NAEM Network E-News

June 12, 2008
This week's management quote

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

— Peter F. Drucker, (Social Ecologist, 1909-2005)


  1. Gap Executive Urges Global Manufacturing Standards
  2. Strange Bedfellows, Activists And Companies Can Move From Confrontation To Co-Operation
  3. Timberland Taps Changents to Launch Web 2.0 Experience
  4. Beyond Buying. Supply-Chain Managers Used To Have One Main Job: Purchasing Stuff Cheaply. They Need A Whole New Skill Set Now
  5. Sun's Open Work Program Saves Energy, Time, And Money
  6. To Save Fuel, Airlines Find No Speck Too Small
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Workshop : Managing Global EHS Programs. Hosted by Rockwell Automation. August 6th-7th, 2008 Milwaukee, WI. Register Now!
  2. NAEM Forum : 16th Annual EHS Management Forum October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Register now!

The news

Gap Executive Urges Global Manufacturing Standards – article
Looking to raise the bar on ethical standards in supply chains, Gap is pushing for the introduction of universal manufacturing standards. The clothing company wants “to achieve a level where social responsibility ‘is just how we get things done, instead of it being something special.’"

The NAEM “Managing Global EHS Programs” workshop in August will feature presentations on global auditing best practices and integrating EHS values into the globalsupply chain. Register Now!

Strange Bedfellows, Activists and Companies Can Move From Confrontation to Co-operation - article
In a reversal of past positioning, companies and activists have found greater common success when working together. The article highlights several successful unions between unlikely partners, but still cautions against falling into the trap of “greenwashing”.

Timberland Taps Changents to Launch Web 2.0 Experience – press release
The shoe and outdoor apparel company has employed Web 2.0 to associate it’s brand with issues that matter to its socially conscious consumers.

Beyond Buying. Supply-Chain Managers Used To Have One Main Job: Purchasing Stuff Cheaply. They Need A Whole New Skill Set Now. – article
Three business school professors take a look at the changing role of supply-chain managers in modern industry. From the increased use of technology to a growing dependence on outsourced goods, the job of a supply-chain manager has taken leaps beyond buying.

Sun's Open Work Program Saves Energy, Time, and Money – article
Sun Microsystems has achieved amazing results by breaking away from traditional office design and usage. Through their “Open Work” program, they have been able reduce real estate and electricity costs and as well as decrease their overall carbon footprint.

To Save Fuel, Airlines Find No Speck Too Small – article
“The nation’s airlines are scrutinizing every step of their operations, from the tarmac to the sky, and from the nose to the tail of their planes, searching for new ways to cut their soaring fuel bills.” Driven by oil prices, airlines are employing innovative techniques to stay cost competitive.

Job Opportunities

Regional Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, for the Scotts Company in Houston, TX. The regional EHS Manager directs the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental, health and safety management system for the assigned operations. The position provides leadership and technical expertise to obtain company-wide excellence in environmental, health, and safety through a shared services concept. Requirements include BS/BA in a related field as well as five to seven years of EHS experience in manufacturing, agriculture, or related field; with increasing responsibilities. Proven experience in leading change and implementing new ideas and concepts. Contact:

EHS Manager/ Director for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions in Broomfield, CO. The manager/directorwill develop, implement, and maintain all environmental health and safety affairs for our manufacturing facility. Other duties include: Maintains OSHA VPP Certification, interact successfully and is a liaison with applicable local, state and federal agencies as necessary, lead the Chemical Substance Review Committee, and develop and manage annual EHS budget. Candidates should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Health & Safety, Engineering or other related field, experience leading Environmental Health and Safety programs within a manufacturing environment, excellent leadership, management and mentoring skills. Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Contact:

Director, Corporate EHS, for SoloCup in Highland Park, IL. The Director will be r esponsible for coordinating EHS functions company-wide, including managing corporate wide EHS and Return-To-Work programs and providing training to Plant EHS Managers, Plant HR Managers and Plant Managers. Coordinating the development and implementation of EHS policies and procedures and accident prevention programs throughout Solo Cup. Driving safety audits at all locations and following up with plants on progress of recommendations and action plans. Travel required is 70-80%. Requirements include: BS/BA degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related field and seven to ten years experience in Occupational Safety management.  Proficient user in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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