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July 19, 2006
This week's management quote

"Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Professor and author of The End of the Nation State


  1. Innovative Strategies for Managing Your Business in an Energy Restrictive Environment. July 26th-27th White Plains, NY.
  2. Fin47 and the EHS Manager Web Seminar August 8th 1:00-2:30 PM EST
  3. 2006 NAEM 14th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

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The news


  1. Half of China's Chemical Plants Pose Severe Eco-Risk
  2. Uber-efficient IKEA has more in store
  3. First LEED-Certified Airport Terminal – Boston
  4. Big Companies and Ethnics: When Size Matters
  5. Risk and the Balanced Scorecard
  6. Book Review: The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success – And How You Can Too
  7. Job Opportunities

Half of China’s Chemical Plants Pose Severe Eco-Risk-article
Official watchdogs in China have reported that almost half of the vast country's chemical factories pose "major environmental risks." The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) carried out an environmental risk assessment for over 7,500 chemical and petrochemical installations and concluded that 45% of them were a serious threat. The vast majority of the plants considered - 81% of them - were located on a river or lake or in a densely populated area.

Uber-efficient IKEA has more in store –- article
To some, IKEA is the Wal-Mart of the furniture world, a big-box, buy-in-bulk retailer wrapped in the bright blue and yellow of the Swedish flag. To others, the company named in an acronym after its founder Ingvar Kamprad and his childhood home and hometown Elmtaryd in Agunnaryd, is a paragon of sustainability.

First LEED-Certified Airport Terminal – Boston --article
The new Delta Air Lines 'Terminal A' at Logan International Airport in Boston has achieved an environmental milestone as the world's first air terminal to earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Big Companies and Ethics: When Size Matters -- commentary
Competition authorities have a growing role in shaping corporate citizenship, says Nick Robins. The question of scale is back as one of the foremost social challenges facing business. Whether it is supermarkets struggling to fend off a rising community backlash or pharmaceutical companies protecting their patents to life-saving drugs, the fundamental issue is market dominance. In case after case, companies are being accused of simply being too big to be responsible.

Risk and the Balanced Scorecard -- article
Organizations around the globe need to step up their risk management initiatives. The Balanced Scorecard can help. An effective risk management program can no longer be seen as a ‘nice-to-have’ for an organization. There are simply too many threats today.

Book Review: The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success – And How You Can Too
The book lays out a framework for companies to follow on the path toward integrating the triple bottom line of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Job Opportunities

Safety, Health & Environmental Manager for Quaker Chemical Corp. in Bingham Farms, Michigan. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in related discipline; Master's Degree (M.A.) or equivalent is preferred. Six to ten years related SHE experience, including three to five years in a management role. The SHE Manager will have a proven track record of demonstrated success in interfacing with all levels of the organization. Solid judgment, technical insight and pragmatic strategic vision are also essential, as are strong presentation and communication skills, and a high sense of urgency. Must be a team player and have strong management skills. Contact: For more information view this job on the NAEM Job Board. Interested applicants should forward their resume, with salary requirements to: One Quaker Park, 901 Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428, Fax 610.832.4282.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager in Connecticut. Supervises 4 direct reports salaried and 11 hourly. Background in working with regulatory agencies and carrying out initiatives to help company maintain compliance with environmental codes. Works with Safety Department to improve personal and group safety/hygiene. Needed: BS or MS in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering. Will relocate to CT or MA. Contact: Michael Rowland,

Plant Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator for Saint-Gobain Containers in Wilson, North Carolina. Coordinate, implement and monitor plant EHS processes and activities to ensure regulatory compliance and conformance to SGCI EHS policies and procedures. Provide prioritized EHS direction to plant personnel. Requirements: Undergraduate degree in environmental science and/or industrial safety/health with a minimum of five (5) years of professional plant level experience in the planning, development, and implementation of EHS management systems and compliance programs. Education and experience must clearly indicate the existence of specialized knowledge and successful track record in the initiation, design and implementation and monitoring of critical EHS programs, functions and equipment. Contact:

Director of Safety for Publix Super Markets Inc. in Lakeland, Florida. Responsibilities include; Provide leadership and direction to Safety staff (22 - 24 associates) and manage the budget of the Safety Department Develop strategy and policies designed to maintain compliance with federal and state laws and regulations throughout all business units Manage injury exposure Coordinate strategic initiatives and develop policies and procedures related to occupational safety and health Conduct information analysis and statistical interpretation of data such as budget information, injury frequency and cost, etc. Bachelors degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Business, or another field that requires technical business or managerial skills or equivalent experience 10 years experience in behavioral safety methods, quality improvement process, and managing or supervising people First Aid/Bloodborne certified OSHA 501 certificate Train-the-Trainer course. Contact:

Environment, Health and Safety Field Manager for Cingular Wireless in Paramus, Georgia. This position is responsible for implementing Environment Health and Safety (EHS) policies and training programs on a national level. The position provides EHS support and consultation to Cingular employees and managers in a geographic area. Associates at this level will be expected to have an advanced level of subject matter expertise across a broad spectrum of EHS service offerings. Technical proficiency and service delivery responsibility fall into three categories; Consultation, Training and Audit follow-up. Quantity of technical work should be sufficient to satisfy the customer demand for service. Quality of technical work should exceed customer’s service needs and expectations. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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