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  • ESG Assurance – An Opportunity For Transparency & Trust

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    July 1, 2022
    ESG Assurance – an opportunity for transparency and trust
    Customers, employees and investors are increasingly putting ESG issues front and center when making decisions about the companies they engage with. Rising shareholder and consumer activism, as well as new forms of regulation, mean that it is no longer enough to simply state ambitions or good intentions. The challenge is to prove to stakeholders that policies and initiatives are translating into meaningful action and impact throughout the company’s business plan and its supply chain. Brands that can achieve this have an opportunity to establish long-term loyalty, advocacy and even competitive advantage.
  • SEC Proposed Changes to Climate Risk Disclosures: What You Should Know

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    May 19, 2022
    SEC Proposed Changes to Climate Risk Disclosures: What You Should Know
    On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed major rule amendments to require the disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities. Notably, the proposal includes a requirement for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to be reported and independently verified by a third-party specialist.
  • The Path to Net Zero: Taking Action Over What You Control

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    April 5, 2022
    The Path to Net Zero: Taking Action over what you Control
    The high-level approach to achieving real net zero is straightforward: eliminate Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) where you can across the lifecycle; reduce emissions of those that can’t be eliminated; substitute more carbon-intensive activities and sources with less intensive approaches and renewable energy; and as a last resort neutralize only that which is unavoidable, through the acquisition of offsets.
  • COP26 - Did Glasgow Meet the Standard?

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    January 3, 2022
    NAEM Blog COP26: Did Glasgow Meet the Standard?
    The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The tone of COP is often optimistic in week one, with reporting running into the reality of compromise and delay in week two. Yet the tone surrounding COP26 was one of managing expectations – so what was the final verdict?
  • Creating a Net Positive Organization

    By: Charles Redinger, PhD, MPA, CIH
    December 8, 2021
    Creating a Net Positive Organization
    Possibly the most important and complex thing we do in our professional practice is the management of change (MOC). This is a central component of our management systems, and, is also referred to as change management. As EHSS professionals we orient to MOC mainly from a technical perspective. I focus here on a non-technical aspect of it and suggest that we stand at a leadership threshold, one, that if we step through, can provide greater enterprise-wide impact.
  • Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act

    By: Joy Inouye
    December 8, 2021
    Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act
    The topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has increasingly been getting more traction and attention from the world’s leading companies, investors, and consumers. More companies like yours are looking for the best way to establish and implement actions and strategies related to ESG, managing and evaluating these efforts in similar ways to other management system activities. What you need is a process to guide your ESG activities and to know if they are achieving the desired outcomes and enhancing your business performance.
  • The Path to Net Zero

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    November 23, 2021
    NAEM Blog: The Path to Net Zero
    The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report (AR6)1 could not have been clearer. Human activity has warmed our planet and to manage global warming, we must limit cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to at least net zero, while cutting other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To keep global warming to 1.5°C as targeted by the Paris Agreement and to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change, global GHG emissions need to reach net zero by 2050. Without action, weather and climate extremes will become more frequent and intense in every region across the globe.
  • ISO 45001: Protecting Your People

    By: Bill Barnes
    November 18, 2021
    NAEM Blog: ISO 45001: Protect Your People
    Occupational health and safety management systems have traditionally focused on physical safety rather than broader health and well-being. With both the impact and costs of employee mental health building as a result of the pandemic, organizations are now recognizing that OH&S is no longer just about managing physical risk, it must address the often hidden challenges that mental health and well-being brings to the changing world of work.
  • 7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy

    By: Nick Martin
    October 21, 2021
    NAEM Blog 7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy
    The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.
  • 5 Best Practices for a Successful Safety Observations Program

    By: Jean-Grégoire Manoukian
    October 21, 2021
    NAEM Blog 5 Best Practices for a Successful Safety and Observations Program
    You may already have a program in place to capture near misses and incidents in your organization. But what about observations of at-risk or unsafe conditions or behaviors? Data on observations can help to identify hazards, risks, and behaviors that need to change. If your company does not have a program where workers can capture and report observations, there are five best practices to help you get started.
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