NAEM Creates Robust Profile of EHS & Sustainability Profession

NAEM Creates Robust Profile of EHS & Sustainability Profession

As the largest professional association for corporate enviornment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders, NAEM is the authority on the profession. This ongoing research initiative documents the organizational design, staff levels, budgets, responsibilities and the definition of this cross-disciplinary function within businesses.  The series of reports include:

2012 EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Structure: This report is the most comprehensive benchmark of how companies are structured to meet their EHS and sustainability goals. Based on input from 199 corporate  leaders from across industry, this report provides an in-depth look at EHS and sustainability departmental structures, staffing, responsibilities, budgets and spending. It also documents the evolving scope of the EHS function, including the role of the EHS manager in developing, managing and reporting on corporate sustainability initiatives. To order a copy of the report or to download a free Executive Summary, please visit:

Hiring the Right Talent: Key Competencies for the EHS & Sustainability Function: Developed in partnership with a committee of corporate leaders, this robust benchmarking survey identifies the skills, knowledge areas and attributes of environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) leaders. With questions that address both technical and 'soft' skills, as well as specific responsibilities, the survey findings will provide a detailed portrait of the professionals who are leading a broad range of regulatory compliance and strategic environmental programs for their companies. To learn more about the survey design or to purchase a copy of the report, please visit


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No Matter the Position, EHS & Sustainability Professionals Need Leadership Skills to Succeed
Regardless of where environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability professionals are in their career, they need the same core set of leadership skills to be effective, according to results from NAEM’s latest research on the profession. The comprehensive benchmark report, “Key Competencies for...
Jan 5, 2015 2:50 PM ET
NAEM Seeks Respondents for Benchmark on EHS & Sustainability Skills
August 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Today NAEM announced the launch of a new benchmarking study to identify the skills, knowledge areas and attributes of environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability professionals. The survey is the latest phase of the association’s ongoing research into the organizational design, skills and staffing of the EHS& sustainability function....
Aug 25, 2014 9:30 AM ET
Here Comes the Ampersand
By NAEM Staff When NAEM was founded in 1991, its members were primarily responsible for pollution prevention, regulatory compliance and waste management programs. That is no longer the case today. The emergence of sustainability as a business management paradigm is transforming what NAEM members do, where they sit, and yes, the number of ampersands in their titles...
Oct 8, 2013 1:45 PM ET
Environment, Health and Safety Managers Also Lead Corporate Sustainability
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  The professionals who manage a company’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance risks are also responsible for leading corporate sustainability initiatives, according to a new report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).  The association’s latest benchmark of the profession, which was conducted by independent...
Dec 4, 2012 11:00 AM ET


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