NAEM Network E-News

April 12, 2007
This week's management quote

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ”

— Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-1865)


  1. Lean Manufacturing, the Environment and the Bottom Line
  2. Asia-Pacific: Indian Corporate Responsibility – Asian giant on an ethical crash course
  3. Global Warnings: Pandemic Planning is Essential for Business Continuity, Is your Company Ready?
  4. Sustainability Commitments and Supply Chains
  5. U.S. Can Cut Oil Imports to Zero by 2040, oil use to zero by 2050
  6. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Workshop: Advancing EHS Using Lean and Six Sigma May 22-23, 2007. Minneapolis, MN. Click here to register

What's New at NAEM

  1. NAEM Lake Michigan Chapter: Climate Change Trends & Strategies April 18th, 2007. Chicago, IL. Click here for more information.
  2. People-On-the-Go – Contact NAEM to tell us about your new promotion, job and other changes. Click here to send your achievement.
  3. 2007 NAEM Affiliate Guide is now available on our website.

The news

Lean Manufacturing, the Environment and the Bottom Linecommentary
Taking a break from a kaizen event, I had the rare opportunity to pick the brain of the sensei, a Japanese consultant who had been involved with lean manufacturing since before its arrival to the United States. Since I work for the Environmental Protection Agency, I asked him about the status of lean manufacturing in Japan, and in particular whether the focus of lean and efficient production had begun addressing environmental concerns. Through a few more questions and responses, his answer became clear.

Asia-Pacific: Indian Corporate Responsibility – Asian giant on an ethical crash coursearticle
Only a few forward-looking companies have so far flown the corporate responsibility flag in India. But the rest will soon have to follow. Last year was a landmark year for Indian business. It began with the “India Everywhere” campaign at the World Economic Forum, where Indian business magnates, bureaucrats and economic pundits thronged the Davos platform. They pushed Indian investment in a big way. The rest of the year was spent putting their words into action.

Global Warnings : Pandemic Planning is Essential for Business Continuity, Is your Company Ready? article
“It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That phrase is fast becoming the mantra for the potential of an avian influenza pandemic. It’s also a line popping up increasingly — and with greater urgency in recent months — with respect to business continuity planning.

Sustainability Commitments and Supply Chainsarticle
Corporate executives have identified environmental and social sustainability as value creating strategies, but many lack the formal direction and processes to follow through on such commitments, finds a new survey of Fortune 100 companies. In pursuing sustainability, the supply chain becomes the ‘litmus test’ for value creation, and supply management is the enabler, concludes management consultant firm A.T. Kearney.

U.S. can cut oil imports to zero by 2040, oil use to zero by 2050 –article
The United States could dramatically cut oil usage over the next 20-30 years at low to no net cost, said Amory B. Lovins, cofounder and CEO of the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute, speaking at Stanford University Wednesday night for a week-long evening series of lectures sponsored by Mineral Acquisition Partners, Inc.

Job Opportunities

Associate Vice President, CSR/Sustainability for ARAMARK located in Philadelphia, PA. ARAMARK is a leader in professional services and operates in three award winning segments: food, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel services to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. ARAMARK's Office of Sustainability is responsible for identifying and implementing internal and industry best practices as well as articulating qualitative and quantitative information to our internal and external stakeholders. ARAMARK's Office of Sustainability is searching for Associate Vice Presidents of Sustainability in two major enterprise wide roles:

1) Associate Vice President of CSR & Sustainability, Metrics and Reporting, job # Corp29664

2) Associate Vice President of Sustainability, Environmental Stewardship, job# HE29663

Contact : Click here for more information.

DIRECTOR – ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY for GenTek, Inc. located in Bridgewater, NJ. GenTek, Inc is a technology-driven manufacturer of performance chemicals and industrial components. We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Director-Environmental, Health & Safety at our Corporate Headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey. In this role you will direct the EHS function, through direct and indirect management of EHS personnel. You will also provide day-to-day, hands-on management, planning, administration, direction and guidance for the safety and loss prevention, industrial hygiene and environmental programs to assure adherence to established corporate policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local rules and regulations. Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or other related discipline is required. Minimum ten (10) to fifteen (15) years relevant industry experience or regulatory experience a must. Contact:

Corporate Safety Director for manufacturing company located in Dallas, TX. Our client, a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company has an immediate need to fill a very high profile position within their organization. They are currently seeking a polished corporate safety manager who must have a professional demeanor and the ability to effectively deal with other people, especially company personnel at all levels, from the highest to the lowest, to enlist needed cooperation in implementing regulatory requirements. BS degree in Safety Science, Engineering or IH Years of experience: 8-10+ years experience in corporate safety management experience. Must be available to travel 50% of the time. Contact:

Manager, Safety & Health Services for Georgia-Pacific located in Atlanta, GA. The Manager, Safety & Health Services specific responsibilities will include: Developing/coordinating implementation processes for new Health & Safety and CPS initiatives, including Global Safety initiatives (hazard recognition, behavior-based safety, management prevention programs, culture) and H&S Compliance Standards, new Risk Management Planning (RMP) general duty, chemical reactivity hazard management and security vulnerability assessments. This position will also provide CPS/HS program implementation support to the South American CPS/HS Manager. BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Safety Engineering, Safety Management or related technical field; Minimum 10 years experience; Advanced safety/health knowledge & experience, including training; Must be willing to travel up to 50% (70% North America; 30% South America). Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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