NAEM Network E-News

July 27, 2005
This week's management quote

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.”
David Oglivy -- British Advertising Executive (1911-1999)


1. Benchmarking Best Practices in Supply Chain Management Workshop
August 3rd-4th, 2005
2. NAEM EHS Management Forum
October 19th-21st, 2005

The news


1. Chiquita, Herman Miller, Swiss Re Head up Top Sustainable-Business Stocks
2. Sustainability Communication Begins In the Workplace
3. Socially Responsible Investing
4. Wal-Mart Experiments with Environmentally Sensitive Store
5. Sustainable Summer Reading List
6. ‘Zero Waste’ is Seattle’s New Garbage Mantra
7. Jobs

Chiquita, Herman Miller, Swiss Re Head up Top Sustainable-Business Stocks has announced the 2005 SB20 list - its annual list of what it considers the world's top sustainable business stocks. The list is presented in the Progressive Investor newsletter published by, which tracks stocks this emerging marketplace.

Sustainability Communication Begins In the Workplace
Sustainability reporting has gone mainstream. But in their haste to affirm a commitment to environmental and social responsibility, some corporations may be neglecting their homework. A case in point is Ford Motor Company's rocky road toward credible corporate sustainability. This article makes a case for working "inside out," that is, engaging employees in the design, adoption and promotion of a worthwhile sustainability program before significantly communicating the commitment to the outside world.

Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investment (SRI) portfolios reportedly represent more than $2 trillion in investment capital. Approximately 200 SRI mutual funds now screen for environmental, social and economic factors—the so-called "triple bottom line" of corporate performance. With the proliferation of stock market indexes that seek to measure both financial and non-financial value, analysts and investors are paying more attention to socially responsible profitability.

Wal-Mart Experiments with Environmentally Sensitive Store
Wal-Mart has opened a new, more resource-efficient store in Texas that the company hopes will serve as an environmental benchmark for future retail outlets. The McKinney store will experiment with materials, technology, and processes which will reduce the amount of raw materials needed to construct the facility and substitute, when appropriate, the amount of renewable materials used to construct and maintain the facility. For pictures and more information click here.

Sustainable Summer Reading List
There is plenty to read these days on sustainability and the business world. According to KPMG International, 52 percent of the largest companies in the Fortune 500 now issue sustainability or corporate responsibility reports. These companies include the GAP, Nike, General Electric, and United Technologies. A handful of corporate responsibility experts were asked to share books they would recommend reading this summer.

‘Zero Waste’ is Seattle’s new garbage mantra
The city of Seattle is talking trash. Moving beyond recycling to preventing garbage itself as the next generation of social and civic responsibility, Seattle Public Utilities is launching an initiative called Wasteless in Seattle. With the long-term goal of "zero waste," the city hopes to drastically reduce the need for landfills and to lower disposal, transportation and energy costs. Through various programs, including mandatory recycling and fines for violators beginning in January, the city is urging its employees, residents and businesses to rethink how they dispose of everything from egg shells to electronics.


Sr. Corporate EHS Specialist
Teknor Apex is a global manufacturer of plastics, color concentrates and rubber material headquartered in Pawtucket, RI. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance to environmental, health and safety (EHS), and DOT regulations at the Federal, State and local levels. Will coordinate facility projects, reviewing draft reports/plans, applications and permits, assist in permit development, provide regulatory guidance, and promote EHS programs. This position has a strong environmental component.
Bachelors Degree required in a related field of study such as environmental science, physical science, chemistry or engineering. Position requires 6-8 years of EHS project management experience. Professional registration desired (PE, CSP, CIH, etc.), but not required.

Travel : 10% to 20%
Send resume with salary history to: Director of Human Resources
FAX: 401-725-2746 Visit our Website:

Environmental Compliance Engineer
Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Degree preferred) in Engineering, Chemistry, Safety or Environmental/Public. 4-7 years experience consulting or industrial environmental management. Experience performing environmental compliance audits of industrial facilities. Experience writing, auditing or maintaining corporate management industry standards preferred (either as a consultant or an internal compliance officer). Strong understanding of environmental permit application requirements
To apply, please send resume to and include job code WC 011 05 in subject line.

Sr. Division Operations Manager - Environmental Remediation and Emergency Response
The Senior Division Manager is responsible for managing strategically located multiple Environmental Emergency Response Divisions with diverse and multidisciplinary professional field teams. The Senior DM is responsible for the planning and oversight of emergency response and environmental services operations, health and safety, recruiting, training and insuring that divisional planning goals are met. The right candidate must have a demonstrated successful background in managing Environmental/Emergency Response Operations in a fast paced environment. Extensive travel required. The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree and seven+ years of related experience in hazardous materials/waste industry/environmental remediation, three of which must be of project manager/supervisor status; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Contact: Hulcher Services, Inc., Reference # SDMCHI0718

Procurement Manager
This Procurement Manager position in The Coca-Cola Company's Direct Packaging Team will have responsibility for development and implementation of procurement strategies and management of strategic supplier relationships for Closures, Aluminum Cans, Glass Packaging and Straws across multiple business units in North America. The total annual spend under management for this position will be in excess of $65,000,000. Additional responsibilities include conducting fair and honest negotiations, contract management, cost forecasting, tracking of cost savings, project management, staying on current on industry trends, and understanding / communicating supplier performance metrics. Click here to find out more information and to apply.

MA Regional Environment, Health & Safety Director
Sets strategic direction for and reinforces the importance of Environment, Health & Safety and Security in BSC's four MA facilities. Manages the overall Environment, Health & Safety, Security and commercial services programs, including development and implementation of goals, strategies, policies and practices. Works with site senior management teams to integrate Environment, Health & Safety performance and compliance into facility operations. Develops opportunities to provide strategic and competitive advantage through cross-functional interaction. Provides leadership to drive continuous improvement in Environment, Health & Safety performance, while assuring comprehensive operational compliance. Educated to Degree level in Engineering, Occupational Health or equivalent, with Post Graduate Diploma in related field. A broad understanding of all matters related to EH&S in manufacturing and R&D environments. Strong current working knowledge of MA EH&S regulatory aspects. A demonstrated track record in excess of 12 years of EH&S leadership, contribution and demonstrated performance. Applied experience in the field of R&D is highly desirable. Working knowledge of security program is strongly desired. Knowledge of policies, strategies, and systems needed to implement an EH&S function. Strong leadership, interpersonal, strategic thinking/planning, communication, and collaboration skills are essential.
Contact: Dave Lalone Principal Staffing Specialist, Boston Scientific, 508-652-5921

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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