March 23, 2005
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of US (1858 - 1919)
Carnegie Mellon's Advance Certificate Program in Business & Finance
Module I: April 26-25 Module II: June 14-16 Module III: September 13-15
Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with NAEM developed an innovative business management program designed specifically for EHS professionals. In its third successful year, this program, Foundations for Management Excellence, is designed to broaden the business knowledge and leadership skill set of Environmental Health and Safety managers and engineers from related fields. You’ll learn finance & management knowledge giving you broader business perspectives and strengthened skills in the art and science of leadership. For more information:
http://web.tepper.cmu.edu/default.aspx?id=141361 or http://wpweb2k.tepper.cmu.edu/execed/chooseprogram.asp
NAEM’s Sarbanes – Oxley and the EHS Professional
Tuesday, April 22, 2005 Washington, DC
Gain key knowledge about the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) for EHS managers from SOX experts in the legal & financial fields and hear first-hand from case studies by leading EHS managers that have experienced the SOX compliance process. Attend this workshop to find out how your EHS management system is impacted and gain practical knowledge. Get the full agenda at NAEM’s website www.NAEM.org!
Click here to register for the NAEM workshop
- Corporate Social Opportunity? – Article/Case Study about Proctor & Gamble
- GE's Crash Course in Culture Change (safety performance) – Article 09/2004
- Dept. of Homeland Security Releases National Response Plan – Article 1/2005
- What is CorporateRegister.com? Environmental Reporting website
- 100 Most Sustainable Companies Named – News Release 1/2005
- Corporate Environmental Awards – 3/2005
- Fallout from Sarbanes-Oxley Lights Up Environmental Auditors – Online Article 9/2004
- Job Opportunities
1. Corporate Social Opportunity? – Article/Case Study about Proctor & Gamble
In an interview with the Development Gateway Foundation, George Carpenter, Director of Corporate Sustainable Development at the Procter & Gamble Company, explains how the company envisions to link business opportunity with corporate responsibility to create a concept called "corporate social opportunity." George Carpenter, director of corporate sustainable development at the Procter & Gamble Company, explains how the company envisions to link business opportunity with corporate responsibility to create a concept called "corporate social opportunity." http://www.greenbiz.com/news/reviews_third.cfm?NewsID=27740
2. GE's Crash Course in Culture Change (safety performance) – Article 09/2004
by Harvey J. Liss, Ph.D. and Robert J. Wagner. Why did some GE service centers have outstanding safety performance while others were totally unacceptable? Using an intensive facility-by-facility approach, GE and its consultant drilled down into the safety culture to find the answers. The GE Energy business….In 2000, a safety audit of the business revealed a health and safety record that was average for the industry, but did not measure up to GE standards. As a consequence, all service centers were subject to an intense health and safety program, which was duplicated across the board. After 1 year, there was some initial progress...
3. DHS Releases National Response Plan – Article 1/2005
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released the National Response Plan, a “unified and standardized approach within the United States for protecting citizens and managing homeland security incidents” by integrating existing and formerly disparate processes. The plan is intended for use by agencies that may be required to assist or support during a national incident, whether from threats or acts of terrorism, major natural disasters, or man-made emergencies. The Plan uses the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to establish standardized training, organization, and communications procedures…. the Plan also provides a comprehensive framework for private and non-profit institutions to plan and integrate their own preparedness and response activities, nationally and within their own communities. For more information, view the National Response Plan Fact Sheet at DHS. Or, download a PDF copy of the National Response Plan online at http://www.dhs.gov/nationalresponseplan http://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=852
4. What is CorporateRegister.com? Tool
CorporateRegister.com (http://www.corporate-register.com) is a directory of published corporate environmental and social reports. CorporateRegister.com has been developed as an information tool for stakeholders in the field of environmental & social reporting. This area is growing rapidly, and it is difficult to keep abreast of the many hundreds of published reports. What you now see on this site is at a stage of early development. Over the coming months we will be adding a number of services to make the site even more useful. We will also provide links to significant organizations in the reporting field. We hope that the number of featured reports will increase rapidly as reporting companies send us their reports. If your company has produced a report we have not featured, we would be delighted to add it to the Register - there's no charge, see Sending us reports.
5. 100 Most Sustainable Companies Named – News Release 1/2005
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was the launch site of a new global business ranking: the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. The Top 100 companies emerged from a pool of over 2,000 firms, representing such large global indices as the S&P 500, MSCI World, FTSE 350 and Eurostoxx. Companies were selected on their ability to manage strategic opportunities in new environmental and social markets. The final list was based on ratings by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. The ranking is the result of the sector-weighted top-of-class Innovest sustainability ratings from this universe. The top three companies are singled out for having the highest overall Innovest scores and ratings. What makes these three companies stand out is their ability to manage strategic profit opportunities, that is, their ability to profit from recognizing new environmental and social markets.
6. Corporate Environmental Awards – 3/2005
- Kodak, 3M Among 50 to Win EPA Nods for Energy Efficiency, GHG Reductions – News Release 3/2005
Lowes Companies Inc., Food Lion, Pardee Homes, USAA Real Estate, and 3M are among 50 businesses and organizations to win U.S. EPA and Department of Energy recognition for outstanding contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. For more program information visit EPA's Energy Star. http://www.greenbiz.com/news/news_third.cfm?NewsID=27799
- Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award – News Release 3/2005
A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency. The contest, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Energy Commission, showcases highly efficient power supply technologies for consumer electronics. The award went to Power Integrations, Inc., a major supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits used in power conversion.
7. Fallout from Sarbanes-Oxley Lights Up Environmental Auditors – Article 9/2004
Crosslands Bulletin: Perceptions about corporate disclosure and transparency get a little ahead of reality in the EHS field…in the wake of the worst accounting scandals in Wall Street’s history…Congress reacted to public outcry by using Sarbanes-Oxley to strip the financial accounting profession of its prized self-regulatory structure. Erected its place is a public oversight system, and a new role for independent audit committees in corporate America. Skilled environmental auditors expect the fallout to spread, increasing the demand for their expertise. If not, then at least their status in executive suites might regain some of the luster it had 25 years ago…The contradictory fact that Sarbanes-Oxley has nothing explicitly to do with environmental accounting or EHS management is not entirely lost…the old rules about environmental disclosure still apply. (see "Environmental Disclosure: SEC Should Explore Ways to Improve Tracking and Transparency of Information" and Crosslands Bulletin, “Increase Environmental Information in Financial Reports,” 16 July 2004).
Want to find out more about Sarbanes-Oxley...
Click here to register for NAEM’s 1-day workshop on April 19th
You’ll examine the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) for EHS managers, learning from Sarbanes-Oxley experts in the legal & financial fields as well as gain practical insights from case studies by leading EHS managers that have experienced the SOX compliance process. Find out how your EHS management system is impacted and gain practical knowledge Get the full agenda at NAEM’s website www.NAEM.org!
8. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Director of EH&S for this Multi-Billion Dollar Manufacturing and service company. This company has 2 manufacturing sites and 50 branch offices in the U.S. with approximately 4,500 employees. The position reports to the Senior VP of Law. This person will be required to do extensive travel to their U.S. locations. The focus of this position will be on safety although the ideal candidate must have good hands-on environmental experience. Background should include 8+ years of safety/environmental experience in manufacturing and a BS degree in Safety, Environmental or related. Contact: Paul Shrenker directly at 413-267-4271; email address firstname.lastname@example.org fax 425-799-3871.
Director of EH&S for this Multi-Billion Dollar manufacturing/service company located in Illinois. This position is heavily weighted toward Safety. In the U.S. this company has 2 manufacturing sites and 50 branch locations. The branch locations install, service and maintain what the company manufactures. The position reports to the Senior Director of HR and has no direct reports. Significant amount of travel required (50-60%). The candidate should have 10+ years experience with increasing responsibility, preferably multi-plant or corporate experience. Contact: Paul Shrenker directly at 413-267-4271; email address email@example.com fax 425-799-3871.
Senior Safety Engineer for this 400 employee pharmaceutical plant approximately 70 miles north from NYC. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of safety and regulatory compliance wortk experience, preferably in food, drug or the cosmetic industry. BS in Safety or related. Contact: Paul Shrenker directly at 413-267-4271; email address firstname.lastname@example.org fax 425-799-3871.
Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for this large Biotechnology company located in the Mid Atlantic Region. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing EH&S programs on a corporate-wide basis; this includes the harmonization and globalization of existing programs, as well as establishing new programs when appropriate. The position reports to the Director of EHS. The candidate should have experience in management systems in at least a multi-plant environment, 10-15 years of ehs experience, and BS or MS degree in Safety, IH, Environmental Sciences or equivalent. Contact: Paul Shrenker directly at 413-267-4271; email address email@example.com fax 425-799-3871.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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