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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.

Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the association’s annual Day of Service is an opportunity for members to put their passion for the natural world to work for a local community.


NAEM’s Annual Forum to Showcase Latest Strategies for Building Safety Culture, Reducing Environmental Risks and Natural Resource Management

October 7, 2016

Each year NAEM's annual conference convenes more than 550 attendees for a three-day showcase of the latest strategies corporate environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) leaders are using to keep employees safe, minimize their company's environmental footprint and deliver business value through sustainability programs.

But NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga said this look behind the scenes is more than just a peer-to-peer conference; it's also among the keys to solving some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing businesses today.


What’s Good for Employees is Also Good for Business, NAEM Executive Director Says

October 3, 2016

Companies today are making unprecedented investments to protect the well-being of their employees and reduce their impacts on the environment, NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said in a new Op Ed published in USA Today this week. These commitments are not only good for society, but they contribute to a healthy bottom line, too.


Latest NAEM Benchmark Finds One-third of Companies Combine EHS with Sustainability at the Corporate Level

September 30, 2016

Designing the optimal environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability organization is a complicated equation, but according to a new report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), about a third of responding companies combine these functions at the corporate level.

Based on a survey of 193 companies from across industry sectors, NAEM's 2016 Staffing, Structure and Budgets report reveals that 59 percent of companies are managing EHS as a combined function at the corporate level; 32 percent now have a function that combines EHS with sustainability.


NAEM Offers Career Stage Benchmarks to Individual EHS & Sustainability Leaders

August 17, 2016

Today NAEM announced it is making its career benchmarking data more accessible to those corporate EHS and sustainability leaders who want to see how their salaries, skills and career ambitions compare with their peers.

Following the publication of the association's landmark research on the skills and competencies for the EHS and sustainability function, NAEM has released a series of shorter reports on each of the stages of the career.


New Program Manager Joins NAEM Staff

August 12, 2016

NAEM continues to seek new ways to add value to your membership through new conferences, new benefits and now, a new staff member! Fresh off the heels of her MBA in Sustainability Caitlin Wilson has recently joined the NAEM programs team to help us bring some innovative ideas to you in 2017. Learn a little more about what motivates her below!


New NAEM Report Outlines Key Strategies to Ensure a Successful Software Selection

July 21, 2016

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has released a new report that identifies the key strategies companies can use to optimize their selection of environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) software tools, the association announced today.

The latest report distills insights from corporate EHS&S leaders, software experts and implementation specialists into an easy-to-follow guide that explains how to structure and manage the selection process. The report also features 20 infographics that provide benchmarking data on spending as well as advice on how to frame the business case, how to identify relevant stakeholders, how to structure the decision-process and how to segment your training program.


What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career

July 20, 2016

Corporate sustainability leaders might have one of the most exciting jobs in business today, and according to new research by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), these professionals also have a skill set as unique as their role.

Find out if you have what it takes, and hear from insiders who have the keys to success during a special webinar presentation on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., co-hosted by NAEM and 3BL Media.


NAEM’s 2016 Forum Agenda Focuses on Refining Strategy, Advancing Safety and Driving Business Impact

April 20, 2016

To be a leader in environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management today, companies are carefully targeting their programs to deliver a positive business impact, according to NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga, who announced the association’s annual conference agenda this week.

"As programs have matured, corporate leaders have become increasingly strategic in how they set their targets for EHS and sustainability success," Ms. Hoekenga said. "We’re excited to showcase the emerging practices practitioners are using to build engaged safety cultures, reduce operational risks, and make strides toward dramatically reducing their environmental impacts."


NAEM Fields Comprehensive Survey of EHS and Sustainability Organizations

April 13, 2016

Today NAEM initiated its latest benchmarking survey on how companies staff, structure and assign responsibilities to the environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) function.

NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the initiative was designed in cooperation with a committee of corporate leaders to meet the unique needs of those who are responsible for hiring EHS&S talent.


NAEM Starts Preparing to Elect the New Board of Directors

April 6, 2016

NAEM is assembling a governance committee to oversee the process of electing a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term. According to the association’s bylaws, elections to the Board of Directors take place every two years. The candidates are selected from a pool of nominations by a governance committee, composed of members of the Board of Regents.


NAEM 2016 Compliance Excellence Conference to Emphasize Practices for Managing and Communicating EHS Risks

April 5, 2016

When NAEM members meet next month to discuss best practices for managing environment, health and safety (EHS) compliance, a key area of discussion will be how to frame these programs in terms of overall business risk. “Even for leaders outside of the EHS function, risk is a readily understood business concept,” said NAEM Program Director Mike Mahanna. “The trend toward using risk to frame EHS compliance management is therefore increasing the visibility of these programs at all levels of an organization.”


NAEM Launches New Software Satisfaction Benchmark

March 16, 2016

Today the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) announced the launch of the EHS & Sustainability Software Ratings Project, a new research initiative to evaluate customer satisfaction with commercial software systems. Speaking at the association’s annual EHS & Sustainability Software and Data Management conference, NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the project is a response to the growing use of commercial software systems to ensure regulatory compliance, manage enterprise risk and report on sustainability performance.


Software Solutions are Becoming a Key Strategy for EHS&S Management

Feb. 24, 2016

As the regulatory landscape becomes increasingly complex, companies are turning to software systems to manage their environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) data, according to NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt. “Having a commercial system is becoming the new norm,” she said. “NAEM’s research into the latest trends in EHS&S program management has shown that software tools are a key strategy for keeping up with emerging regulations, managing enterprise risk and responding to external information requests.”


Sustainability Leaders Share their Plans for the Future in NAEM’s latest trends report

Feb. 18, 2016

As corporate sustainability leaders start work on their latest set of goals, they are increasingly seeking solutions to systems-level challenges, according to the latest research by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). NAEM’s 2016 “Planning for a Sustainable Future” report documents the emerging issues that are on the minds, if not yet in the budgets of, corporate environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders. The report draws insights from more than 20 in-depth interviews with those at the leading edge, and is being offered free-of-charge thanks to financial support from Dakota Software, Enablon, Intelex, ProcessMAP andVelocity EHS.


NAEM to Release “EHS Career Profiles and Skills for Success” Research Report

Oct. 27, 2015

NAEM will be releasing a research report in November that examines the core competencies, attributes, and responsibilities of EHS professionals at different stages of their career. This report continues NAEM's ongoing research series which aims to provide a comprehensive benchmark of the corporate EHS and sustainability profession.


NAEM to Host Conservation Work Day at EHS Management Forum in Charlotte

August 31, 2015

NAEM members will have the chance to put their environmental expertise to work at this year’s EHS Management Forum in Charlotte, through an ecosystem restoration project along the shores of Lake Wylie. NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga, who leads the Forum development committee, said adding a volunteer activity to the conference agenda was a natural fit with the values of the EHS and sustainability professional community.


Corporate Sustainability 2015: What is the current state of play?

July 15, 2015

As NAEM prepares for its 2015 Sustainability Management Conference in Minneapolis on August 4-5, we spoke with Program Director Mike Mahanna to learn about the current state of play inside of companies today.


A Peek Inside the 2015 EHS Management Forum

June 10, 2015

This week, NAEM announced the preliminary program for the 2015 EHS Management Forum in Charlotte. To get a peek at the thinking behind this year’s theme and the sessions-in-progress, we spoke to Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, who guides the development of the Forum program.


NAEM Begins Next Stage of Benchmark Study on EHS and Sustainability Careers

April 30, 2015

NAEM launched the latest stage of its benchmark of the EHS and sustainability profession Wednesday with a survey to capture the behaviors and attributes that are required for professionals at each level of their career.


Website Launches for 2015 EHS Management Forum

April 29, 2015

With preparations underway for the 23rd annual EHS Management Forum on October 14-16 in Charlotte, NAEM unveiled its annual conference website this week. The full site showcases a highlight video from last year's event, the likely topics of discussion, the full range of sponsorship opportunities and registration discounts.


EHS & Sustainability Software Buyers Seek Comprehensive Solutions for Compliance Performance

March 25, 2015

More than half of those shopping for a new environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability software are looking for a comprehensive, enterprise-wide system with robust compliance-related capabilities according to new research published today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).


NAEM to Present Results from Software Buyers Guide Research

March 17, 2015

On March 26 at 1:00 p.m. NAEM will present selected findings from “The EHS and Sustainability Buyers Guide” the association’s latest benchmark for software buyers. The web presentation will be free of charge to the public thanks to the financial support of report sponsors Dakota Software, Enablon, ProcessMap and KMI.


NAEM to Host Second Women’s Leadership Roundtable for EHS and Sustainability Professionals

Feb. 13, 2015

On April 14-16, the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) will host its second Women's EHS & Sustainability Leadership Roundtable in San Antonio, Texas. The roundtable was initiated three years ago by a committee of prominent corporate leaders of environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management, who sought a forum for discussing the unique challenges of women's leadership.


NAEM Announces Full Calendar of 2015 Events

Feb. 4, 2015

Today NAEM announced its full calendar of upcoming events and webinars for 2015. As a professional association, NAEM's events feature peer-led case studies and benchmarking presentations by corporate in-house EHS and sustainability leaders.


Megan Lum to Chair 2015 Forum Planning Committee

Jan. 28, 2015

Megan Lum, Director of Environment and Energy Supply with Pacific Gas & Electric Co., will help lead the planning committee for the 2015 EHS Management Forum, NAEM announced today. The Forum is the largest and longest-running conference for environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders.


Demonstrations Announced for EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

Jan. 27, 2015

The lineup for NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Software Conference on Feb. 24-25 will include user demonstrations by 15 corporate customers, NAEM announced this week. Program Director Mike Mahanna said the event is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who have implemented these systems.


NAEM Releases Comprehensive Portrait of the EHS & Sustainability Professional

Jan. 21, 2015

Today NAEM released its latest benchmarking study on the skills, knowledge areas and attributes of environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability professionals. NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the report sheds new light on the unique attributes of a function that leads through collaboration and influence.


Andrew Winston to Address Members during NAEM’s Member Appreciation Week

Dec. 22, 2014

Author and sustainability thought leader Andrew Winston will address NAEM members during the association's annual Member Appreciation Week celebration, February 2-6, 2015. In his presentation via webinar Mr. Winston will share highlights from his latest book 'The Big Pivot', about how to profitably do business in a world shaped by climate change and natural resource scarcity.


NAEM Launches Benchmark on EHS and Sustainability Software Selection

Dec. 15, 2014

NAEM has launched the latest stage of its ongoing research into how companies use software to manage the full scope of EHS andc sustainability programs. The survey will offer the most comprehensivec benchmark of business objectives, system requirements, budgets andc satisfaction from a user's perspective.


New Peer Leaders to Join the NAEM Board of Directors

Nov. 3, 2014

NAEM will welcome new leaders to the Board of Directors in January, following their election last month by the NAEM Board of Regents. NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the new leadership will provide fresh thinking as the Association continues to deliver unique value as a vital professional community for EHS and sustainability leaders.


NAEM to Webcast Inspiring Presentations by Forum Keynote Speakers

Oct. 9, 2014

NAEM members who cannot travel to this year’s EHS Management Forum will have a new way to experience the some of the inspiring dialogue in Austin - all from the convenience of their work station. On Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, NAEM will webcast the keynote presentations by sustainability thought leader William McDonough, and communications strategists Jon Miller and Lucy Parker, Partners at The Brunswick Group.


NAEM and CDP Plan Celebration for Top North American Carbon Performers

Sept. 2, 2014

CDP announced today it will host a celebration for its top North American carbon performers on Oct. 21 in tandem with the National Association for Environmental Management’s (NAEM) 2014 EHS Management Forum in Austin, Texas. The Forum is the largest annual conference for corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability professionals.


NAEM Seeks Respondents for Benchmark on EHS & Sustainability Skills and Attributes

Aug. 19, 2014

Today NAEM announced the launch of a new benchmarking study to identify the skills, knowledge areas and attributes of environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability professionals. The survey is the latest phase of the association’s ongoing research into the organizational design, skills and staffing of the EHS& sustainability function.


NAEM Kicks Off 2015 Program Development

Aug. 15, 2014

The NAEM program team is actively planning its 2015 calendar of events, and is seeking input from members about the issues on their agenda for next year, according to Program Director Mike Mahanna.


William McDonough to Share Roadmap for Sustainable Innovation at 2014 NAEM Forum

July 16, 2014

Sustainability thought leader William McDonough will make the business case for the circular economy as the opening keynote speaker for NAEM's 23rd annual EHS Management Forum on Oct. 22-24 in Austin.


NAEM Seeks Nominations for the Board of Directors

June 11, 2014

Nominations are now being accepted for positions on the 2015-2016 NAEM Board of Directors, Governance Committee Chairman Kelvin Roth announced today. “I have found that my time served as part of the management of NAEM to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career. I urge you to take a moment to consider the possibilities,” he said.


NAEM to Host Free Webinar on ‘The Energy-Water Nexus’

June 10, 2014

On July 10, Mike Hightower, Energy for Water Lead at Sandia National Laboratories, and Roberta Barbieri, Global Environmental Sustainability Manager with Diageo will join NAEM for a free webinar on 'The Energy-Water Nexus,' NAEM's new report outlining the business case for an integrated resource management strategy.


Session Topics Announced for 22nd annual EHS Management Forum

June 5, 2014

The session topics for this year's EHS Management Forum on Oct. 22-24 in Austin, Texas have been finalized, NAEM announced this week. NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga said that the topics reflect insights from months of outreach to environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders.


Effective Resource Management Will Require a Systems Approach, NAEM Report Finds

May 19, 2014

The first in a new series of NAEM reports on emerging issues, “The Energy-Water Nexus” provides a detailed analysis of the interdependent relationship between energy production and water supply, and outlines how resource scarcity is expected to affect business continuity. The report also identifies the strategies corporate leaders are using today to effectively manage energy and water from a systems perspective.


NAEM Announces Agenda for Metrics and Materiality Conference

March 25, 2014

Today NAEM announced the topics for its upcoming “Metrics and Materiality for EHS & Sustainability” conference on May 21-22 in Denver, Colo. The event is designed as a forum for discussing the leading approaches to measuring and communicating a company’s environmental, social and governance performance.


Forum Committee Chairman Plans Texas-Sized Experience

March 12, 2014

The 2014 EHS Management Forum is headed to Austin,Texas this October 22-24 and Planning Committee Chairman, Allen Stegman, General Director of Environmental and Hazardous Materials for BNSF Railway Co., says the annual conference will make a Texas-sized impression.


NAEM Announces 2014 Conference Series Sponsors

March 11, 2014

NAEM kicked off its 2014 conference series in Washington, DC last week thanks in part to the financial support of its series sponsors: Antea Group, Credit360, Enablon and ProcessMAP.


Sustainability Means Integration, Engagement and Resilience for Leadership Companies

Jan. 22, 2014

The one-time promise that sustainability could become a business management paradigm has started to take hold within leadership companies, according to “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, a trends report published today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).


Member Appreciation Week

Jan. 8, 2014

Mark your calendars from Feb. 3-7 for NAEM's annual member celebration. Highlights from the week will include a free webinar on Life cycle Assessments, an opportunity for you to receive deep discounts on NAEM's 2014 events and a raffle to win a FREE registration to the Forum.


Member Meeting

Jan. 3, 2014

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 23 for NAEM’s annual Member Meeting. This free, one-hour webinar will feature an update on the association, an explanation of the 2014 program calendar and an overview of its 2014 strategic goals.


Now recruiting Forum planning committee

Jan. 1, 2014

The year may just be starting, but NAEM’s preparations have already started for the 2014 EHS Management Forum on Oct. 22-24 in Austin, Texas


NAEM Announces Date of Annual Member Meeting

Dec. 2, 2013

NAEM's annual Member Meeting will take place on January 23, 2014, the association announced today. The free, one-hour web conference presentation will include an update on member benefits, an overview of the 2014 program calendar and a summary of its strategic goals for the coming year.


NAEM Launches Online Directory of EHS and Sustainability Service Providers

Dec. 1, 2013

Today NAEM announced the launch of a new online resource, where members can find trusted EHS and sustainability experts from among the association's Affiliates Council. The interactive directory allows users to search for EHS and sustainability consultants by services, company name and location. Linked from the 'Resources' section on www.naem.org, the site also features expert advice, white papers and blog posts.


NAEM Announces 2014 Conference Topics

Sept. 30, 2013

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) today announced the topics for its 2014 professional development conferences for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. "We have spent the past few months speaking with members to understand the issues that companies will be addressing next year," said NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt. "We are confident that the topics we've identified will offer timely strategies for those who aspire to advance their EHS and sustainability programs."


CDP to Host Celebration for Top North American Disclosers at the NAEM Forum

Sept. 11, 2013

CDP announced today it will host a reception for the top Canadian and U.S. disclosers on Oct. 22 in tandem with the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM) 2013 EHS Management Forum in Montreal. The Forum is the largest annual conference for corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders


Network for Business Sustainability to Present Employee Engagement Tool at EHS Management Forum

Aug. 21, 2013

Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Assistant Professor of Business at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), will present the organization's new tool for driving employee engagement at the upcoming EHS Management Forum on Oct. 23-25 in Montreal, the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) announced today. NBS is a Canada-based network of international academic experts and business leaders that produces research-based resources on important sustainability issues.


NAEM Announces Full Forum Program

Aug. 9, 2013

Today the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) announced the full list of speakers for the 2013 EHS Management Forum, taking place on Oct. 23-25 in Montreal. Now in its 21st year, the Forum is the largest annual conference for corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. The program, which was developed by a committee of NAEM members, features keynote presentations by: John Englander, author of "High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis"; Andy Savitz, best-selling author of "Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line"; Bruno Sarda, Director Global Sustainability Operations; Dell Inc. and Chris Lambe, Director of Social Responsibility; The Mosaic Co. and Executive Director; The Mosaic Co. Foundation.


Corporate Leaders Share Solutions for Environmental Compliance

July 29, 2013

Complying with the growing number of global environmental regulations is a constant challenge, but the conversation was all about solutions when corporate environmental leaders gathered on July 17-18 in Minneapolis for NAEM's 2013 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference. With 130 leaders from more than 50 companies in attendance, NAEM Program Director Mike Mahanna said the discussions provided both breadth and depth.


John Englander to Present at the 2013 EHS Management Forum: Sea Level Rise Poses Threat to Business Continuity, Coastal Infrastructure

June 19, 2013

Oceanographer John Englander will share his research on the effects of sea level rise as a keynote speaker at the 2013 EHS Management Forum, NAEM announced today. Mr. Englander is the best-selling author of "High Tide on Main Street", which describes how coastal flooding from melting glaciers will alter communities, damage infrastructure and interrupt business continuity. His presentation on Oct. 23-25 in Montreal will outline these issues and offer practical steps businesses should take to prepare.


Corporate Leaders to Present Solutions for Global Regulatory Compliance

June 5, 2013

The annual conference is expected to draw more than 100 attendees for peer-to-peer discussions about emerging regulations, prioritizing EHS risks and auditing global management systems for EHS compliance. In addition to the case study presentations, the event will also include interactive benchmarking sessions and a set of breakout discussions on common management challenges.


NAEM to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

May 24, 2013

On Monday June 3 NAEM will launch the new "NAEM Network News," a monthly electronic newsletter containing original articles, member announcements, content from the Green Tie blog and networking opportunities. It will be distributed via email on the first business day of each month.


NAEM Executive Director Joins Panel at GRI Conference

May 21, 2013

Today NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt will join representatives from Curio, Prudential Insurance Co., the New York Stock Exchange for a panel discussion about external sustainability reporting. The panel is part of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) global conference, a three-day symposium in Amsterdam on promoting corporate transparency worldwide. GRI is a non-profit organization that provides companies with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework.


NAEM to Offer Strategies for Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management

May 20, 2013

On July 17-18, NAEM will host its annual Compliance Excellence conference in Minneapolis to showcase best practices for strategic environmental program management, risk reduction and auditing.With regulatory requirements on the rise at all levels of government, Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) leaders need strategies to address this increased scrutiny.


NAEM Announces Preliminary 2013 Forum Agenda

May 14, 2013

Today NAEM announced the preliminary agenda for the 2013 EHS Management Forum on October 23-25 in Montreal. Organized around the theme of "Bringing the Pieces Together," the agenda was designed meet the diverse professional development needs of today's corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders, according to NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga.


NAEM to Host Webinar on GRI’s G4 Guidelines

May 13, 2013

Next week the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will launch the G4 Guidelines at its global conference in Amsterdam, and on May 30 NAEM will host a webinar to explain what those updates will mean for corporate reporters.


Smart Growth Could Spur Economic Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability

April 18, 2013

Sustainability is not just a business management paradigm for Patrick Doherty, Director of Smart Strategy at the New America Foundation: It's the strategic lens that should shape how we build our communities, structure our tax code and prioritize investments. Speaking at NAEM's Corporate Sustainability Management Conference in Washington, DC today, Mr. Doherty explained that the United States needs a new 'grand strategy' to poise the country for long-term growth.


New Marketing and Sales Manager Joins NAEM Staff

April 1, 2013

Today NAEM announced that Frankie Hamme has joined the Washington, DC-based staff to manage sponsorship sales, new business development and event marketing for the organization.


NAEM Announces Preliminary Agenda for Corporate Sustainability Management conference

March 11, 2013

Today NAEM announced the preliminary agenda for its upcoming Corporate Sustainability Management conference in Arlington, Va. on April 17-18. The annual symposium for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders will feature a keynote presentation by Patrick Doherty of the New America Foundation, and peer-led sessions on integrating the concepts of sustainability into business management systems.


Software Tools Drive Environmental Performance, Sustainability Communications

Feb. 27, 2013

Data management systems are key tools for improving sustainability reporting and advancing environment, health and safety (EHS) performance, according a new report published today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).


Environment, Health and Safety Managers Also Lead Corporate Sustainability

Dec. 4, 2012

The professionals who manage a company"s environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance risks are also responsible for leading corporate sustainability initiatives, according to a new report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). The association"s latest benchmark of the profession, which was conducted by independent research firm Verdantix, draws insights from 199 corporate EHS and sustainability leaders at large, U.S.-based corporations.


NAEM Welcomes New Corporate Members

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.


NAEM to Share Member Perspective on Sustainability Reporting

June 11, 2012

NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt will share her insights into how sustainability metrics are managed within companies during the latest Quarterly Analyst Call (QAC), a free webcast about the evolving sustainability reporting landscape, on Thursday, June 14 at 11 a.m. EST/9 a.m. MT.


NAEM to Host Roundtable for Women in Environmental Leadership

June 5, 2012

Senior executives from corporate environmental management, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations will gather at the Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. on July 9-11 to discuss the role and experiences of women leaders in the environmental profession.


Recruiting New Bloggers for the Green Tie

May 16, 2012

Would you like to build your reputation as an expert in EHS and sustainability management? Become a contributor to NAEM's Green Tie blog! For more information about the process and how to begin, please contact Elizabeth Ryan, Manager of Interactive Media and Communications at elizabeth@naem.org.


Join NAEM's Mergers and Acquisitions Group

May 8, 2012

NAEM is launching a members-only discussion group to discuss EHS-related Mergers and Acquisitions challenges. The group will meet quarterly to address topics such as policies and procedures, due diligence and integrating cultures. If you're interested in joining, please contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org.


Sustainability Management Conference Videos Published

April 30, 2012

Watch interviews with sustainability leaders from The ServiceMaster Co., Baxter Healthcare and more. Now available in NAEM’s Key Practice Areas.


Registration Opens for 20th annual EHS Management Forum

March 21, 2012

The registration opened this week for NAEM's 20th annual EHS Management Forum on Oct. 17-19 in Naples, Fla. This year's conference will feature four tracks of peer-developed content, showcasing the best practices in corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management.


Updated Affiliates Council Guide Available

Feb. 16, 2012

This week NAEM published its latest Affiliates Council Guide, a free resource guide of peer-vetted environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability consultants. The latest guide features electronic profiles of each of NAEM’s Affiliate members and will be updated quarterly.


Annual Member Meeting Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011

NAEM will hold its annual member meeting on Jan. 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. (EST). During the one-hour web conference Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt will provide an update on the state of the Association and an overview of NAEM’s upcoming conferences and initiatives.


Emerging Leaders group to provide professional development, networking

Oct. 19, 2011

As the profession's seasoned environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders prepare for retirement, it's time for NAEM to prepare the next generation for the challenges ahead. Today the Association announced the launch of the 'Emerging Leaders' group, a new professional development and networking group for those who aspire to senior EHS and sustainability leadership positions.


NAEM Announces New Benefit for Corporate Members

Oct. 4, 2011

NAEM kicked off a new programming series for the Board of Regents last month with a free Webinar about the future of sustainability reporting and analytics.


NAEM to Facilitate Corporate Member Participation in the Global Reporting Initiative

Aug. 31, 2011

Sustainability reporting continues to be a work priority for NAEM members, and today the Association announced it will play an active role in shaping the future of how companies disclose their performance as an Organizational Stakeholder in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


US BCSD to join NAEM at the EHS Management Forum

Aug. 2, 2011

Two of the country's premier organizations dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices will collaborate to welcome corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders to Tucson, Ariz. this October.


NAEM outlines recommendations for improving ESG reporting process

June 8, 2011

Improving the value and efficiency of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting will require more collaboration between companies and researchers, according to NAEM's "Driving ESG Reporting Progress through Dialogue" report.


Andrew Winston to share strategies, inspiration at NAEM Forum

May 25, 2011

Thought-leading author Andrew Winston will speak at this fall's 19th annual EHS Management Forum in Tucson, Ariz., the Forum committee announced this week.


Local networking group launches in Minneapolis-St. Paul

May 24, 2011

Last week, more than 30 environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability managers met in Minneapolis to discuss the formation of a new networking group to connect NAEM members in the Upper Midwest region.


NAEM welcomes new Member Services Coordinator

May 20, 2011

Introducing Briana Warner, NAEM's new Manager of Member Services and Administration.


Collaboration is key to successful external reporting

May 12, 2011

Companies need a strategy for responding to the growing number of external requests for environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, and experts say dialogue should be part of that strategy.


New content pages feature EHS best practices

May 12, 2011

Doing research on environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management best practices just got easier, thanks to NAEM's new content portals, an online business tool.


Green Metrics that Matter survey open to broader membership

April 14, 2011

To identify the most relevant sustainability metrics for corporate leaders, NAEM this week invited EHS and sustainability decision-makers to complete the 'Green Metrics that Matter' survey


Registration opens for 2011 NAEM Forum

April 13, 2011

Registration opened this week for NAEM's 19th annual EHS Management Forum. Organized around the theme of "EHS and Sustainability Success in the New Economic Era,” this year's conference will focus on the strategies corporate leaders need to continue driving change.


Corporate leaders, stakeholders to discuss sustainability analytics

April 4, 2011

Which metrics best reflect a company's sustainability achievements? On May 4, investors, corporate leaders, sustainability raters and nongovernmental organizations will consider this question at the "Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics that Matter” event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Carol Singer Neuvelt to keynote MEC symposium

March 28, 2011

Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director of NAEM has been selected as a keynote speaker for this year's Manufacturers Education Council's Sustainability and EHS symposium. The annual gathering of EHS professionals will be held on March 29 and 30 in Cincinnati. NAEM member Craig Liska, Environmental Manager at Verso Paper, will co-present at the event.


NAEM launches employee engagement tool

March 14, 2011

Today NAEM announced the launch of its Green Tips Guide, a tool for engaging employees around a company's sustainability efforts. Researched and designed by NAEM for use by EHS and sustainability leaders, the Guide outlines 10 areas where employees can take action to green their lives at home and at work.

"To pursue sustainability, companies need to get their employees involved,” said Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director of NAEM. "From using less water and recycling to carpooling and composting, small steps can add up to a big difference. The Green Tips Guide is a useful resource for communicating the value of every employee's contribution to the overall business strategy.”

The Green Tips Guide is free to download as a PDF or may be customized with a company's message and information about its sustainability initiatives. For more information or to download NAEM's Green Tips Guide, visit http://greenguide.naem.org.


EHS and sustainability leaders gather to share data management strategies

March 1, 2011

With a growing interest in corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability performance, companies are tracking more information than ever before. Today corporate EHS and sustainability leaders gathered in San Antonio to share data management strategies and explore software solutions at NAEM's 2011 EHS management information systems (MIS) conference.


NAEM launches 2011 EHS MIS survey

Jan. 28, 2011

Today NAEM announced the launch of its 2011 Management Information System (MIS) survey. The bi-annual survey of corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers provides a snapshot of the data management software category and helps practitioners benchmark their efforts against their peers.


New term kicks off for the NAEM Board

Jan. 18, 2011

A new term for the 2011-2012 NAEM Board of Directors kicked off this month with a meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Association's growth plan, governance and goals for the upcoming year.


NAEM and ISS Corporate Services launch strategic alliance

Jan. 7, 2011

Today NAEM, the premier association for EHS management and ISS Corporate Services, Inc. (ICS), a leading provider of corporate governance, compensation and sustainability services, announced a strategic alliance to provide an integrated approach to sustainability data management.


More than 500 EHS and Sustainability leaders convene for NAEM Forum

Oct. 21, 2010

NAEM welcomed more than 500 EHS and Sustainability leaders this year to the 18th Annual EHS Management Forum in Indianapolis. The three-day conference showcased the best practices in risk management, stakeholder engagement, EHS reporting and Metrics, and product stewardship.


Corporate EHS & Sustainability leaders to convene for 18th annual NAEM Forum

Oct. 13-15, 2010

Corporate leaders will gather this fall in Indianapolis for the 18th Annual EHS Management Forum, a three-day conference dedicated to showcasing the best practices in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), and Sustainability management.


NAEM showcases best practices in greenhouse gas management

Aug. 10, 2010

At an NAEM Conference this month in Chicago, more than 120 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability professionals gathered to discuss leading-edge strategies in measuring, managing and reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.

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