March 17, 2006
"A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men."
Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet, literary journalist and novelist (1904-1967).
- Making the Business Case for Corporate Wellness Program – Web Seminar April 20 th 1:00-2:30 PM. Click here to Register.
- Exploring Business Risk Principles to Improve EHS Decision Making Hosted by Hewlett Packard San Diego, CA May 10 th-May 11 th, 2006. Click here to register.
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- New Texas Instruments Plant Touted as a Model in Energy Efficiency
- Strategy & Management: Workplace Health—Employers ignore stress at their peril
- Corporate Citizenship in Latin America: New Challenges for Business
- New Survey Compares U.S., European Views on Business-NGO Partnerships
- Responsible Investment Forum with Steve Schueth
- Book Review—Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholders in a Global Environment
- Job Opportunities
New Texas Instruments Plant Touted as a Model in Energy Efficiency -- article
In a time when many U.S. companies are placing manufacturing facilities in places like India and China to save money, Texas Instruments has built a highly efficient, cost-cutting new semiconductor fabrication plant in Texas. The plant, named RFAB, combines the best practices in cost controls, engineering ingenuity, corporate community relations, and environmental sustainability, according to the story. With RFAB, Texas Instruments made every effort to slash costs by incorporating energy efficiencies into nearly every component of the facility's design and construction.
Strategy & Management: Workplace Health—Employers ignore stress at their peril -- article For more information on this topic, join us at out April 20th Webinar "Managing the Business Case for Corporate Wellness Program".
Two recent reports have found that, while employers recognize stress as an issue, too few are taking the right action to address the causes of the problem reported stress-levels in the workplace continue to rise, as many employees are working longer and harder. Equally, responsible employers have become more aware that stress is a problem. Figures from the UK’s Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development show that nearly 40% of employers observed an increase in stress-related absence in 2005 compared with the previous 12 months. Just 10% reported a decrease. The Institute reports that the number-one cause of stress across all sectors of the economy is excessive workload. High on the list, too, are organizational change and pressure to meet performance targets. Employees in the private sector are more likely to suffer stress because of a lack of support from line managers, while those working in the manufacturing and production sectors are more under stress because of worries over job security.
Corporate Citizenship in Latin America: New Challenges for Business -- article
Businesses in Latin America are facing diverse challenges such as free-trade treaties, corporate downsizing, offshore manufacturing and new regulations. One of the main and newest of these challenges is the demand on companies to be better ‘citizens’ or behave in a manner more socially and environmentally responsible. How and why companies are changing to successfully confront this challenge in Latin America is the theme of this special edition of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (JCC).
New Survey Compares U.S., European Views on Business-NGO Partnerships --article
Ethical Corporation magazine has released new research comparing attitudes on business-NGO partnerships in the U.S. and Europe. According to the report, while U.S. companies are avid philanthropists, giving generously and usefully to all kinds of charitable causes, European companies have taken the lead in meaningful engagement with NGOs, say both U.S. and European observers. The findings were released ahead of the organization's upcoming conferences on the same theme, to be held in London on March 28-29, and in New York City on May 9-10 2006.
Responsible Investment Forum with Steve Schueth – commentary
Socially conscious investors are motivated by a sense of responsibility that has financial, social, and ecological dimensions. We believe that we can make money and make a meaningful difference by directing investment capital toward those enterprises that are making positive contributions to the health and well being of human society. We understand that long-term investment returns are driven primarily by the performance of innovative, well-managed companies that are dependent on the health of the societies and ecological systems that sustain all economic enterprise. Similarly, says guest columnist Steven Lydenberg, it's time corporations learned to weigh short-term financial self-interest against long-term social benefit.
Book Review—Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholders in a Global Environment -- book review
The book maps the landscape of CSR, advocates a strategic approach taking global stakeholders into account, and presents a wealth of case studies to illustrate its points.
Safety Manager for Midland Asphalt Materials. Seeking experienced individual to manage safety in the central and western New York State region. We are vertically integrated road construction company with operations that include trucking, storage terminals and manufacturing. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and able to perform inspections, audits, training, and record keeping for workplace safety requirements. Also general administration of the company's environmental, safety and health management policies and programs. Contact: EHSCareers.com
Manager, HSE for Brunel Energy Canada. Our client is a large international oil and gas company, with significant Oil Sands interests. The successful candidate will; Advise the President on preparation, implementation and control of the HSE rules and policies of the subsidiary in line the Organization’s HSE policy and Company rules. Ensure that a HSE culture is established and maintained in the subsidiary and that HSE is an integral part of all subsidiary’s activities, operated and non-operated and including business development activities (due diligence, audits). Requirements: The job holder must have significant experience in HSE matters, plus preferably operational experience and good knowledge of all operations encountered in upstream oil and gas activities (seismic, drilling, engineering, construction, production, transportation, etc.) and be able to deal with multi-national and multi-cultural workplace and stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates with valid Canadian work status. Contact: EHSCareers.com
EH&S Manager for Consolidated Edison Company of New York . Steam Operations Unit, is looking to hire a highly motivated individual for the position of EH&S Manager at its East River station Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Environmental), Physical Science or a related discipline with a minimum of four years experience in the environment, health and safety field or a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field such as Business or Social Science with six years EH&S experience. Three to five years work experience in a power plant environment is preferred. Must have experience with environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance. Excellent technical and managerial skills required to manage Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Programs. Must have a working knowledge of all major environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and experience working with regulatory agencies. Must have successfully completed the Corporate Environmental Procedures (CEP) Certification and must complete Corporate Safety Procedures (CSP) Certification within six months of assignment. Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to successfully complete multiple tasks without compromising quality or timeliness. Must have familiarity and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database packages, which must include Microsoft Office, E2MIS, SHIMS, and PPMIS. Contact: EHSCareers.com
Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Manager for Wheelabrator Technologies. Experience with environmental compliance programs, preferably in an electric power generating facility. Experience with CEMs and emissions testing strongly preferred. Sufficient knowledge, experience and understanding of occupational health and safety requirements to develop and implement related policies and procedures, CIH and CSP certifications preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Able to delegate tasks and ensure follow through. Demonstrate effective people management skills. Foster, develop and work within a team environment. Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering or Science or equivalent. Masters Degree preferred. Contact: Juanita Hagan firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Carol Singer Neuvelt
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