EHS & Sustainability Research

Resources for developing programs, informing decisions and making the business case

NAEM benchmarking and trends research is an unparalleled resource for integrating environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) into business operations, and offers specific program and management insights from EHS&S leaders. Our corporate members can also access deep-dive, confidential corporate benchmarks and Quick PollsBrowse our research reports by category or view all below.
  • Early Career Professionals: A Career Profile of 0 to 5 years

    September 2, 2015
    Find out what the career of an EHS&S manager with 0-5 years of experience is like, the skills and knowledge areas they use every day and what they need to do to advance to the next stage.
  • EHS and Sustainability Career Profiles and Skills for Success

    September 1, 2015
    This report provides in-depth profiles of EHS professionals at each level of an organization. It also identifies the educational background, professional experience, personal attributes, success factors and succession paths for those with leadership potential of EHS and sustainability professionals.
  • Key Competencies for the EHS and Sustainability Profession

    January 20, 2015
    This benchmark quantifies the skills, attributes, and salaries of corporate EHS and sustainability managers by job title, and the average salaries based on years of experience.
  • The Energy-Water Nexus

    May 30, 2014
    This report explains the interdependent relationship between energy use and water use, with an eye to the business case for a systems approach to managing these resources. It also identifies strategies you can use to mitigate risks to your operations, based on case studies from peers.
  • Planning for a Sustainable Future (2014)

    January 31, 2014
    Based on in-depth interviews, this report analyzes the environmental sustainability initiatives that will shape the corporate agenda.
  • 2012 EHS&S Staffing & Structure Benchmark Report

    November 29, 2012
    See how your organization's staffing, structure, salaries and budgets compare to your peers. This comprehensive report provides more than 60 charts that allow you to benchmark your function based on industry, revenue, headcount and risk profile. It also documents the scope of EHS responsibilities, including the evolving role of the EHS manager in the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.
  • The Green Metrics That Matter: Leading-edge Metrics and Programs (2012)

    March 29, 2012
    Learn who the key research players are, what companies report internally and why, and to what level of their organization.

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