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August 11, 2005
This week's management quote

“Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.”
Stephen R. Covey -- author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1932 – present)


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The news


  1. Widespread Environmental Damage seen from Shuttle
  2. John Deere Invests in Farm-Based Wind Power
  3. Making great strides in eco-efficiency: Hewlett-Packard, SC Johnson, Unilever
  4. Fleet Managers Evaluate Hybrid Vehicles with a new Cost Calculator Tool
  5. Strategic Thinking
  6. The Ethical Index Performance Challenge
  7. Job Opportunities

Widespread Environmental Damage seen from Shuttle -- article
Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned on Thursday that greater care was needed to protect natural resources. Her comments came as NASA pondered whether to send astronauts out on an extra spacewalk to repair additional heat-protection damage on the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Discovery is linked with the International Space Station and orbiting 220 miles (352 km) above the Earth. "Sometimes you can see how there is erosion, and you can see how there is deforestation. It's very widespread in some parts of the world," Collins said in a conversation from space with Japanese officials in Tokyo, including Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

John Deere Invests in Farm-Based Wind Powerarticle
Deere & Company reports that it has made equity investments in several wind energy projects in the rural U.S. and has created a business unit to provide project development, debt financing and other services to those interested in harvesting the wind. Deere has invested in wind energy projects located in Minnesota and Texas, is considering projects in other states of the U.S., and has reviewed projects in other countries. The wind energy initiative, Lane said, is consistent with John Deere's goal of helping its customers improve their profitability and productivity.

Making great strides in eco-efficiency: Hewlett-Packard, SC Johnson, Unilevercase studies
Hewlett Packard, SC Johnson and Unilever are setting and meeting strict environmental goals. Their results are improving their bottom line. In 2003, Hewlett-Packard (HP) met its goal to introduce a hardware product containing recycled material content recovered from end-of-life HP products. SC Johnson has been tracking the results of its Greenlist™ Process for several years. Through the Greenlist ™ process the company developed a new formula for Windex® using raw materials that are better for the environment. Unilever’s corporate Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) and the Latin American Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) coordination team jointly launched Project Medusa in April 2003 a Latin American manufacturing operations water minimization program.

Fleet Managers Evaluate Hybrid Vehicles with a New Cost Calculator Tool -- tool
A new software tool that compares the costs and emissions of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to conventional vehicles is now available for government and business fleet managers interested in reducing high fuel costs and protecting air quality. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet Cost and Benefits Calculator Tool, was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Center for a New American Dream, and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) with funding from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Clean Cities activity.

It is available for free at either DOE’s or the Center’s Web sites.

Strategic Thinking
An article and editorial in the Financial Times newspaper highlighted the many methods that Chinese suppliers use to cover up poor health and safety practices. The revelations were sobering, if not surprising. The reality is that getting developing world suppliers to comply with international social and environmental standards remains a formidable problem. There are many reasons why current attempts to improve supplier behavior are not working very well. As the Financial Times article pointed out, suppliers, weighed down by multiple uncoordinated surveys and questionnaires, simply respond with unverified assurances of compliance.

The Ethical Index Performance Challenge -- article
At a London meeting on June 7, 2005, the FTSE4Good index series launched its 2004-05 annual report. In this new publication, FTSE4Good aims to assess the index's performance to date in driving the corporate responsibility agenda forward. FTSE4Good also announced criteria for future development, in particular with regard to the inclusion of nuclear power companies in the index. The FTSE4Good index, launched in July 2001, aims to help socially responsible investors make an informed decision towards ethical allocation of their assets. The index ranks global companies based on how well they are deemed to be performing on social and environmental policy development. The examinations are done by the Ethical Investment Research Service, an independent research company.


Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations Strategy
Reporting to the SVP, Global Operations, this position provides senior leadership in leading Invitrogen’s Global Supply Chain (Sourcing & Demand Planning + Distribution + Logistics), developing and executing our Global Operations Strategy (which encompasses existing sites and operations, as well as the integration of acquired companies) and in driving the adoption of Operational Excellence practices across Global Operations. Global Operations includes Sourcing and Demand planning, facilities, Quality, EHS, manufacturing, engineering, Manufacturing Sciences, Distribution and Logistics. A minimum of 12 years of experience in Supply Chain management (distribution, sourcing and demand planning, material management, logistics) or operations management, with at least 3 years at a senior level, involving strategy development and execution. Click here to apply!

Senior Engineer – Structures
MTA Metro-North Railroad, an organization with a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, is a subsidiary agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the largest such authority in the United States. Develop, design and manage projects for drainage, stormwater management, environmental issues, land use and sustainable systems as they relate to tracks, bridges, culverts and tunnels on Metro-North Railroad. Design and prepare bridge analysis as related to waterway and drainage issues. Design projects for drainage, land use and sustainable systems as they relate to tracks, bridges, culverts and tunnels. Strong knowledge of bridge analysis and the ability to design and analyze complex situations related to hydraulic systems, site planning, defects to retaining walls impacting bridges, culverts and tunnels. Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline. 5 years experience in Civil/Structural environment which includes structures, constructing and rehabilitating bridges. 5 years project management experience with adherence to deadlines. 5 years experience managing professionals. Contact: Chip Conlin for more information

Senior Project Manager/Engineer
Tetra Tech EC, Inc., a leading national environmental assessment and remediation firm, has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Project Manager/Engineer in our Norfolk, VA location. Qualified candidate must have ability to interface with program management and engineering teams for project execution. Must be able to successfully manage to budget, schedule, level of quality and scope requirements. Qualified candidates should be a Senior Level Engineer with 8-15 years experience. Strong project management and project engineering experience related to petroleum site assessment (minimum of 15 projects), petroleum site remediation (minimum of 10 projects), emergency response related to petroleum sites (minimum of 5 projects) and petroleum site regulatory closures (minimum of 3 projects). Experience with Federal and Virginia DEC regulations required. Qualified candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to Candidates without salary requirements will not be considered for this position. Please reference the job title in your subject line. We invite you to visit our website, or

Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) Director
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program national laboratory conducting cutting-edge research and technology transfer in physics, chemistry, nanotechnologies, microelectronics, photonics, biotechnologies and computer sciences. This position requires a United States DOE Security Clearance, which requires United States Citizenship. The Environmental, Safety and Health and Emergency Management Center is creating change in how we manage ES&H at the laboratory and integrate it into mission work. A MS or PhD in an engineering or scientific field, fifteen years of leadership and management experience in a large and diverse organization with a record of modeling corporate values, and five years experience in ES&H disciplines is required. Certification/credentials in a professional ES&H field; experience in an industrial, research, scientific, nuclear, and/or construction setting; managing large projects, in a safety or environmental areas; leadership/participation in recognized ES&H professional organizations; ability to communicate with all levels of management and a diverse level of staff, ranging from professionals to trades; and experience with the Department of Energy are desirables. Contact: Please submit resume online at, under Employment/Career Opportunities/Current Jobs, then reference Job Requisition Number: 053665

Environmental Engineer
Earth Tech is a leading global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services. We are seeking an Environmental Engineer to work out of our New York City office. Responsibilities include engineering support including calculations, modeling, and computer graphics for ongoing and new projects. Individual will also assist with environmental surveys including site investigations and soil/water sampling. BS in Engineering required, MS preferred. At least 2 years relevant professional environmental engineering experience required. Cadd and GIS knowledge required with course work and /or geotechnical engineering experience a plus.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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