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January 18, 2006
This week's management quote

"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”
Peter Drucker author, management consultant, and university professor (1909 - )


  1. Managing Your Transportation Footprint - Web Seminar January 26th, 1:00-2:30 PM
  2. International EHS Mgt. Workshop Hosted by Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, GA February 22nd-23rd, 2006.

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The news


  1. Wal-Mart Faces Shareowner Resolutions on Union-Busting, Sustainability Reporting
  2. China and India Spotlighted in Annual State of the World Report
  3. Bringing LEED to China
  4. The New Red, White, and Blue
  5. The Greening of America’s Campuses
  6. Tailoring Accountability and Sustainability Efforts: PricewaterhouseCooper
  7. Job Opportunities

Wal-Mart Faces Shareowner Resolutions on Union-Busting, Sustainability Reporting -- article
One indicator of a company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) is its public commitment to social and environmental policies and performance targets. By this gauge, Wal-Mart became a paragon of corporate responsibility with its October 2005 announcement committing to sustainability. These commitments include being supplied by 100% renewable energy and eliminating 30% of energy use in stores (though with no target date set) and a unveiling a new "Value Plan" healthcare benefits package. Another indicator of CSR commitment is the opinion of the company's shareowners as gauged by shareowner resolutions filed to address environmental, social, or governance (ESG) issues after discussions with management requesting improvements fail to yield substantive change.

China and India Spotlighted in Annual State of the World Report—find more information at the 5th Annual NAEM International Workshop on February 22nd-23rd in Atlanta, Georgia – hosted by Georgia Pacific!
The dramatic rise of China and India presents one of the gravest threats -- and greatest opportunities -- facing the world today, says the Worldwatch Institute in its State of the World 2006 report. The choices these countries make in the next few years will lead the world either towards a future beset by growing ecological and political instability -- or down a development path based on efficient technologies and better stewardship of resources. "Rising demand for energy, food, and raw materials by 2.5 billion Chinese and Indians is already having ripple effects worldwide," says Worldwatch President Christopher Flavin.

Bringing LEED to China -- article
On Nov. 10, 2005, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President Rick Fedrizzi presented leadership awards to 10 Chinese real estate developers and government leaders for their "pioneering work in transforming the world's largest building industry." The developers, who represent some of China's largest developers, have one thing in common: they are the first to pursue USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The awards were announced during the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Atlanta, representing an important milestone in China's acceptance of green buildings, in general, and USGBC's LEED rating system, in particular.

The New Red, White, and Blue -- commentary
As we enter 2006, we find ourselves in trouble, at home and abroad. We are in trouble because we are led by defeatists - wimps, actually. What's so disturbing about President Bush and Dick Cheney is that they talk tough about the necessity of invading Iraq, torturing terror suspects and engaging in domestic spying - all to defend our way of life and promote democracy around the globe. But when it comes to what is actually the most important issue in U.S. foreign and domestic policy today - making ourselves energy efficient and independent, and environmentally green - they ridicule it as something only liberals, tree-huggers and sissies believe is possible or necessary. Sorry, but being green, focusing the nation on greater energy efficiency and conservation, is not some girlie-man issue. It is actually the most tough-minded, geostrategic, pro-growth and patriotic thing we can do. Living green is not for sissies. Sticking with oil, and basically saying that a country that can double the speed of microchips every 18 months is somehow incapable of innovating its way to energy independence - that is for sissies, defeatists and people who are ready to see American values eroded at home and abroad.

The Greening of America’s Campuses -- article
The largest university in Oregon is camouflaged, its many parts spread among the tight urban canyons of downtown Portland. But one building at Portland State University stands out. It has a roof of grass, plants and gravel, like a slice of the high desert on the wet side of Oregon. It is 10 stories high, and inside, all the mechanical organs work with so little waste - pumping water, air and electricity to the 400 residents of the dormitory and, on lower floors, to classrooms - that it would impress even the thrifty New Englanders who founded Portland. Colleges have long marketed their campus amenities, their rosters of scholars, their selectivity and study-abroad programs. To that list, add one more thing: their green credentials. Nationwide, more than 110 colleges have built or are building structures certified by the United States Green Building Council, a nonprofit group that promotes construction and designs that meet high standards of energy efficiency.

Tailoring Accountability and Sustainability Efforts: PricewaterhouseCoopers -- article
In order to determine how sustainability could be more integrated in core business functions and existing accountabilities, PwC sustainability practitioners conducted interviews with senior leaders in diversity, ethics and human resources, as well as with the Global Chief Executive Officer. They wanted to determine if there was alignment within the firm on these issues, and to explore the most effective ways to integrate sustainability into these critical functions, and generally within the firm.

Job Opportunities

SH&E Manager for this manufacturer located in Northeastern TN. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years SH&E experience in a manufacturing environment with strength in safety, Title V experience and BS degree in Safety, Environmental or related. The position reports to 2 Senior VP’s and this person will be responsible for the TN location (175 employees) and the GA location (75 employees, R&D and sales).
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Safety Manager for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. This process includes the development of safety processes and policies that assure regulatory compliance and best practice injury prevention techniques, as well as providing facilitation to the cultural change process. This position will bring professional and technical expertise to lead in the development, implementation and maintenance of meaningful and timely solutions to safety issues. Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering or equivalent technical degree, plus a minimum of 8 years professional experience in an industrial environment required. CSP desired. Working knowledge and understanding of State and Federal regulations pertaining to OSHA, NFPA, NEC required. Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy required. Must be a proactive problem solver able to work independently with flexibility and demonstrate the ability to maintain credibility and confidentiality. Experience in a union workforce preferred. Occasional overnight travel and work on 2nd or 3rd shift required. Preference given to candidates with prior experience working in a multi-facility environment.

Senior EHS Manager for this Biotech company located in Southern Maryland. The ideal candidate should have 10+ years EHS experience from chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech or food, PSM experience and strong biosafety experience.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

EHS Manager for this $1 Billion Pharmaceutical Manufacturer. The position is located at a plant in Eastern PA. The ideal candidate should have 5-10 years of EH&S experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably chemical, pharmaceutical or food, and a BS in Safety, Environmental or related.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Environmental Manager for this chemical manufacturer located in North Central Ohio. This is a Corporate position and will require 30-40% travel. The ideal candidate should have 10+ years environmental experience in manufacturing some of which should come from the chemical industry, multi-site experience and a BS in Environmental Science, Engineering or related.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Industrial Hygiene and Training Manager for this manufacturer located in the Allentown area. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of IH and training experience in a manufacturing environment. CIH preferred.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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