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Advancing EHS&S Leadership

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

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We were created by EHS&S leaders like you

NAEM was founded in 1991 by a group of professionals in the New England area to be a resource for those looking to advance environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (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 like you.
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We deliver business results

Our members actively contribute to our mission by sharing their best practices, shaping our strategic direction, and candidly discussing their latest challenges with our network. Thanks to our rigorous standards and engaged community of peers, you can count on NAEM’s conferences, research and strategic networks to exceed your expectations, every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does NAEM stand for?
A: NAEM was founded as the National Association for Environmental Management at a time when the profession was still young. Over the past 28 years, 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. This is the group of professionals within a company who are responsible for ensuring the company complies with environmental regulations, establishes goals to improve environmental performance, develops programs and training to keep employees safe at work and ensures that the company minimizes the impact of its operations on the environment. In recent years, these professionals have also been tasked with carrying out sustainability initiatives such as zero waste to landfill, greenhouse gas reductions and water stewardship.

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