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August 16, 2006
This week's management quote

"Leaders must always put their people before themselves. If you do that, your business will take care of itself."
Sam Walton, (1918-1992) President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


  1. 2006 NAEM 14th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

Preliminary Program for the 14th Annual EHS Management Forum is now available. Click here to view.

The news


  1. BP, Suncor and Shell Top Oil Sector Sustainability Rating
  2. Advanced Environmental Dimensions Helps Environmental Manager with Fin47
  3. Citigroup: Purchasing Green Power in Competitive Markets
  4. The Three Disciplines of Sustainable Management
  5. DOE Distributes Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy
  6. Job Opportunities

BP, Suncor and Shell Top Oil Sector Sustainability Ratingarticle
Oil and gas companies have been fueled by record profits and strong investment returns recently -- and are continuing to be exposed to social and environmental risks. Unsurprisingly, the overall leaders perform well in GHG emissions reductions. The report highlights the fact that BP set aggressive targets in the late 1990s (well before its competitors) to reduce GHG emissions to ten percent below its 1990 level by 2010, and achieved this target within three years, almost a decade ahead of schedule.

Advanced Environmental Dimensions (AED) Helps Environmental Manager with Fin47resource Since Sarbanes-Oxley and FASB Interpretation No. 47, environmental financial reporting has become an area of new opportunity and risk for environmental managers like never before. AED -- an education and consulting firm founded by C. Gregory Rogers, author of Financial Reporting of Environmental Liabilities and Risks after Sarbanes-Oxley (Wiley, 2005) -- offers a variety of free online resources that environmental managers can use to get educated and stay current in the field of environmental financial reporting. Helpful resources on the AED web site include a free e-newsletters targeted to the interests of environmental managers, articles and recent developments affecting environmental financial reporting, white papers and studies on financial reporting for in-depth research. For more information, visit or email

Citigroup: Purchasing Green Power in Competitive Marketscase study
Citigroup is the world's largest financial services company with more than 300,000 employees in over 14,000 facilities, which total approximately 90 million-square feet. Citigroup's real estate portfolio represents an enormous opportunity for the company to take proactive steps to reduce the impact on the environment. In January 2006, Citigroup announced the goal of reducing its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2011. The company has, therefore, been expanding its purchases of green energy, as part of this initiative, particularly in the United States, where recent market restructuring has led to new opportunities.

The Three Disciplines of Sustainable Managementcommentary
Running a successful business, as we all know, requires discipline. But recently, during the social hour of a glittering black-tie event for San Francisco business leaders, it occurred to me that running an enterprise that is both successful and sustainable might require an altogether different kind of discipline.

DOE Distributes Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energytool
The U.S. Department of Energy is distributing "Save Energy Now" CDs containing energy-saving information and software to 3,500 large industrial plant managers across the nation as part of a DOE initiative to help cut excessive energy use at industrial facilities across the nation.

Job Opportunities

Senior Manager of Long-Term Issues Management for Wal-Mart Stores in Bentonville, AR. The Senior Manager of Long-Term Issues Management will play a key role in developing and executing communications strategies related to the company’s environmental initiatives and other long-term issues-focused programs aimed at creating positive change for communities and future generations. Primary responsibilities to include: strategy & leadership, best practices, strategic counsel, business coordination/liaison, communications and event planning. Job requirements: 1) At least seven years of corporate communication, public relations, or journalism experience; past experience conducting interviews; writing articles and/or news releases, speeches, internet/intranet articles, etc. 2) Excellent writing skills; demonstrated ability to write clearly on technical and scientific subjects. 3) Excellent verbal skills, including meeting facilitation and public speaking 4) At least a 4-year college degree (preferred) in English, another area of the humanities, journalism, or a related field that requires substantial writing and analysis, or equivalent experience 5) Demonstrated ability to establish and meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks and establish clear priorities; work productively with cross-functional teams. Contact: For complete job description visit the NAEM Job Board or

Senior Occupational Safety & Hygiene Specialist for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, GA. As a key contributor to our Global Occupational Safety & Hygiene team, the ideal candidate will be an experienced, result oriented leader with exceptional critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Key responsibilities include providing leadership for implementation of the Kimberly-Clark Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Management system globally, helping to establish and implement priority enterprise safety improvement initiatives and strategies and build capability within K-C's line business teams which results in reduced loss to people, equipment, material and the environment. Critical skills include collaborative, decisive, ability to recognize and build talent, innovative, inspirational and visionary. The ability to effectively influence results and activities particularly in K-C's line businesses where this position has no line authority. The ability to manage the implementation of a change and best practices from concept to completion. Contact:

Safety Manager for Pepsi Bottling Group in Philadelphia, PA. The Market Unit Safety Manager contributes to The Pepsi Bottling Group’s success through ensuring regulatory compliance and accident prevention. This person is responsible for leading the safety agenda, throughout a specific territory, by supporting the Senior Management team with integration of prevention, safety and regulatory compliance into everyday work life. The Market Unit Safety Manager has responsibility to analyze accident data, develop and implement actionable safety solutions. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expert in Safety and can clearly articulate actionable plans. Bachelors Degree A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the Health and Safety industry Preferred Job Qualifications: Safety experience in a related industry, including consumer packaged goods, distribution/transportation, manufacturing or grocery industry. Contact:

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist for US Foodservice in Atlanta, GA. Essential Functions: Provides technical support to the Divisions on environmental issues, including asbestos, storm water, underground storage tanks, wastewater, waste management and air permitting; Assists conducting audits, maintaining records and communicating requirements to management, as well as ensuring the divisions are aware of compliance requirements with all applicable environmental and safety regulations. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Health, Safety, Environmental Engineering or a related field required and at least two years of progressively responsible experience as a Safety Administrator or similar position. Must have direct work experience in the following areas: Microsoft Office Skills(advanced level) OSHA, DOT & EPA training programs. To see the full job description go to the NAEM Job Board or Contact: Steve Morley

Environmental Engineer for Rio Tinto Minerals in Boron, CA. The Environmental Engineer conducts or assists with major, complex environmental projects and tasks with latitude for exercising initiative in support of corporate environmental objectives and goals. The Environmental Engineer identifies and recommends appropriate actions to respond to environmental requirements or incidents and support programs to minimize environmental liabilities and ensure compliance. Excellent communication skills and teamwork abilities are required to succeed in the position. The candidate must be able to assume increasing levels of responsibilities while functioning within a team of professionals. The position requires a BS degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or other environmental disciplines, and at least five 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:

Product Environmental Compliance Engineer/Scientist for Entegris. Entegris is the global leader in materials integrity management. Its mission is to purify, protect and transport critical materials used in high-technology products, processes and services. Entegris is a growing organization with annual sales of more than $650 million, and approximately 2,600 employees working around the world. Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or related field; three years related environmental compliance experience; expertise in product-related environmental laws and regulations; knowledge of materials composition and chemistry; strong project management, communication and team skills; ability to travel globally. Certified Hazardous Materials Manager certification desired. To see the full job description go to the NAEM Job Board or Contact:

Executive Director for The Global Water Challenge in Washington, D.C. Several leading corporations and nonprofit organizations recently joined together to contribute venture capital and expertise to create the Global Water Challenge (GWC). With two to three years of seed stage funding in place, the GWC now plans to hire an Executive Director to move the GWC from concept to action and performance. The ED will report to the GWC’s Steering Committee. The ED will lead a small GWC staff and work with external consultants as needed. International development background with time spent in the field. Experience with the international donor community. Water, sanitation, or hygiene credentials a plus but not required. Contact: Donna Svei

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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