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August 2, 2006
This week's management quote

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein, (1879 -1955) theoretical physicist


  1. Fin47 and the EHS Manager Web Seminar August 8th 1:00-2:30 PM EST
  2. 2006 NAEM 14th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

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The news


  1. Supply and Da Man: Companies That Green Their Supply Chains Can Find Savings Galore
  2. GE Plastics Launches Family of Greener, Cleaner Resin
  3. Growing Sector Boosted by Climate Change Concerns
  4. Fortune 500 Company Launches Energy Blog
  5. A Little on the Top, for Environment’s Sake
  6. The 2006 SB20: Companies Changing the Worl
  7. Job Opportunities

Supply and Da Man: Companies That Green Their Supply Chains Can Find Savings Galorecase study
Looking to drive environmental value through your supply chain? Meet and discuss supply chain management with Jenni Cawein of Baxter Healthcare Corp. at the NAEM 14th Annual EHS Management Forum

How many light bulbs does it take to change a supply chain? In the case of Baxter Healthcare Corp., just three. Thanks to an enterprising presentation by an eco-conscious employee, the company switched to more-efficient bulbs and saved a wad of dough as a result. Joel Makower explains how it happened, and how other businesses can follow suit.

GE Plastics Launches Family of Greener, Cleaner Resin -- article
GE Plastics has introduced two now plastics as part of its ecomagination portfolio. For global automotive manufacturers, including industry-leading Japanese OEMs, the new resins offer options to address three critical environmental concerns: conserving energy, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing post-consumer waste.

Growing Sector Boosted by Climate Change Concerns -- article
Investors have never had a greater range of opportunities to put money into clean technology - from funding a couple of academics with nothing but a lab and a good idea to buying into funds that invest in public companies. They have rarely had a better return, either. Merrill Lynch New Energy Technology is up 202 per cent over three years while Impax Environmental Markets is up138 per cent over three years.

Fortune 500 Company Launches Energy Blog -- article
Cyberspace is full of fact, opinion, news and spam. Increasingly, savvy companies are turning to Web logs, or blogs, to complement their communications arsenal of press releases, sustainability reports and investor conference calls. What's more, some start-up companies run by recent MBA grads are forgoing press releases altogether in favor of blogs. So perhaps it is newsworthy when a traditionally conservative Fortune 100 company enters the blogosphere and turns it on its head with one click of the browser. Such was the case this week when Johnson Controls Inc., a widely diversified maker of energy-efficient building materials, auto interior components and batteries, launched

A Little on the Top, for Environment’s Sakearticle, NY Times Online free subscription required If you want a greener urban environment, start at the top. The top of a building, that is, where a cover of vegetation — a green roof, as it were — can help reduce energy bills and improve air quality. Green roofs have become popular in Europe, and they are beginning to catch on in North America. Some use ground-cover plants like sedum and other succulents (a roof at Ford's River Rouge complex in Michigan is an example) while others are more like gardens, with shrubs and even trees.

The 2006 SB20: Companies Changing the World --article
One of the more difficult things for sustainable investors to discern is which companies truly stand out in terms of their practices. That's why we go through the process of selecting 20 top publicly traded companies each year - to showcase the companies that have either made substantial progress toward driving sustainability through their business or are leading the way with a technology that can significantly contribute to a sustainable society.

Job Opportunities

Remedial Design Engineer in Philadelphia or New Jersey. 7 to 10+ years of progressive environmental project experience in soil/groundwater investigations, remediation, construction, and system O&M. The candidate must have excellent communication, project management, and client relation skills, as well as thorough knowledge of PA/DEP and federal environmental regulations. Minimum requirements include a MS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and PE licensure. The ideal candidate will have petroleum refinery experience. Responsibilities include the following:* Prepare work plans and investigation reports * Perform soil/groundwater environmental site investigations & data evaluations * Evaluate treatment alternatives and remediation technologies including emission controls *Prepare preliminary, engineering and detailed cost estimates *Develop design drawing packages including PFD's and P&IDs *Prepare system specifications and procure equipment *Supervise and direct staff, subcontractors and remediation contractors. Contact: Naomi Brown

HSE Senior Manager, Site Management for Flour Corporation in Europe. Under Administrative Direction, plans, directs and represents all matters operationally and functionally involving company HSE issues, including support personnel development, resource utilization, regulatory interfaces, program maintenance and development. With Administrative Direction, responsible for the development of the HSE programs within business lines and the corporation. Position is a long term project assignment in a European Union country. Minimum Requirements Four (4) year university degree plus nine (9) years of HSE experience or typically has twelve (12) years of HSE or project related experience. Has experience in running the HSE function in a large, multi-million/billion dollar project. Must have international experience. Ability to speak and understand German a plus. Contact:

EHS Program Manager in Washington, D.C. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the overall success of a progressive EHS program. Working closely to communicate and assure understanding, acceptance, implementation and adherence to a strategic plan and goals, this position will coordinate program activities with clients, as well as, coordinate third party certification program design, communication and guidance. The successful candidate will serve as a central resource by responding to inquiries regarding information on management systems and/or certification issues, requirements and developments. They will also coordinate training efforts and provide assistance during implementations. You will also be tasked with reviewing publications to stay abreast of issues and trends. The minimum requirements for this opportunity are: • Bachelor’s degree in EHS related discipline (preferred). Masters level education is desired • A minimum of 5 years of progressive EHS responsibilities in chemical manufacturing • Strong facilitation, communication and presentation skills • Ability to build strong consensus • Ability to travel. Contact:

Environmental Engineer for Rio Tinto Minerals- Boron Operations in Wilmington, California. The position requires a BS degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or other environmental disciplines, and at least 5 years experience in multimedia environmental compliance, with an emphasis on industrial applications. Candidate must be familiar with federal and state environmental regulations, including prior experience in California. Additional experience working in a laboratory and working with South Coast Air Quality Management District preferred. Industrial safety experience a plus. Contact:

Environmental, Health and Safety Associate for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Medical Products Division of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is looking for a divisional Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Associate. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Develop, implement and maintain plant and divisional EH&S programs, practices and procedures. Effectively address EH&S standards while meeting operational and business needs. Train and coach Associates in related EH&S practices. Collect, analyze and report health and safety metrics. Qualifications: 4 year degree in related field; minimum of 3-5 years EH&S experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferred: CSP Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Experience in ergonomics, industrial hygiene, waste water, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, and/or air programs. Experience with process/equipment hazard risk analysis tools; strong understanding and knowledge of chemical processes. Contact:

EHS Manager for Armstrong World Industries in Nashville, Tennessee. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the management and documentation of the comprehensive Safety Management Process (SMP) for the plant and facilities. This role is responsible for interacting with local, state and federal agencies as required to assure compliance with all laws pertaining to safety for the facilities and is responsible for the management, permitting, and appropriate documentation of records pertaining to environmental management for the facilities. The person in this position will be responsible for interacting with local, state and federal agencies to assure compliance with all laws related to environmental management. The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Environmental/Safety Engineering or related field, 2 -5 years of hands on experience, computer literacy, and solid communication and training facilitation skills. This individual must also have Experience completing environmental permitting. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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