Biomimicry Looks to Natural History for Innovation

Innovation is usually discussed with only the future in mind, but a keynote speaker at the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM) Forum in Louisville, Ky. believes the key to meaningful environmental progress lies in our natural past.

Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, presented an audience of 700 professionals from over 300 companies with the concept of Biomimicry: an approach to innovation that seeks to emulate nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies to find sustainable solutions to human challenges. The goal is to create products, processes and policies — new ways of living — that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.

Benyus – a biologist, author of numerous books, innovation consultant and self-proclaimed “nature nerd” –  said Biomimicry is a way of looking back at 3.8 billion years of good ideas in nature to allow us to leapfrog ahead without having to go through … Read more...

NAEM Report Highlights Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainability Practices of Supply Chain

Environmental sustainability, or the efforts made by everyone everywhere to safeguard the planet as well as responsibly use and replenish the finite resource we have in this world, has achieved the rightful status of being a strong business value and a boon to any company’s brand.

Many organizations now realize how a company operates as an environmentally and socially responsible provider of goods and services is – simply put – a good-for-business practice. Specific regulations in Canada, the United States and around the world guide corporations in terms of what they “must” do to achieve compliance. Business ethics, employees, customers and partners compel companies to go above and beyond these prescriptive rules.

Consumer demand for environmentally responsible products is continuing to push the sustainability agenda in terms of importance, transforming how companies relate to their supply chain partners. It’s not enough for a business to do everything it can to … Read more...

Intelex at NAEM’s 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

NAEM’s 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
October 26th-28th, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

NAEM’s 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is coming up next week and Intelex is proud to be supporting the event as a Platinum Sponsor. The Forum attracts over 600 EHS and sustainability managers from companies competing across a multitude of industries.

As part of our sponsorship, we have a reserved table at NAEM’s luncheon on Thursday, October 27th from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM. At this lunch, Health and Safety Practice Leader Eric Morris will lead a discussion on the strategic advantages that can result from moving beyond EHS compliance. We only have ten seats available for this lunch, so make sure to reserve your seat by emailing EHSQ Advisor Mark Dahlke at Mark.Dahlke@Intelex.com.

Intelex will be exhibiting at Booth #208.  Joining Eric onsite from Intelex will be Strategic Account Director Donna … Read more...

On to the Queen City for NAEM’s EHS Management Forum

The Intelex team is hitting the road once again for yet another trade show. This time around, we find ourselves in Charlotte, NC – home to this year’s EHS Management Forum. On October 14, EHS and sustainability leaders from across the globe will make their way to the Westin Hotel for the 23rd installment of the EHS Management Forum.

NAEM’s EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. The Forum draws more than 575 EHS and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents from influential companies. The forum also features more than 24 interactive sessions and inspirational keynote presentations and provides the best platform for attendees to gain insight on emerging practices from the corporate EHS & sustainability leaders who are driving change every day.

The EHS Management Forum is arguably one of the most anticipated shows in the Intelex calendar, … Read more...

Intelex Heading to the Twins Cities for the 2015 NAEM Corporate Sustainability Conference!

It’s that time of the year once again; the NAEM Corporate Sustainability Management Conference is right around the corner!

This conference has become a staple on the Intelex calendar, and we are thrilled to once again be attending this year. This year’s event will take place on August 4-5 at the Courtyard in downtown Minneapolis, MN, where more than 100 companies will gather to discuss the creative and innovative ways in which they are tackling the challenges and opportunities when it comes to sustainability and improving business performance.

Attendees will be treated to a program featuring best practices for facing the challenges in sustainability and expert lessons from a host of companies presenting on their experiences in the field. Attendees will also gain insight on how to further integrate sustainability into business operations from fellow EHS and sustainability leaders. As usual, Intelex will make its presence felt at the conference. … Read more...

Intelex @ NAEM EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

It’s that time of the year once again; NAEM’s EHS Compliance Excellence Conference is upon us! This year’s event will take place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriott Marquis on May 20 & 21, and features a diverse group of EHS professionals who will join together to discuss effective ways to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results as well as creative and innovative ways in which they are meeting current and emerging environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements.

As usual, Intelex will make its presence felt at the conference. We are sponsoring the event and will have representatives on hand at our booth to showcase Intelex’s EHS management solution. Our trio of EHS solutions experts; Steve Ross, Andy Giffen and Angela Curtis will be conducting live product demonstrations and showcasing Intelex’s wide variety EHS solutions including Sustainability Performance Indicators, Process Non-conformances, Compliance Assurance and more!

If … Read more...

Intelex Attends NBAA and NAEM Conferences

It’s a busy week for Intelex! We’re attending two great industry events across North America: the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the NAEM 2013 EHS Management Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

From October 22-24 approximately 25,000 people from across the world will gather in Las Vegas for NBAA 2013. These attendees are key operators and leaders in the aviation industry, and Intelex’s Katsu Takeuchi and Frank Friesen will be there at booth #C12338 to talk to them about the software solutions that are helping aerospace manufacturers, airlines, airports, and others in the aviation space ensure the quality and safety of their products and services. From risk and supply chain management to incident reporting, audits and more, Intelex has the aviation industry covered.

Meanwhile, in Montreal, Intelex’s VP of EHSQ Solutions Elie Mouzon joins Stephen Ross, Intelex’s VP of Enterprise Sales, at the NAEM EHS … Read more...

OSHA update, Safer regulations for chemical processes, Bring your gun to work laws, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • OSHA update
  • Safer regulations for chemical processes
  • Bring your gun to work laws, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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Intelex Sponsors Compliance Excellence at NAEM’s 2013 Conference

This week Intelexians Bevin Lyon and James Coulen are at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis for NAEM’s annual Compliance Excellence conference. The agenda features speakers from Best Buy, PepsiCo, 3M and ECOLAB, among others. These industry professionals will be presenting on topics ranging from identifying legal requirements to prioritizing EHS risk.

Bevin and James are more than happy to continue the discussion outside of the formal sessions. Intelex is proud to support companies in their EHS and business objectives, and helping companies both meet and exceed compliance requirements is one of our strengths!

If this afternoon’s “GHS Implementation and Training Strategies” session gets you thinking about how your organization might be able to improve the process of tracking training, come talk to us about what our Training Management software can do to simplify your approach. If you’re most intrigued by tomorrow’s session on “Effective EHS Auditing Around the Globe” … Read more...

Intelex at NAEM’s 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference

Today more than 20 leading software companies and service providers are gathering at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina to discuss their solutions with EHS and sustainability professionals.

The event is the 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference, presented by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). This conference is a two-day event and is the only conference dedicated to presenting the big name EHS and sustainability software solutions in one place for your consideration.

In addition to being a sponsor, Intelex is well-represented at this year’s gathering – our Vice President of EHSQ solutions, Elie Mouzon, is attending with sales director Bevin Lyon and account executive Jeremy Mawson. But we’re most excited to hear from one of our clients in the Food & Beverage industry, who will be presenting on Intelex this afternoon at 3:30pm.

One of the unique features of this particular conference is the live software … Read more...