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Our Mission

We empower corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability

NAEM provides corporate benchmarking, networking opportunities, and leadership and professional development for environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) leaders at 800+ companies — including more than half of the Fortune 500.
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Created for EHS&S Leaders, by EHS&S Leaders

NAEM was founded in 1991 by New England area professionals to be a resource for those looking to advance EHS&S management within their companies. We remain a nonprofit association governed by a volunteer Board of corporate EHS&S managers, directors and vice presidents.
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We help you deliver business results

Our members share cutting-edge best practices, and candidly discuss and problem-solve their latest EHS&S challenges with our network. Thanks to our rigorous standards and engaged community of EHS&S leaders, you can count on NAEM benchmarking, networking and professional development to exceed your expectations, every time.

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.

 

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