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January 17, 2007
This week's management quote

" Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

George S. Patton (1885-1945) US Army General


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The news


  1. Abbott to Test Drive GreenFleet Program to Cut Vehicle Emissions
  2. Seven Trends for 2007
  3. Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and Power Systems
  4. How Businesses Saw the Light in 2006
  5. The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibility
  6. Job Opportunities

Abbott to Test Drive GreenFleet Program to Cut Vehicle Emissionsarticle
Health care giant Abbott is the first company to sign on to PHH GreenFleet, designed to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption among commercial fleets. GreenFleet was developed jointly by PHH Arval and Environmental Defense to reduce pollution among the approximately nine million U.S. vehicles registered to commercial vehicle fleets.

Seven Trends for 2007 --article
“Sustainable Industries Overview,” is the fourth annual trend forecasts and lists from Sustainable Industries, ranking the West Coast’s leading sustainable business pioneers. In preparing the annual TrendWatch report, our editorial team talked with dozens of industry leaders, reviewed hundred of articles, and sifted through stacks of research to bring to you, our readers, insights on what to expect from sustainable industries on the West Coast and beyond in the upcoming year.

Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and Power Systems --report
Despite the growth in recent years of energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) systems, few tools exist to measure their environmental benefits, according to a new study. The report, from American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews existing models‚ attempts to quantify or describe the emissions effects of CHP systems. The models surveyed vary in design, scope, and detail, but they all commonly seek to capture the functions of an energy economy and use knowledge of economic interactions to simulate the effects of economic and policy changes.

How Businesses Saw the Light in 2006 --article
On a cloudless afternoon early last fall, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui stood by his company's test track outside Tokyo and watched a group of journalists take the company's environmental future for a spin. Today, with gas prices nearing 1970s levels and customers turning to fuel-efficient cars, it pays to be green once again. But Fukui was thinking beyond this year's balance sheets. If business continued with business as usual, he warned, "society will not let us exist." Fukui is not alone. From Bentonville, Ark., where Wal-Mart has embarked on ambitious pro-environment policies, to Silicon Valley, where high-tech venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions into renewable energy, 2006 was the year corporations began acting as if their existence--like the rest of the planet's--was tied to the environment.

The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibility --book
The Sustainability Handbook covers the complexities, challenges and benefits of sustainability as it is pursued by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. It provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including.

Job Opportunities

Associate Director - EH&S The Associate Director of EH&S will be an integral member of site Leadership team, and an active participant on the EH&S Global Leadership team. Lead, execute and ensure success of site EH&S programs Ensure conformance to corporate policies, guidelines, and standards…as well as related training programs and regulatory compliance. Develop, monitor and coordinate company EH&S programs in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Bachelor of science degree in health or life sciences with a strong understanding of pharmaceutical processes and science. Continuing education in EH&S management and ongoing changes in EH&S regulatory requirements. 10 plus years of experience in EH&S management. Five or more years experience in a leadership or supervisory capacity. Must have strong leadership skills and have the ability to provide visionary leadership for EH&S at various organizational meetings and forums. Contact:

Director, EHS Process Excellence located in Shelton, CT for Pitney Bowes. Global leader of environmental health and safety management systems, metrics, processes and improvement projects in support of the EHS function and Pitney Bowes sites/businesses. B.S./M.S./ Degree In Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health And Safety or similar degree with 15+ years of EHS experience in industry (5+ at a corporate level). Experience in design and implementation of EHS management systems and metrics is highly desired. Contact: Click here for more information.

Sr. Safety and Environmental Specialist Hayes Lemmerz International Inc., headquartered in Northville, Michigan, is a world leader in automotive and commercial highway wheels, brakes, suspension, structural and other lightweight components. This position, reporting to the Plant Manager, supports the plant’s regulatory safety and environmental compliance, interacts with state agencies, manages worker’s compensation, conducts required annual training and tracks plant training, manages ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and manages and monitors safety and environmental policies and procedures. Candidates should be able to develop, implement and assist the management team with strategic HSE planning and development. Candidates interested in these positions should possess a Bachelors degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management or a technical discipline and a minimum of 3-5 years related experience preferably in an industrial setting. Previous experience in the automotive or a manufacturing industry is helpful. Contact:

Site EH&S Manager, East Hartford Site Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most powerful jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to; - ensures relevant environmental reporting requirements (Title V Air Permit, NPDES/SPDES Water Permits, UTC EIS Reporting) are administered and submitted in a timely manner, - serves as the primary EH&S management representative to Local Lodge 700 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) relative to union safety complaints, Voluntary Environment, Health & Safety (VEHS) teams and other union activities outlined in the local agreement, - coordinates the site EH&S council (Operations and Administrative councils), - serves as the primary site lead for all external and internal EH&S audits (UTC Assurance Review, ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001, Tier III regulatory audits and Program Evaluations), - responsible for the oversight and conduct of all incident investigations subject to UTC Policy 33 and 52 requirements, - coordinates site wide initiatives relative to corrective actions from program evaluations and assurance reviews, - oversees regulatory EH&S training activities for all tenant organizations. Other responsibilities include managing Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and Performance Feedback Tool (PFT) appraisals for 8 environmental engineers and 5 Health and Safety Specialists, managing a 2.5 million dollar budget and routine interfacing with external regulatory agencies (EPA, DEP, OSHA)Member of the Pratt & Whitney EH&S Leadership Council. JOB REQUIREMENTS: BS in EH&S Management or equivalent required. MS in related field preferred. Candidates must have 10+ years EH&S field experience and possess previous EH&S managerial experience.

Environmental Engineer located in Oconomowoc, WI for Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation. As a member of the Environmental Services Department, this individual would provide technical expertise and support to various manufacturing facilities (Operations) as well as to Upper Management. The person in this position would be responsible for applying for, and modifying, operating permits; participating in compliance audits; and working with manufacturing facilities to maintain compliance with various environmental regulations, record keeping, and reporting requirements. All duties would be performed in conjunction with and support of Silgan’s Environmental Policy Statement. Candidate should possess a BS in Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Chemistry or related field, with 2-5 years experience. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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