Prepare to Be Inspired


If you're looking for new ideas to improve efficiency, manage risk or advance sustainability, you'll find inspiration through the interactive discussions and peer case studies the Forum delivers.

Program Details - Finding Solutions, Leading Forward


Track 1 - Sustainability in a Changing Environment

Whether we're talking about the physical environment or the business environment, both are changing. The sessions in this track will examine how EHS and sustainability leaders are preparing their businesses for issues like climate change and water scarcity. We'll also explore how corporate leaders are continuing to drive sustainability performance in an ever-changing global business climate by leveraging partnerships and internal resources.


Track 2 - Optimizing EHS Performance

Optimizing is defined as making something as effective, perfect, or useful as possible. We are constantly challenged to optimize all aspects of our programs and ensure continuous improvement in even the core aspects of EHS management and compliance. The sessions in this track will look at how companies are improving their programs,  through the use of sheer management creativity,  emerging technologies, and partnerships inside or outside the business.


Track 3 - Applying a Risk Lens

While EHS managers have traditionally managed operational risks like compliance, process safety and chemical hazards, they are now being challenged to consider and communicate EHS risk from a strategic prospective. The sessions in this track will explore risk through both an operational and strategic lens. It will delve into risk from the perspective of process, product, emerging regulatory and non-regulatory risks.


Track 4 - Managing and Developing EHS Teams

Our organizations are only as strong as our people. These sessions will focus on how companies are developing their EHS staffs and ensuring they are prepared to attract and train the next generation of leaders in our field. It will also offer insights on how to manage multi-generational, diverse teams as well as create training that's engaging and effective.

The full 2015 program agenda will be coming soon! 


Forum ScheduleLast year's program was focused around four tracks: Risk and Resource Planning, Innovations in EHS Management, Leveraging Data and Metrics, and Sustainability Challenges and Drivers.


Download the 2014 Full Program Schedule (1MB)

Interested in Speaking?


Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, at virginia@naem.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.

Forum Planning Committee


Meet the EHS leaders that make up the 2015 Forum Planning Committee.

About NAEM

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.

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