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Executive Brief - April 21, 2016 - Walmart's Green Goals Mirror its Ruthless Efficiency
NAEM Executive Brief April 21, 2016

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." - Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841 - 1935), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Walmart's Green Goals Mirror its Ruthless Efficiency
Walmart "wants to root out the inefficiencies", which means committing to eliminate waste in the company's energy use, operations and the products it sources. While Walmart might not be the first company that comes to mind when you think of sustainability, it's actually a strategy that fits rather naturally with its business model. Read more...

Silica Rule In The Spotlight At House Subcommittee Hearing
OSHA's recently issued final rule on respirable crystalline silica received both criticism and support during a hearing convened by the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee. The rule decreases the permissible exposure limit to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. Read more...

Does Premature Paris Climate Deal Risk A Painful Birth?
The Paris accord will enter into force when at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions ratify or formally join it in another way. But while major emitters, notably China and the United States, have said they will pursue steps to adopt the agreement as early as possible, domestic politics may make that a challenge. In other countries, it will have to be discussed in parliament and, in some cases, will require new legislation. Read more...

What Do You Do When An Activist NGO Is Right?
Bob Langert, Former Vice President of Sustainability at McDonald's, discusses his journey from squaring off with to working with Greenpeace on the topic of soy grown in the Amazon. Read more...

How Woolworths Is Building Resilience in Its Food Supply Chain
As with any multinational retailer, a high proportion of the environmental impacts resulting from Woolworths operations worldwide are linked to the farming and/or processing of products that we sell. As a result, they make it their business to work together with their suppliers to minimize these impacts, and to positively influence the environmental and social outcomes of doing business. Read more...

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions
The headline is that women book their travel earlier, but as NAEM members are always on the move, we focused on the fact that the difference disappears for frequent travelers. 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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