Executive Brief • Sept. 24, 2020
NAEM Executive Brief, Selected News for the EHS Community
“We live in a fundamentally changed world. It’s time for your approach to strategy to change, too.”
Andrew Winston, The Big Pivot, 2015
Thought-leading author and 2020 Forum keynote speaker
Can Employers Make Vaccines Mandatory in a Pandemic?
Even though a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 isn't available yet, it's not too early for employers to start considering whether they will require employees to get the vaccination when it is ready.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Department of Labor Awards Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants
OSHA has awarded approximately $10.5 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 79 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards and implement injury prevention measures.

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation
120 of the world’s largest companies support efforts to develop a set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors for investors and other stakeholders. This report presents the conclusions of a six-month open consultation process.
World Economic Forum

Going Virtual with Your EHS Audits
A virtual EHS audit isn’t as intimidating as it may sound, but there are several prerequisites that apply across all EHS auditing, virtual or not.
Sponsored by Dakota Software

China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What it Means
Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.
The New York Times

Stretch or Safe? The Art Of Setting Goals For Your Teams
With so little clarity about the future, how can leaders set business goals for the next six months to a year? Goal-setting is as much an art as a science, because it requires finding the sweet spot between aspirational and realistic.

Simply Letting Forests Regrow Naturally Could Suck Up 8.9 Billion Tons Of CO2 A Year
Money is pouring into tree planting initiatives, but there’s a cheaper solution: just give forests the space to regenerate.
Fast Company
NAEM Virtual Conference Experiences
EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
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NAEM’s EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering of environmental, health, safety and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents. Join us for three days of valuable content, networking, peer-led interactive sessions, keynote presentations, and a virtual exhibit hall filled with solutions and resources to support your efforts. Don’t miss this premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in environmental, health & safety, and sustainability management.
September EHS&S Webinars
How COVID-19 is Impacting Corporate Sustainability Agendas
Webinar: Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
Thursday, Sept. 24

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Join us for insight on how companies have shifted sustainability priorities since March. Find out if your company is keeping pace or falling behind. With research and data gathered from a quantitative benchmarking survey and in-depth interviews with Sustainability leaders, this webinar will help EHS&S leaders gain an understanding of the progress of sustainability initiatives during the global pandemic, racial justice movement and current business climate.
Webinar: Leveraging Digital Solutions to Ensure Operational Continuity During COVID-19
Webinar: Leveraging Digital Solutions to Ensure Operational Continuity During COVID-19
Tuesday, Oct. 6

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

When the pandemic hit, your organization was forced to quickly adapt. The decisions you made to protect employee health and safety while maintaining operations were implemented in crisis mode. To best serve your organization moving forward, it’s time to reevaluate. Join us to discover new applications, enhanced existing modules, and strategies that are helping EHS leaders to better navigate business disruption and mitigate risk.

Webinar sponsored by Gensuite
Latest NAEM Research
Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
Report: Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
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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.
EHS&S Job Opportunities
Sustainability Compliance Auditor
IKEA Purchasing Services U.S.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Superintendent, Environmental Engineering
CF Industries Inc.
Deerfield, Illinois
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Manager – Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)
Elementis Global LLC
Huguenot, New York
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Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Construction Consultant
Chubb Global Risk Advisors
Jersey City, New Jersey
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