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Executive Brief - July 28, 2016 - Walmart Details Progress on Chemicals, Starts Selling Ugly Produce
NAEM Executive Brief July 28, 2016

"Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time." - Arnold Glasgow (1905-1998), American humorist

Walmart Details Progress on Chemicals, Starts Selling Ugly Produce
Since implementing its Sustainable Chemistry Policy in January 2014, Walmart has driven 23 million pounds of chemicals out of products. Also, the retailer has piloted programs that sell weather-dented fruit in select locations, aiming to reduce food waste. Read more...

How Coca-Cola, Unilever, AkzoNobel, Other Leading Companies Report on Sustainability
Ethical Corporation’s annual review of corporate responsibility reporting describes how companies are able to drive business value and communicate initiatives to stakeholders. It includes case studies from major firms including Unilever, AkzoNobel, HP and Coca-Cola, among others. Read more...

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative to study why some teams stumbled while others soared, including testing conventional wisdom like ‘people should be friends away from work’. What they found is that it all comes down to is creating a culture of psychological safety. Read more...

Strategies for a Successful EHS&S Software Selection
Selecting a software system has a major impact and long-term consequences for your business. How do you ensure that you select the right software for your organizational needs? In short: a successful selection begins with a well-managed selection process. Read more...

Investors Want Sustainability Disclosures in SEC Overhaul
Investor advocates are making a strong push for the SEC to require annual, uniform sustainability reporting from public companies as part of the overhaul of the agency's disclosure regime. The SEC’s comment period just closed on July 21st. Read more...

Brazil Agency to Say Rio Olympics Will Bring No Environmental Gains
National and regional governments had promised that the $12.2 billion expected to be spent on the Olympics would include the construction or expansion of essential environmental infrastructure and other social improvements. Now, however, Brazil’s top government finance and spending regulator is expected to report that Rio de Janeiro will receive almost none of those benefits. 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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