 1877), British journalist, businessman and essayist

What the Waters of the US Rule Means for Business
A federal appeals court this week ruled it will hear challenges to the Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says the new rule only expands the Clean Water Act's reach by about 3 percent. Here are a few points to be aware of. Read more...

Energy Star Certified Plants cut $476 million in Energy Costs
70 manufacturing plants have achieved ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2015, designating that they have reached the top 25 percent of energy performance for their industries nationwide. Several certified plants are offering the opportunity to visit their facilities. Read more...

Prepare to Engage when Introducing New EHS&S Software
As those who have selected and implemented a new EHS&S management information system will attest, success often has as much to do with how the platform is marketed internally, as the technical capabilities it offers. Read this for some ideas on how to measure and drive user engagement with a new software system. Read more...

Your Business Needs a Human Rights Program
Human rights is a global issue with real business risks and real business consequences. Yes, it is a program to protect people - especially the most vulnerable people. Protecting vulnerable people is entirely consistent with protecting your business. There is no conflict in doing both. Read more...

A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email
This story highlights a common misunderstanding about our current tempestuous relationship with email. Most knowledge workers believe that email is a passive tool they choose to use to make their real work easier. But as IBM engineers discovered three decades ago, this technology is not passive; it instead actively changes what we mean by "real work." Read more...

Connect Your Lights to the Cloud and Save Money
A new collaboration between Cree and Cisco enables LEDs to be connected through the internet and customized for each building to create more productive spaces while saving energy and money. In addition to claiming a savings of 70% over standard LED lighting, the lights can be programmed to emit a range of colors for different emergency situations. Read more...

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

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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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