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NAEM’s 2016 Forum Agenda Focuses on Refining Strategy, Advancing Safety and Driving Business Impact

Washington, DC, April 20, 2016 - To be a leader in environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management today, companies are carefully targeting their programs to deliver a positive business impact, according to NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga, who announced the association's annual conference agenda this week.

"As programs have matured, corporate leaders have become increasingly strategic in how they set their targets for EHS and sustainability success," Ms. Hoekenga said. "We're excited to showcase the emerging practices practitioners are using to build engaged safety cultures, reduce operational risks, and make strides toward dramatically reducing their environmental impacts."

This year's EHS&S Forum is organized around four program tracks on "Reducing Risk, Spotlighting Value", "Safety Leadership", "Strategic Sustainability", and "Strategic Resource Management". The conference is expected to draw more than 550 corporate leaders to Denver on October 26-28.

The preliminary agenda, which was developed by a committee of corporate EHS&S leaders, will feature 20 peer-presented sessions on the following topics:

  • Living in a Material World: Using Materiality Assessments to Drive Sustainability Strategy and Metrics Selection
  • Strategic Transparency and the Evolution of Sustainability Reporting
  • How is Your EHS & Sustainability Data Being Used?
  • Tips and Strategies for Establishing a Supply Chain Sustainability Program
  • Product Sustainability Strategies
  • Creating a Safety Strategy, Getting Buy-In, Measuring Success
  • Risk Management Approaches to Safety Performance Improvements
  • Employee Engagement: Making Safety Everyone's Job
  • Next Generation Injury Prevention Approaches
  • Driving Safety Beyond your Four Walls
  • Overcoming Global Compliance and EHS Management Challenges
  • Regulatory Update: Trends and Developments to Watch
  • Leveraging EHS Management Systems to drive EHS Performance
  • Putting a System in place to Reduce EHS and Sustainability Risk in Your Supply Chain
  • Successful EHS Management Before and After a Merger or Acquisition
  • Getting more Renewable Energy in your Power Portfolio
  • Best Practices and Key Considerations for Implementing Zero Waste Programs and Goals
  • Communication and Influencing Skills for New EHS&S Leaders
  • Ensuring Your License to Operate: Strategies and Tools to Be Part of the Water Management Solution
  • Tool and Approaches for Succession Planning and Staff Retention

To learn more about NAEM's annual EHS&S Management Forum or to submit an abstract, please visit

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