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NAEM Excellence Awards Program Overview

NAEM Excellence Awards exist to recognize and elevate leaders in the corporate EHS&S community as well as showcase best practices of EHS&S management in corporations. NAEM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an EHS&S leader whose vision and commitment has positively shaped the fields of environment, health & safety, and/or sustainability within a corporate management role. NAEM NexGen Leaders Awards recognize rising EHS&S managers who possess the talent and skills required for the next generation of EHS&S industry leadership.

Introducing the NAEM Excellence Awards.

Lifetime Achievement

Nomination Criteria

For one recipient.

  • 20+ years of exceptional EHS&S performance, currently serving as an in-house EHS&S leader.
  • Distinguished service and leadership within the EHS&S profession.
  • Demonstrated impact on organizational performance.
  • Proven leadership effectiveness in the development of EHS&S professionals.
  • Commitment to industry advancements and lifelong learning.

Nomination Period

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, August 31, 2018.

Nomination Requirements

  • All EHS&S industry professionals, including corporate in-house employees, consultants, colleagues and teams, may nominate an individual for the NAEM Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Nominators may nominate more than one individual—a separate form is required for each nominee.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Third-party letter of recommendation must be included with nomination form.
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Nominations are now closed.

NexGen Leaders

Nomination Criteria

Up to six recipients.

  • High-potential corporate professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of environment, health & safety and/or sustainability.
  • Influence as an emerging EHS&S leader within his/her organization.
  • Demonstrated results within area of responsibility.
  • Proven decision-making and/or problem solving ability.
  • Dedication to professional development.
  • Commitment to the EHS&S industry.

Nomination Period

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, August 31, 2018.

Nomination Requirements

  • Any corporate industry professional who is a supervisor/mentor of person being nominated; or, a company executive where person being nominated is employed.
  • Nominators may nominate more than one individual—a separate form is required for each nominee.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Nominations are now closed.

Thanks to supporting sponsor: AECOM

AECOM

Award Recipient Recognition

  • Profile of award recipients and their companies in NAEM's E-Newsletter that goes out to 13,000+ EHS&S professionals.
  • Profile of award recipients including bios, photos and companies on NAEM's website receiving 1,000+ impressions each week.
  • Award recipients and companies will recognized on stage and in the app at NAEM's 2018 EHS&S Management Forum.
  • Award recipients and their guests from their companies will be also recognized at a special breakfast sponsored by AECOM during NAEM's 2018 Forum on Friday, October 26, 2018.
  • Commemorative award presented to each recipient during the award ceremony luncheon on Thursday, October 25 during NAEM's 2018 Forum.
  • Lifetime Achievement award recipient will receive complimentary conference registration to NAEM's 2018 Forum.
  • NexGen Leaders award recipients will receive complimentary conference registration to NAEM's 2018 Forum, along with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.

Awards Ceremony Lunch and Special Breakfast

Award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony lunch and a special breakfast during NAEM’s 2018 Forum:

NAEM’s 2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
October 23 - 26, 2018
Louisville Marriot Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Award recipients are welcome and encouraged to invite colleagues from their companies to join them at both events.

Independent Judging

The NAEM Excellence Awards Program is managed by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).

Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Neither NAEM nor its sponsors influence the selection of award recipients.

The NAEM Excellence Awards Program is managed by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Neither NAEM nor its sponsors influence the selection of award recipients.

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NAEM Updates

NAEM Introduces Excellence Awards

July 25, 2018

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) will host its inaugural Excellence Awards on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the 26th Annual EHS & Sustainability Management Forum. During this award program's first year, NAEM will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award and six NexGen Leader Awards, thanks to supporting sponsorship by AECOM. The NAEM Excellence Awards exist to recognize and elevate leaders in the corporate EHS&S community as well as showcase best practices of EHS&S management in corporations.

NAEM to Contribute Research Insights to May 30 Arcadis Webinar

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NAEM Executive Director, Carol Singer Neuvelt, will present research insights and emerging trends during an upcoming webinar with Arcadis on May 30 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m (ET). The free, Arcadis-hosted presentation, "Use Your EHS Data for Smarter, Better, Faster Decision Making" will identify opportunities for environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) leaders to leverage predictive analytics and data management systems to better manage risk. Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets.

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