NAEM Network E-News

November 15, 2006
This week's management quote

"But the only possible guarantee of the future is responsible behavior in the present. ”

Wendell Berry, novelist, poet, farmer, (1934 -present)

The news


  1. Making Every Drop Count: Environmental Stewardship at The Coca-Cola Company
  2. Archer Daniels Midland to Look Beyond Corn for Fuel Sources
  3. Xerox Toes the Line on Waste
  4. Wal-Mart Evaluates Green Stores’ Progress After a Year of Operation
  5. Nike Named Top U.S. Company for Social Responsibility Reporting
  6. Holiday Shoppers Want Businesses to Help Them Do Good
  7. Job Opportunities

Making Every Drop Count: Environmental Stewardship at The Coca-Cola Company --speech
In his keynote remarks to NAEM’s 14 th Annual EHS Forum in Savannah, Jeff Seabright - Vice President, Environment & Water Resources – shared insights and sustainable business objectives related to the development, implementation, and the impact of Coca-Cola’s Manifesto vision which gave the company a clearly defined global water strategy grounded in their commitment to operational excellence.

Archer Daniels Midland to Look Beyond Corn for Fuel Sources --article
Archer Daniels Midland’s new chief executive outlined a broad strategy Wednesday for the company to dominate the growing bioenergy industry, but offered few specifics on how it would carry out that vision. Patricia A. Woertz, who took over in May, said A.D.M., the grain-processing giant, would seek to maintain its leadership in biofuels, like ethanol, by diversifying its production sources beyond corn.

Xerox Toes the Line on Waste -- interview
Patty Calkins, Xerox’s vice president of environment, health and safety (EHS) is a scuba diver. During a recent conversation with Sustainable Industries, she talked about a dive in Lake Erie when her equipment failed. A frightening situation, but Calkins says it was an instructive one as well. “What it does teach you is how to keep your head on your shoulders and try to make a very appropriately paced ascent,” she says. A similar philosophy has grounded Calkins’ work at Xerox over more than a decade. Her first task at the $15.7 billion company was to conduct a life-cycle assessment, “to understand the primary environmental impacts of using a Xerox product — and to integrate EHS into the design of our products,” she says. After taking stock of the situation, Calkins has helped Xerox introduce a series of programs that seem, so far, to be making that same appropriate paced ascent.

Wal-Mart Evaluates Green Stores’ Progress After a Year of Operation --article
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has reviewed early results of various projects at its experimental "green" stores located in McKinney, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado, after one year of operation and is applying new learnings to other Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Clubs.

Nike Named Top U.S. Company for Social Responsibility Reporting --article
Nike's commitment to industry-leading transparency in its social responsibility reporting has led to the company being named the top U.S. company and one of the world's top 10 in the latest Sustainability Global Reporters Program ranking.

Holiday Shoppers Want Businesses to Help Them Do Good --article
Tis' the season of giving -- back. Findings from a nationwide poll to determine Americans' plans for charitable giving this holiday season show that more than half of Americans intend to purchase a holiday gift that gives back a portion of the proceeds to a cause. Furthermore, with less than 40 shopping days left, nearly six-out-of-ten shoppers aim to support a charity by making gift-giving purchases from retailers that support a philanthropic cause - up nearly 10 percent from 2005.

Job Opportunities

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Programs – AOL Corporate Headquarters. Drive overall environmental, health and safety programs at multiple sites for AOL across North America. Provide technical expertise, training, and program initiation to ensure compliance with pertinent laws, regulations and AOL Policy matters for AOL offices, call centers and data centers. Write template policy & procedures; assist in tailoring these plans to specific site operations. Coordinate training as required across dispersed work force. Review various operations to determine compliance with environmental and safety laws - primarily stormwater permitting, air permits, hazardous waste issues, and the suite of OSHA 1910 matters. Coordinate local compliance matters for main Dulles campus: SPCC (spill plans), secondary containment, indoor air quality monitoring, machine/fan guarding, safety signage, indoor air quality issues. Manage Health &Safety issues associated with illness & injury rates, accident investigation/reduction programs. Manage EHS projects at specific sites (e.g. asbestos abatement or preparation of SPCC plans). Oversight of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) program, and initiation of various safety committees at remote sites. BS degree in environmental management or engineering, industrial hygiene, safety engineering or related scientific or technical discipline. Over seven years of experience required; general industry or consulting experience preferred. Requires a thorough working knowledge of EPA & OSHA regulatory matters in general industry. Due to headcount constraints, this position will be hired through WSP Environmental Strategies, but will be located full-time at the AOL Dulles, VA site. Contact: Click here for more information and to apply.

Directorof Environmental, Health and Safety in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Organize and provide insight into the environmental, health & safety regulatory affairs of the corporation, and to assist other business units in the accomplishment of their goals. Administer and manage the activities of the Environmental, Health & Safety Department. Has legal responsibility for assuring EH&S compliance for the whole corporation (national & international). minimum of 15 years of similar or related experience in EH&S and managing staff. ·Additional required experience with OSHA, EPA, DOT, DNR regulations, Worker¿s Compensation risk management skills, budgeting, Industrial Hygiene sampling experience, workstation and tooling ergonomic analysis. ·Certifications: CHMM, Safety, ISO 14000 Auditor, DOT-HAZMAT, RCRA, and Laser Safety Officer. ·A driver¿s license is required. ·Knowledge of applicable state and federal safety and environmental regulations (including Mexico, Europe & Asia). Contact:

EHS Manager in Houston, Texas. Position reports to the Site Manager and will be building a complete department. Successful candidate will lead the site in developing and achieving Safety, Health, Security and Environmental objectives. Provide assurance that EHS Management Systems are effective in identifying and managing potential risks and assure that the standards are effective in monitoring compliance with company standards and legal requirements. Contact:

Safety Manager in St. Louis, Missouri. The successful candidate will serve as the Safety Leader for this location to assure OSHA safety & health regulatory compliance and adhere to company standards and requirements. Plan and direct Safety and Health programs, policies and procedures. Develop Safety & Health strategic improvement business goals and initiatives for site. Conduct incident investigations of safety and near miss accidents. Coordinate with State, Local and Federal agencies to handle injuries, inspections and site visits. Will supervise a department of 6 professionals + Emergency Response and Security. Must be a drive of change. Contact:

Senior Manager EHS Compliance Programs & Site Security. Hamilton Sundstrand is among the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. We design and manufacture aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft and are a major supplier for international space programs. Bachelor's degree in EH&S or related field Masters degree in business preferred. At least 15 years leadership experience in Environment, Health & Safety regulatory compliance position. Area of Expertise: Leading HS EHS Corporate Regulatory Compliance program through, development, interpretation and recommending compliance programs with environmental regulations and/or company policy. Contact:

Senior EHS Program Manager in San Francisco, CA for Genetech. The candidate will be an internal Engineering Consultant and Engineering Program Manager (water, waste and property assessment programs) for the Corporate EHS group to support Genentech’s biopharmaceuticals manufacturing sites, pilot plants and manufacturing support and laboratory areas. The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering preferred, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering and experience in process engineering. A minimum of 10 years of process engineering/environmental experience in a process industry manufacturing plant (chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics materials or oil and gas industry) is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer in California, or the ability to become registered within a 24-month period and a working knowledge of general environmental and safety regulations, such as Cal/OSHA, NFPA and Building Codes are desired. Other EHS professional certifications preferred. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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