July 10, 2008
This week's management quote

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
George Orwell, Novelist, 1903-1950


  1. Pennsylvania Assembly Passes First Global Warming Law
  2. Energy Star Rating for Servers Expected by Year’s End
  3. Businesses Rank Their Top Supply Chain Risks
  4. DOE to Guarantee $10 Billion in Loans for Efficiency, Renewables
  5. Fiat, EasyJet Get a Hand-Slapping on Climate Ads
  6. Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. Managing Global EHS Programs, Hosted by Rockwell Automation August 6th-7th, 2008 Milwaukee, WI Register Now!
  2. Driving Business and Environmental Results through Creative Workplace Management, September 11th, 2008 Register Now!
  3. 16th Annual EHS Management Forum, October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN Register Now!

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The news

Pennsylvania Assembly Passes First Global Warming Law (article)
“Global warming legislation will be enacted for the first time in Pennsylvania when Governor Ed Rendell signs the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act as he is expected to do.” “The measure will require Pennsylvania to conduct an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and set up a registry for business and industry where they can track their emissions and get credit for pollution reductions.”

Energy Star Rating for Servers Expected by Year’s End (article)
“The EPA plans to have its first Energy Star rating for servers ready by the end of the year, The New York Times reports, but a comprehensive system that measures workloads will take longer.” With U.S. data centers having consumed five million of kW of energy in 2005, this measure is has been a long time coming.

Businesses Rank Their Top Supply Chain Risks (article)
 “A study of 110 North American companies by Marsh Inc., the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, finds that the top two supply chain risk concerns today are pricing risks and supplier disruptions.” As companies have begun to source from different countries, they must deal with challenges such as poor infrastructure and political unrest. The full report is available for download.

 DOE to Guarantee $10 Billion in Loans for Efficiency, Renewables (article)
As part of the second round of solicitations for the DOE’s loan guarantee program, the DOE is seeking “projects relating to biomass, geothermal, solar and wind energy, as well as projects involving hydropower or alternative fuel vehicles. The solicitation also seeks projects that embrace energy efficient building technologies and efficient electricity transmission, distribution, and storage. In addition, the DOE said it will issue loan guarantees for stand-alone projects and those that involve manufacturing technologies and the large-scale integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage technologies into the electrical grid.”

 Fiat, EasyJet Get a Hand-Slapping on Climate Ads (article)
“Britain's Advertising Standards Authority is on a tear, citing both Fiat and EasyJet in the past two weeks over not-quite-kosher claims for low-emissions vehicles and air travel, respectively.” This case serves as a warning to all firms that tout sustainability in advertisements.

Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth (article)
“A simple change to the design of the gallon milk jug, adopted by Wal-Mart and Costco, seems made for the times. The jugs are cheaper to ship and better for the environment, the milk is fresher when it arrives in stores, and it costs less.” Could similar design changes on other products have such a dramatic impact?

Job Opportunities

Executive Director, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, Location Flexible
The Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a high impact organization founded by Google, Intel, Microsoft and World Wildlife Fund, seeks an independent contractor to act as its Executive Director and lead efforts to transform the computing industry with respect to energy efficiency. The ED will executive the organizations strategic initiatives, lead efforts to recruit Global 2000 companies, manage the organization’s contracts and serve as a highly visible and credible spokesperson for the Initiative. Requirements include a background in energy efficiency, sustainability or IT, an MBA, and familiarity with marketing and public relations. For more information, click here.

Global Environmental Manager, GE Industrial, Consumer & Industrial
Responsibilities for this position include developing and leading C&I/Enterprise Solutions global environmental functions and initiatives; mentor, coach and train global EHS operational teams to strengthen environmental capability & competency; develop effective databases for environmental data: analyze data, identify trends and ensure corrective actions are taken based on any negative trends and verify effectiveness of corrective actions. Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in EHS or related field, six sigma green belt certification and minimum ten years experience with progressive responsibility. Must be willing to travel frequently, including international. For more information, visit EHScareers.com.

Institutional Safety Officer, Morehouse School Of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
The Institutional Safety Officer will perform advanced professional work in the recognition, evaluation, and control of health and safety hazards to ensure a safe and healthful workplace for research, clinical, administrative, and support staff. Duties include preparing clear, accurate, and scientifically sound technical reports, serving as aliaison with federal, state and local agencies.  Design, and deploy safety and health training courses. Must have superior written and oral communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with all departments. Qualifications includeBachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or other related science; Masters Degree and Certification (CSP), (CIH), (CHMM) preferred; minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and a thorough knowledge of Federal and State regulations and standards. To apply, click here. (Position # 3590)

Corporate Environmental & Safety Coordinator, Rock-Tenn Company, Norcross, GA
The Coordinator for this multi-national packaging and paperboard company will support all environmental and safety programs at approximately 100 locations. Responsibilities include developing EHS programs, reviewing regulations and their impact on the company and consulting to all operating facilities. Requirements include at least 3-5 years EHS experience and a working knowledge of environmental regulations. Must be willing to travel 50%-75%. For more information, click here.

Corporate Safety Program Manager, The Neil Jones Food Company, Firebaugh, CA
At this tomato and fruit company, the safety program manager will be the subject matter specialist leading the development and implementation of the Company’s Health and Safety efforts. Key priorities will be providing support to the safety and management staff at Company’s three canning and juice facilities (in California and Washington) while developing and leading the implementation of a robust and continuously improving health and safety management system. Qualifications include experience in developing, maintaining, and directing an active health and safety program; knowledge of business principles, jobs and the manufacturing process. Minimum 10 years occupational safety experience in a manufacturing environment are required, with 5 years demonstrated supervisory and management experience, or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position. For more information, visit EHScareers.com.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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