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Executive Brief - September 22, 2016 - PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Susta
NAEM Executive Brief September 22, 2016

"With self-discipline, almost anything is possible" - Teddy Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), 26th President of the United States and naturalist

PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Sustainability Performance
Sports company PUMA is offering its suppliers in select emerging markets with a new financing program in partnership with the International Finance Corporation. The program is expected to incentivize improvements to suppliers' EHS and social standards, and is a first-of-its-kind financing structure for the apparel industry. Read more...

Do You Know the Three E's of Hand Protection Management?
Open any catalog and you will be deluged with hand protection options that offer thousands of combinations of materials, lengths, dips and degrees of protection. So, why is a topic that saturates our industry still a leading cause of work-related injuries? Here are three areas which frequently contribute to these violations. Read more...

Creating a Positive Impact Through Sustainability
The 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions, or pillars, of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. These represent social, environmental and economic sustainability to offer an indicative picture of the health and wealth of cities for the present and the future. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Arcadis' sponsorship of NAEM's EHS&S Management Forum.

Why Sustainable Supply Chains Matter
Considering supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and many suppliers operate in water-stressed areas of the globe, it makes sense from an environmental savings standpoint to focus on them. Read more...

How to Give Feedback to People Who Cry, Yell, or Get Defensive
The process of delivering feedback takes a lot of time and can be particularly anxiety provoking if you have someone on your team who tends to have a difficult or negative emotional reaction to feedback. So how do you get ready to give feedback to someone who might cry, yell, or get defensive? Read more....

Clean Power Plan is Consistent With Law And History
According to the author, the Clean Power Plan is not the boundary-breaking behemoth that the petitioners make it out to be. On the contrary, it complies with the many constraints that Clean Air Act places on EPA's authority to regulate existing power plants, its basic components have already been used in several prior Clean Air Act regulations. 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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