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Executive Brief - Sept. 4 2014 - Promises and Pitfalls in China's New Environmental Protection Law
NAEM Executive Brief Sept. 18, 2014

"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." - Samuel Johnson, (1709-1984), English writer and lexicographer

Promises and Pitfalls in China's New Environmental Protection Law
Chinese environmental policy has been rapidly modernizing over the past few years, likely in response to highly visible pollution. Among these changes, the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) has been almost completely rewritten to greatly strengthen the country's environmental law regime. Read more...

PWC's Low Carbon Economy Index: Ambition and Reality
PricewaterhouseCoopers released its sixth annual Low Carbon Economy Index report, an analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies. The report states that not only are the world's major economies not making progress in addressing the 2 degree goal-they are falling farther and farther behind. Read more...

Are Manufacturers Stuck in the 20th Century?
With a variety of automated Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) to help track and report EHS requirements, it is surprising that a majority of companies are maintaining existing paper and spreadsheet-based compliance programs. Paper and spreadsheet-based reporting solutions are not only inefficient, but are also prone to errors. So why are companies accepting unnecessary environmental liability associated with these archaic programs, and what can they do to leverage existing technologies to bring their EHS systems into the 21st century? Read more...
This article is a benefit of Perillon's sponsorship of NAEM's EHS Management Forum.

McDonald's, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World
Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline are among the new additions to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World. Meanwhile Bank of America, General Electric, McDonald's, Starbucks and Nike are among the companies to get cut from the DJSI World this year. These companies did, however, make the North American Index. Read more...

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind up being effectively free. Read more...

Crickets in your kitchen....on purpose
A farm located about 90 minutes outside of Toronto is part of a movement to introduce crickets - fried, baked, or milled into flour - to the North American menu. The insect's nutritional benefits, combined with mounting concerns over the environmental impacts of meat production, is prompting conscious food producers to see the pest in a new light, turning cricket meal into everything from protein bars to cookies. 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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