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October 25, 2007
This week's management quote

"The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. ”

— Gaylord Nelson, (1916-2005), former governor of Wisconsin, co-founder of Earth Day


  1. Waste Management to Pour Hundreds of Millions into Green Programs
  2. Beyond Manufacturing: The Evolution of Lean Production
  3. Coca-Cola Wins Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  4. 50 Ways to Green Up Your Company
  5. WBCSD and IUCN Publish New Report on Making Markets for Ecosystem Services
  6. Green Monsters
  7. Job Opportunities

The news

Waste Management to Pour Hundreds of Millions into Green Programsarticle
North America's largest provider of waste and environmental services says it will invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 12 years on a sweeping environmental initiative focused on developing new waste technologies and improving the company's environmental performance. Speaking at the World Business Forum in New York, CEO David P. Steiner said the initiative will include investments in waste-based energy production, expanded materials recycling, fuel efficiency within its vehicle fleet, new waste technologies, and habitat protection.

Beyond Manufacturing: The Evolution of Lean Productioncase studies
In many large and midsize manufacturing plants, lean techniques for improving operations have become something of a religion. Managers use these techniques, pioneered in Japan, to root out waste and inefficiency and to boost quality and flexibility. Lean tools and techniques are effective in many kinds of operations, not just in manufacturing and assembly plants. But managers must know how to use the lean approach in nonindustrial settings. Read how some are meeting the challenge in this round-up of four previously published Quarterly articles.

Coca-Cola Wins Golden Peacock Award for CSR Reportingpress release
Coca-Cola Enterprises has been recognized as a recipient of the 2007 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting by the World Council for Corporate Governance and the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence.

50 Ways to Green Up Your Companyarticle
The latest issue of Fast Company has a list of 50 ways to green your business. Here’s the top five: In the past two years, General Mills has turned its solid waste into profits. Take its oat hulls, a Cheerios by-product. The company used to pay to have them hauled off, but realized they could be burned as fuel. Now customers compete to buy the stuff. In 2006, General Mills recycled 86 percent of its solid waste.

WBCSD and IUCN Publish New Report on Making Markets for Ecosystem Servicesreport
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in collaboration with The World Conservation Union (IUCN) has just published a perspectives paper on making markets for ecosystems services. Entitled Markets for Ecosystem Services – New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment, the report shows how at a fundamental level, all economies and businesses depend directly or indirectly on the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable supply of ecosystem services. The perspective paper is intended for both the business and conservation communities, in an effort to establish a shared vision of market-based approaches to nature conservation.

Green Monstersarticle
It’s appropriate that the New York Jets wear green — or at least it was. When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in 2002 a bold plan to transform Midtown Manhattan’s west side near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with a new stadium for the National Football League’s New York Jets (also part of the city’s Olympic bid), the proposed design represented what would have been easily the greenest facility of its kind in the world. Designed by New York’s Kohn Pederson Fox Architects (KPFA), with key assistance from London engineering firm Battle McCarthy, the stadium was to generate enough renewable energy to provide power not only for the 80,000 spectators gathering there, but even the surrounding neighborhood along the Hudson River.

Job Opportunities

S&ES SPECIALIST I (Sr. Level S&ES position) for Praxair, Inc. in Inner Grove Heights, MN. This mid-level professional position applies advanced safety and environmental knowledge to all safety and environmental areas – fleet safety, personnel safety, operational safety, equipment safety, product safety, and environmental – in order to protect the health and safety of all company employees, as well as the surrounding communities and environments in which the company operates. Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, 5+ years of Safety/Environmental. Preferred Experience: Strong environmental background, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification, OSHA Authorized Trainer for OSHA 10 hr and 30 safety courses for General or Construction Industry. Contact:Kisha Bailey

Director of Corporate Environmental, Health and 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. Required experience includes a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, environmental engineering or related science field. A Master’s is preferred. Certifications such as CSP, CIH, or PE are desired. Contact:

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Fuel located in Blairsville, PA. The plant produces zirconium alloy tubing for the nuclear industry. Facilitate compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and administer relevant permits and licenses. Facilitate resolution of EH&S concerns in design and development of facilities, work areas, work procedures and equipment, and make recommendations accordingly. Act as adviser and provide technical assistance to plant management and safety groups regarding environmental, health and safety related improvement plans, projects, tasks and operations. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline; Master's Degree preferred, with 10 or more years of progressively more responsible experience. Experience with design and operation of Wastewater Treatment Systems including holding a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania operator's license preferred. Contact: Mike Welsh

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Fuel located in Madison, PA. The successful candidate will provide systems to facilitate compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations; protect the health and safety of employees and contractors, and properly manage environmental risks and liabilities. Manage development, implementation and maintenance of EH&S management systems, policies and procedures, and coordinate conformance with corporate standards and requirements. Thorough knowledge of EH&S laws and regulations governing the Nuclear Energy Industry. Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical discipline; Masters degree preferred, plus 10 or more years of progressively more responsible experience. Contact: Westinghouse

Environmental Program Manager for Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The Environmental Program Manager: Develops, manages and implements environmental management & compliance programs in close collaboration with University clients and EH&S colleagues. Recognizes, evaluates, recommends &implements policies & procedures to assure awareness of, & implementation with air, water, waste management & related environmental requirements. Ensures that management, communications and quality control systems are implemented to inspect, monitor, assess, & guide the actions of EH&S environmental engineers, operational staff & clients including University compliance officers, building and project managers, lab personnel, contractors & others. Must have B.S. in Environmental Science, Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Master of Science strongly preferred. Professional certification highly preferred, including one or more of the following: P.E., CHMM, QEP, TURP, CET DEP WWTO License Grade 2. Must have expert knowledge of Federal, State and local environmental regulations. Min. 3 years experience in staff supervision, 7 - 10 years experience in the development, implementation, oversight & monitoring of multimedia environmental compliance programs within a large organization. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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