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October 11, 2006
This week's management quote

"Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
Peter Drucker (1909-2005) author and business management theorist


  1. 2006 NAEM 14 th Annual EHS Management Forum October 25-27 th, 2006 in Savannah, GA

Preliminary Agenda for the 14th Annual EHS Management Forum is now available. Click here to view.

The news


  1. Guidelines on Corporate Responsibility Simplified
  2. BP, John Deere, Goldman Sachs and Allianz Among Renewable Energy Award Winners
  3. Corporate Stewardship Reports Are Great PR
  4. Social Accountability: A Practical Guide to Implement Code of Conduct
  5. The Energy Diet
  6. Job Opportunities

Guidelines on Corporate Responsibility Simplified -- article
Guidelines viewed by businesses worldwide as a benchmark for corporate social responsibility have been simplified in the hope that more companies will report on their environmental and social impacts. This follows concern that interest in non-financial reporting could otherwise be limited to a handful of multinationals. Global Reporting Initiative, the Amsterdam-based non-profit agency responsible for drawing up the revised guidelines unveiled yesterday, said the framework included for the first time an “entry-level” option.

BP, John Deere, Goldman Sachs and Allianz Among Renewable Energy Award Winners --article
The third annual Euromoney and Ernst and Young Global Renewable Energy Awards were announced earlier this week at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) in London. Winners included some household names not usually associated with renewable energy, such as Goldman Sachs and John Deere. Also honored were the likes of BP, whose Alternative Energy arm has helped define the field, and Allianz Group, the global insurer.

Corporate Stewardship Reports Are Great PR --article
If you are looking for ways to build your company's image in the community and stand out among your competitors, corporate stewardship reports are the most popular means of conveying your company's good deeds. Many corporations recognize and are taking action on environmental sustainability issues. Big corporations look at the impact their policies can have on the behavior of suppliers and may even require them to engage in pro-environment activities. Supplier businesses already dealing with government environmental rules may view such requirements as yet another burden that will simply increase costs and drain resources. Despite these potential drawbacks, this type of corporate stewardship promises economic benefits to both the customer and the supplier.

The Energy Diet --article
I’ve tried to be responsible. I’ve thought pro-green thoughts and occasionally even done pro-green things. I’ve run the dishwasher and washer-dryer only with full loads. I’ve recycled, as ordered, though like every New Yorker I’ve ever met, I suspect the system does more good for our feelings than for the environment. I’ve shaved while showering, although I can’t remember anymore whether that’s a good or a bad thing. I’ve been too busy to do much more, though, and too confused and overwhelmed by all the eco hype out there, and too inflexible to seriously change my lifestyle.

Social Accountability: A Practical Guide to Implement Code of Conduct --book review
An excellent primer on the nuts and bolts of building compliant factories, systems and processes, writes Steve Rasin. The supply chain sustainability compliance regime that has emerged since 1990 has improved the lives of some workers in many parts of the world. But increasingly, buyers and suppliers alike recognize that it is far from perfect.

Job Opportunities

Vice President, Environmental and External Affairs in Vermont. Position exists to oversee the strategic environmental and regulatory affairs of the company’s North American operations. Also oversees the safety and public relations functions for the business, which is between ¼ - ½ billion dollars in sales. Will monitor governmental, regulatory and environmental policy issues that may impact the company’s business objectives and will ensure regulatory compliance consistency across multiple jurisdictions. Works closely with internal business partners and departments to articulate company policy, then helps to ensure that company policy priorities are considered by legislators, regulators and related constituencies. Works closely with plant managers on location-specific permitting or compliance issues, as required. Ideal candidate will have a related advanced degree; 10 or more years of environmental affairs / PR experience in a government or corporate role administering complex local, state and federal environmental regulations; managerial experience; strong background working with complex and sensitive issues – manufacturing, environmental policy, governmental affairs and crisis management communications experience. Contact: Please send resume (MS Word document) by email: Donald R. Hunt

Senior Engineer for Johnson & Johnson in La Jolla, CA. Evaluate facilities compliance with federal, state, local environmental regulations and J&J Corporate Environmental Sustainability Standards. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and establish Operational Procedures to assist facility management and researchers to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate standards. Qualifications: A B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or closely related scientific fields is required. 6 to 8 years direct experience in job function, some in the pharmaceutical or a closely related industry preferred. QEP, CHMM certifications a plus. Knowledge of US EPA and California EPA (Title 22) Regulations, DOT Regulations, and Environmental Management Systems (e.g. ISO 14001) is important. Contact:

Senior Corporate EH&S Director in Houston, TX for chemical company growing through acquisitions needs to hire a new Senior Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Director. Reporting to the President / CEO of the company, this position will be responsible for all Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Security issues for the company. Responsibilities include: OSHA EPA and DOT compliance and auditing, EHS program development, budget management, staff management, provide strategic direction and deliver a World-Class EHS program to multiple-sites, acquisition and due diligence, etc. To be considered for this opportunity, the following criteria must be met: • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Safety or related; strongly prefer JD / law degree, prefer Masters and certifications too. • Must have a very strong and balanced EHS background from chemical processing • Multiple-sites, staff management, EPA OSHA DOT compliance and auditing • EHS program development, providing strategic direction, Responsible Care, PSM • Acquisitions/Due-Diligence, able to deliver World Class EHS programs, budget management • Strong leadership and strategic experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong influencing and presentation skills • Strongly prefer local Houston-area candidates, however a relocation package can be provided. Contact:

Senior Engineer for Con Edison. Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. 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. The selected candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills. 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. Contact: Click here to apply

Standard Register Company is currently seeking a motivated Environmental Health and Safety Director at Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and guidance with primary responsibility for driving compliance to all applicable safety standards and achieving safety related performance objectives. The Environmental Health and Safety Director would manage safety staff and support all manufacturing facilities. Undergraduate degree in business, engineering, or technical discipline, 10 or more years safety experience in manufacturing environment, Master’s Degree preferred, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred, OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) preferred. Contact:

EHS Team Member for BASF in Palmyra, Missouri needed to lead, coordinate, implement, and support Process Safety programs across multiple sites and business groups referred to as a service Hub Provides technical and regulatory expertise to ensure compliance, safe work places, and continuous improvement of Process Safety programs. Advises site management of compliance concerns. Qualifications: Technical BS degree required (Chemistry/ChE preferred) 8+ years of demonstrated experience in a manufacturing environment, General working knowledge of other EHS areas, including environmental, occupational safety, and industrial hygiene Experience leading process hazard analyses, Root cause analysis and forensic engineering training. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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