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October 31, 2005
This week's management quote

“Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”
Lee Iacocca (1924-present) (former) Chairman of Chrysler Corporation


Staying Ahead of the Curve: EHS Salaries & Skills – What you need to know to stay competitive in the marketplace.

NAEM Interactive Polls- Giving you the opportunity to consult with your peers! Click here to see past poll results and participate in this week’s poll:

Do you view virtual EHS learning programs as an equal alternative to in-person education programs?

Look for Find-A-Consultant, a new interactive web-based search, from the NAEM Affiliates in the coming weeks!

The news


  1. Anheuser-Busch Awards Thousands of Dollars in Recycling Grants to Keep America Beautiful
  2. Wal-Mart Launches Environmental Drive to Cut Energy Use, Waste
  3. The Balanced Score Card and Corporate Social Responsibility: Aligning values for profit
  4. Survey: Stanford Tops List of Sustainable MBA Programs
  5. The SUV in the Pantry
  6. Sustainability Books You’ll Want to Read
  7. Our Computer waste is another’s pollution
  8. Job Opportunities

Anheuser-Busch Awards Thousands of Dollars in Recycling Grants to Keep America Beautiful
Anheuser-Busch Companies, one of the world's largest recyclers of aluminum beverage containers, has committed more than $160,000 for the 2005 Keep America Beautiful (KAB)/Anheuser-Busch Recycling Grants Program. As part of the program, 19 KAB affiliates nationwide will receive funding for their community-based, voluntary beverage container recycling programs. Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch sought grant proposals for innovative programs and partnerships designed to increase awareness of beverage container recycling and collection through voluntary efforts. Programs receiving grants ranged from event recycling, awareness campaigns and collection systems, to school-based initiatives. For a complete list of grant recipients and descriptions of their respective projects, visit

Wal-Mart Launches Environmental Drive to Cut Energy Use, Waste -- article
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled an environmental plan Tuesday to boost energy efficiency, reduce waste and trim greenhouse gases as part of a wider effort to address issues where it has been pummeled by critics. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Lee Scott also called on Congress to raise the nation's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour but said pay for Wal-Mart employees -- which averages $9.37 -- was sufficiently competitive. He said even a slight overall increase in Wal-Mart pay would eliminate a profit margin that generated $10 billion in profits last year. Scott said the world's largest retailer had to be a "good steward for the environment" and believed that adopting greener practices would also be good for business by cutting costs. "We are going to do well by doing good," he said in a conference call with reporters.

The Balanced Score Card and Corporate Social Responsibility: Aligning values for profit -- report
CSR reporting has grown over the past few years, but the information provided by those reports isn’t always used for strategic advantage. Tying values and measures to a Balanced Scorecard could be the way to make good intentions more profitable.

Survey: Stanford Tops List of Sustainable MBA Programs -- article
The MBA program at Stanford University ranks tops for sustainable-business education, according to Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2005, a biennial survey of business schools. Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2005 identified the Top 30 MBA programs by inviting nearly 600 MBA programs to report on their coursework and research; 1,842 courses and 828 journal articles from leading peer-reviewed business publications were analyzed. Stanford's program distinguished itself not only by offering a large number of courses that addressed social and environmental issues in business, but also by the relatively large proportion of students who actually took those classes.

The SUV in the Pantry -- article
Overall, about 15% OF U.S. energy goes to supplying Americans with food, split roughly equally between the production of crops and livestock, and food processing and packaging. David Pimentel, a professor of ecology and agricultural science at Cornell University, has estimated that if all humanity ate the way Americans eat, we would exhaust all known fossil fuel reserves in just seven years.

Sustainability Books You’ll Want to Read –- book reviews
Released October 12, Chasing The Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World, chronicles Neville's 15-year odyssey which resulted in bringing solar electricity to 50,000 families in the developing world. Also published by New Society Publishers, this first book from Andres Edwards, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift, is must reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots and development of our field. It traces its history, how it emerged, its core philosophies and tools.

Our Computer Waste is another’s pollution -- article
In an office nestled at the base of a sand dune with a view of Lake Michigan, it helped further the Department of Natural Resources' stated goal of "conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources." Its retirement was not nearly so idealistic. Dozens of toxic chemicals and metals from its innards were likely burned and spewed into the air of Lagos, Nigeria. It was in that African port city where No. 121219 joined tons of other toxics-laden electronics from U.S. offices and households in unregulated disposal -- usually by open-pit burning that poisons the air and potentially taints the waters of that developing country, according to a report scheduled for release today.

Job Opportunities

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

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

Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist at Pacific Gas & Electric. This person should have 5-7 years experience as an EHS professional, a BS in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Environmental. To apply, go to and search for “Senior Environmental” under keywords on the management and professional jobs Search Page. Job Number PSX41110.

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

Safety Specialist at a pharmaceutical manufacturer located in NJ. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing the contractor safety program, conduct safety audits, develop site wide safety training programs and assist with the implementation and development of site safety and environmental programs including chemical hygiene plan, biosafety, radiation safety, etc. This person should have 4+ years safety experience in a manufacturing facility and a BS in Safety or related. Contact: Paul Shrenker

Environmental Engineer at John Deere Company. Primary person responsible for implementing effective environmental programs and assuring compliance in a large unit under the direction of a more senior environmental professional. Assists in development of programs in order to comply with regulatory and Company standards. BS in an Engineering program or equivalent degree, minimum 2 year experience in environmental compliance in air regulation and factory setting. Contact: If interested please apply at the website.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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