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Executive Brief - November 17, 2016 - What Trump Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA
NAEM Executive Brief November 17, 2016

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Altshuler, (1959-), Motivational speaker

Note from NAEM: Following the election of Donald Trump, news sites have been awash in articles that speculate on how a Trump administration will change policies that impact EHS&S professionals. Here are a few curated examples, along with other news clippings.

What Trump Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA
Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. shares his thoughts on what to expect in the first few months of the Trump administration, including a shift from focusing on enforcement to compliance assistance. Read more...
EHS Today

Climate Change Action 'Unstoppable' Despite Trump: U.N.'s Ban
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said action on climate change has become "unstoppable" and predicted that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels. Read more...
Reuters

Trump Pledge Means Cuts Ahead on Environmental Regulation
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to fulfill a key campaign promise to American industries to eliminate a wide range of environmental regulations. While the Clean Power Plan, which puts the first limits on carbon emissions from power plants, is the top target, the Trump administration also is expected to consider how to eliminate regulations on oil and gas, coal mining, energy efficiency and other areas. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Bloomberg BNA’s sponsorship of the NAEM EHS Management Forum.

Target Launches 'Big and Tough' Sustainable Sourcing, Worker Wellbeing Goals
Target announced the launch of its 2020 sustainability goals, focused on reaching new levels of transparency and sustainable sourcing. The goals center around three key commitments of elevating workers' wellbeing, achieving net-positive manufacturing, and deriving raw materials from ethical sources. Read more...
Sustainable Brands

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps
When distracted driving entered the national consciousness a decade ago, the problem was mainly people who made calls or sent texts from their cellphones, but new innovations since then have led to a boom in internet use in vehicles that safety experts say is contributing to a surge in highway deaths. Read more....
The New York Times

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock Convergence Working Group announced that they have reached agreement on a single set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains. The group includes Cargill, Unilever, WWF and many others. Read more...
Sustainable Brands

Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
The 2016 election results will have wide-ranging impacts on the future direction of environmental law, policy, and enforcement in the U.S. With 100 lawyers in offices around the U.S. focused on environmental and natural resource law and litigation, Beveridge & Diamond helps clients navigate legal and business risks arising from this evolving legal landscape. Read more...
Beveridge & Diamond p.c.

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal
Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S. commitments to combat climate change. They argue it's good for business. Read more...
NPR

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