NAEM Network E-News

July 13, 2005
This week's management quote

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter F. Drucker -- author, management consultant and university professor (1909 - )


The news


  1. Honda Leases First Fuel Cell Vehicle to a Family
  2. Investors Welcome Global Climate 100 Index
  3. Merrill Lynch and World Resource Institute Analyze Climate Change Investment Opportunities
  4. Tips for Effective Delivery of Safety Training
  5. The Life and Death of Winning Streaks
  6. Why Not ‘Sustainability Fundamentals’ In Corporate Reporting?
  7. Job Opportunities

Honda Leases First Fuel Cell Vehicle to a Family
A Los Angeles family became the first in the United States to lease a hydrogen-powered car from Honda Motor Co. Ltd. as the company introduces consumers to the zero-emission technology. Honda, which already leases nonpolluting FCX fuel cell cars to several cities, said the initial consumer test was critical toward eventual commercial viability. Jon and Sandy Spallino will pay $500 a month for the two-year lease. The family of four will use the FCX for commuting to and from work and school, shopping and other family driving, and give feedback to Honda on the car's performance.

Investors Welcome Global Climate 100 Index
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., an independent investment research and index provider, has announced the launch of the KLD Global Climate 100SM Index, the first global index focused on solutions to climate change. KLD created the Global Climate 100 Index in response to growing demand from institutions and individuals for investment strategies that address global warming.

The Global Climate 100 Index is made up of companies that KLD expects will provide near-term solutions to global warming while offsetting the longer-term impacts of climate change through renewable energy, alternative fuels, clean technology and efficiency. KLD's Global Climate 100 Index is designed for investors seeking specialized strategies to invest in these types of companies.

Merrill Lynch and World Resource Institute Analyze Climate Change Investment Opportunities
A report connecting the dots between climate change and investment opportunities coming from the World Resources Institute (WRI), an environmental nongovernmental organization (NGO) with market expertise, is not surprising. What is surprising is such a report being jointly produced with mainstream investment bank Merrill Lynch. This is the case in a report entitled Energy Security & Climate Change: Investing in the Clean Car Revolution, which was released late last week. The first part of the report examines how energy security and climate change are driving governmental responses in the form of regulation, outlining the Kyoto Protocol as well as regulations in the European Union, US, Canada, Japan, China, and Australia. Click here for report.

Tips for Effective Delivery of Safety Training
BLR Legal Editor --Two seasoned trainers offered tips for conducting effective environmental, health, and safety (EHS) training, at the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association's (NESHTA's) 27th annual conference this week. Charlotte Grove and Denise Augustine described the basic delivery methods for effective EHS training. Their presentation was modeled on the new American National Standard Institute/American Society of Safety Engineers Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.

The Life and Death of Winning Streaks
How do organizational winning and losing streaks begin and end? Using research gathered for her recent book Confidence (Crown Business, 2004), Harvard Professor and thought leader Rosabeth Moss Kanter talks to leadership consultant Nancy Axelrod about the surprising answer to one of the world's most elusive business questions. In her new book, Confidence (Crown Business, 2004), Kanter relies on fascinating case studies from organizations as diverse as Continental Airlines and the women's soccer team at the University of North Carolina to demonstrate why confidence is the pivotal driver behind high performance, successful relationships, and teams that consistently win.

Why Not ‘Sustainability Fundamentals’ In Corporate Reporting?
Sustainability reporting is often derided as being outside the mainstream of financial reporting, devoid of any relationship to performance. The Economist calls it "corporate storytelling." One cannot imagine the financial markets functioning without public disclosure of financial fundamentals in a form that allows for benchmarking with competitors. Yet investors who wish to take a longer-term view of risk and consider sustainability performance are left hanging. And without key performance indicators, sustainability performance will never improve.

Job Opportunities

Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Avery Dennison seeks an EHS Manager that will provide site leadership to assure compliance with all applicable EHS standards, improve and implement safety direction and performance. This role will have responsibility for safety/environmental administration, injury case management, ergonomic injury prevention, technical safety advice, emergency response, behavioral safety process and site-wide safety training. Candidates will have 3-5 years of manufacturing/environmental, health, & safety experience.
Contact: Avery Ref# OPGCHC1975

Safety Manager – Safety/Health/Construction
Great career opportunity for an ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, AND SAFETY OFFICER for a Growing Organization with proven technology specializing in forest product mill installation. The qualified candidate will have a degree in Industrial Safety or related curriculum with 5 plus years of experience. Candidate must possess substantial knowledge and experience in applicable OSHA Standards and PSM (Process Safety Management). The Successful Candidate will coordinate all Corporate Safety and Health Issues. The Successful Candidate will also be responsible for Managing the multiple field sites and field Safety representatives.
Contact: Reference # 34397

Environmental Compliance Manager
The 7UP/RC Bottling Company, a fast-paced proactive organization, bottles and distributes a portfolio of high profile beverages. We have an opportunity in Los Angeles for an experienced, hands-on Environmental Compliance Manager. You will handle all aspects of environmental programs to ensure that facilities are in compliance with all federal, state and municipal regulations. Responsibilities will include the processing and submission of all governmental reports, and oversight, authority and responsibility for the management of environmental affairs for all company facilities, including annual reports, inspections and audits. Position will require some travel. Qualified candidates will have at least 7-10 years experience in Environmental and Safety awareness programs, and a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field. Hazardous Waste, Occupational Safety and Health standards, First Aid and related certifications required. Thorough knowledge of CWA and NPDES regulations essential.
Contact: FAX: (323) 264-6884

Civil/Environmental Engineer
Provide Program Management for a large municipal wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion – includes conceptual design, design management, construction management, regulatory coordination, etc. Knowledge of treatment plants from 1 to 370 millions gallons a day capacity. Successful candidate will have the following experience: 10yrs of water/wastewater exp., Municipal sector, consulting, and project management experience preferred. BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering required, MS degree preferred. PE required.
Click here for more information and to apply!

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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