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The Forum program is developed by a volunteer committee of NAEM members, who work together to identify the key issues facing EHS and sustainaility managers today. The agenda features 24 learning sessions and three inspiring keynote presentations that deliver the actionable strategies you need to drive change in your organization. View the topics planned for this year's conference.

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NAEM Board of Regents Fall Leadership Meeting

Agenda to follow

1 - 5 p.m.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Master Class

 

Attend this half-day workshop and receive a streamlined version of the full two-day GRI-Certified Training Courses being offered by GRI training partners in North America. Designed to prepare companies to understand the GRI reporting framework and publish best-in-class sustainability reports, this interactive workshop will address each of the key process stages of sustainability reporting from planning and stakeholder mapping through to data collection, writing, assurance and publication. With an emphasis on sharing real world lessons learned as well as best practice tips, this course is ideal for those directly responsible for creating their organization's sustainability report as well as those with strategic oversight of the process.

 

About the Trainers
ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services and one of only three firms currently approved as GRI-certified training partners in the US. The NAEM pre-conference workshop will be led by ERM trainers with focused expertise and extensive experience in strategic corporate sustainability reporting, report assurance, and the GRI framework and guidelines.  Learn more about GRI training courses from ERM.

 

Registration: Add the course to your Forum registration when you register online.

Cost: $250

 

Sponsored by:

 

ERM

 

12:50 p.m.

NAEM Golf Scramble
Join fellow attendees for an afternoon of golf on one of the top courses in Florida. To sign-up, call the Ritz-Carlton at (239) 254-3340 and ask for the NAEM group. The cost is $95 per person including golf cart.

2 - 7 p.m.

Registration Opens

Avoid the lines, Register early on Tuesday!

7:15 -
8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Registration Open at 7am)
8 -
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Conference Introductions
8:30 -
10 a.m.

Realizing the Role of Business in Society: A Perspective for the 21st Century

Paul Hawken speaks eloquently and frankly about the state of our environment and the natural systems we rely on to survive. Understanding the immense potential for business to be a force of good, Paul will thread together a sobering yet optimistic view of the ecological challenges we face and the incredible opportunities for business to not only be sustainable, but actively restorative. As NAEM celebrates 20 years of advancing environmental stewardship, he will remind us of the gains we've made, while challenging us to push harder and be more passionate and more creative as we help our companies realize a 21st century view of their role in society.

 

  • Paul Hawken, Environmentalist, Author, Ecological entrepreneur and renowned expert on business and the environment
10 -
10:30 a.m.
Break in Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Sustainability for the next 20 Years
Track 2:
Optimizing the Value Chain
Track 3:
The Art of EHS Leadership & Management
Track 4:
Capturing Opportunities, Managing Risks

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 1:

Energy Management: Maximizing efficiency through Supply Chain Alignment

This session will demonstrate how common business interests can lead to shared sustainability objectives up and down the supply chain. Focusing on the transportation sector, speakers from an OEM, a top tier supplier and major retailer will discuss how they worked to engage customers and suppliers to achieve mutual sustainability goals and reduce energy use, emissions, and transportation costs, resulting in a win for all three organizations. Speakers will discuss the process they went through to create this partnership, the critical success factors for making it work and strategies for how attendees can duplicate their success in their own industry sectors.

 

  • Pete Lawson, Ecomagination Leader; GE Transportation
  • John Lovenburg, Vice President Environmental; BNSF Railway Co.
  • Gary Whicker, Senior Vice President Engineering and Enterprise Services; J.B. Hunt Transport Services

Moderator: Allen Stegman, General Director, Environmental and Hazardous Mats; BNSF Railway Co.

 

Session 2:

Lessons Learned from Bringing More Sustainable Products to Market

Rolling out "green" or more "sustainable" products requires new and creative approaches that challenge business-as-usual product development processes. From design and sourcing to distribution and marketing, learn about the challenges that B2B and consumer-products companies have tackled to launch these products. Each panelist will share their company's product case study including how they define a sustainable product, what factors drove this product design, how they measured success and what aspects were improved. Learn about the critical role that EHS and sustainability managers are playing to engage their product design teams to eliminate negative impacts and contribute to innovative solutions for a more sustainable value chain.

 

  • Balaji Jayaseelan, Head, Global Sustainability; Newell Rubbermaid
  • Allison Gregg, Manager of Sustainable Products; Sprint
  • William L. Strang, Senior Vice President Operations; TOTO USA, Inc.

Moderator: Christina Bosch, Sustainability Engineer; EMD Millipore Corporation

Session 3:

Overcoming Challenges to Deploying Global EHS Programs

Bringing manufacturing, facilities, and office operations in emerging markets up to corporate standards, dealing with cultural issues, developing and implementing consistent policies that account for different regulations in different regions, and communicating across a globally diverse company are just a few of the challenges EHS managers must overcome when managing and deploying EHS programs globally. Attend this session and hear from global EHS managers representing leading firms in technology, healthcare, and aerospace sectors who've tackled these challenges and learned lessons along the way.

 

  • Brian Lubbert, EHS MD&D Sector Integration and Divestiture Manager; Johnson & Johnson
  • Jean-Pierre Salgado, Corporate EHS Manager; Oracle Corp.
  • Tim J. Zernzach,

    Director, Environmental, Health & Safety; Videojet Technologies Inc.

Moderator: Sarah Medearis, Senior Consultant; Antea Group

 

Session 4:

Preparing for Emerging Sustainability Regulations

This session will help attendees understand and prepare for a range of new regulatory requirements cropping up in areas traditionally thought of as voluntary sustainability areas. From water resource regulations, to energy efficiency requirements, and green building codes, attendees will get a big picture look at how these issues collective offer EHS and Sustainability managers an opportunity to position their organizations to get ahead of the curve.

 

  • Jeff Cohen, Senior Vice President of Science and Policy; EOS Climate
  • Carolyn Sarno, Senior Program Manager, High Performance Buildings; Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
  • Scott Schang, Vice President of Climate and Sustainability, Editor-in-Chief; Environmental Law Institute

Moderator: Elliott Levine, Environmental Engineer; Genentech Inc.

12 -
1:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 -
3 p.m.

Session 5:

Developing Meaningful Metrics

How do Sustainability and EHS managers ensure they get the data they need in a complex business environment? How do they keep metrics valid and verifiable in a company where change is constant and there are a multitude of metrics? Attend this facilitated roundtable for lively discussionon how companies are developing metrics and goals for their sustainability programs and how they are ensuring those metrics are material and have lasting value.

 

  • Marcus Krembs, Corporate HSE Specialist, Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility; Newfield Exploration Co.
  • Michelle Redfield, Director, Environment and Process Improvement; Schneider Electric
  • Bill Tokash, Sustainability Director; Invensys PLC

Moderator: Roberto Piccioni, Program Director, Sustainability & Compliance; ERM

 

Session 6:

Meeting the Challenge of Global Product and Chemical Regulatory Requirements

New and evolving regulations, such as WEEE, RoHS, TSCA, REACH and GHS have a rippling effect throughout an organization's product stewardship and safety processes and beyond. New requirements impact the value chain from upstream supplier to downstream user. Learn how companies are integrating, centralizing and leveraging product and chemical data/information into their business processes and systems in order to more consistently and comprehensively comply with complex regulatory initiatives, while also improving efficiency and increasing productivity.

 

  • Robin Eichen Conn, Ph. D., Global Regulatory Affairs Manager; Cargill Industrial Oils and Lubricants
  • Robert Skoglund, Senior Laboratory Manager, 3M
  • Tom Svoboda, Director of Environmental Engineering; Smiths Medical

Moderator: Julee Vechio, Marketing Communications Manager; 3E Company

Session 7:

Utilizing EHS Talent Resources Effectively

With downsizing, right sizing and mergers and acquisitions, managing EHS talent resources is harder than ever. This session will address questions such as: When do you hire an FTE vs. use contractor or consultant support? How do you make the case to hire or replace EHS Resources? How do you prepare emerging EHS professionals for senior roles? Attendees to this session will get examples of EHS succession planning models and see how companies are addressing the range of EHS talent resource challenges.

 

  • Mark Burris, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls
  • Megan Lum, Director of Environmental Operations; Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
  • Stacey Winter, Vice President of EHS; Hewlett-Packard Co.

Moderator: Ana Fernandez, Director, Environmental Programs; U.S. Food Service

 

Session 8:

Strategies for Successful Engagement with Regulators

For facilities and business unit managers, this session will examine how companies are leveraging compliance programs and working with facilities staff to ensure continuous compliance improvements and successful engagement with regulators. It will showcase examples of effective auditing and corrective action processes and offer insights for using these and other tools to ensure your facilities are prepared for regulatory inspections. It will also offer communication best practices for engaging with regulators proactively and onsite during regulatory inspections. Corporate managers will want to attend this session to get specific strategies and training materials they can take back to their facility managers.

 

  • Chris Allen, Environmental Compliance Manager; Energy Systems Group
  • Jeffery Blake, Director Associated Spring and Corporate Initiatives; Barnes Precision Components

Moderator: Bruce Martin, Mergers and Acquisitions Manager; EHS Support, Inc.

3 -
3:45 p.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Session 9:

Anticipating Stakeholder Trends for Proactive Engagement

EHS and Sustainability Managers are challenged toanticipate and understand stakeholders' current and future hot button issues and topics of concern and anticipate how those concerns will be presented to their companies. This session will focus on how companies are tracking and anticipating critical stakeholder sustainability concerns and drivers, and incorporating that understanding into their business decision making. Attendees will leave this session with examples of different approaches companies have taken to map and understand their stakeholders, and prepare to proactively engage with them.

 

  • Laura Clise, Director, Sustainable Development; AREVA Inc.
  • Monique Oxender, Director, Sustainability Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.
  • Aaron Ziulkowski, Manager, Corporate Program; CERES

Moderator: Megan Lum, Manager; Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Session 10:

Strategies for Fostering Responsible Practices and Transparency Along the Global Supply Chain

This session will showcase examples of how companies are engaging suppliers to improve EHS and CSR practices along the supply chain. From implementing strategies for ensuring sustainable supplies of raw materials for business continuity to meeting customer requests for material disclosure in products, this session will address ways that different business functions, including EHS, sustainability and procurement can work together to improve supply chain transparency.

 

  • John Ciba Jr., Director of Facilities, Environmental and Safety Engineering; Brady Corp.
  • Mary Ellen Mika, Supply Chain Manager, Energy & Environment; SteelCase
  • Brandon Tidwell, Sustainability Manager; Darden Restaurants Inc.

Moderator: Mark Burriss, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls

 

Session 11:

Influencing Organizational Culture

In addition to managing the technical content of programs, the ability to influence an organization is a key element for success of an EHS Manager. Within an organization, this means influencing a wide range of people from the workplace to the boardroom. Attendees in this session will learn how successful managers address or leverage cultural change within an organization and get methods for engaging and gaining support from people at all levels of the organization.

 

  • Maurice Bechard, Vice President of EHS and Product Stewardship; Diversey Inc.
  • Stephen Evanoff, Vice President of EHS; Danaher Corp.
  • David Newman, Director of EHS; Comcast Corp.

Moderator: Jim Kearney, Senior Director, EHS; MedImmune

 

Session 12:
Trends in Managing Property Liabilities and Sustainable Remediation

This interactive session will help attendees keep abreast of corporate trends and approaches to identify, estimate and report financial cost and impact of, and manage environmental liabilities during property acquisition, operation, and divestitures. In addition, updates on, and approaches to comply with, changing SEC rules regarding remediation liability reporting; US EPA requirements regarding vapor intrusion; and, approaches to implement and pros, cons, and business value of sustainable remediation will be provided.

 

  • Jim Barratt, Director of HSE Mergers & Acquisitions; BP
  • Joseph M. Bianchi, Group Manager, EHS and Support Services; Amphenal Corp.
  • Allen Stegman, General Director of Environmental and Hazardous Materials, BNSF Railway Co.

Moderator: Curt Michols, Senior Principal Specialist, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy; Abbott

5:30 -
7 p.m
Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 -
8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Registration Open at 7am)
8:15 -
10 a.m.

Leadership Lessons for Driving Sustainable Business Performance Through EHS and Sustainability Management

Join fellow attendees for this thoughtful conversation with senior leaders in our profession on the evolution of the EHS function and profession over the past 20 years and see their visions for the opportunities facing us and our businesses for the next 20. This session will examine the new processes and behaviors EHS and sustainability leaders are adopting to advance global environmental stewardship and sustainability and make real changes to the way business is conducted. From the evolving requirements for personal leadership and communication, to developing metrics and key performance indicators used to define progress, this session will engage attendees in a conversation about how to accelerate and drive continued sustainability performance now and into the future.

 

 

10 -
11 p.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Sustainability for the next 20 Years
Track 2:
Optimizing the Value Chain
Track 3:
The Art of EHS Leadership & Management
Track 4:
Capturing Opportunities, Managing Risks

11 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.

Session 13:

Water Stewardship in a Water Stressed World

How do you know what your water risks are? How do you factor water availability into front end planning? How do you quantify your water impact in a water stressed world? With a focus on water quality and availability, this session will examine how companies are addressing these questions and doing business in a water stressed world. It will also include examples of innovative approaches to water reduction planning and stakeholder engagement in the communities where companies operate

 

  • Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs; U.S. Sugar Corp.
  • Kent Koptiuch, Natural Resource Manager; Nestle Waters North America Inc.
  • Andy Flajole, Environmental Services manager; NextEra Energy Inc.

Moderator: Chris Herin, Principal Hydrogeologist; Geosyntec Consultants

Session 14:

Life Cycle Metrics: Measuring Impacts Beyond your 4 Walls

Companies must determine the value of product lifecycle analysis in supporting business objectives; however, it is often difficult to understand the value until the LCA is complete. Furthermore EHS and Sustainability managers are challenged to leverage the results of an LCA to drive sustainability decision making. This session will look at how are companies are measuring their impacts beyond their manufacturing operating and what they are doing with the resulting information. Attendees will get an update on the state of LCA science as well as get examples of how companies are using LCA data to inform business decisions and drive competitive advantage.

 

  • Scott Kaufman, Co-Founder; PeerAspect
  • John Hoekstra, Director of Sustainability, Schneider Electric Sustainability Services
  • Mikkel Thrane, Life Cycle Sustainability Manager; DuPont Nutrition and Health

Moderator: Jim Spahr, Global Environmental Manager; DuPont Nutrition and Health - Protein Solutions

 

Session 15:

Driving Success Through Effective and Efficient EHS Training

Training, like compliance, is a core element of any successful global EHS program. Without it, performance suffers. But how do you efficiently deliver the most effective EHS training to all employees? How do you ensure your EHS training program provides the outcomes your organization needs to be successful? This session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about EHS training programs from leading organizations, including new tools and technologies to deliver and track training, the use of learning management systems, and how to measure training effectiveness.

 

  • James D. Basore, EHS Training Manager; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Carol Carey, EHS Learning Leader; General Electric Co.
  • Mark Fowler, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager; Philips/Invivo

Moderator: Chris Milici, Director, Global EHS & Security; JohnCrane

Session 16:

The Many Facets of Global Risk

Risk is interpreted and defined differently in different cultures and countries. This introduces a challenge for managing global Safety and Environmental Management systems. This session will explore key differences that must be considered in global EHS program management, including; cultural perceptions of risk, influence of socialized medicine and non-western medicine, operation and construction risks. Attendees will get methods to identify and address different perceptions of risk in the global workplace and discuss ways to anticipate and integrate different and changing perceptions of risk into global EHS program management.

 

  • Paul Durkin, Director EH&S and Risk Management; Cookson Performance Materials
  • Mark Hause, Environmental Competency Leader; DuPont
  • Stacey Winter, Vice President of EHS; Hewlett-Packard Co.

Moderator: Walt Rostykus, Vice President; Humantech, Inc.

12:30 -
1:45 p.m.

Changing Business From the Inside Out: Essential Skills for a Career in Corporations

 

tim mohin Tim Mohin will discuss his new book Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger's Guide to Working in Corporations. Having started his career in the environmental field, Tim took on additional responsibilities covering the scope of corporate responsibility. He will talk about his journey and the skills, processes and programs needed to thrive in the emerging field of corporate sustainability.

 

  • Tim Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility; Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

1:45 -
3:15 p.m.

Session 17:

Internal Engagement Strategies: Getting buy in from the shop floor to the C-Suite

For this session, speakers will have the chance to discuss ways in which they have empowered, engaged and influenced the people and resources inside their company to reach sustainability goals. Topics will include: employee engagement, reaching employees through social media, and grabbing the attention of your C-suite in a way that leads to meaningful discussion about the business value of sustainability.

 

  • Gretchen Digby, Director, Sustainability Education; Ingersoll Rand Co.
  • Leisha John, Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability; Ernst & Young
  • Steve Meyers, Senior Director, Environmental, Health & Safety; Quintiles

Moderator: Jeffrey Bremer, Environmental Management & Sustainability; National Practice Leader

Session 18:

Sustainable Product Communication: Making the Customer Connection

Whether your company is B2B or B2C, this session will examine best practices for communicating your product stewardship and compliance efforts, examine the value of eco-labels and address ways to avoid being accused of green washing. Attendees will leave the session with examples of best practices for communicating green product information to customers and the dos and don'ts of green product marketing.

 

  • Lise Beutel, Senior Business Consultant; UL Environment

  • Bill Grayson, Director, Corporate Sustainability; WESCO International Inc.
  • Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director Product Stewardship, Worldwide Environment, Health & Safety; Johnson & Johnson

Moderator: Bill Tokash, Sustainability Director; Invensys plc

Session 19:

Process Management In Today's Changing Workplace

With the impact of today's economy and changes in business management trends many EHS programs can no longer be managed using the same methods of 5 to 10 years ago. This session will provide examples of how three companies have adopted new, innovative approaches to integrate and effectively manage EHS issues in today's business environment. From integrated workplace ergonomic improvements as a continuous improvement process, upstream prevention through design, and Process Safety Management aligned with operations and continuous improvement, each business case will expand participants' perception of innovative program management and share best practices to better leverage and align their own program management methods.

 

  • Casey Doolan, EHS Coordinator; AMCOL International Corp.
  • Jason Haritos, EHS Manager; John Deere Turf Care, Deere & Co.
  • Marc Juaire, Corporate Process Safety Manager; The Valspar Corp.

Moderator: Walt Rostykus, Vice President; Humantech, Inc.

Session 20:

Transforming the Discipline of EHS to meets the needs of a Demanding Business World

If EH&S is to continue fulfilling its mission of helping business, government and society meet the challenge of building a more sustainable and productive world, then we must devise a roadmap to illuminate how EHS can be universally understood as a value creator. In this lively discussion about the reinvention of the practice of EH&S management, we will scan industry, government, and the functions, disciplines, and organizational levels that EHS managers are contending with. This session will provide EH&S managers with specific organizational, managerial and financial framework for helping them transform the discipline from that of a perceived counterproductive imposition on modern business to one that is recognized as delivering meaningful value and functionality across every level of the business operation.

 

  • Rob Lucacher, EH&S Manager and Practice Leader; PGE Corporate Real Estate; Cushman & Wakefield
  • Bruce Klafter, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Applied Materials Inc.
3:15 -
3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Session 21:

Going Public: Telling Your Sustainability Story

This session would address the ways that companies share information on their sustainability programs and goals and progress toward those goals externally. It will address challenges such as how to brand your programs in a way that resonates with your stakeholders, how companies are providing data to raters and SRI firms, and how you affect/manage your reputation with the data you collect and the way you present it externally.

 

  • Thomas G. Day, Chief Sustainability Officer; United States Postal Service

  • Gretchen Hancock, Environmental Project Manager; General Electric Co.
  • Lloyd Visser, Vice-President, Environment & Sustainable Development; ConocoPhillips Canada

Moderator: Annette Russo, Manager, Communications, Training- Worldwide EHS; Johnson & Johnson

 

Session 22:

Innovations in Packaging and End of Life Management

From packaging reductions to innovative product recycling and waste minimization, companies are adopting a variety of ways to reduce the impacts of all aspects of their products and operations. This session will showcase examples from different industry sectors on how they are managing products at the end of their life, as well as how they are reducing waste and packaging.

 

  • Johanna Jobin, Sustainability Manager; EMD Millipore
  • Curt Michols, Senior Principal Specialist Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy; Abbott
  • Lisa Roberts, Sustainability Project Manager; Publix

Moderator: Rob Currie, Director, Environment, Health & Safety; Baxter

Session 23:

Create Your Future; Strategic Thinking for EHS Leaders

Great leaders seem to see around corners, then make the ideal future come true. How do they do it? Discover the strategic thinking skills that top EHS and sustainability leaders use every day. This session features a lively panel discussion and real-life scenarios. Join us as we share tips on the best ways to harness information about internal and external trends, and explore how self-knowledge is key to effectively leading others. Leave the session with a personal action plan to stay ahead of the curve for the next 3 to 5 years.

 

  • Jim Cline, Director Environmental Affairs & Sustainability; Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Karen Ethier, Vice President of EHS; W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Rick Taylor, Corporate VP EHS & Energy; Parker Hannifin

Moderator: Kathryn Nobrega, Senior Program Director; Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.

Session 24:

Taking your Compliance Program from Good to Great

This session will offer a high level, strategic look at leading compliance management programs and what makes them exceptional. It will showcase advanced environmental, health and safety compliance management systems and explore how the presenters are pushing forward to achieve even greater levels of success. It will include a discussion of how the speakers assess their level of compliance and take efficient steps to close any gaps, as well as how they communicate any gaps to senior management in a way that illuminates the risks and opportunities presented.

 

  • Scott Crabtree, Environmental Manager; Deere & Co.
  • Steve Clarke, Director, Environmental Protection; Waste Management
  • Hasana Sisco, Vice President of Global SHE; NALCO/Ecolab

Moderator: Tony Shea, Senior Manager, Environmental Business; NRG Energy

6:30 -
10 p.m

Thursday Evening 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tickets sold with registration.

9 - 11 a.m.

Working Group Meetings

 

Friday morning, NAEM's subject matter groups will meet for informal work sessions, benchmarking and facilitated discussion.

 

All discussion groups are free open to all conference attendees.

 

Changing Business from the Inside Out: A discussion for emerging EHS and Sustainability Leaders

Facilitated by keynote speaker, Tim Mohin, this discussion will give attendees an opportunity to discuss skills and attributes emerging leaders need to cultivate to be successful, as well as strategies for navigating the challenges that come with working in corporate EHS and sustainability management. Attendees will have a chance to discuss their own experiences, challenges and successes and get feedback from their peers.   This session will offer lively and insightful discussion for anyone that's in the first stages of their career or poised to move into a senior management role.

EHS and Sustainability Information Management Systems

Join an open discussion to hear how your peers are using information management systems to address the challenges of collecting and reporting data across their enterprises. Whether you are in the market for new software, looking to extend the life of your current tools or just seeking new ideas, this session will offer insights that everyone can apply now. Additionally, get a preview of NAEM's 2013 EHS MIS survey (our 7th edition), which will highlight the evolution of MIS trends over the past decade and have an opportunity to weigh in on the trends and information you'd like to get form the survey. This session promises to be an excellent opportunity to benchmark the maturity and functionality of your EHS and sustainability management information systems.

 

 

Building the Future of EH&S Leadership and Management: Transforming the Discipline to meet the needs of a Demanding Business World

Follow on to the presentations made in session 20 of the Forum program, this discussion session will allow attendees to explore ideas and strategies for elevating the stature of EH&S leadership, power and recognition to a level that makes it invaluable to the gatekeepers, decision makers and power brokers across the global value chain. From making the regulatory framework work for business and government to translating EH&S solutions into total solutions, and attracting the best and brightest to our discipline, this working group will offer attendees a chance to see their discipline and their future through a different lens - one where the EHS discipline is a value driver and EHS managers are strategic business partners.

 

Managing EHS Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Join peers to discuss strategies for ensuring a smooth transition following a merger or acquisitions. Whether integrating programs and management systems or cultures, it's important that EHS leaders do a thoughtful job to ensure successful transitions. Join this discussion group to discuss do's and don'ts and learn what approaches have worked and which haven't. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on specifics information and programs they'd like to receive from NAEM on this subject going forward.

 

Discover the Latest Products and Solutions

 

Featuring more than 50 leading EHS consultants and service providers, the Exhibit Hall is also the primary venue for networking with your peers. This is an unparalleled opportunity to meet vendors with a strong history of supporting EHS and sustainability managers from NAEM member companies.

 

20th Anniversary Celebration Party

 

You are invited to join your colleagues on Thurs., October 18 for a night of dinner, drinks, and networking. Don't forget to sign up for the 20th Anniversary Party when you register. You won't want to miss this night out with your peers!

 

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