NAEM Network E-News

July 6, 2006
This week's management quote

"It is remarkable how many smart, highly motivated, and apparently responsible people rarely pause to contemplate their own behavior. "
Stratford Sherman, author and formerly on Board of Editors of Fortune magazine


  1. Innovative Strategies for Managing Your Business in an Energy Restrictive Environment
    July 26th-27th White Plains, NY.
  2. 2006 NAEM 14 th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

The news


  1. New Guidebook Shows How Office Workers Can Fight Global Warming
  2. Greening A Giant: Wal-Mart
  3. Making Social Responsibility the Standard
  4. FIN 47: The Future is Now
  5. If Your Head is in the Sand, Your Assets are Exposed
  6. World Resources Institute and Citigroup Team Up to Report on Solutions to Climate Change
  7. Job Opportunities

New Guidebook Shows How Office Workers Can Fight Global Warming -- pdf
People who work in office buildings can significantly impact climate change by introducing energy-efficiency measures to improve building operations, according to new how-to guidebook released by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The report, titled Hot Climate, Cool Commerce: A Service Sector Guide to Greenhouse Gas Management, features case studies of how service-sector companies have put programs in place to measure and manage their emissions and achieve energy savings. Among the companies profiled are Citigroup, General Electric, IKEA and Staples.

Greening A Giant: Wal-Mart --article
Wal-Mart has signed on with Rocky Mountain Institute to help green their operations. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) seeks key leverage points in order to influence industry, governments, and the military, but one of RMI's latest efforts - working with (you guessed it) Wal-Mart - could have a whopper of an impact on the transportation and retail sectors.

FIN 47: The Future is Now -- article
Buried within the flurry of earnings releases issued during the past two weeks were reports by a handful of large companies of charges related to FIN 47, an accounting rule that went into effect in December. The immediate result of their applications of the new standard, which governs disclosures related to future environmental liabilities, were modest hits to net income and earnings per share.

If your head is in the Sand, Your Assets Are Exposed -- article
It is said that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. Might this axiom explain in part why U.S. corporations have for decades tended to fence off contaminated properties rather than seek to sell or redevelop them?

Making Social Responsibility the Standard –- pdf
To be effective, the voluntary social responsibility standard under development will have to be proven as valuable to organizations as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 have been.

World Resources Institute and Citigroup Team Up to Report on Solutions to Climate -- article Following up on its collaborative report with Merrill Lynch last year on how climate change will impact the auto sector, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has again paired with a Wall Street firm to produce climate-related research. On Monday, Citigroup and WRI released a report entitled Investing in Solutions to Climate Change that identifies twelve companies set to benefit from global warming by offering products and services in four areas of climate change mitigation.

Job Opportunities

Director, Environmental Management in Northern New Jersey. Responsible for the creation and administration of the polices and procedures of the Environmental Management Department. The position is responsible for providing regulatory guidance and assuring compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations to all departments and KMA locations. This position is also expected to interact with government and industry organizations regarding environmental issues and to develop and promote KMA’s environmental activities, both internally and throughout the industry. Bachelor’s degree in chemical or environmental engineering. Advanced degree is a plus. A minimum of five years experience in environmental and regulatory activities. Contact: Naomi Berman

Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety for The Estee Lauder Companies in New Jersey. The Estee Lauder Companies, a recognized leader in the prestige cosmetics industry, has an opening for an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager in our Oakland, NJ manufacturing facility, to manage, implement, improve and develop EHS programs, procedures and policies to ensure compliance and promote safety. Manage day to day site EHS issues and activities to ensure compliance with federal, state, county and municipal regulations and Estee Lauder's EHS policies. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science or Safety Science, or Engineering or other Science/Technology, 5-7 years experience in the field of Environmental Affairs, or Safety, or Health, or Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Professional Certification preferred but not required (CSP, CIH, PE). Working knowledge of applicable safety, environmental, hazardous materials laws and regulations required. Excellent presentation and communication skills, fluent in MS Word, Excel, Access and Power Point applications. Contact:

Director, Risk Management for SYSO in Des Plaines, IL. Under general management, direct the overall risk of the company from an occupational safety and health standpoint. Manage responsibilities of Claims and Safety Managers. Assist in safety training for all employees, implement and maintain companywide occupational safety and health programs, conduct hazard assessments, organize and chair steering committee meetings. Bachelor degree in Safety or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is required. Minimum of 5 years of previous experience within a safety environment with knowledge of Ergonomics, OSHA, DOT, EPA, Workers Compensation, General and Auto Liability requirements. Contact:

Health & Safety Leader in Beaumont, TX. Our client, a Fortune 500 chemical organization, needs to hire a Safety professional to lead a large Health and Safety department, of a large chemical plant in Texas, as the top Safety professional for the site. Responsible for providing health and safety leadership utilizing knowledge of safety regulations, Industrial Hygiene, and good management practice. Maintain and improve programs, inspections, auditing, medical, IH, plant security, reducing incident rates, safety training, and lead the plant to eventual OSHA VPP status. To be considered for this role, the following criteria must be met: • Bachelor’s degree in Safety or related, prefer Masters or CSP certification. • Strong safety and health experience from petrochemical or oil refining plants • Program development and improvement, OSHA compliance and auditing, training • Emergency response, industrial hygiene, staff management and mentoring • Prefer OSHA VPP experience • Willing to relocate to a rural gulf coast location • Team player with excellent communication skills, motivator. Contact:

Senior Geologist for EDSG. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 8 plus years of experience, ideally more, in consulting specializing in providing geology support and managing large complex environmental projects. The ideal candidate will be a registered geologist in the State of California, self-starter, has great organizational skills, and an internal sense of responsibility and commitment to the team. Contact: or see the NAEM Job Board for complete information.

Manage, Product Compliance & Safety in Northern New Jersey for a Consumer Electronics Company. Develop, implement & manage all policies, programs, and practices to ensure full compliance with all federal, state & local laws, regulations, and standards concerning safety & compliance for all North America subsidiaries. Represents the organization at environmental and regulatory hearings and legislative meetings. BS degree in environmental engineering or related discipline, MS preferred. Minimum of 3 years in the consumer electronics and/or home appliance industry. Approximately 30% travel to visit subsidiaries and attend conferences and meetings. Contact: Naomi Berman

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. Contact: Naomi Berman

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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