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May 26, 2005
This week's management quote

"Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality."
Peter Drucker – Author, Professor and Business Management Theorist. 1909 -


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The news


1. BLR Asks: How Valued Are EHS Activities? – Survey Article 3/2005
2. GE launches Ecomagination to develop environmental technologies – 5/2005
3. Strategic Thinking – Editorial by Joel Makower
4. Change of Heart – Article on Change Management
5. Commercial Building Energy Performance – Resource 4/2005
6. New tool for corporate paper buyers – Online Article 5/2005
7. Job Opportunities

1. BLR Asks: How Valued Are EHS Activities? – Survey Article 3/2005
Business & Legal Report's (BLR) survey How Valued Are EHS Activities? revealed some very interesting insights on the extent to which environmental, health, and safety functions are valued by upper-level management and whether Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) managers feel they have the tools to express the value of EHS activities. Most respondents think their companies do see the value of EHS activities. Also, as EHS professionals, most deem it important to understand what drives business at their companies and manage toward that. However, there is no formal way to measure EHS performance at nearly half of the companies.

2. GE launches Ecomagination to develop environmental technologies – News 5/2005
On May 9th General Electric Company Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced ecomagination, a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges. “Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to address challenges such as the need for cleaner, more efficient sources of energy, reduced emissions and abundant sources of clean water,” Immelt said. “And we plan to make money doing it. Increasingly for business, ‘green’ is green.

3. Strategic Thinking – Editorial by Joel Makower
'Ecomagination': Inside GE’s Power Play. General Electric, the 125-year-old behemoth born out of Thomas Edison's electric light company, is casting a bright light on sustainability. Its chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, has just announced that the $150 billion company is hitching its future to the growth of clean energy, clean water, and other clean technologies through a commitment to what GE is calling "ecomagination."

4. Change of Heart – Article on Change Management
The results of a recent poll that sought to answer a handful of simple questions for two specific reasons. The first is so that you have your own observations on Change….and the second more important reason, is so that we can see for ourselves, that what we know to be true differs greatly from what is accepted as “common knowledge” regarding how we respond to Change. Here’s the first lesson from the questions which you might find useful. There is very little difference in the answers from one person to the next. It doesn’t matter if the person is a senior executive, a mid-level manager, a new hire, student or someone between jobs - the answers are almost identical in meaning, if not in the actual words. This is not a coincidence, it’s just an important reality based observation regarding this thing we call “Change”.

5. Commercial Building Energy Performance – Resource 4/2005
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released two new resources on commercial building energy performance: a Web site that catalogs building performance resources and a report on comprehensive commercial building retrofit programs. These resources provide program implementers and researchers with a wealth of information on opportunities to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and productivity of the existing commercial building stock. The "Commercial Building Performance Resources" Web site can be accessed at The report, Comprehensive Commercial Retrofit Programs: A Review of Activity and Opportunities, can be downloaded for free at

6. New tool for corporate paper buyers – Online Article 5/2005
Almost half of Fortune 100 companies in the United States post environmental statements on their web sites, but only a small fraction make any mention of responsible wood or paper purchasing policies. In a survey of Fortune 100 companies, Portland-based nonprofit Metafore found only spotty reporting of policies for wood and paper buying. Seven of the companies included references to specific wood or paper purchasing, while 17 stated intentions to buy recycled-content paper and 12 highlighted a pursuit of streamlined packaging.

7. Job Opportunities

Resource Tool: EHS Careers Website – see current list of jobs:

Environmental Program Manager: Battle Creek, MI. As an Environmental Program Manager for the Kellogg Company, you will: 1) Assist in the development and implementation of effective environmental programs for Kellogg North America manufacturing facilities to ensure compliance: 2) Assure that sound business decisions are made by taking into account and being directly involved in the operational areas of productivity and cost reduction efforts; 3) Assist in the completion of environmental reviews at each KNA facility. This includes evaluating existing programs, establishing and coordinating new proactive environmental programs; and 4) Assist the facilities to correct deficiencies and advance their overall programs as a follow up to these reviews. This role also manages environmental consulting firms in the areas of compliance, auditing and best management practices. There also will be a communications component. For specific job description, and for the steps needed to submit a resume, contact: Requisition # 11596

Vice President of EH&S, Compliance & Quality – St. Louis, MO. Sigma-Aldrich - a leading Life Science and High Technology company - has an immediate opening for a Corporate Vice President of EHS, Compliance and Quality. The Corporate VP of EHS, Compliance and Quality is responsible for managing the worldwide activities for EHS, Compliance and Quality for Sigma-Aldrich to ensure we have the safest possible workplace, quality systems that meet customer requirements and comply with all government regulations. The Corporate Vice President for EHS, Compliance and Quality will also be responsible for managing the business of EHS, Compliance and Quality within the context of the entire organization and contribute to Corporate business decisions as a member of the leadership team and an Officer of the Company. Respond immediately by accessing the following dedicated online response form which will allow you to cut and paste your resume. This form will go directly and immediately to the hiring authority for this position. Access the online response form at:

Corporate Health, Environment and Safety - King of Prussia, PA. The position will be responsible for the coordination of our Environmental Audit program for Arkema’s North American manufacturing facilities as well as select third party operations. Position will also provide various environmental engineering support services (i.e. permitting work, regulatory interpretations, emission calculations, agency negotiation, consultant oversight etc.) to various business groups within Arkema Inc. Responsibilities also include overall coordination and implementation of an environmental compliance software tool for our manufacturing facilities. Approximately 30% travel is required. B.S. degree in Chemical/Environmental Engineering or equivalent is required; M.S. degree is preferred and must possess at least 10 years. Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina Chemicals, Inc.) is a global producer of high-performance chemicals and polymers. For more information, email: or

EHS Coordinator: Northwest Chicago, IL. The client is in the industrial resins business. Per the client, the facility has between 200-300 employees and is relatively "clean" in that it has few environmental or safety issues and regulatory filings are up to date. Activities will be equally balanced between safety and environmental. It’s a Full-time, permanent position. Compensation is negotiable and has full benefits. The client has a relocation package. For more information, contact: Bill Warak, CrossWind Ventures,Inc. 281-496-4945; Email to: or

Senior Environmental Engineer: Springfield/Southeast Chicago, IL. Searching for SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER to handle REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE issues for Fortune 500 CHEMICAL company. Requires BS in ENGINEERING or TECHNICAL Degree in relevant sciences and 10 or more years of relevant environmental experience, preferably in a refining environment. Experience in AIR regulations and permitting are key! The successful candidate will be self managed, pro-active, computer literate, have well developed interpersonal skills and have interactive experience with local, state and national regulatory agencies. Contact: Ref ID: 33671 Phone: 770-390-0963.

Environmental Health Safety Manager: Dennison, TX. Alcoa is seeking an EHS Manager for the Business Unit: Packaging Consumer Constr & Dist-Alcoa Architectural Products. Job Responsibilities include: 1) Total management/oversight of Environmental/Health/Safety for 400 employee vinyl extrusion facility; 2) Ensure Regulatory & Corporate Compliance; 3) Lead employee safety teams to understand and own safety and compliance down to the lowest level; and 4) Embrace Alcoa Business System principles aligned to EHS practices. For complete job description, contact: Requisition # 2438BR

Safety, Health and Plant Protection Manager: Warrick (Newburgh), IN. Alcoa is seeking a SH & Plant Protection Manager for its North American Fabricated Products - Alcoa Rigid Packaging. 10 or more years experience required. Job Responsibilities: This position has the responsibility to manage, maintain and continually improve the Health, Safety and Loss Prevention & Protection of the facility with the objective of reducing injuries and unplanned occurrences while promoting responsible use of resources as well as ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and company requirements. Candidate will provide leadership and direction in all areas of risk management, loss control, regulatory compliance, budgetary forecasting, behavioral safety, achieving OHSAS 18001, workers compensation and medical management including strategic planning to achieve zero injury mentality. Has the responsibility to manage a staff of 27, including 6 direct reports (technical). For complete job description, contact: Requisition # 2396BR

Environmental Director for this heavy manufacturing facility located in the Mid Atlantic. The candidate should have 8+ years environmental experience to include air, water and waste. Title V experience required. BS in Environmental or related. For more information, contact:

Senior Manager EH&S for this 300 employee biotech manufacturing facility located in the Mid Atlantic. This is the company’s largest manufacturing facility and currently expansion of the facility is underway. The candidate should have 10+ years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment, BS in Safety, Environmental or related, certification preferred. For more information, contact:

Division EHS Manager for this chemical manufacturer located in Northern Illinois. This position will require approximately 35% travel. The ideal candidate should have 8+ years experience in environmental, health and safety out of a chemical mfg environment. Experience should include PSM. BS in Safety, Environmental or related. For more information, contact:

Director of Health and Safety for this 4000 employee (27 locations) heavy mfg located in NJ. This person will have 4 direct reports (Regional EHS Professionals). The ideal candidate will have 10+ years Safety experience some of which should have come from a heavy mfg or chemical mfg environment,multi-plant experience CSP or CIH required, BS in Safety, IH or related. For more information, contact:

Division HS&E Specialist for the heavy mfg company located in Ohio. The majority of the work will be at a 400 employee union mfg company with 20% of the work in some of their light mfg facilities. While the title includes “environmental” this is a Safety and Health position. The candidate should have a BS in Safety or related. For more information, contact:

Global Manager of Group Ethical Performance: Hong Kong. Our client owns the most authentic American icon casual wear brand and it’s a leading apparel company. The Asia Pacific Division - This is a challenging position located in Hong Kong the sourcing hub of Asia. You will create and implement a code of business ethics system in order to lead and execute an effective strategy and plan to communicate the internal and external corporate responsibility initiatives, including community affairs, labor compliance, health, environment, work place programs as well and product safety and quality. You’ll be conducting training programs and giving technical advice to internal stakeholders, developing an internal communication strategies, messages and tools on the Group business ethic system with employees in the global bases. You’ll also work with the external suppliers in system implementation, review and investigate the effectiveness of the business ethic performance system. You should be very familiar with research and good at benchmarking the best practices in the market. You’ll be able to work seamlessly and collaboratively across the matrix, lead the business ethic system and reinforce it to all internal and external parties. You’ll be reporting to the Director of Group Ethical Performance based in the US headquarter. Qualified and interested parties, please email your resume to or visit our website:

Director – Environmental Affairs: Charlotte, NC. PR Management’s retained search client seeks a superior individual to be responsible for the Divisional development, implementation, coordination of environmental policies and programs for compliance with all Federal, State, local, and corporate environmental regulations, and to advise the president /lead team on Environmental strategies./compliance. Your background should contain the following: 10 plus years experience. BS/MS in sciences or engineering disciplines; 10+ years of relevant type plant experience (chemical, natural resource conversion, energy) environmental experience including management systems; specific knowledge of air, water and waste regulations (local and federal). A recognized environmental certification or documented training (CHMM, QEP or equivalent); knowledge of Product Regulations (MSDS, Labeling, Chemical Control Regulations (TSCA or equivalent), Chemical Warfare, Transportation (DOT or equivalent), GMP basics (for GMP plants). View for more detailed information and application instruction. Job code is #DEE-M. Contact is: Jerry Koenig, President, PRMC at

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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