NAEM’s EHS Operational Excellence Conference to Focus on Business Integration, Strategic Alignment
"Excelling at EHS management is more complex than just being in compliance alone," said Dennis Hu, Director of EHS and System Safety Engineering at Ball Aerospace, who is leading the planning committee for the conference. "This conference is designed to not only address the challenges of EHS compliance, but also the full scope of risk management and strategic EHS management challenges corporate leaders must tackle."
The 2019 EHS Operational Excellence conference will be held on May 14-16 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The program will begin with a set of training workshops, and continue on May 15-16 with keynote presentations, interactive benchmarking and breakout sessions developed by a committee of peer leaders on such topics as:
- Effectively Communicate the Value of EHS&S to Your Organization
- Best Practices for Engaging & Managing Your Contractors
- Building the Business Case for EHS&S Objectives
- Today's Corporate Policies and Future Societal Changes
- Communicating & Managing Outcomes from Inspections and Audits
"You get a lot of value from meeting people who are facing similar challenges and may have already found solutions to those issues. There's something really neat that happens when you are surrounded by your peers. It opens the door to conversations you wouldn't otherwise have."
NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the fresh approach to the conference design reflects the association's commitment to continuous innovation.
"As a peer-led organization, our role is to support those driving change at the intersection of business strategy and environmental management. We look forward to offering an experience that gives EHS leaders the insights, connections and inspiration they need to achieve excellence," she said.