October 6, 2005
“Leading and learning are indispensable of each other”
U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
Only 2 more weeks until the NAEM EHS Management Forum!
NAEM Interactive Polls- Take the opportunity to consult with your peers! NAEM has introduced this new polling feature on the NAEM website to give you a chance to take a quick pulse of the EHS world. Every other week, NAEM will post a question on a specific topic. Let us know if you have a question we could post for you.
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Is EHS viewed strictly as a cost center in your organization or recognized for its value add?
- WEEE Are the World -- article
- IBM Cuts CO2 Emission by More than 1 Million Tons, Saving $115 Million -- article
- Fortune Rates Top 100 Corporate Citizens -- article
- Johnson-Controls Unveils Lab for Hybrid Auto Batteries --article
- SAM Launches Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index --article
- New NOAA Index Measures Greenhouse Gas Levels Quickly –- tool
- Practitioners’ Perspectives on Stakeholder Engagement –- report/resource
- Job Opportunities
WEEE Are the World -- article
New E.U. environmental standards are changing the global marketplace
John Elkington & Mark Lee
Europeans are a wee bit funny when it comes to incubation. During the Middle Ages, they obsessed about the threat from incubi, evil spirits rumored to descend upon women and have their way with them as they slept. Then (in the condensed version of history) came the New Economy, and incubating was all the rage, at least in the Silicon Valleys and Alleys across the Atlantic. Before long, most self-respecting European cities had jumped on board, boasting sparkling high-tech incubators too. Now the tables have turned entirely, and the European Union -- far from its bod-fearing roots -- has emerged as a leading incubator of new environmental rules and regulations.
IBM Cuts CO2 Emission by More than 1 Million Tons, Saving $115 Million -- article
The World Wildlife Fund and the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions have announced that IBM, a participant in their Climate Savers program, has surpassed its reduction target and avoided more than 1.28 million tons of CO2 emissions since the company joined the program in 1998, saving $115 million in reduced energy costs. Having already achieved an estimated 20% reduction in global CO2 emissions through energy conservation efforts from 1990 to 1997, IBM further reduced the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the company's annual energy use by the equivalent of an average of 5.7% from 1998 to 2004, exceeding its Climate Savers commitment of a 4% average annual reduction.
Fortune Rates Top 100 Corporate Citizens -- article
Fortune magazine has announced the results of its 2005 Accountability Rating, a rating of corporate responsibility of Fortune Global 100 companies. The Accountability Rating -- compiled by the London think tank AccountAbility and the consultancy CSRnetwork -- scores companies on how seriously their future decisions will consider nonfinancial matters. Topping the survey is BP, followed by Royal Dutch Shell Group (No. 2); Vodafone (No. 3); HSBC Holdings (No. 4); Carrefour (No. 5); Ford Motor (No. 6); Tokyo Electric Power (No. 7); Electricite de France (No. 8); Peugeot (No. 9); and Chevron (No. 10).
Johnson-Controls Unveils Lab for Hybrid Auto Batteries --article
With gas prices soaring, and sales of hybrid vehicles expected to double this year, Johnson Controls is moving to cash in on the battery assisted car boom with a new $4 million laboratory.
The company today will unveil the lab that will be used as a proving ground for next-generation hybrid batteries, a potential source of big business in the years ahead. The center of activity is three small rooms tucked inside its Battery Technology Center, adjacent to Johnson's corporate headquarters. "This is a good market for us, That's why we're in it," said Michael Andrew, manager of the company's hybrid battery development program. "Hybrids are here to stay."
SAM Launches Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index --article
SAM, a leading financial provider in the growing area of sustainability investing, today expanded its family of Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) with dedicated benchmarks for North America and the United States. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) and Dow Jones Sustainability United States Index (DJSI United States) will comprise the top companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria from the two regions and provide solid benchmarks for sustainability-driven North American and US equity portfolios.
New NOAA Index Measures Greenhouse Gas Levels Quickly –- tool
NOAA's Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory has developed and released for the first time this year, its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI). The AGGI is a readily understood measure of the climate forcing by long-lived, human-influenced greenhouse gases. These gases include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, as well as chlorofluorocarbons and their replacements.
Practitioners’ Perspectives on Stakeholder Engagement –- report/resource
This September 2005 report examines the trends, processes, key success factors and challenges of stakeholder engagement based on the firsthand experiences of the practitioners on the front lines. More than 80 practitioners from corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international labor unions and industry sector associations and representing more than one dozen sectors and six continents contributed their perspectives to the publication.
The report is the first of a two-volume series titled From Words to Action: The Stakeholder Engagement Manual, released in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program and Stakeholder Research Associates.
Director, Safety Compliance Audits and Management Systems for American Standard safety and health department. Strategically lead the development and deployment of compliance audits and management systems globally within all businesses. Objective is to strategically identify and solve S&H risks and compliance gaps, leveraging resources and best practices, by using the audit and management systems as tools. Minimum 10 years experience in developing and implementing safety and environmental programs at business and corporate levels. BS Degree required, preferably in safety engineering, occupational health or equivalent field. Advanced Degree preferred (MS, PHD, JD) CIH/CSP certifications preferred. Must be able to travel 30-40% of the time. Contact: email@example.com
Director of Ergonomics & Occupational Health Lead global development and deployment of industrial hygiene and occupational health programs in all business units, globally BS Degree required, preferably in safety engineering, occupational health or equivalent field. Advanced Degree preferred (MS, PHD, JD) CIH/CSP certifications preferred. Minimum 10 years experience in developing and implementing safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and occupational medicine at business and corporate levels. Must be able to travel 30-40% of the time. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
HS&E Specialist for Baker Oil Tools. Responsibilities: conduct facility audits to assist management in the implementation of the HS&E Management. Provide requested technical support to resolve or respond to compliance issues identified during company and/or corporate audits; local, state or federal regulatory agency audits; or any resulting legal claim(s), hearings or actions (civil or criminal). Minimum 3-5 years in HS&E. BS or an equivalent based expertise. Travel 30-35%. Contact: email@example.com with resume and salary expectations.
Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for this flagship manufacturing facility of this Biotech company located in MD. The position reports to the Director of EH&S. The ideal candidate should have 15+ years eh&s experience with an emphasis on safety and some of that experience should come from pharmaceutical, chemical or food manufacturing. Additionally certification (CIH or CSP) and a Master’s Degree are pluses. Contact: Paul Shrenker firstname.lastname@example.org
EHS Manager for this manufacturer located in the Philadelphia, PA area. This person will be responsible for 2 facilities in the Philly area and a distribution facility in the Southeast. A majority of the position will be safety (80/20). The candidate should have 10-15 years of eh&s experience in a manufacturing environment, a BS in Safety or environmental and preferably a CIH or CSP. Contact: Paul Shrenker email@example.com
Divisional EHS Manager for this chemical manufacturer based in the Midwest. This person will travel 30-35% of the time. The candidate should have 8+ years EHS experience which should include PSM, chemical manufacturing experience and a BS in Safety, Environmental or related. Contact: Paul Shrenker firstname.lastname@example.org
EHS Manager for this 200 employee manufacturing facility located in Northeastern TN. This person should have 8+ years manufacturing EHS experience including Title V, and a BS in Environmental, Health and Safety or related. This position is weighted toward plant environmental compliance. Contact: Paul Shrenker email@example.com
EH&S Engineer for this unionized automotive supply manufacturer located in North Central Ohio. This plant has approximately 250 employees and is located near their R&D facility which has 85 employees. This person should have 5+ years EH&S experience in a manufacturing environment, and a BS in Safety, Environmental or related. This is a hands-on position and 70% of the person’s time will be spent on plant safety. This position reports to the Plant Manager. Contact: Paul Shrenker firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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