Executive Brief • June 18, 2020
NAEM Executive Brief, Selected News for the EHS Community
“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)
American Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet, & Activist
How Food Producers are Preparing for the 2nd Wave of COVID-19
Now that companies have learned from the supply chain impacts of COVID-19, they have started to think about a shift in strategies to ensure that their businesses are prepared if a second wave hits, especially come the colder fall months after peak flu season.
ABC News

5 Insights to Increase Diversity and Inclusion on Your EHS&S Team
The opportunity of cultivating a workspace in which all employees are invited to fully participate, regardless of gender, race, age or length of employment, remains as one of the most important goals of this generation.
NAEM's GreenTie Blog

World Has Six months to Avert Climate Crisis, Says Energy Expert
The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world's foremost energy experts has warned.
The Guardian 

‘Which Mask for Which Task?’: Washington L&I Offers Guidance for Employers
New guidance from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is intended to help employers select the proper masks or facial coverings for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety + Health Magazine

Return To Work Safely Playbooks
View Ford and Target's separate Playbooks for advice on how to re-open safely. Hear what Ford recommends to ensure that suppliers, business partners, and third parties are aware of Ford’s health and safety practices when onsite at Ford facilities or interacting with Ford personnel. Read Target's advice on new ways for businesses to operate that prioritizes the health and safety of employees, communities, customers and all those that we support. These Playbooks are subject to change over time as expert recommendations, regulatory guidance, and industry practices mature.
Ford & Target respectively

Sustainable Investing Is Set To Surge In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The outbreak of Covid-19 could prove to be a major turning point for ESG investing, or strategies that consider a company’s environmental, social and governance ratings alongside traditional financial metrics.

Amazon Introduces New Technology to Keep Employees Safe
The firm is now testing a wearable device that alerts workers when they are violating social distancing rules.

The Many Lifetimes of Plastics
Many of us have seen informational posters at parks or aquariums specifying how long plastics bags, bottles, and other products last in the environment. They're a good reminder to not litter, but where does the information on the lifetime expectancy of plastic goods come from, and how reliable is it?
Science Daily
NAEM Conferences
Sustainability Impact Conference
Sustainability Impact Conference
August 4-5, 2020
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2020 EHS&S Staffing, Structure & Budget Report
2020 EHS&S Staffing, Structure & Budget Report
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Are you looking for data on how other companies are budgeting and organizing their EHS&S teams? Read NAEM's new report with 2020 data to get the most up-to-date information on how leading companies are staffing, structuring and budgeting their EHS&S teams. Click below to download the free executive summary or purchase the full report.
How COVID-19 is Impacting the EHS Function The First Industry Benchmark
How COVID-19 is Impacting the EHS Function
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NAEM Webinars
A First Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on EHS Functions
A First Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on EHS Functions
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

During COVID-19, how much more are companies spending on health and safety? How are your peers meeting their EHS goals in a time of resource shortages? What percentage of companies have done layoffs or reduced staff hours?

Find out answers to all these questions and more on this webinar based on NAEM's new report, "How Covid-19 Is Impacting the EHS Function: The First Industry Benchmark."
A Climate Solution Where All Sides Win
A Climate Solution Where All Sides Win
Thursday, July 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The 2018 IPCC report brought increased urgency, showing that warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues at the current rate. Learn how to improve assessments of risk and impact, adopt science-based goals across supply chains, and set targets for net positivity.
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