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December 14, 2005
This week's management quote

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
Jim Stovall, Motivational Speaker (1943-present)


  1. Managing Your Transportation Footprint – NAEM Web Seminar January 10th, 1:00-2:30 PM
  2. International EHS Management - NAEM Workshop Hosted by Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, GA February 22nd-23rd, 2006.
  3. The Carnegie Mellon/NAEM Advance Certificate in Business & Finance – Currently accepting students for 2006 Program Enrollment.

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The news


  1. CEO Briefing on the Future of Climate Change Policy: The Financial Sector Perspective
  2. We’d rather keep the lights on than be green
  3. Dupont Tops BusinessWeek Ranking of ‘The Top Green Companies’
  4. EPA Offers Free Online Energy-Efficiency Training to U.S. Businesses
  5. Green Design Case Study—Part 2
  6. Ready for Sarbanes-Oxley Certification?
  7. Job Opportunities

CEO Briefing on the Future of Climate Change Policy: The Financial Sector Perspective –- report (PDF)
Looking at future policy, financial institutions around the world are in need of a clear and long-term policy framework. This publication contains recommendations from the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group to policy-makers on how international climate policy should develop up to 2012 and beyond.

We’d rather keep the lights on than be green -– article
The 189 nations and 8,000 delegates gathered last week in Montreal at the Climate Change Conference faced an ugly reality: most of the countries that promised to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to meet their Kyoto treaty obligations have failed to do so. It seems that job-creating economic growth trumps environmental concerns, especially given the uncertainty surrounding the presence and causes of global warming. Besides, developing countries such as India, China, South Africa and Brazil have shown no inclination to join, although richer countries agreed in Montreal to increase their incentives to cut emissions.

Dupont Tops BusinessWeek Ranking of ‘The Top Green Companies’ –- article
Topping the list of BusinessWeek's ranking of "The Top Green Companies" is an experienced hand at making the most out of changing regulations, DuPont. Back in the mid-1980s, DuPont created a profitable business selling substitutes for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants that were destroying the earth's protective ozone layer. Tackling climate change "was a natural extension of this experience," explained environmental manager Mack McFarland. DuPont has reduced energy consumption 7% below 1990 levels, saving more than $2 billion-including at least $10 million per year by using renewable resources.

EPA Offers Free Online Energy-Efficiency Training to U.S. Businesses –- tool/web seminar
As U.S. businesses and organizations face high energy prices this winter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program is offering a suite of free online training sessions that show how to incorporate energy efficiency into an organization's planning. The training sessions aim to help businesses identify commonly overlooked areas for energy savings, save on energy bills this winter, and help establish an energy management strategy that saves money year after year. Participants in the interactive sessions exchange ideas on a conference call while logged into a presentation on the Internet. An experienced energy or financial consultants is available throughout each 60-minute session.

Green Design Case Study—Part 2 –- case study
The McKinney Office Building, a green project in McKinney, Texas, near Dallas, is attempting to reach new heights in sustainable design. In fact, developers and designers hope it will become the first privately developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-rated building in the country. Only about 15 platinum-rated buildings exist in the world today. The half-dozen in this country are operated by public entities, such as the Audubon Society, that traditionally are focused on the environment. The thought of using alternative energy sources to power office space has remained, for the most part, just a thought.

Ready for Sarbanes-Oxley Certification? –- article (PDF)
Corporate real estate managers, are you ready to certify the accuracy and completeness of your company’s financial statements? If you have not yet been asked to do so, get ready. Your CFO likely will be calling soon. And if you are thinking it is no big deal, consider that your corporate real estate department might be unwittingly responsible for harboring material off-balance sheet environmental liabilities. Changes in accounting rules will have a dramatic impact on how pollution cleanup liabilities are identified, valued and reported. These rules will also dramatically increase the level of cost and effort to identify, assess, and estimate environmental liabilities. Compliance with these new financial reporting requirements will require processes and multidisciplinary teams that most companies do not have at hand.

Job Opportunities

Manager, EHS Performance Improvement. Responsible for assisting in the overall success of the Performance Improvement (Chem Stewards) program. This program will support and further the commitment of all members to high standards of environmental, health, safety and security. Incumbent will assist in the development, implementation and adherence of a strategic plan and goals for the Performance Improvement program. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Policy Management, Engineering or related field. MS Degree preferred. Minimum five years experience working with environmental, health, or safety issues in a chemical industry environment or related.
Contact: Bobby Robertson, 713-462-6832.

SH&E Manager for this manufacturer located in Northeastern TN. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years SH&E experience in a manufacturing environment with strength in safety, Title V experience and BS degree in Safety, Environmental or related. The position reports to 2 Senior VP’s and this person will be responsible for the TN location (175 employees) and the GA location (75 employees, R&D and sales).
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Senior EHS Manager for this Biotech company located in Southern Maryland. The ideal candidate should have 10+ years EHS experience from chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech or food, psm experience and strong biosafety experience.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Director of Accreditation for Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) new land trust accreditation program. This is a great opportunity to serve in a national leadership role to ensure the quality and permanence of conservation throughout the country. The director will oversee the creation and management of a third party verification system for land trusts. The accreditation commission will have decision-making authority independent from LTA, and will be separately incorporated as a subsidiary of LTA. To ensure that the program is sustainable, LTA will provide extensive financial and administrative support, thanks to the support from a number of national foundations.
Contact: Dan Sherman at To see the full job description, please go to

Regional Program Directors for Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Northeast and Midwest programs. We are also looking for a director for a new policy program in the West that will provide training and organize land trusts to be effective with elected officials. LTA is flexible on the location of the positions in the West and Midwest, but the Northeast office is in Saratoga Springs, NY. To see the job descriptions for these positions, go to (Western Policy Director job description available soon).
Contact: Dee Perkins

Environmental, Health & Safety Program Manager for IPC, an electronics trade assn., seeks a program manager for govt. affairs office (Arlington VA). Current issues of focus include federal, state and international EHS regulation, regulatory reform, industry efforts to go lead-free, environmental reporting and regulatory compliance assistance. Duties include assisting with program development, monitoring federal agencies and advocating members' interests, attending stakeholder mtgs., managing annual benchmarking survey, maintaining EHS website, writing monthly e-newsletter and coordinating member outreach. Candidate should have outstanding communication & writing skills, be detail-oriented, organized, and proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel. Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience required. Regulatory experience or science background a plus.
Contact: Email resume and salary requirements to

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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