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Executive Brief - August 11, 2016 - Why Should Companies Set Science-Based Targets?
NAEM Executive Brief August 11, 2016

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." - Robert H. Schuller (1926-2015), American Televangelist

Why Should Companies Set Science-Based Targets?
Sometimes when there is an uncertain business case, good leaders need to make brave decisions based on principles. The more and more leading companies set science-based targets, the easier it will become for others to follow them. This will help to normalize the approach and create a critical mass that can help drive forward the move to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Read more

Why Wal-Mart Doesn’t Talk About Being A Sustainability Leader
Wal-Mart primarily lets the numbers do the talking, painting its sustainability efforts as more of a business choice than a move fueled by concern over climate change and global warming. Experts say this is likely a calculated move, one the company uses to avoid judgment from critics and customers alike. Read more

Building Responsible And Resilient Supply Chains
Supply chains have become global and highly complex. Building and maintaining a resilient supply chain is a key success factor for businesses operating in a fast-changing world. EY has released a report that explores how companies are embedding sustainability in their supply chains by managing risks and adopting new commitments around human rights, the environment and the well-being of communities in which they operate. Read more

EPA Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money
The EPA has launched a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers. Building managers will be able to benchmark 29 types of waste across four different management metrics. Read more

Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water For Six Million Americans
Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of industrial chemicals, known as PFASs, that have been linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a U.S. study suggests.  Additionally, the problem may be much more widespread than the current study findings suggest because researchers lacked data on drinking water from smaller public water systems and private wells that serve about one-third of the U.S. population – about 100 million people. Read more

Olympic Athletes Challenged by New Opponent: Global Warming
Warm temperatures have already caught out athletes. Several athletes in the test events for the Rio Olympics had heat-related injuries. Eleven of the 18 race walkers succumbed to the heat and one fainted, according to the report. 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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