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September 12, 2007
This week's management quote

" Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”

— Jean Paul Richter, (1763-1825), German Romantic novelist and humorist


  1. BMW, Norsk Hydro Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies
  2. Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott
  3. Looking for ‘Made in the USA’ Labels
  4. Greenhouse Gas Protocol Issues New Guidelines
  5. Insurance Company Making the Most of Climate Change
  6. Innovation Tools & Trends Greenwashing, Be Gone!
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. Creating & Sustaining a Culture of Safety: Benchmarking Case Studies. NAEM Web Seminar Thursday, September, 27 2007 1:00-2:30PM EST. Register for Safety Web Seminar.
  2. 15th Annual EHS Management Forum Vancouver, BC October 24-25, 2007. Register for EHS Management Forum.
  3. Facilitating Change: Working with DoD to Reduce Chemical Risks, Vancouver, BC NAEM Forum Pre-Conference October 23, 2007. Register for Working with DoD Pre-Conference.

The news

BMW, Norsk Hydro Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companiesarticle
In the ninth annual survey of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Norwegian aluminum company Norsk Hydro took the overall top score, while BMW topped the automotive index for the third year running.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbottarticle
Abbott-the global health care company — was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year. This selection recognizes Abbott's continued leadership in business, environmental and social performance. "Sustainability is a critical part of our approach to business," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. "Operating in a way that creates long-term value for our investors and stakeholders is an expectation of leaders across Abbott, from research and development, to marketing and sales, to human resources and environmental management. We’re pleased to be recognized once again as a leader in our industry."

Looking for “Made in the USA’ Labelsarticle
Until recently, Bill Allayaud, who works as a director for the Sierra Club in Sacramento, thought people who checked labels on clothing or toys to make sure they were "Made in the U.S.A." were everything he was not: flag-waving, protectionist, even a little xenophobic. But lately, he said, he is becoming one of them. "Everything I buy now, I look at the label," said Mr. Allayaud, 56, who explained that the "buy American" movement long popular among blue-collar union workers and lunch-pail conservatives - no longer seemed so jingoistic, and was actually starting to come into vogue for liberals like himself who never before had a philosophical problem with Japanese cars or French wine.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Issues New Guidelines report
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute have released new guidelines for calculating the greenhouse gas emissions benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Guidelines for Quantifying GHG Reductions from Grid-Connected Electricity Projects are based on the GHG Protocol for Project Accounting previously developed by the two organizations. One of the challenges facing project developers and policy-makers alike has been to accurately quantify their GHG emissions benefits, according to WBCSD/WRI. In theory, coming up with the right answer involves complicated modeling of power grids, which is prohibitively costly and impractical, or alternative methods that are overly simplistic and inaccurate.

Insurance Company Making the Most of Climate Changearticle
It is clear that climate change will have ever larger economic ramifications. One Munich-based reinsurance company has already started offering appropriate products.

Innovation Tools & Trends Greenwashing, Be Gone!tools
Yes, you’ve heard of the dangers of greenwashing, or cloaking a product or company in adspeak that screams “natural” or “sustainable” when in fact said product or company might not be as earth-friendly as it may seem. One New York-based ad agency, Green Team Advertising, has come up with a program called the Awakening Audit; the process entails sending an environmental engineer and media strategists to a corporation to see if it’s indeed walking the green walk by maintaining a supply chain that’s truly sustainable.

Job Opportunities

S&ES Specialist I (Sr. Level S&ES Position) for Praxair located in Inver 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. Provides leadership, guidance and assistance in the prevention/control of accidents and incidents to a specific area of responsibility. Bachelor’s Degree, 5+ years of Safety/Environmental experience. The following are preferred: 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 General Manager, Safety & Environmental

Management Systems for Maersk, Inc. located in Charlotte, NC. Maersk Group, is the North American agent to the world's largest provider of containerized transportation solutions, Maersk Line. With a service network that spans six continents and consists of over 325 offices around the world, Maersk Line is strongly positioned at the very forefront of the industry. We are currently seeking an experienced professional to develop and manage Safety & Environmental management system programs which will impact and support Maersk Inc. business units across North America. As an active member of the Integrated Management System (IMS) group, you will be expected to implement, audit, maintain and manage the IMS throughout the Maersk Inc. organization; provide internal safety subject matter expertise; develop and deliver safety education training; lead IMS Aspects & Impacts analysis workshops (on-site & on-line); and manage and participate in ISO and OHSAS internal audits. To qualify, you must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Safety, Environmental Management, General Sciences, Transportation/Logistics, Business Management, or a related field, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Safety, Environmental and Quality with successful performance at the Lead Auditor level or above. Strong preference will be given those applicants with a Master's degree and/or directly related experience in the transportation/maritime industry. Contact:

Health & Safety Team Leader located in Northwestern, OH. The Health & Safety Team Leader leads a team of professionals accountable for developing, maintaining and assuring the quality of the refinery safety systems. The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical service and support to the organization, facilitating implementation of practices to manage site safety risks and ensuring compliance with federal and state safety regulations as well as corporate standards. He/she plays a key role in leading safety performance across the plant and interacting with personnel at all levels of the organization. The Health & Safety Team Leader will advise site leadership on the interpretation and application of rules, regulation and standards of practice related to safety. To be considered for the role of Health & Safety Team Leader applicants must have: Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree. A minimum of 12 years of refining or relevant industry experience, including a minimum of 7 years of safety and loss control experience in a process related industry. Experience with health and safety management systems. A working knowledge in the application of local, state and federal safety standards and regulations. Contact:

Director – Security, Safety, Health and Environment Mining & Metals for AMEC located in Vancouver, BC. Providing strategic direction for SSHE operations across all Mining & Metals offices in all operating centers and project locations, both domestically and internationally. Playing a key senior leadership and strategic role in supporting and delivery of the business strategic objectives and growth aspirations. The successful candidate will have over 15 years of progressive management experience in the engineering or construction services industry, specializing in SSHEQ management combined with a minimum of 10 years experience in the mining & metals industry.Contact:

Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer for FUJIFILM located in Santa Clara, CA. FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., located in Santa Clara, CA, is the world's leading developer and provider of piezoelectric ink jet printheads and fluid dispensing micropumps. We are looking for an EH&S Engineer to provide EH&S expertise and contribute to the compliance effort related to State, and Federal EH&S regulations and company policies and Standard Operational Procedures. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Engineering, or a related science/engineering field, or equivalent years of related experience. Experience must include 3 - 5 years in the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) field, with semiconductor manufacturing experience desired. Experience with environmental certifications (i.e. ISO 14001) will be a plus. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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