EHS & Sustainability Research

NAEM Research: Resources for Developing Programs and Informing Decisions

Offering programmatic and management insights, NAEM’s benchmarking and trends research is an unparalleled resource for today’s and tomorrow’s EHS&S leaders. The Association’s corporate members also can access deep-dive, exclusive corporate benchmarks and Quick Polls.

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  • 2024 Staffing, Structure & Budget Report

    June 1, 2024
    Coming Summer 2024

    Pre-Order Today for $500 off. Plus, a free copy of the latest version of the report.

    Are you looking to benchmark how to staff and structure your EHS & Sustainability team? If so, this report is for you with the latest benchmarking information on how other companies are structuring this EHS&S teams. Pre-order the report today and receive $500 off. Plus, a free copy of the latest version of the EHS&S Staffing, Structure & Budget report so you can get started right away with your 2024 planning.

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  • 2023 EHS & Sustainability Salary Report

    September 18, 2023

    In partnership with EHSCareers, NAEM presents results from the 2023 EHS&S Salary Survey, featuring detailed analyses of how compensation is affected by education, certifications, career stage, and industry.

  • The Emergence of Virtual EHS Audits

    February 19, 2021
    COVID-19 presented unprecedented challenges to EHS auditing programs. With widespread social distancing requirements and travel restrictions, EHS leaders had to rapidly adapt their programs in order to continue to effectively manage risk. The Emergence of Virtual EHS Audits report offers a first look at how leading companies are executing virtual audits.
  • Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities

    September 10, 2020
    Take a look behind the scenes at the effects of unprecedented challenges — a deep economic recession, COVID-19’s long-term impacts and social unrest — on corporate sustainability.
  • How COVID-19 Is Impacting the EHS Function: The First Industry Benchmark

    June 18, 2020

    Learn how other companies have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted their EHS operations, based on a quantitative benchmarking survey, interviews, and facilitated group discussions.

  • 2020 EHS&S Staffing, Structure & Budget Report

    April 8, 2020
    Are you looking to optimize and reorganize your EHS & Sustainability team? Read NAEM's 2020 report to benchmark how other companies are staffing, structuring and budgeting for their EHS&S departments.
  • Trends In Emerging Tech for EHS&S: What’s Really Happening Inside Companies

    March 17, 2020
    Smart sensors, drones, mobile applications and more are all revolutionizing EHS&S data collection, program design and operations in real time. Learn which emerging technologies are really being adopted and why, and how companies budget for new tech and software.
  • 2020 EHS & Sustainability Salary Report

    February 19, 2020
    Compare your compensation package and arm yourself with the market knowledge needed to negotiate a competitive salary.
  • Insights From Successful Supply Chain Sustainability Practices

    November 6, 2019
    Learn how leadership companies are achieving supplier transparency, integrating sustainability into the procurement processes, reshaping relationships with suppliers and overcoming common challenges along the way.
  • Setting the Next Generation of Sustainability Goals

    October 4, 2019
    Learn how leading companies are setting sustainability priorities, framing their sustainability goals and engaging stakeholders in support of the goal-setting process.
  • Leading-Edge Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

    July 30, 2019
    Get a closer look at the specific steps companies are taking to reduce their GHG emissions within their operations and beyond. While the companies featured here are industry leaders, these types of companies tend to push the horizon for the broader community.
  • Strategies for Improving Contractor Safety Management

    July 24, 2019
    Even with the best intentions, how do companies ensure that the contractors who work for them share their commitment to safety and behave accordingly?
  • Strategies to Increase Your Executive Presence

    June 17, 2019
    It takes more than stellar technical skills and a strong work ethic to become an EHS&S leader. The secret to success, accomplished leaders say, is “executive presence,” a set of behaviors that project confidence and authority — helping you influence organizational change.
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion is a Winning Strategy for EHS&S Teams

    May 1, 2019
    Look ahead to how the workforce is evolving, recognize value in employees at all levels, open up lines of communication and deliver bottom-line results. Strengthen your EHS&S function with specific examples and advice from companies that have built world-class diversity and inclusion programs.
  • 2019 EHS & Sustainability Salary Report

    March 25, 2019
    Compare your compensation package and arm yourself with the market knowledge needed to negotiate a competitive salary.
  • Why Companies Replace Their EHS&S Software Systems

    March 14, 2019
    Adopting an EHS&S software system is a significant investment that takes months of planning, implementation and training. Learn why software customers replace their systems and how you can avoid a costly replacement.
  • The EHS&S Tech Transformation

    February 5, 2019
    Emerging technologies are transforming how the EHS&S function identifies risks, sets goals and manages programs. NAEM developed this guide to familiarize you with these new tools as you begin to explore what this future means to you.

  • Planning for a Sustainable Future (2018)

    November 7, 2018
    What’s next for your EHS&S program? What are the issues that will shape EHS & Sustainability management in the 18-36 months to come? By conducting a quantitative benchmark and in-depth interviews with those on the leading edge of corporate sustainability today, NAEM has identified the issues that will drive new programs going forward.
  • Sustainability in the Supply Chain

    September 7, 2018
    The consumer demand for environmentally responsible products is driving sustainability upstream, transforming how companies relate to their supply chain partners. Learn how common formal supply chain sustainability programs are, what their key components are and how they are implemented.
  • Environmental Risk Auditing

    July 29, 2018
    This report reveals the proactive strategies companies are using to evaluate their preparedness for rare but impactful events.

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