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Why Invest in Safety and Environmental Sustainability?

Education and Career News

October 3, 2016

Just a few decades ago, companies were expected to make a profit, abide by legal obligations and pay taxes. In today’s world, expectations for companies are dramatically expanding.

Spotlight on Women Leaders in Sustainability - Kathrin Winkler, EMC

CSR Wire

April 8, 2015

In the third installment of a three-part series on women sustainability leaders, Talkback's David Connor talks today with Kathrin Winkler, Sr. Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at EMC Corp., a global information technology leader.

Spotlight on Women Leaders in Sustainability - Kym Fawcett, Enerplus

CSR Wire

March 25, 2015

In the second installment of a three part series on women leaders in the spotlight, David Connor speaks with Kym Fawcett, Manager Safety & Social Responsibility at Enerplus Corporation.

The 5 Most Interesting Trends In The NAEM EMIS Report


March 25, 2015

The 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Buyers Guide report was just released by NAEM and now it seems like the whole EHS, Risk and Sustainability space is buzzing about it. The report analyzes how companies are approaching EHS and Sustainability software in 2015: what companies' data management needs are, how much they are spending on software systems, how they select their solutions, implementation challenges and more. The survey is brimming with valuable insights and trends. Here at Enablon, we've read and re-read the report, salivated over its contents and analyzed the key takeaways. This has resulted in our analysis of the 5 most interesting trends that caught our attention.

Facilitating Dialogue Drives Engagement, Trust, Business Results

CSR Wire

March 11, 2015

Through my career, I have learned that leadership sometimes means being in the background as more of a facilitator than the one out in front. My oversight of corporate stakeholder engagement, for example, has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my career and continues to make me excited to come to work every day. My favorite stakeholder meeting was the very first one when I arrived at American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP). Our executives had never participated in a stakeholder meeting, so sitting across from environmental groups, talking about the inner workings of the company was wholly uncomfortable for them.

Leadership in EHS and Sustainability

EHS Insight

March 10, 2015

In February we posted an article referencing National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) research on sustainability and environmental, health and safety skillset integration in the workforce. A follow up article from NAEM expands on the subject, introducing the idea that regardless of experience or background, leadership skills are the most important for success in either of these fields.

5 Ways Sustainability is Reshaping Corporate Culture

Dec. 18, 2014

Sustainability trends are often more qualitative than quantitative, and thus can be described more readily than they can be counted. The National Association for Environmental Management, which brings together environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability managers, published the report "Planning for a Sustainable Future" earlier this year describing the trends seen emerging this year and next.

The report, based on in-depth interviews with leading EHS and sustainability managers at large member companies, reviewed changes in resource management, product sustainability and compliance, supply chain transparency, external reporting requirements, employee engagement, climate adaptation and sustainability goals and rewards. As these areas evolve, they are becoming the different elements of a business management strategy that is not only viable, but increasingly necessary.

Adventures in Environmental Engineering

PE magazine

Dec 1, 2014

Working in the industrial sector for the majority of my career, I have seen frequent organizational changes that have significantly enhanced the role of the environmental engineer. In fact, 30 years ago, very few people identified themselves as environmental engineers. Most possessed the title of either civil or sanitary engineer. My first title did have the words “environmental engineer,” and at the time, it was deemed forward looking.

Top Trends for EH&S Quality Management in 2014


July 23, 2014

The top trends in environment, health and safety (EH&S) give you much needed perspective on which direction quality management guidelines will go in 2014. Incorporating EH&S into your quality management system is a seemingly never-ending challenge as this field continues to impact businesses more and more. However, a fresh report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) gives exactly the perspective you need to ready your organization for EH&S in 2014. Here are the top trends for EH&S quality management in 2014.

New NAEM Report Focuses On Energy-Water Nexus


May 22, 2014

Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and it affects every aspect of life, including the production of energy. This is the reason the energy-water nexus has become an area of keen interest in strategy circles in the corporate world and the reason that National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has chosen the topic for the inaugural issue of a series of reports delving into emerging issues.

MWH sponsors National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM) “Energy-water nexus” report

MWH Global

May 22, 2014

MWH Global, the wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services, sponsored the "Energy-water nexus" report promoted and recently published by the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM). According to its findings, ensuring a viable supply of energy and water will require a long-term strategy and a systems approach to problem-solving.

MetaVu Selected to Join NAEM Affiliates Council

CSR Wire

Jan 16, 2012

MetaVu Inc., a leading sustainability and environmental performance consulting firm, today announced it has been selected to join NAEM’s Affiliate Council. NAEM is the largest professional community for corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability decision-makers, with more than 800 companies, including representation from the majority of the Fortune 500.

MetaVu’s participation in NAEM’s exclusive Affiliates Council highlights the company as a leading sustainability consulting firm. MetaVu’s contributions to NAEM’s Affiliates Council and corporate members include offering state-of-the-art services, technical capabilities and resources to sustainability managers, and executives.

Report: Sustainability Surveys Eating Up Company Time

Environmental Leader

June 8, 2011

Requests for company sustainability data are often redundant and take up considerable time, up to the equivalent of two full-time staff members, according to a report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).

In “Driving ESG Reporting Progress through Dialogue”, NAEM says that as the type and number of sustainability surveys continues to increase, the task of responding is consuming significant resources without a clear value proposition for the participating companies. The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings has risen from about 20 in the year 2000 to more than 100 in 2010.

Carol Singer Neuvelt Discusses EHS MIS Trends

Environmental Leader

March 24, 2011

Since we started our EHS Management Information Systems conference more than a decade ago, we’ve seen the evolution of a mature software marketplace. Within that, there are a large range of companies that provide many tools to address the foundations ofEHS and sustainability management, e.g. compliance, hazardous waste and incident tracking.

Green Initiatives Create New Careers

Tribune Media Services

March 11, 2011

Move over, white- and blue-collar jobs. Today's focus on the environment and sustainability has given rise to a new category: "green" collar. The Bureau of Labor Statistics received funding starting in fiscal year 2010 to implement a plan to collect data on green jobs. Under the "Green Jobs Initiative," two types of green jobs are identified: those that produce goods or services that benefit the environment, and those in which "workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or using fewer natural resources.

NAEM Conference: As Environmental IT Systems Age, Users Seek New Functions

Environmental Leader

March 3, 2011

Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software packages are aging, and common practices emerging as the market matures, a survey out today suggests. In a survey of National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) members, as well as attendees at an NAEM conference, over 40 percent of respondents said they have had their management information systems (MIS) in place for two to five years.

NAEM Conference: Intel Launches Live Video, Real-Time Emissions Metrics for Public

Environmental Leader

March 3, 2011

Intel has launched a public website, complete with a live video feed, to inform New Mexico residents about plant emissions levels, an Intel staffer said at a conference yesterday. Speaking to Environmental Leader at the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) conference on environmental management systems, in San Antonio, Texas, project manager Marissa Yao said the Explore Intel site went live on Friday.

Corporations to Continue Measuring, Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Nov. 30, 2010

John Ciba, of Brady Corp., Alan Leibowitz, of ITT Corp., Emily Barton, of Motorola and NAEM Executive Director, Carol Singer Neuvelt, discuss the steps companies are taking to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Gas Pipeline Update: Campus Officials Meet with PG&E

Stanford University News

Nov. 1, 2010

Larry Gibbs, associate vice provost for environmental, health and safety at Stanford University, met with representatives from PG&E to discuss a gas pipeline on the company’s high-priority maintenance list.

EPA Begins Phase Out of Climate Leaders Program

Environmental Leader

Sept. 16, 2010

Bruce Klafter, managing director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Applied Materials, expressed his belief that the Environmental Protection Agency was making a mistake ending its Climate Leaders Program.

Hundreds Speak Out at EPA's Coal Ash Hearing in North Carolina

Facing South

Sept. 15, 2010

Caroline Choi, executive director of environmental services and strategy at Progress Energy Service Co., spoke at the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing in Charlotte, N.C., on proposed coal ash regulations.

Ohio State Sustainability Expert to Work with U.S. EPA

U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sept. 7, 2010

Joseph Fiksel, executive director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University, accepted a part-time appointment as special assistant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

With No Federal Legislation on Horizon, Official Says Local Climate Efforts Continue


Aug. 17, 2010

Suzanne Malec-McKenna, commissioner of Chicago's environment department, spoke about local climate efforts at NAEM’s "Corporate Climate Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce” conference.

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NAEM Recognizes the Best in EHS and Sustainability Leadership

October 25, 2018

Today the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recognized the achievements of seven EHS and Sustainability leaders during a luncheon ceremony at the 26th Annual EHS & Sustainability Management Forum in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was the first in NAEM’s new Excellence Awards Program, which was developed to honor those whose leadership has achieved a demonstrable impact on their organizations. NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the program is a vital piece of the association’s mission to support those who are leading transformational change from within.

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.

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