Washington D.C., Aug. 27, 2012 - Seven new corporate members joined NAEM this year, demonstrating their organizational commitments to environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability excellence, and adding fresh voices to the association's Board of Regents.
By joining at the corporate level, Chrysler Group LLC, Dean Foods, Anvil Knitwear Inc., Illumina Inc., Applied Materials Inc., Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble all will receive representation on association's Board of Regents, composed of 80 leadership companies from across industries.
NAEM President Kelvin Roth said he welcomes the diverse perspectives the new members will bring to the Regents' bi-annual benchmarking meetings.
"Through membership in trade associations many of us have a good idea of what constitutes a best-in-class practice," said Roth, who is the Director of EHS for AMCOL International Corp. "But participating in NAEM exposes us to ideas from other industries, helping us to build the world-class programs most of us are really aiming for."
The new companies also will receive membership for up to 15 members of their EHS and sustainability staff.
"Successful EHS and sustainability management requires a rare combination of technical expertise, business acumen and the ability to motivate others to change," said NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt. "For companies who want to cultivate these skills in their employees, NAEM's educational programming and discussion groups continue to be a valuable resource for professional development."
For a complete list of the members on NAEM's Board of Regents, please visit: http://www.naem.org/?page=Corporate_Members
The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) is a professional association that empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.