NAEM Network E-News

November 1, 2006
This week's management quote

"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”

Paul Hawken environmentalist, entrepreneur and journalist

The news


  1. Mohawk Sustainability Initiatives Help Neutralize Carbon Footprint
  2. Annual Reports – Time to Really Go “Live”
  3. Strategic Focus—does your scorecarding system have it?
  4. Third Time’s the Charm
  5. Pew Center Offers Guide to Developing Climate-Related Business Strategies
  6. Job Opportunities

Mohawk Sustainability Initiatives Help Neutralize Carbon Footprint -- article
Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. says it has partnered with NativeEnergy to offset CO2 emissions from its 2006 Sales Fleet and Local Product Transport. Mohawk calculated the mileage of its sales force and local product transportation in 2006, estimated at close to one million miles (971,000 miles to be exact) or the equivalent of 748 tons of CO2. Carbon offsets enable people and organizations to reduce their carbon footprint by allowing carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, to be either taken out of the atmosphere or reduced in another part of the country or world.

Annual Reports—Time to Really Go ”Live” -- article
Leslie Gaines-Ross outlines why making annual reports live and interactive on company websites is the logical next step in an online world. In this dizzying decade of always-on communications, companies are failing to keep up with the times. Companies can make their communications more informative and relevant by transforming elements of their traditional annual reports into “living” dialogues.

Strategic Focus—does your scorecarding system have it? -- article
According to preliminary results of an international scorecarding study, many organizations around the world aren’t realizing the full benefits of their scorecarding systems. A failure to link the system to strategic planning may be the missing link between the winners and the losers.

Third Times the Charm --commentary
Will the latest corporate sustainability reporting guidelines herald a brave new world?

Pew Center Offers Guide to Developing Climate-Related Business Strategies --guide
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has released a guide describing the development and implementation of corporate strategies that take into account climate-related risks and opportunities. The report, "Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change", authored by Andrew Hoffman of the University of Michigan, lays out a step-by-step approach for companies to reshape their core business strategies in order to succeed in a future marketplace where greenhouse gases are regulated and carbon-efficiency is in demand.

Job Opportunities

Safety and Security Manager located in Torrance, Ca. The Safety and Security Manager is responsible for all safety and security. This individual proactively establishes, manages, and administers all plans and programs to ensure environmental compliance, the health and safety of employees, and the security of the facility and operations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for eliminating and/or controlling any hazardous conditions resulting from human error and equipment operation, which may lead to human injury and/or property damage. BS degree in science discipline preferred. 5 or more years of chemical or pharmaceutical industry experience. Prior experience with environmental, health, and safety compliance preferred. Contact: (Please include the specific position to which you are applying in the subject line of your email. This will ensure your resume is routed to the correct recruiter as quickly as possible.) 

Senior Engineer Senior Engineer for Consolidated Edison Environment, Health and Safety Department is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual who has high regard for personal accountability and understands the importance of Commitment to Excellence. Must be available to perform occasional off-hour functions, working extended or non-traditional hours. 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. The selected candidate will have demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities with the ability to lead collaborative team efforts without direct reporting relationships. Furthermore, the selected candidate will have knowledge of utility industry operations, position-related Federal and New York State laws and regulations, with a plus being familiar with position-related New York City and municipal codes. Demonstrated familiarity with computer systems and application development (.Net/XML), network and desktop computer administration and database management (SQL/Oracle), word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The selected candidate will successfully secure position-specific EH&S training within 1 year, including completion of Company CEP/CSP preferred or successful completion of CEP/CSP program within 2 years. Contact: Click here for more information

EHS Manager -- Delta Environmental has been awarded a three-year contract with Sun Microsystems to manage its Global Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Program. We anticipate adding P/T and F/T managers in Portland OR, Denver, Boston and the Bay area. Ideal candidates will have 5 to 8 years experience in facility EHS management. Contact: If you are interested, please forward an expression of interest as soon as possible to Delta c/o Heather Williams at

Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator Senior Safety Officer Vanderbilt University is currently seeking a highly qualified and innovative environmental professional to join a progressive campus Environmental Health and Safety program at a top-20 private university. Under general direction from the Associate Director, the Environmental Management System (EMS) coordinator will develop, implement, and maintain a campus-wide environmental management system based on the EPA’s model of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Minimum of 3-5 years directly-related experience in EMS and/or environmental performance or environmental compliance program development and management in a university setting and aMS in environmental engineering or environmental management desired. A PhD with one year experience or an applicable dissertation topic is acceptable. Other combinations of education and experience considered. Experience with database use is preferred. Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification is desirable but ability to obtain either certification is required. Contact: To apply, please contact Andrea George, VEHS Associate Director, by email at Please put “EMS Coordinator” in your email subject line.

Senior Multimedia Compliance Strategist CH2M HILL's Northeast Region is looking for an experienced multimedia compliance consultant to lead an effort to build a stronger EHS services presence in the Northeastern US. This person will work with clients in multiple industries, but chemical industry experience is critical for success. This position requires leveraging project teams across multiple offices, providing senior consulting to compliance projects and developing staff resources. This person is expected to work with corporate level EHS managers/risk managers on EHS issues, with an emphasis on programmatic approaches to enhancing compliance while reducing the long term cost of compliance. They will lead teams in serving our clients at both the corporate and plant levels. Contact: Visit our website at, and visit our Career Page or email us your resume at When applying to this job, please reference 14671BR/PFNAEM in your subject line.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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