NAEM Network E-News

May 10, 2007
This week's management quote

" You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions. ”

— Adlin Sinclair, Businessman, motivational speaker and humanitarian.


  1. Sustainable Suppliers, Sustainable Markets
  2. Going In and Out the Windows: Weaving a Web of Political Accountability
  3. Thirty-One States Join to Create U.S. Climate Registry
  4. Targeting and Retaining Talent: Four Steps to Segmentation
  5. IPCC Reports Quick Action Can Avert Worst Climate Impacts
  6. AOL Goes Green
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Workshop: Advancing EHS Using Lean and Six Sigma May 22-23, 2007. Minneapolis, MN. Click here to register
  2. The Conference Board Workshop: The 2007 Business and Sustainability Conference Sustainable Development: The Next Twenty Years May 31-June 1, 2007. Washington, DC. Click here for more information
  3. Get Your Passports Ready! Registration for the 15th Annual EHS Management Forum is now open! Click here to register

What's New at NAEM

  1. Smart Moves– Contact NAEM to tell us about your new promotion, job and other changes. Click here to send your achievement.

The news

Sustainable Suppliers, Sustainable Marketsarticle
The relationship between reputation and brand value isn't news. But it's now clear that reputation is closely linked to the social, environmental and ethical profile of an organization's spending. Buying smart isn't just about lowest cost — it's about strategically managing spending and supply chains with a sustainability framework.

Going In and Out the Windows: Weaving a Web of Political Accountabilityarticle
The Center for Political Accountability's new report “Open Windows” calls on companies for greater transparency and accountability in political giving and outlines a model of political accountability.

Thirty-One States Join to Create U.S. Climate Registrytool
Thirty-one states, representing over 70 percent of the U.S. population, have banded together to create a Climate Registry, marking the largest national effort to take action on climate change. The participating states see the creation of the Climate Registry, which is based on voluntary reporting of statewide emissions, as a necessary first step toward developing mandatory, federal regulations on global warming-causing emissions.

Targeting and Retaining Talent: Four Steps to Segmentationarticle
James R. Otieno, Vice President, Executive Compensation & Services for Hewlett-Packard and Will Ferguson, Worldwide Partner with Mercer Human Resource Consulting tackled the issue of strategies to attract and retain top level talent in their presentation entitled Beyond One Size Fits All: Drive Better Business Performance by Segmenting Your Approach to Talent.

IPCC Reports Quick Action Can Avert Worst Climate Impacts article
Catastrophic global warming can be avoided without excessive economic cost but the world must begin to act at once, a UN climate change panel representing 2,500 international scientists said today. The world community could slow and then reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases over the next several decades by utilizing cost-effective policies and current and emerging technologies, says the new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC. "This report is all about solutions to climate change," Ogunlade Davidson said.

AOL Goes Greenarticle
AOL broke ground on its first green building yesterday-a 19,000 square-foot employee child care center with a maximum capacity of 150. AOL has not decided which LEED level of certification it will pursue, but the building will include a variety of environmentally friendly components such as cabinets made of wheat board instead of wood, which does not require trees to be cut, Environmental Manager Brenda Rian said. She also said a light-colored roof will reflect heat and makes the building more energy efficient.

Job Opportunities

Senior Environmental Process Manager located in Nashville, TN for LP Building Products. Identify, develop, and implement process changes and new pollution control strategies that improve environmental compliance, environmental performance, operational efficiency, and business profitability, including technologies with significant business-wide or cross-business financial impact. Assist business teams in identifying and implementing product and manufacturing strategies. Experience: 15+ years experience in some combination of engineering, process technology, and environmental. Contact: Jan Canepari

Director, Environmental, Health and Safety located in Pennsauken, NJ for a pharmaceutical company. Provide strategic and operational leadership in EHS on behalf of the Americas to Business Units and Operating Sites in support of the overall Americas EHS agenda. Minimum of 10 years experience in multi-site EHS and strategic project management. Sound knowledge in EHS regulatory requirements is required. Contact:

Product Compliance Manager located in Mentor, OH for Avery Dennison. Provide product compliance direction and leadership to both internal and external customer support groups in order to facilitate the development of products that are compliant with applicable regulations; respond to all customer requests in written form, with input from Group legal staff where applicable. Contact:

Environmental Chemist located in Palmdale, CA for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Acts as technical lead and decision-maker on the approval and use/restriction of hazardous materials. Manages Lockheed Martin-formulated and vendor-supplied material safety data sheet (MSDS) and hazard communication label information and systems. Reviews, updates and authors MSDSs. Maintains/reviews LM Aero product formulations. Reviews and evaluates toxicological, health, environmental and safety information on MSDSs. Acts as Toxic Substances Control Act coordinator for LM Aero. Experience: 9+ years of professional experience or 7 years with a related Masters degree. Expertise in organic, inorganic, physical and polymer chemistry. Expertise in hazardous materials, hazardous waste, air quality, Prop 65, Toxic Substances Control Act, Department of Transportation and related environmental regulations. Must be able to obtain top secret DOD clearance. Contact: Barbara Hendricks

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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