EHS+ESG TECH22 | Compliance, Reporting & Digital Strategy
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TECH22 Conference Agenda

Next Generation Challenges Require Next Generation Solutions

New disclosure realities, climate risk management, broader stakeholder scrutiny, increased pressure for operational efficiencies — these challenges and more are facing today's EHS&S leaders.

 

To help EHS&S leaders skillfully meet new demands and long-standing expectations, this year's TECH22 Conference will examine technologies and strategies that address your most urgent needs and shed new light on persistent issues.

 

From building a data and reporting infrastructure for ESG and integrating data across organizational silos to deploying emerging technologies for new data insights, turnkey compliance and risk mitigation, our robust agenda will explore the software, innovations, and technology designed to drive EHS&S program success.

 

The 2022 Program will consist of three content areas:

  • ESG Performance Tracking, Management & Reporting
  • Carbon Accounting & Product Stewardship
  • EHS Risk Management & Compliance

Join us to learn how technology, software and innovations can empower your EHS&S programs to meet the changes and challenges ahead.

 

Tuesday April 5, 2022

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop Networking Reception

 

 

Wednesday April 6, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (CT)

Registration & Breakfast

 

Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (CT)

Opening Remarks

 

  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Opening Keynote: Elements Driving the Corporate Environmental, Social, Governance Agenda

In this opening keynote session, Tim Mohin will give his insights on the major impacts and upcoming changes in environmental, social and governance drivers. Attendees will leave this keynote session understanding how potential regulations and stakeholder priorities will impact how they are measuring, tracking and reporting their progress on ESG programs.

 

  • Tim Mohin, Executive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer; Persefoni AI - Bio

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (CT)

Enabling Global Engagement with Mixed Reality

As more and more EHS&S leaders explore emerging technologies, one that is on the top of everyone's list is Immersive Solutions/Mixed Reality. This technology provides users and employees a simulated hands-on experience. This session will explore how Mixed Reality improves productivity and provides accurate visual instructions and overlays, substituting the need for fixed, physical manuals and computer workstations. The speakers will discuss the use of Mixed Reality in the workplaces and how with a collaborative effort, your team can become even more productive by leveraging the benefits of Mixed Reality and how it can transform the way data is captured and analyzed in real-time.

 

  • Bala Raman, Senior Manager, Global EHS Construction Safety/Tool Install; Micron Technology Inc. - Bio

EHS Data Metrics at the Operational Level Impact Management Reporting and KPIs

Like many companies, Denbury was managing their EHS program with multiple homegrown solutions which limited their efficiency and ability to easily report on KPIs and trends. In reviewing EHS solutions, Denbury determined they needed a flexible system that could align with their workflow process and fit their data structure with a smooth legacy data migration, which is why they turned to Perillon. The solution has given Denbury the tools needed to easily align to their existing management process. During this session, attendees will learn about the easy transition between the old homegrown system and new cloud-based platform, and how it has provided Denbury management with the data needed to quickly review KPIs, trends, etc. Speakers will discuss how being able to capture this data — along with an intuitive ease of use experience — all assists in the future of ESG metrics as well.

 

  • Randy Robichaux, Vice President – HSE, Regulatory, and Asset Integrity; Denbury Resources Inc. - Bio

Strong ESG Performance Depends on Data Quality

Management and performance improvement of sustainability data is key to start ESG reporting and achieve ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals. To reduce the risk of rule violations and consequential financial penalties, organizations need to accurately quantify emissions baseline -- and solve carbon accounting challenges. Ferguson is working with SpheraCloud Corporate Sustainability software to focus on different key areas to improve their sustainability performance. Come to this session to hear how automating their data collection company-wide — including their Scope 1, 2 emissions, water and waste, allowed Ferguson to move from a reporting focus to more of a performance management approach, with known key areas for their sustainability initiatives.

 

  • Kelsey Bergan, Global Sustainability Leader; Ferguson plc - Bio

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (CT)

Lunch & Facilitated Working Groups

Join your peers at lunch for collaborative problem solving to address your most pressing environmental, health, safety and sustainability technology challenges.

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (CT)

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2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

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4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (CT)

Opening Reception In Exhibit Hall

 

 

Thursday April 7, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (CT)

Registration & Breakfast

 

Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (CT)

Day 2 Welcome

 

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (CT)

Keynote Panel Discussion

Details to be announced

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (CT)

Digitalizing the Field-to-Lab Data Workflow for a Global Remediation Portfolio

When bp and ddms undertook an ambitious initiative to fully digitalize the field-to-lab workflow, the objectives were to centralize bp's data and improve efficiency and accuracy of information gathering and data transmission. With over 2000 sites and hundreds of users, the team knew this would be a significant effort requiring thoughtful engagement with stakeholders. Come to this session to learn valuable lessons from this experience relating to stakeholder engagement and requirements for gathering to enact such a significant change with a large, multi-site organization. The speakers in this session will also discuss the process to build and standardize a digital field-to-lab data workflow, address stakeholder challenges and share lessons learned with our audience.

 

  • Pramod Neelappa, Digital Transformation Leader; bp


Turbocharging Corporate Commitments to ESG Principles with a Robust Data Analytics Platform

Environmental Social Governance principals are foundational to Fortune Brands Home & Security brand and future goals, especially as it pertains to being a responsible corporate citizen. The company's ESG report provides a resource to address questions related to specific ESG metrics and initiatives that are meaningful to the business. Come to this session to learn how Fortune Brands is utilizing ProcessMAP's EHS and ESG software solutions to monitor metrics to better identify areas for improvement. The speaker will discuss how ACT data analytics (Accurate, Complete, and Timely) from the ESG software has helped the company further improve worker safety by tracking employee safety metrics and giving EH&S insight into behavioral trends.

 

  • Dennis McKinney, Senior Director, Environmental, Health and Safety; Fortune Brands Home & Security - Bio

Data Management for Embodied Carbon Emissions from Construction

In 2020, the Port Authority announced the implementation of a Clean Construction Program, which will reduce carbon emissions throughout the design and construction processes. As part of this effort, a reliable software system was needed to track the source and destination of construction materials on dozens of simultaneous active projects and calculate embodied carbon emissions from the use of these materials. In this session, attendees will learn how the software solution was defined, developed, and deployed, and how the Port Authority has used this application in its mission to reduce construction emissions.

 

  • Dorian Bailey, Chief of Science and Sustainable Construction; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (CT)

Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (CT)

Applying Sports Management Technology to Reduce Injuries in the Workplace

Reducing workplace injuries is one of the most challenging aspects for EHS&S leaders. While EHS&S professionals understand the value of ergonomics optimizations to help with reducing injuries, they lack the time, budget, and resources to fully implement, track, and follow through on injury prevention programs; this is further compounded with a scattered workforce working multiple shifts. This session will feature a case study that will reveal how EHS leaders can take advantage of breakthrough technology to prevent workplace injuries, in a way that is not only scalable but also affordable.

 

  • Jason Woodmansee, Safety and Health Manager, Recycling Division; Greif Inc. - Bio

Session to be announced

What Role Can Third Party Data Verification Play in Ensuring ESG Data Accuracy

Many ESG & EHS leaders are gearing up to meet potential new reporting regulations. This includes building out and fortifying their data collection processes. However, collecting data that is accurate, verifiable and auditable is the key to future-proofing programs. Come to this panel discussion session to hear how different companies have tackled the challenge of data quality and what role third party data verification plays in this effort.

 

Moderator: Michael Mondshine, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change; WSP USA - Bio

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Closing Keynote: How an Integrated Management Approach Drives ESG Performance and Reduces Business Risk

Hear from Sandy Nessing, Director of Sustainability Strategy, as she discusses how she assembled an ESG management team including AEP's top finance, operations, legal, sustainability, and investor relations leaders to proactively manage ESG risks and identify real business opportunities. Sandy will discuss the structure of this group and the types of issues and outcomes they have been able to generate for AEP. She will also share insights and advice on how others can lead by convening similar cross functional teams and some of the lessons and new points of view she’s gained by working with other key business partners through this process.

 

  • Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability; American Electric Power Co. Inc. - Bio
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (CT)

Closing Remarks

2:45 p.m. (CT)

Conference Adjourns

 

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Please contact Caitlin Wilson, Senior Program Manager, at caitlin@naem.org with any questions.

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