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February 28, 2007
This week's management quote

"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them."
Peter F. Drucker, 1909 - present, American management guru and author.


  1. NAEM Peer-to-Peer Workshop - EHS MIS Workshop March 7-8 th, 2007 Atlanta, GA. Register today!

  2. Environmental Business Council: The Evolving Role of the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager Co-sponsored by New England Chapter (NEC) NAEM. March 23, 2007 DoubleTree Hotel Westborough, MA.

The news


  1. OfficeMax Rolls Out Paper Procurement
  2. A Buyout Deal That Has Many Shades of Green
  3. How Long can China Pollute for Free?
  4. Carbon tax? Or Cap-and-Trade? ‘Everything is on the Table’ on Hill
  5. Supply Chain Management—Weak Links in Bangladesh
  6. TRX Launches CO2 Emissions Model for Business Travel

OfficeMax Rolls Out Paper Procurement –report
OfficeMax has introduced a paper procurement policy, setting direct product expectations and business relationship expectations for paper product suppliers. The new policy defines performance criteria for its product suppliers in the selection of raw materials and production of paper products and will guide the company's actions in support of its commitment to environmental sustainability.

A Buyout Deal That Has Many Shades of Green –article
About two weeks ago, Fred Krupp, the president of a nonprofit advocacy group called Environmental Defense, received an unusual phone call. William K. Reilly, the former administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency under President George H. W. Bush, was on the other end. But before Mr. Reilly would explain the reason for his call, he said he needed an assurance from Mr. Krupp that he would keep the conversation confidential. After receiving such a pledge, Mr. Reilly dropped a bombshell: the TXU Corporation, the Texas energy giant that had become the whipping boy of the nation’s largest environmental groups, was in talks to be sold to a group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Texas Pacific Group, two large private equity firms.

How Long can China Pollute for Free? –commentary
One of the nation's big industrial advantages over other countries is growth that's virtually unchecked by environmental laws. Here's how and when the waking giant may be forced to change. These are boom times for Shanxi province in northern China. The province produced 25% of the country's coal in 2005 at a time when coal prices were soaring. Shanxi's economy grew by 12.5% in 2005, well ahead of even the astonishing 10% growth for China's economy as a whole.

Carbon tax? Or Cap-and-Trade? ‘Everything is on the Table’ on Hill –article
Proposals for taxing carbon dioxide emissions are going to get a close look on Capitol Hill in coming weeks, as their advocates promote them as the most effective answer to global warming. "Everything is on the table," Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said in a recent interview. But Rangel, who will hold his first hearing on energy and climate change Wednesday, is not ready to back a specific approach. "I don't want any particular group crying out because you ask me, and I say yes, and the headline says 'Rangel favors carbon taxes,'" he said. "It's certainly an issue we will be looking at," Rangel added.

Supply Chain Management—Weak Links in Bangladesh
Changes in the international marketplace mean Bangladesh’s boom risks coming to an abrupt end. Big buyers and suppliers need to work together. Last year Bangladesh’s simmering labor tensions came to the surface. Workers and trade unionists took to the streets protesting over various issues including low wages, long hours, excessive overtime, working conditions, and denial of union rights and maternity leave.

TRX Launches CO2 Emissions Model for Business Travel –tool
TRX, Inc., a provider of transaction processing and data integration services to the travel industry, has launched a Carbon Emissions Model to provide corporations with empirical data detailing the impact of employee travel on the environment. Corporations are able to use the Carbon Emissions Model to learn how much CO2 their specific global air travel program has emitted, as well as how their program compares to industry averages. The model also allows companies to see which carriers are the lowest CO2 emitters for their travel footprint, providing them with tools to determine how changing their preferred carriers, or modifying their travel volume, would impact the environment.

Job Opportunities

EHS Team Member for BASF, The Chemical Company located in Iselin, NJ. Primary responsibilities will be managing EHS issues / opportunities at BASF’s Iselin and Union, NJ R&D locations. · Provide technical and regulatory expertise to ensure compliance, safe work places, and continuous improvement of EHS programs. Advise sites and EHS Hub management of compliance concerns. · Provide strategic direction to site and EHS Hub leadership on EHS issues / opportunities. Technical engineering or science BS degree required · Other BS degrees considered if candidate has significant operational experience · 5 years or more of demonstrated experience in a manufacturing or R&D environment (preferably chemical manufacturing / R&D) · Strong working knowledge of occupational safety and industrial hygiene. Contact:

Environmental Health & Safety Manager for a manufacturing company located in Jonesboro, AR. The EHS Manager will be responsible for the Environmental and Safety improvement programs at the facility and be accountable for ensuring the plant is in compliance with all federal, state, local, environmental, occupational safety and health regulations. BS in Occupational Health and Safety Environmental Engineering, or Manufacturing. At least 5 years experience, 5-8 years preferred. Contact: Lynda Ferren

Safety Manager for a manufacturing company located in York, PA. EXPERIENCE: 4+ years DEGREE: BS Safety JOB DESCRIPTION: Safety Manager Major manufacturing company seeks 4+ years Safety management experience in a manufacturing environmental. Will oversee all safety issues including lockout/tagout, ergonomics, training, OSHA compliance, workers compensation. BS Safety is preferred. Contact:

Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Assurance Coordinator Will need to DESIGN, IMPLEMENT and IMPROVE auditing programs for this site, related to environmental health and safety, ISO 14001, PSM, and ISO 9000. Will train other EHS professionals in Auditing, improve and monitor programs, develop and present audit results to business unit leaders with documentation and follow-up actions required to close gaps, etc. To be considered for this opportunity, the following criteria must be met: • BS degree in Safety, Environmental or related, prefer Masters or certifications • Strongly prefer EHS Auditing experience from chemical plants or related, however other forms of manufacturing may apply • Very strong hands-on site Auditing experience, considered to be an Auditing or Compliance Specialist • Must have strong experience in DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING and IMPROVING auditing programs. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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