NAEM Network E-News

August 30, 2007
This week's management quote

" Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise. ”

— Mary Kay Ash, (1915-2001), Business Woman and Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics


  1. New Rules of the Game
  2. Is Water the New Carbon?
  3. Fiddling While the Planet Burns: Mainstream Investment Funds Blinkered To Climate Risk
  4. Builders Overestimate Cost of Going Green
  5. Ecomagination by the Numbers: GE’s Jeff Renaud
  6. Working with the Enemy
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Web Seminar: Creating & Sustaining a Culture of Safety: Benchmarking Case Studies. Thursday, September, 27 2007 1:00-2:30PM EST. Register for Safety Web Seminar.
  2. NAEM Forum: 15th Annual EHS Management Forum, Vancouver, BC October 24-25, 2007. Register for EHS Management Forum.

The news

New Rules of the Gamearticle
With Europe's REACH law coming into force, the burden of proof is shifting from regulators to manufacturers when it comes to chemicals.

Is Water the New Carbon? —article
Four years ago, the Chicago Climate Exchange was created as a way for companies to buy “carbon credits” to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. The market broke new ground by providing industries with a way to reduce their total emissions — either directly or indirectly — at the lowest possible cost. Today, carbon trading and is estimated to be a nearly $790 billion marketplace with individual, corporate and government participants. Now at least one member of the Chicago Climate Exchange sees a similar future in solving a more immediate environmental challenge: water pollution and shortages.

Fiddling While the Planet Burns: Mainstream Investment Funds Blinkered To Climate Risk report
Are investment fund managers building climate change risk considerations into their planning? A new report commissioned by UK communications firm The HeadLand Consultancy says no. The study surveyed nineteen fund management houses overseeing nearly $6 trillion in assets about their attitudes toward climate change, its impact on their investment philosophy, and their perspective on the role of climate change regulation.

Builders Overestimate Cost of Going Greenarticle
Builders, architects and estate agents massively overestimate the cost of 'green' buildings and underestimate their impact on climate change, according to a global survey by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Ecomagination by the Numbers: GE’s Jeff Renaud interview
As Director of General Electric's history-making Ecomagination program, Jeff Renaud sees the brand value in green business. In a preview of his talk at the upcoming Sustainable Brands '07 conference, Jeff outlines how Ecomagination is unfolding at GE and the impact it's having on brand equity and the company’s bottom line.

Working with the Enemy —article
Once the youngest president of the Sierra Club, Adam Werbach used to call Wal-Mart toxic. Now the company is his biggest client. Does the path to a greener future run through Bentonville?

Job Opportunities

Corporate Director –Safety, Health & Loss Control for The Sherwin-Williams Company located in Cleveland, OH. Currently recruiting a Director - Safety, Health and Loss Control Assurance to enhance organizational safety, health and corporate culture in the Company’s drive to safety, health and process safety excellence. The Corporate Director – Safety, Health & Loss Control Assurance is responsible for safety, health and loss control auditing oversight of The Sherwin-Williams Company’s worldwide operations. The new position is located at Sherwin-Williams’ headquarters operations in Cleveland, and works with Paint & Coatings, Global Group, and Paint Stores Group operations. Required experience: 10+ years senior-level professional safety & health, global safety & health auditing and audit systems, health and safety management systems (18001, Responsible Care, VPP, Z10), safety and health training systems, chemical process safety, and industrial accident investigation experience. Contact:

Corporate Manager –Occupational Safety & Hygiene for Kimberly Clark Corporation located in Roswell, GA. This position will be an integral partner in creating the vision and direction on all aspects of occupational safety and hygiene for worldwide operations. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline plus five or more years of managerial experience in an Occupational Safety & Hygiene, Manufacturing, Research, Engineering, or other unit. Contact:

EHS Manager for Alcan located in Commerce, CA. The successful candidate will formulate and direct policies, programs, procedures that will provide/maintain effective implementation of the EHS Management System so as to provide a safe/healthful atmosphere within the workplace that will comply with all federal, state, local environmental, health and safety regulations. This position has direct report responsibility to the Plant Manager and has functional reporting responsibility to the Division Director of EHS. BS in environmental or chemical engineering, safety management, industrial hygiene, or industrial risk management or related experience. A minimum of (2) to (5) years experience related to EHS management. Needs experience working with and improving ergonomic issues in manufacturing environments. Broad knowledge of EPA, OSHA, and DOT rules and regulations. Strong oral and written language proficiency in English and Spanish. Contact:

Manager of Safety and Loss Prevention for ARAMARK located in Philadelphia, PA. Functions as a consultant to help LOB clients build sustainable loss improvement processes within their operating organizations that they will own and operate. 10+ years of experience in safety and or loss control or related field Understanding of the fundamentals of change management and ability to influence at the executive level to drive organizational change Management of decentralized staff. Ability to use statistics to identify trends and focus resources on specific company needs. Must have knowledge of OSHA, DOT and EPA. Knowledge of claims handling processes. Computer software and web-based applications skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Windows; Oracle experience a plus). Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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