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January 4, 2008
This week's management quote

"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. "

— E.B.White (1899-1985), U.S. author and humorist


  1. Top Corporate Responsibility News of 2007
  2. Companies ‘Green Up’ Management
  3. Carbon Advantage, Competitive Advantage
  4. Building a Greener Cardboard Box
  5. Economic and Hiring Outlook
  6. Job Opportunities


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The news

Top Corporate Responsibility News of 2007article
In 2007, corporate social responsibility (CSR) continued the momentum of the past several years, shifting this year from mainstream recognition to widespread action. The scale and scope of business-led solutions is rising to meet the severity of the monumental environmental and social challenges facing us, from the climate crisis to genocide to economic meltdowns. Will CSR help resolve these pervasive problems? Time will tell.

Companies ‘Green Up’ Managementarticle
Environment-friendly management, or "green management," has emerged as one of the key phrases for the sustainable growth of enterprises. Now green management is not an option but is essential for survival in global competition.

Carbon Advantage, Competitive Advantagearticle
Considering carbon offsets? Companies can get a better return by offering products and services that improve sustainability for others. Business is about competition. Successful companies win customers and take market share from rivals. Climate change is different. Ultimately we'll either all win or all lose. If the effects of climate change end up depressing the global economy, no one's quarterly results are going to look good.

Building a Greener Cardboard Box --interview
Americans are using more cardboard in different ways each year. But tree replanting and technological advances in making cardboard are easing the environmental impact, says Patrick J. Moore, chairman and chief executive of the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, the largest maker of paper-based packaging products, with $7.2 billion in sales in 2006. Mr. Moore, who is based in St. Louis, says recycling programs are also improving the environmental impact of all the packaging that Americans consume.

Economic and Hiring Outlookreport
During the past three months, expectations of inflation rose sharply among the executives in The McKinsey Quarterly’s global survey on economic and hiring trends. Especially in developed countries, the executives expect economic conditions to deteriorate over the next half year. Nonetheless, many executives say that their companies plan to hire and to raise investments in recruitment and training in the near term. Executives in the developing world remain upbeat about future economic conditions in their countries. Executives around the world say that high energy prices are driving inflation.

Job Opportunities

Safety & Environmental Services Specialist at PRAXAIR located in Ecorse, MI. Seeking professional to identify & correct potential safety/health issues, implement practices, perform inspections and ensure compliance with governmental plus company standards at multiple locations. Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of Safety & Environmental experience required. The following are preferred: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification, OSHA Authorized Trainer for OSHA 10 hr and 30 safety courses for, General or Construction Industry, Transportation Experience. Contact: Kisha Bailey

Director, Health and Safety for Georgia Pacific lcoated in Monticello, MS. Division Health & Safety Development Ensure the program effectively addresses GP’s health & safety performance, risks and culture. Complete development and implementation plans for all division health & safety standards, systems and work processes. Ph.D. in Safety Engineering or related field and more than 7 years experience; or M.S. and more than 10 years experience; or B.S. and more than 15 years experience. Experience should include a minimum of 5 years of Occupational Safety management responsibility in a manufacturing environment. Certifications: CIH or CSP required. Dually certified CIH/CSP preferred. Contact:

Environmental Manager Packaging for Temple-Inland located in Austin, TX. The Environmental Manager is responsible for providing a full range of environmental management, guidance and assistance to assigned locations to ensure each assigned location meets its general environmental responsibilities; for developing, recommending, assisting and maintaining site specific programs and procedures whereby operations may meet expectations for regulatory compliance and Company Policy and to manage risk; and for understanding and guiding the incorporation of new environmental standards into the ongoing programs and activities at assigned locations. BS or equivalent degree in science or engineering. Advanced degree highly preferred. Minimum 5-7 years broad environmental expertise and regulatory knowledge. Prefer experience in the packaging industry with operations and process knowledge. Prefer experience negotiating with state agencies. Contacts: Temple-Inland

SHE Coordinator for Unilever located in Clinton, CT. Under direction of plant SHEQ Manager, the SHE coordinator manages and provides hands on support for multiple aspects of the plant's safety, health and environmental activities. Including but not limited to personnel safety, recordkeeping and reporting, PSM (process safety management), industrial hygiene and solid waste management. Assumes responsibility for the administration and implementation of key SHE programs to ensure the plants adherence to all applicable, federal, state, and local regulations. B.S. /B.A. in safety science, Chemical, Industrial, Mechanical engineering and/or other related technical discipline. 3-8 years manufacturing or other appropriate experience Specific Training Safety & Environmental Compliance Certification CSP, CIH, HAZMAT, OSHA. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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