December 13, 2006
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement. "
Barry LePatner, corporate construction attorney and author
- Strategies for Environmental Reporting & Managing Social Investor Inquires. January 11, 2007, 1:00-2:15 PM EST. Web Conference
- Demonstrating Performance Through EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS). March 7-8th, 2007, Atlanta, GA.
- Sustainability Reporting Improving, but not Necessarily Contributing to True Sustainability
- Climate Change: End of the first Act?
- Supply Chain Management—How David and Goliath Can Get Along
- Selling Fuel Efficiency the Green Way
- Holiday Recycling & Tips
- Job Opportunities
Sustainability Reporting Improving, but not Necessarily Contributing to True Sustainability --article
The quality of sustainability reporting is progressing rapidly, according to the fourth biennial survey conducted by SustainAbility, the UK-based sustainable development consultancy, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Standard & Poor's. The report, entitled Tomorrow’s Value, was released last week in London and also at the Business for Social Reponsibility (BSR) Conference in New York. It ranks 50 sustainability reporting "leaders" by assessing reporting by a 100 percent scale on four aspects: governance and strategy, management, presentation of performance, and accessibility and assurance.
Climate Change: End of the First Act? --commentary
The one seeming certainty in environmental policy these days is that climate change is the most serious issue facing the world. The major policy mechanism for addressing it is also established: reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by reducing fossil fuel use. That this is an unlikely path for the world as a whole has only increased expressions of concern, even hysteria. Climate change has become the existential challenge of the environmental era.
Supply Chain Management—How David and Goliath Can Get Along
When a small firm supplies a giant, the imbalance of power can lead to bullying. But there are ways to manage such asymmetric relations to the advantage of both parties, says Simon Webley. When a company like Ford is forced to close a car plant for a day because a major supplier refuses to deliver critical parts in protest against pressure to cut prices, you have to ask what is going on. Ford says it lost 400 cars – and it pulled back from trying to force a price cut on the supplier. Until recently, the focus of media reports on company relations with suppliers has been on health and safety standards, child labor and wages at overseas plants making products to be sold in western markets.
Selling Fuel Efficiency the Green Way --article
REMEMBER the dueling beer drinkers in the Miller Lite commercials? Tastes great! No, less filling! The message, of course, was loud and clear: the beer is both, dummy! Now the automotive world is doing its own take on a “not either-or, but- and” message, albeit without the histrionics. Back in the spring, when Americans were terrified that gas prices would soar past $5 at the pump, car companies promoted the fuel efficiency of their models — or at least came up with ways to make the gas consumption more palatable.
Holiday Recycling & Tips --article
The holidays are here, and so is one of the best times of the year for watching your waste. This special section is brought to you in part through a partnership with the National Christmas Tree Association so that you can learn where to recycle your Christmas tree. The section also features additional information on where you can recycle and donate items, helpful links for reducing and reusing, and a press area with great public service announcements to help Make Every Day Earth Day this holiday season.
Senior Scientist for Con Edison in New York. As a member of Environment, Health and Safety’s corporate organization, this position provides general expertise on environmental issues and specifically serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) expertise on air permitting and associated reporting as well as other projects within the air section of the Environmental and Chemical Management Group. Supports all Company operating departments on related project work and provides leadership on air permitting and emissions issues, including providing oversight and guidance for the various operating organizations on management of their Title V air permits to achieve environmental compliance, promoting environmental excellence and continuous improvement. Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline (Engineering, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics or Biological Science) plus 5 years in an EH&S position is required or a Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field (Business or Social Sciences) and 8 years in an EH&S position. Contact: Click here to apply.
Health & Safety Representative for Baxter Healthcare in Round Lake, IL. This position is responsible for overseeing the waste disposal management program for Baxter’s Round Lake, IL. facility. The Health and Safety Representative will have the responsibility for the collection, inventory, storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. In addition this position, under the direction of the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, is responsible for completing regulatory reports for submission to the State and Federal Agencies as well as performing various safety program tasks as needed to support the business function. B.S. Degree in Environmental, Safety or related field. 1-3 years in Environmental, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene fields with specific knowledge on OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations. Must have a strong working knowledge of chemistry and biology. Contact: Click here to apply.
Director, Corporate Accountability Program for Ceres in Boston, MA. Ceres is looking to hire a Director, Corporate Accountability Program. This is a full-time, senior staff position that will report to the Director of Corporate Programs. Leading and managing a team of several program managers, associates and interns who coordinate projects and relationships primarily involving the 70+ Ceres companies and 90+ coalition organizations, as well as outreach to prospective Ceres companies. Sustaining and enhancing Ceres' expertise in transparency and disclosure, including advancing the Global Reporting Initiative as an accountability and engagement tool for companies and other organizations in North America. Leading and managing a team of several program managers, associates and interns who coordinate projects and relationships primarily involving the 70+ Ceres companies and 90+ coalition organizations, as well as outreach to prospective Ceres companies. Sustaining and enhancing Ceres' expertise in transparency and disclosure, including advancing the Global Reporting Initiative as an accountability and engagement tool for companies and other organizations in North America. Advanced degree in business, environment, law, public policy or related field. Minimum of seven to ten years of relevant experience. Knowledge of and experience working with environmental/sustainability issues, including an understanding of corporations, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements. Knowledge of and experience working with corporations and corporate sustainability reporting tools, particularly the Global Reporting Initiative. Contact: Ceres Search Committee
Director, Facitilites and EH&S in Madison, WI. Manages and oversees the strategic and tactical activities of facilities planning, expansion, housekeeping and maintenance, environmental, safety, and security. Ensures compliance with corporate requirements and applicable local, state and federal requirements including ISO and OSHA. Maintains a clean and safe working environment for employees. Manages the development, planning and implementation of environmental, industrial, health and safety programs. Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, environmental, safety, chemistry or related field with emphasis in a lab environment. Minimum of 10 years extensive management experience supervising people and projects. Minimum of 5 years experience in engineering/facilities environment. Minimum of 5 years of Environmental, Health and Safety Management experience. Three (3) years experience working in a life sciences or chemical manufacturing company. Contact: EHSCareers.com
Director EH&S in Dallas, TX. The Director of EH&S will supervise a staff of four Regional EH&S Managers and must be able to work with a lot of autonomy. They are seeking a proven leader in the environmental & safety field who has 8 plus years of experience supporting field, service and/or construction operations. This must include at least five years of environmental program management experience. It will require the ability & desire to drive culture change and develop a proactive, integrated EH&S program. No relocation assistance is available - our client will only consider candidates already living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Contact: EHSCareers.com
Safety & Environmental Manager in Milwaukee, WI. Establish and direct Safety and Environmental initiatives to achieve regulatory compliance, assuring facilities and job sites adherence to sound principles of risk management, prevention of workplace injuries and illness and protection of the environment. B.S. degree, environmental, chemical or mechanical engineering or a minimum of six (6) years in this field. Familiar with Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations. Four (4) years experience in governmental reporting and compliance, in conjunction with year experience in training of facility personnel in the proper handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous material and waste. Contact: EHSCareers.com
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Carol Singer Neuvelt
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