NAEM Network E-News

August 2, 2007
This week's management quote

" To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882), American essayist and poet


  1. The 2007 SB20: World’s Top Sustainable Stocks
  2. Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and HP Improve Ethical Reputations
  3. Product Safety: “Made in China”- How to fix a troubled label
  4. Energy Management: The Fifth Pillar of Sustainable Infrastructure?
  5. 2007 Salary Survey: Catching the Wave
  6. Green Jobs Plentiful for New Graduates
  7. Corporate Climate Response
  8. Job Opportunities


  • NAEM Forum: 15th Annual EHS Management Forum, Vancouver, BC October 24-25, 2007. Click here to register.
  • Green Power Conferences: Corporate Climate Response, Chicago, IL September 25-26, 2007. Click here for more information.

The news

The 2007 SB20: World’s Top Sustainable Stocksarticle
SustainableBusiness.comannounced its 2007 Sustainable Business 20 (SB20) List: The World's Top Sustainable Stocks: Companies Changing the World for the Better. The SB20 list, now in its sixth year, is comprised of20innovative companies, large and small, that are having an important impact on creating an environmentally sustainable society. The goal is to help the media and investors identify leading companies and to understand what it takes for a company to be sustainable.

Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, HP Improve Ethical Reputationsarticle
Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola Co. and Hewlett-Packard made the most progress improving their reputations in the second quarter of 2007, a Swiss research company recently announced. Covalence studies the ethical reputations of multinational companies. It compiles a score in three categories: best "EthicalQuote" score, best ethical progress and best reported performance. The index quantifies qualitative data using 45 criteria. The criteria includes business contribution to human development such as its human rights policy, labor standards and waste management, among others.

Product Safety: “Made in China”- How to fix a troubled labelcommentary
To improve supply chain safety and quality standards companies should engage Chinese authorities to increase the capacity of regulators, argues Doug Cahn. Ever wonder how a bad story will end? In recent months, one report after another has detailed shocking violations of product safety in China’s booming agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Poisoned dog food. Tainted toothpaste. Lead-laced Thomas & Friends train toys. Unsafe tires. Mislabeled drugs. Consumers around the world are understandably nervous; indeed, some say that alarm over Chinese products has reached a tipping point.

Energy Management: The Fifth Pillar of Sustainable Infrastructure?editorial
A little more than 4 years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its “Four Pillars of Sustainable Infrastructure.” These pillars consist of better management, full-cost pricing, efficient water use, and watershed approaches to protection. At the time EPA released the Four Pillars, it did not emphasize energy management. But now, it is well past time to incorporate energy management and efficiency into the vision of sustainable infrastructure.

2007 Salary Survey: Catching the Wavearticle
The waves at Waimea Bay in Hawaii, infamous for being the largest and most dangerous in the world, have nothing on the extreme ups and downs of the recent environmental job market. Just like world-class surfers, you and your fellow environmental professionals must be prepared to meet the challenges of wild rides. Adaptability in your job is the key to success. Now more than ever, embracing change with a positive attitude is crucial in our rapidly changing environmental industry.

Green Jobs Plentiful for New Graduatesarticle
Graduates of the class of 2007 are finding that being environmentally friendly is a growth industry.

NAEM Partners with Green Power Conferences for Corporate Climate Response Event
Corporate Climate Response Event —September 25-26th Chicago, IL.
With new sustainability initiatives being launched daily, companies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their climate change credentials. A newly announced conference is pulling together corporate sustainability leaders to talk about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to responding to global warming. For more information, please contact: Adrienne Baker
NAEM members are eligible for a 10% discount – simply quote the “NAEM” discount when registering.

Job Opportunities

Global Director, EHS for Newell Rubbermaid located in Oak Brook, IL. Provide leadership role in defining and driving global EHS policies and procedures, compliance strategies, ensure competency and quality of facility-level EHS resources, lead goals and target setting, monitoring and reporting progress of their respective operating units. Develop and implement appropriate EHS filters for the Group’s New Product Development (NPD) process to ensure full compliance, promote education and best practices and foster continuous improvements of EHS performance. Educated to a minimum Master’s Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or relevant Environmental Science, minimum 8-10 years experience in an EH&S role, a product safety background with detailed knowledge of both Federal and “voluntary” regulations relevant to our business. Contact:

Director Environment, Health and Safety for Schwan Food Company located in Marshall, MN. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws, standards, regulations and requirements for the organization/Operations. The Director of EHS develops necessary programs, procedures and policies for compliance and loss prevention so as to ensure losses and risk to the organization/Operations are minimized. MBA or equivalent experience preferred with8-10 years related experience. Contact:

Director of Enterprise Risk Management for Northrop Grumman located in McLean, VA. Northrop Grumman Information Technology (NGIT) is looking for someone to work under the direction of the Vice President, Information Security and CISO, as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management. This person will be responsible for managing and articulating information security risk across the company. Specifically this includes the development and evolution of a security compliance program related to network, computing platform and application baseline security standards and information Security policies. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the disaster recovery/business continuity strategy inclusive of the business impact analysis, recovery process and procedures as well as recovery classifications and disaster recovery testing. Focus on development and dissemination of specific threat information exchange among the Aerospace and Defense community. Contact:

Murdock Goldenberg Schneider & Groh, LPA (MGSG), a Cincinnati-based law Firm, has a team of EH&S/DOT professionals and EHS lawyers to support national and international multi-media EHS auditing, air pollution control, hazardous waste management, water, wastewater and stormwater management, and work involving USTs, CFCs, SARA, PCBs, SPCC, DOT, OSHA, industrial hygiene, due diligence, remediation, compliance counseling, enforcement defense, toxic tort litigation, and M&A activities. MGSG needs help to deal with its expanding EHS legal/technical business. If youknow an entrepreneur who is a talented EH&S professional, we are interested in them. We are seeking to add one or two individuals who are strong environmental engineers or health & safety professionals, and who have significant EH&S auditing experience. We would be especially pleased to find individuals who are strong in both E and HS, and auditing.Contact:MGSG

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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