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Executive Brief - July 28, 2016 - Walmart Details Progress on Chemicals, Starts Selling Ugly Produce
NAEM Executive Brief July 28, 2016

"Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time." - Arnold Glasgow (1905-1998), American humorist

Walmart Details Progress on Chemicals, Starts Selling Ugly Produce
Since implementing its Sustainable Chemistry Policy in January 2014, Walmart has driven 23 million pounds of chemicals out of products. Also, the retailer has piloted programs that sell weather-dented fruit in select locations, aiming to reduce food waste. Read more...

How Coca-Cola, Unilever, AkzoNobel, Other Leading Companies Report on Sustainability
Ethical Corporation’s annual review of corporate responsibility reporting describes how companies are able to drive business value and communicate initiatives to stakeholders. It includes case studies from major firms including Unilever, AkzoNobel, HP and Coca-Cola, among others. Read more...

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative to study why some teams stumbled while others soared, including testing conventional wisdom like ‘people should be friends away from work’. What they found is that it all comes down to is creating a culture of psychological safety. Read more...

Strategies for a Successful EHS&S Software Selection
Selecting a software system has a major impact and long-term consequences for your business. How do you ensure that you select the right software for your organizational needs? In short: a successful selection begins with a well-managed selection process. Read more...

Investors Want Sustainability Disclosures in SEC Overhaul
Investor advocates are making a strong push for the SEC to require annual, uniform sustainability reporting from public companies as part of the overhaul of the agency's disclosure regime. The SEC’s comment period just closed on July 21st. Read more...

Brazil Agency to Say Rio Olympics Will Bring No Environmental Gains
National and regional governments had promised that the $12.2 billion expected to be spent on the Olympics would include the construction or expansion of essential environmental infrastructure and other social improvements. Now, however, Brazil’s top government finance and spending regulator is expected to report that Rio de Janeiro will receive almost none of those benefits. 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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