February 28, 2008
"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. "
Agha Hasan Abedi ,
(1922-1995), President, Bank of Credit and Commerce International
- Intel Tops List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens
- US Ready for ‘Binding’ Reductions of Greenhouse Gases
- Electronics in Mexico – IT errors south of the border
- Finding Value in CSR Reporting
- IBM Study Says Businesses Seeking Growth through Social Responsibility
- Economics Push Green Technology
- Job Opportunities
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- Implementing Best Practices in Corporate Greenhouse Gas Management & Energy Efficiency
June 3-4, 2008 Boston, MA. Register Now!
- Managing Global EHS Programs August 6-7, 2008 Milwaukee, WI. Register Now!
- NAEM Forum: 16th Annual EHS Management Forum October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Registration Opens May 1st!
Intel Tops List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens – article
Intel took the number one spot on CRO's 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2008 list, continuing its yearly appearance on the list. The list was started by Business Ethics magazine, but CRO Magazine/TheCRO.com began publishing it in 2007. For the 2008 list CRO worked with research and consulting firm IW Financial to change the methodology behind the rankings, judging corporations based on their climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights, lobbying and philanthropy performance. Some previous categories were renamed, combined or eliminated, and greater weight was given to climate change and environmental issues. Congratulations to our corporate sponsors: Deere & Co., Genentech, ITT, PG&E, Progress Energy, Baxter, Southern Co., Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Target, Motorola, PPL, Eastman Kodak, American Electric Power, Temple-Inland, General Electric, Kraft Foods, and The Coca-Cola Company for making the list!
Electronics in Mexico –IT Errors South of the Border – article
Electronics giants are being taken to task in Mexico for failing to protect workers in assembly plants, but one industry giant is setting an example of leadership. Late last year, the Center for Reflection and Action on Labor Issues (Cereal), a non-governmental organization providing legal assistance, labor rights training and organizational support for workers’ groups, released its second annual report examining working conditions in the electronics industry in Mexico.
Finding Value in CSR Reporting – commentary
Three years ago, fresh out of business school and having just accepted a position to lead CSR reporting at Timberland, a fellow MBA asked me how I intended to valuate the time employees spent painting a school during company-sponsored community service time. As the corporate landscape changes and “doing good” is no longer good enough, the challenge is to apply the “return on investment” mindset to the service we do in the community, to protecting human rights in our contract factories and to lessening our impact on the environment.
US Ready for ‘Binding’ Reductions of Greenhouse Gases – article
The United States is ready to accept 'binding international obligations' to reduce greenhouse gases, which could be announced as soon as July, a senior White House official has said. 'The US is prepared to enter into binding international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases as part of a global agreement in which all major economies similarly undertake binding international obligations,' said Daniel Price, assistant to US President George Bush for International Economic Affairs.
IBM Study Says Business Seeking Growth through Social Responsibility– study
Companies believe that when they are more open with stakeholders and place social responsibility at the core of their business strategy they will be more competitive, attract and retain the best talent, and gain access to new business opportunities, according to a new study released from IBM.
Economics Push Green Technologies – report
Technology companies are responding to calls to lessen their environmental impact. In a recent study released from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 40% of technology executives said that "significant market opportunities" are arising from the green movement as consumers ask for more environmentally friendly products.
Corporate Environmental Engineer for Alcon Laboratories located in Fort Worth, TX. Position will support environmental compliance programs for Alcon's domestic and international facilities and affiliates. Bachelor's degree in engineering desired with at least 5 years of industry experience with primary responsibilitiy for environmental compliance (Masters Degree a plus); Strong knowledge in environmental regulations (experience with European Union environmental regulations, a plus).
Contact: Al Cotton
Regional EHS Leader for GE located in Connecticut. Responsibilities:Coordinate implementation of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and crisis management (CM) programs for all Corporate sites located in Headquarters region to ensure full compliance with corporate standards and regulatory requirements. Requirements: University Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or related science, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 5 years professional experience in EHS or CM leadership or related position.
Contact: GE Job Number:796610
EHS Specialist for GE located in Connecticut. Responsibilities: Coordinate implementation of facilities, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) at the corporate headquarters facilities in Fairfield, Connecticut to ensure full compliance with corporate standards and regulatory requirements. University Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or related science, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 3 years professional experience in EHS or related position. In-depth EHS knowledge of U.S. and Connecticut regulatory programs and GE management systems and requirements. Contact: GE Job Number: 796615
EHS & Security Crisis Management Facilitator for GE. Responsibilities: Coordinate implementations of facilities, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and security crisis management (SCM) programs for the North America Properties sites to ensure full compliance with corporate standards and regulatory requirements. Requirements: University Degree in Environmental Science, Property Management or related science, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in EHS or SCM leadership or related position. In-depth EHS knowledge of U.S. regulatory programs and GE management systems and requirements.
Contact: GE Job Number:595056
Combined Heat and Power/ Clean Energy Outreach Specialist. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division has an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Energy Supply & Industry Branch in its Washington, DC headquarters. EPA is seeking an individual with proven experience in the energy field, including industrial or large commercial energy efficiency or clean energy applications such as combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration). Responsibilities include promoting CHP and clean distributed generation to Partners and collaborators including targeted companies and institutions. A key responsibility of the position will be to facilitate the deployment of CHP and Clean DG projects through technical assistance for proposed sites.Contact: EPA
Business Unit Manager for NSF-ISR located in Ann Arbor, MI. We are seeking a business unit manager to perform all duties required to manage and grow NSF-ISR’s Environment, Health & Safety audit services. This position will report to the general manager. Bachelor’s degree in quality, science, or other related technical field, three to five (3-5) years of auditing or related experience, experience as a Business Unit Specialist or equivalent, willingness and ability to travel. Contact: Petie Davis
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week.
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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