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Executive Brief - April 7, 2016 - Researchers Call Climate Change Goals Fanciful
NAEM Executive Brief April 7, 2016

"Never discourage anyone... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." - Plato (~428- 348/347 BC), Classical Greece philosopher

Researchers Call Climate Change Goals Fanciful
A landmark agreement to cut global carbon output in hopes of curbing effects of climate change will take a "man-to-the-moon" effort, and it's not likely to happen, say two Texas researchers. The problem is people respond to immediate threats, such as a military attack, more promptly than they do phenomena such as climate change. Business and political institutions are often more focused on short-term goals, as well. Read more...

Internal Hires Need Just as Much Support as External Ones
Far too often, leaders making internal moves are left to sink or swim in their new roles. This is true regardless of how ready they are or how big the leaps are they are making. This lack of support not only results in unnecessary failures and their associated costs, it is a huge missed opportunity to accelerate transitions so leaders create more value more quickly. Read more...

Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?
Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon - and that's not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon declared support for the Obama administration in a lawsuit facing its central plan to combat climate change, saying the rule is needed to drive a transition to cleaner energy. As large energy users, the companies filed to support the Environmental Protection Agency as it defends its signature Clean Power Plan against a challenge by industry groups and more than half of U.S. states. Read more...

Health and Safety of Workers A Concern With Changing Weather Patterns
A new report provides a comprehensive overview of the potential health effects of climate change across the United States. The report includes a section on populations of concern, including outdoor workers and workers who may be exposed to other extreme weather environments. Worker health issues also are included in other sections of the report as part of broader discussions regarding the public health impact of climate change. Read more...

Apple's Robot Rips Apart iPhones for Recycling
Apple has unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart junked iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten. The move is an attempt to address criticism that Apple's products, while sleek and seamless in design, are so tightly constructed that their components can be difficult to disassemble, refurbish and reuse. Taking apart a phone every 11 seconds, the robot can strip a few million phones per year. Read more...

Fetzer Vineyards Using Worms to Treat 100% of Winery Wastewater
Fetzer Vineyards announced that it will become the first American winery to use the closed-loop biological wastewater treatment system to process 100 percent of its winery wastewater. Powered by billions of earthworms working rapidly in concert with beneficial microbes, the BIDA® System will begin processing Fetzer Vineyards' wastewater during the 2016 harvest season, accruing energy savings up to 85 percent over current wastewater treatment technologies. 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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