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September 13, 2006
This week's management quote

" I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Ministe


  1. Motivation and Management: Becoming Insights from EHS Leaders -- Web Seminar September 29th, 2006 1:00-2:00 PM EST
  2. 14th Annual EHS Management Forum -- NAEM Confernece October 25-27th, 2006 Savannah Early Bird Registration Ends September 15th!
  3. Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change November 10th sponsored by the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprises -- University of Michigan

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

The news


  1. No More Hot Air
  2. The Value of Values – How to Attract and Retain Productive Employees with Strategic Values- Focused Management
  3. Environmental Supply Chain Management
  4. Improving Strategic Planning: A McKinsey Survey
  5. Dow Forms ‘Water Solutions’ Business
  6. Job Opportunities

No More Hot Air articles
Businesses are recognizing the heightened importance of minimizing both their impact on the environment and the impact that environmental legislation has on them. Five years ago any NGO trying to take company CEOs or investment banks to task over the impact of their activities on the environment would probably have met with a closed door. Endorsing environmental principles used to be the exclusive preserve of radical left-wing groups whose members tied themselves to trees. A landmark year occurred in 2003 in terms of what was once a closed door being left slightly ajar. In June that year a group of 10 banks representing seven countries were among the first signatories of the Equator Principles, a voluntary set of guidelines for assessing and managing environmental and social risks in project financing deals worth $50 million or more. An additional 34 banks have since signed up to the principles.

The Value of Values—How to Attract and Retain Productive Employees with Strategic Values-Focused Managementarticle
Every organization (profit or not-for-profit) needs employees who want to work for it; customers who require its products or services; suppliers who want to supply to it and investors/sponsors who want to invest in it. While this sounds like the most basic of goals, actually creating that bond takes effort and planning.

Environmental Supply Chain Management --commentary
Environmental supply chain management consists of the purchasing function’s involvement in activities that include reduction, recycling, reuse and the substitution of materials. Despite the potentially important role that the purchasing function can play in a firm's environmental activities, little research has been performed to date that examines the factors that affect environmental supply chain management. The authors examined how intra- and inter-organizational factors both drive and constrain purchasing's involvement in environmental supply chain activities. This CAPS study was commissioned as a "theory development" study aimed at examining environmental issues of relevance to supply chain management.

Improving Strategic Planning: A McKinsey Survey survey
Strategic planning is critical to the continued success of any organization, yet fewer than half of the executives who responded to a new online survey conducted by The McKinsey Quarterly say that they are satisfied with their company's approach to planning strategy. Further, although more than three-quarters of the respondents report that their company has a formal strategic-planning process, fewer than a quarter say that the process is key to making their most important decisions; senior executives—most important, the CEO—drive decision making. The executives also raise significant concerns about the way their company executes the strategy, communicates it, aligns the organization with it, and measures performance against it.

Dow Forms ‘Water Solutions’ Businessarticle
Dow Chemical says it will launch a business unit comprised of brands and technologies designed to advance the science of desalination, water purification, contaminant removal and water recycling. The new business unit, Dow Water Solutions, will focus on meeting the needs of the company's water industry customers by leveraging the capabilities and technologies within its various businesses.

Job Opportunities

Environment, Health and Safety Senior Manager/Director in Atlanta, GA. Our client is a $500M plus, multi-site, international manufacturing company. Reporting to the CEO, this newly created position is responsible for providing oversight and establishing and managing corporate environmental, safety and health initiatives, including international operations. Requires Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree preferred, in safety, health, environmental science or other related field; professional certifications preferred and ten plus years experience in corporate environmental, health and safety. Must be aware of all federal, state and local environmental regulations. Experience must include establishing corporate wide initiatives with a proven record of implementing best practices, developing field professionals and establishing a respected, professional EHS department. This position is approximately 65% safety and health and 35% environmental. Experience in a multi-site manufacturing or distribution, unionized environment helpful. Contact: Dutch Earle at

Project Manager – Environmental Engineering in New York, NY Salary range is $85-$100K (NYC experience is a must). Successful candidate should possess experience related to field oversight, environmental investigation, remedial design, groundwater sampling, and remediation system operation. Experience with NYDEP regulations are a must. This position is for a talented individual who would like to be a "seller-doer". Strong communication, report writing, and management skills are required. Successful candidate will be working on brownfield redevelopment projects, site remediation, due diligence, subsurface evaluations, soil and groundwater sampling and investigations. Qualifications: MS degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, or Geology, PE or PG license preferred, 10+ years of experience in field oversight, environmental investigation, remedial design, groundwater sampling & remediation system operation. Thorough understanding of design process, contract documents & A/E construction practices. Minimum 5 years of solid NYC experience & strong understanding of NYDEP & federal environmental regulations are a must. Experience with NYSDEC permitting requirements. Contact: Naomi Berman at

Environmental Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ. Salary range $70-$100K. Qualifications: MS degree in Environmental Engineering and PE license, 6 to 10 years of experience in field oversight, environmental investigation, remedial design, groundwater sampling and remediation system operation, thorough understanding of design process, contract documents and A/E construction practices. A minimum of 4 years of solid NJ experience and strong understanding of NJDEP and federal environmental regulations are a must. Experience with NYSDEC permitting requirements are a plus. Working knowledge of AutoCADD. Contact: Naomi Berman at

Environmental Compliance Specialist in San Diego, CA. Otay Water District, winner of one of SHRM’s 2004 Workplace Excellence Award and San Diego Business Journal’s 2005 Best Companies to Work For in San Diego, is seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist. We are looking for a proactive, innovative and dedicated person to perform environmental planning, documentation, reporting, permitting, and ensure District compliance with applicable environmental regulations. Contact:

Program Director for the Center for Business & Environment at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The Program Director will oversee the establishment, operations, and growth of the Yale Center for Business and Environment, a new Center being launched jointly by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) and the Yale School of Management (SOM). It will focus on the business-environment interface from three primary perspectives: integrating environment into mainstream business; managing environment-oriented businesses; and bringing management principles to the environmental realm. The Center will also provide a home for the FES and SOM joint degree program. The Program Director will be responsible for maintaining communications between the two schools, for coordinating curriculum development by faculty of the two schools, and for overseeing outreach for initiatives related to the business-environment interface at Yale. The Program Director will report directly to the Center Director. Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field and 5 years relevant experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred: MBA and demonstrated understanding of environmental issues. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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