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NAEM’s peer-driven conferences are a high value, cost-effective resource for EHS and Sustainability professionals. Through our issue-focused program, key decision makers from Fortune 500 companies share knowledge and best practices. Take advantage of the ideas and progress that comes from connecting with NAEM's community of professionals. NAEM's conferences provide insights that EHS and Sustainability practitioners can't find anywhere else. We are the leader in showcasing best management practices from across industries and presenting solutions that drive business value.

2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

October 23-26, 2018
Louisville Marriott Downtown; Louisville, Kentucky

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Bring Your Challenges, Leave With Solutions
NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. Celebrating its 25th year, NAEM's annual conference has been the premiere event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within companies. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.


Registration Options Workshop Options Earliest Bird Rate (Expires June 1, 2018)
Early Bird Rate (Expires July 6, 2018) Standard Rate
NAEM Member Full Conference (includes Training Workshop on Monday, July 30| 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.) and Happy Hour on Monday, March 5 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday Only
Non-NAEM Member
(In-House EHS Manager)
Full Conference (includes Training Workshop on Monday, July | 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.) and Happy Hour on Monday, March 5 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday Only
Consultant/Service Provider

Register now to reserve your spot as the event sells out quickly - spaces are limited!

Why Attend

The EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering of EHS and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents.

With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management.

Strengthen your EHS program and leadership skills by exploring topics at the Forum like:

  • Developing EHS&S metrics
  • Creating and maintaining a safety culture
  • Getting comfortable with public transparency
  • Benchmarking auditing practices
  • Developing science based sustainability goals

Drawing almost 700 EHS and sustainability environmental compliance professionals, managers, directors, and vice presidents from leading companies, the Forum is the best opportunity for professional networking, benchmarking and best practice sharing available to EHS and sustainability practitioners today.

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Over 300 companies participated in the 2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum including Advance Auto Parts Inc. American Electric Power Co. Inc. Bayer AG Best Buy Co. Inc. BNSF Railway Boeing Co. Brother International Corp. Cabela's Inc. Cargill Inc. CBS Corp. Comcast Corp. Costco Wholesale Corp. CVS Health Corp. Dean Foods Co. Dell Inc. Diageo plc. Dixie Chemical Co. Dow Chemical Co. DuPont Co. Eastman Chemical Co. Emerson Electric Co. Estee Lauder Co.'s Inc. Gates Corp. Genentech Inc. General Electric Co. General Mills Inc. Guardian Industries Corp. Hydro-Québec Johnson & Johnson Kohl's Corp. Lockheed Martin Corp. L'Oreal SA Lowe's Co.'s Inc. Macy's Inc. Marriott International Inc. Mastercard Inc. Mosaic Co. Northrop Grumman Corp. Oracle Corp. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Parker Hannifin Corp. Ramboll Environ Inc. Raytheon Co. REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) Schneider Electric SE Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Sherwin-Williams Co. Sodexo SA Stanford University Tetra Tech Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. Toyota Motor North America Inc. Valvoline Inc. Volvo Construction Equipment Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Waters Corp. Whirlpool Corp. and Whole Foods Market Inc.

The agenda and speaker information will be posted as it becomes available.


Connect with the largest community of EHS and sustainability decision-makers. NAEM's members are senior corporate leaders who drive policy and change within their organizations and the profession. If you’re interested in being a sponsor at the conference, email Schana Kramer at


NAEM 2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum will be held at Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.

1 W Exchange St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 - Google Maps - The rate is $189/night. The group name is National Association of Environmental Management,

Omni Providence Hotel

NAEM has secured a discounted room rate at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island during the duration of the conference. Book your travel early to take advantage of early bird savings (discounted rooms go quick!). Rate is $189/night.


For more details, contact Caitlin Wilson, Program Manager, at or (202) 986-6616

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