We empower corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is NAEM's mission?
NAEM empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability.
Q: What does NAEM stand for?
A: NAEM was founded in 1991 as the National Association for Environmental Management at a time when the profession was still young. Since then, the scope of responsibilities for our members has broadened to include health, safety and sustainability.
Q: What is EHS?
A: EHS is an abbreviation for environment, health and safety, or environmental health and safety. These professionals within companies are responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, establishing goals to improve environmental performance, developing programs to keep employees safe at work, and ensuring that the company minimizes its environmental impact. In recent years, these professionals have also been tasked with carrying out sustainability initiatives such as zero waste, greenhouse gas reductions and water stewardship.