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Executive Brief - Aug. 21 2014 - Businesses having a big impact on climate discussions
NAEM Executive Brief Aug. 21, 2014

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." - Stephen Covey, (1932 - 2012), American educator, author, businessman

Big Business Altering Politics around Climate Change
Very large businesses capable of altering the fundamentals of the political system have entered the climate data arena in new and meaningful ways. They are reducing their impact, and offering up resources to further our understanding of climate impacts. If they view climate science, climate data and climate impacts seriously, it's inevitable that the political system will also do so at some point. Read more...

Report: Circular Economy Makes Economic Sense
The UK's current linear economy is not sustainable and needs to be changed to a circular economy, according to a report by the UK Environmental Audit Committee. The committee, which was appointed by the British House of Commons, says a circular approach of re-using resources and maximizing their value over time makes economic sense in addition to the environmental benefits. Read more...
Learn more about circular economies from William McDonough at NAEM's 2014 EHS Management Forum.

A Culture of Safety Starts at the Top
An organization has a responsibility to develop an environment in which safety is a foundational part of the culture. It must be upheld by everyone, from front line workers to the CEO. And it must start with senior management. Read more...
This article is a benefit of UL Workplace's sponsorship of NAEM's 2014 EHS Management Forum.

Employers Step Up Investment in Wellness
A new report finds that employers' views of wellness have evolved over the last seven years and increasingly are connecting employee well-being with the performance of their business. 78 percent of employers are committed to creating a workplace culture of health, but there is still a significant gap between stated desire to and their current progress in achieving this goal. Read more...

Microsoft Drops ALEC Membership
Microsoft has announced that it is ending its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy lobbying group. The decision was apparently made in response to ALEC's anti-renewables lobbying efforts, including measures to repeal renewable energy standards and block the disclosure of chemicals in fracking. Read more...

USDA Reins In Misleading Organic Labels
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will rein-in misleading language on packaging. Foods that are not certified organic will no longer be able to display that word on the front panel of products. Read more...

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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