As the realities of climate change become more and more apparent, a commitment to sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have for the companies of the world — it’s a business imperative, especially in the eyes of consumers.
Rick Love, EH&S Manager for United Technologies Corp. describes the benefits of setting sustainability requirements for the company's top-tier suppliers. To learn more about the trends that will shape EHS & Sustainability management in the year to come, download NAEM's "2016 Planning for a Sustainable Future" report, please visit http://www.naem.org/?page=survey_2016_trends.
By Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability at JetBlue Airways
As a hospitality company that happens to have wings, customer expectations lead to our constant innovation. Listening to hundreds of other sustainability-focused leaders gathered at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, some exciting trends are emerging. Here are my predictions about what we will see more of on the sustainability front:
As a journalist, this time of year, my inbox is brimming with trend lists for next year. And from an environmental standpoint, I can tell you that 2015 promises to be a good one. Nearly every industry seems to be trending toward environmental responsibility, holding it as an area of focus for goals set in the coming year.
Take a look some of the trends we’ll see in 2015. From responsible seafood on the menu to greener cars on the roads, next year is exceedingly hopeful from a sustainability standpoint.
Free webinar on Feb.11 will feature highlights from NAEM's 2014 trends report
Please join NAEM on Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m. (EST) for a FREE presentation of results from “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, an in-depth analysis of the ideas that will shape environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management in the year to come.
This one-hour presentation will identify the organizational priorities for leadership companies this year as well as the thinking that will shape budgets over the coming 12-16 months.
How was your 2012? For most companies, it was a turbulent year, with a storm of the century in the U.S.; the Eurozone’s existential moment; crises at suppliers and banks; and citizen protests on every continent. More of the same is expected in 2013.