NAEM Network E-News

June 7, 2007
This week's management quote

"We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.”

—Charles Kettering, (1876-1958) American Engineer & Inventor

Summary:

  1. USPS Becomes First Shipper to Get Cradle to Cradle Rating
  2. Motorola Renews and Expands Its Membership in Chicago Climate Exchange
  3. Nanotechnology: The Smallest Green Revolution?
  4. WWF and Coca-Cola Embark on Water Conservation Initiative
  5. Detroit Finds Agreement on the Need to Be Green
  6. The new metrics of corporate performance: Profit per employee
  7. Job Opportunities

Events

  1. NAEM's 15th Annual EHS Management Forum: Registration open!
    Get Your Passports Ready!
  2. NAEM Webinar: Making the Business Case for Green Buildings June 28, 2007 1:00-2:30PM EST
  3. NAEM Workshop: Adding Business Value through EHS: Strategies for Managing EHS Business Risk Hosted by Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. August 8-9, 2007 St. Louis, MO. Registration open!

The news

USPS Becomes First Shipper to Get Cradle to Cradle Ratingarticle
Consumers now can send a very "green" message across town or around the world when sending Priority Mail and Express Mail packages and envelopes. The U.S. Postal Service has become the first mailing or shipping company in the country to achieve "Cradle to Cradle" Certification at the Silver level from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry for human and environmental health.

Motorola Renews and Expands Its Membership in Chicago Climate Exchangearticle
Motorola, Inc. has renewed and expanded its membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary but legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading system. By becoming a Phase II CCX member, Motorola has committed to tracking and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and to achieving a 6 percent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2010 below a year 2000 baseline. Motorola also has become the first member of CCX to include in its commitment all of its worldwide manufacturing sites that currently are not covered under the regulatory emissions reduction requirements of the Kyoto Protocol signatories and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS).

Nanotechnology: The Smallest Green revolution?article
As the scientific field of nanotechnology develops, there is a great opportunity for the field to be “green” from the get go declares the report “Green nanotechnology: It’s Easier than you Think.” Although much of the role nanotechnologies could play in mopping up current environmental messes and preventing future ones is still hypothetical, there are already many products available using nanotechnologies that could be considered “green.” Furthermore, the report calls on the federal government to create policies and oversight on nanotechnology.

WWF and Coca-Cola Embark on Water Conservation Initiative ­–article
The global conservation organization WWF and The Coca-Cola Company today announced collaboration on a new worldwide initiative by the beverage giant to conserve water resources and replace the water used to produce its drinks. The Coca-Cola Company has been the target of a vigorous campaign in India, where communities near some of its bottling plants complain that the beverage company depletes and pollutes their water supplies.

Detroit Finds Agreement on the Need to Be Greenarticle
Labor and management in the auto industry are often at odds, but on Thursday they agreed on something critics have been telling them for years: Detroit must act to reduce its vehicles’ impact on the environment.

The new metrics of corporate performance: Profit per employeearticle
Today's approach to measuring financial performance is geared excessively to the capital-intensive operating styles of 20th-century industrial companies. It doesn’t sufficiently account for factors such as the contributions of talented employees that, more and more, are the basic source of wealth. Financial performance—observed through balance sheets, cash flow reports, and income statements—is and always will be the principal metric for evaluating a company and its managers. But greater attention should be paid to the role of intangible capital and the ways of accounting for it.


Job Opportunities

ESH&S Manager for The W.M. Wrigley Company as an Environmental, Safety & Health Manager the position holder identifies ESH&S issues that are essential for full compliance and conform to existing and planned business development. Leads and directs local personnel with ESH&S responsibilities to ensure a standard approach to the implementation of ESH&S programs and procedures. Provides in house expertise and resources to all Gainesville Factory departments to maintain a standard approach to problem solving and the introduction of ESH&S safeguards. Qualifications: BA/BS Degree 9+ years progressive ESH&S experience including management, Strong ESH&S technical knowledge, Appropriate qualifications and certifications in ESH&S.
Contact: Click here for more information.

Manager, Environmental Safety and Health for ITT Corporation in Lancaster, PA. Under the leadership of the Director, IBG ESH, for the Lancaster plant, develops and implements safety program(s) to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions, provides technical assistance to plant management for environmental and occupational health and safety-related issues and processes. Also, ensures that all IBG valve plants operate within acceptable regulatory/ITT parameters. Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Environmental Engineering or BSME/BSIE or related field, with six to eight years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in environmental, health, safety. Must be well versed in current government regulations pertaining to environment, health and safety. Personal computer skills are essential. Contact: EHSCareers.com

Manager, Safety Operations for PPL located in Allentown, PA. PPL Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pa., is seeking a Manager – Safety Operations. This position provides leadership in Safety and Health within the Business Lines by assisting the Executive Group to plan, develop, and implement safety and industrial hygiene strategies that continuously enhance the effectiveness of employee safety in the workplace and maintain compliance with all related safety regulations. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational or Industrial Safety, Engineering, or Management. A minimum of eight (8) years of Safety and Industrial Hygiene experience. At least five (5) years experience in Transmission and Distribution. Contact: EHSCareers.com

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director

202-986-6616

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