NAEM Network E-News

June 21, 2007
This week's management quote

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

— Jimmy Carter, (1924-present) 39th U.S. President


  1. Harvesting the Wind
  2. Tracking Water Performance - Metering and Metrics: DuPont
  3. Greening the Hotel Industry One Eco-Property at a Time
  4. Forget Fossil Fuels, Calvert Now Offers Global Alternative Energy Fund
  5. ISO 14065 standard- New Tool for International Efforts to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  6. Inquiry Report Advocates Wider Role for Tomorrow’s Global Company
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Webinar: Making the Business Case for Green Buildings June 28, 2007 1:00-2:45PM EST. Registration open!
  2. 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!
  3. NAEM Forum: 15th Annual EHS Management Forum. Registration open!
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The news

Harvesting the Windarticle
As part of a strategic alliance with John Deere, Portland-based Momentum is poised to break ground on its first set of projects: a 5- and a 10-megawatt wind farm at Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Ore. For John Deere, the proposition is this: The easier it is for farmers and their children to continue farming profitably, the more customers the company will have.

Tracking Water Performance - Metering and Metrics: DuPontarticle
DuPont began to explore potential water metrics in the mid-1990s as part of the company’s growing focus on sustainability. The effort met initial internal resistance at the facility level due to “metrics fatigue” and concerns that certain metrics definitions related to water “consumption” would unfairly penalize some facilities when compared to others.

Greening the Hotel Industry One Eco-Property at a Timearticle
NAEM's Forum will be held at The Fairmont Hotel Vancover, BC which is rated by the Hotel Assoication of Canada as a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating, making it a certified ECOaccomodation. The Fairmont Vancouver also received the designtation Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program for its Green Partnership Program.
With eco-tourism on the rise, eco-hotels are fast becoming the darling of the travel and hospitality industry. These days however, staying at an eco-hotel doesn't necessarily mean vacationing in a tree house in the Costa Rican jungle, although that is definitely an option.

Forget Fossil Fuels, Calvert Now Offers Global Alternative Energy Fundarticle
When the recent "Calvert Climate Change/Alternative Energy Survey" interviewed US investors, more than three-quarters of respondents expressed concern about global warming and its ramifications. Yet few investors have taken their concerns about climate change to their financial professionals, with only 20% of investors responding that they have considered investing in alternative energy. Notwithstanding the fact that few investors have moved their investments to alternative energy, most investors (85%) surveyed by Calvert think that investing in alternative energy is an opportunity to make a profit while helping mitigate climate change.

ISO 14065 standard- New Tool for International Efforts to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissionsarticle
ISO has launched ISO 14065:2007, a new addition to its toolbox of standards for addressing climate change and supporting emissions trading schemes. In March 2006, ISO launched its greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification standards ISO 14064:2006. The complementary new standard, ISO 14065:2007, Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition, details requirements for GHG validation or verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition.

Inquiry Report Advocates Wider Role for Tomorrow’s Global Companyarticle
Tomorrow's global companies should work with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to create stronger frameworks of law and regulation for the world's markets, according to a report launched this week by a group of prominent business and NGO leaders. The report, Tomorrow's Global Company: challenges and choices, argues that stronger frameworks are needed to enable companies to create wealth and shareholder value at the same time as delivering practical solutions to global issues such as climate change, persistent poverty and human rights abuses.

Job Opportunities

VP, Global Quality, Regulatory & EHS for Invitrogen in San Diego, CA. In this highly visible role, the VP, Global Quality, Regulatory & EHS will provide leadership in quality systems, assurance and control, regulatory affairs, compliance, and EHS. The successful candidate will perform a global strategic evaluation; develop, communicate and execute an integrated strategic pathway plan; and direct and maintain the strategic imperatives required to meet wide ranging initiatives for the various segments and business units. In addition to promoting a healthy, motivated team spirit within the global Quality, Regulatory & EHS Leadership team, this position will provide clear reporting mechanisms, roles, responsibilities, goals and objectives. B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering or a related discipline is required. Ph.D. and/or M.B.A. is preferred. A minimum of 20 years of hands-on experience in quality and regulatory affairs and at least 10 years in a senior-level role leading a quality, regulatory affairs and EHS in a life science, GMP/FDA-regulated industry are required. The ability to transition between highly regulated and less regulated businesses as well as excellent working knowledge of US, EU and AP regulations is necessary. Contact:

Director of Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety for Eaton Corporation in Cleveland, OH. The Director of EHS will work very closely with the Vice President in providing global leadership for this critical area and helping set the EHS agenda for the corporation and ensures consistent compliance throughout the company. As one of the principal EHS professionals and point-of-contact internally and externally (with local, state and federal compliance and regulatory EHS agencies), the Director will assist in establishing, promoting, and monitoring the effectiveness of Eaton’s worldwide environment, health and safety programs and practices and develop effective awareness tools designed to communicate group-wide initiatives, globally. A bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, environmental engineering or related science field is required. A Master’s is preferred. Certifications such as CSP, CIH, or PE are desired. Contact:

Regulatory Affairs Audit Manager for Pitney Bowes in Shelton, CT. Lead EHS product compliance, expertise and product stewardship globally for PB products and services. Lead corporate product stewardship program globally across all businesses and services. Define and develop EHS product stewardship standards and procedures and sustainability initiatives. Provide regulatory expertise for ROHS directive and WEEE directive (and other similar regulations). B.S./M.S. Degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Product Safety or similar degree, A minimum of 10+ years of  EHS experience in industry (5+ at a corporate level). Experience in EHS product stewardship and compliance is highly desired. Contact:

Safety/EHS Specialist for Motorola, Inc. in Schaumburg, IL. The Environment, Health and Safety Department is responsible for ensuring the safety and well being our associates, minimizing the EHS impact of their activities and complying with all applicable environmental, safety and industrial hygiene regulations. Establish, implement and maintain EHS compliance programs with an emphasis toward continuous improvement. Interact with a diverse population within the corporation including: EHS, occupational health, building services, engineering, human resources, operations and other functions to promote safe, healthful and environmental work practices. BS in chemical, environmental, safety or other engineering discipline or BS in physical sciences, technology, safety, industrial hygiene or other appropriate field. Must have 1-3 years experience in specific EHS employment - safety field a plus. Strong written and verbal skills required. Experience with ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems and/or OSHA's VPP program a plus. BS Degree, 1+ years experience in EHS employment. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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