NAEM Network E-News

May 15, 2008
This week's management quote

"Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people . "

— John R. Rockefeller , (1839-1937), American Industrialist


  1. Millipore Aims for 20% Carbon Cut, Greener Manufacturing
  2. Employees: Your Most Important Stakeholders
  3. CEOs Urge G8 To Address Global Water Crisis
  4. EU Cap-And-Trade System Offers Lessons for U.S.
  5. Tracking Suppliers’ Carbon Footprints
  6. New Carbon Tracker Helps Businesses Quantify Travel Footprint
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. Best Practices in Corporate GHG Management & Energy Efficiency
    June 3-4, 2008 Boston, MA. Register Now!
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    August 6-7, 2008 Milwaukee, WI. Register Now!
  3. NAEM Forum: 16th Annual EHS Management Forum
    October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Registration Open!

The news

Making Green the New Business as UsualEnvironmental Defense Fund Innovations Review 2008 Webcast, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / 10:30 a.m. PST
Environmental Defense Fund invites you to the Webcast launch of the Innovations Review, an inaugural report showcasing the new "business as usual." Hear from companies that are driving cost savings, creating markets and creating competitive advantage through environmental innovation.

Business and Sustainability ConferenceThe Conference Board Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C. June 11-13, 2008

The news

Millipore Aims for 20% Carbon Cut, Greener Manufacturing Article
Millipore, an S&P 500 biosciences firm, has unveiled a new set of sustainability goals, including a 20% reduction in the company's carbon footprint within five years. Millipore's sustainability plan also calls for reducing consumption of non-renewable resources, eliminating waste, and "adopting behavioral changes that support long-term environmental sustainability. “Millipore has launched this long-term effort because I believe that environmentally sustainable operations are essential to the long-term viability of any sizable company," CEO Martin Madaus said in a statement. To achieve its climate goal, Millipore is stepping up current efforts to replace fleet vehicles with hybrids and boost operational energy efficiency. The company is also purchasing renewable-energy credits equal to 10% of its global energy use.

Employees: Your Most Important Stakeholders Article by Andrew Winston
Attracting the best people is only getting tougher and, increasingly, top talent demands that employers demonstrate a solid commitment to corporate responsibility. Simply put, people want to work for a company that shares their values. Here's how some forward-thinking companies are engaging employees in their sustainability efforts.

CEOs Urge G8 To Address Global Water Crisis Article
CEOs from 19 of the world's largest companies are calling on G8 nations to urgently address the emerging global crisis in water and sanitation during the upcoming Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Japan on July 7-9. In a letter released by the United Nations Global Compact Office, the business leaders endorsed the Compact's CEO Water Mandate, launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. The letter states: "[I]t is increasingly clear that lack of access to clean water and sanitation in many parts of the world causes great suffering in humanitarian, social, environmental and economic terms, and seriously undermines development goals," The letter cites a recent United Nations Development Report, which argues that the costs to sub-Saharan African economies of not having basic universal access to water and sanitation represent about five percent of gross domestic product.

EU Cap-And-Trade System Offers Lessons for U.S. Report
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change today releases a new report examining the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) that offers a realistic assessment of the system’s initial objectives and outcomes. The report, “The European Union’s Emissions Trading System in Perspective,” by A. Denny Ellerman and Paul L. Joskow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the development, structure, and performance of the system to date. As the U.S. Congress moves closer to developing a national climate change policy, this report delivers key insights into the world’s first carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. Through analysis of the controversies and lessons learned from the program’s initial three-year trial phase, the authors provide important information for U.S. policy-makers and other countries.

Tracking Suppliers’ Carbon Footprints Report
Investors know that the carbon emissions of the companies they invest with are just the tip of the emissions iceberg. It is also the worldwide suppliers of publicly traded companies that are pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In a move to address supply chain carbon emissions, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration. With 385 institutional investors and $57 trillion in assets under management, the CDP is the world's largest investor organization to confront climate change.

New Carbon Tracker Helps Businesses Quantify Travel Footprint Tool
Travelport, a global travel conglomerate, has created an online reporting tool that measures the carbon footprint of business trips using the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The new Travelport Carbon Tracker is designed to provide "neutral and unbiased" carbon emission measurements across multiple global distribution systems, according to Travelport. "Carbon measurement is a relatively new and emerging science," says Travelport CEO Jeff Clarke. "Our aims in launching this tool are to give the industry access to the latest and most improved ways of measuring emissions for business intelligence, to encourage debate and collaboration in terms of emissions benchmarking, and to enable corporations to make informed decisions for sustainable travel as part of their overall travel policies."

Job Opportunities

Director, Environment, Safety and Health for ITT located in McLean, VA. Directs and administers the ITT Defense Environmental Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Medical and Safety programs as required by Corporate and Governmental policies. Advises Units regarding recognition, measurement and evaluation of chemical, physical and biologic agents as they relate to ITT Defense work environments. Provides direction to Unit ESH coordinators who report on an indirect basis. Masters degree preferred in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Industrial Hygiene. Certifications by exam in at least one of the following areas: Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Hazard Control, and Environmental Management. Ten to fifteen years environmental health, industrial hygiene, and/or safety administration. Government ESH regulations and current scientific knowledge (i.e. toxicology, control options) regarding environmental, industrial hygiene and safety. Awareness of trends and appropriate contacts in ESH. Contact: Elizabeth Gay

Senior Water Quality Consultant for PG&E located in San Francisco, CA. This position acts as the company’s chief strategist for water permitting issues, and works closely with the Law Department. Within the Environmental Services Department, this position coordinates communications with water quality agencies, provides technical support and regulatory guidance to environmental and line of business employees, and manages the technical review and comment process in support of water quality regulatory and legislative review and development. Requirements: 8+ years of progressively more responsible and extensive experience in water quality issues, Sound working knowledge of California and federal laws, regulations and policies pertaining to water quality issues, thorough understanding of program development and management controls over storm water, drinking water, septic systems and leach fields, vault and trench dewatering. Established relationships and contacts in the water arena with regulators, NGOs and consultants, experience in water quality issues and permitting for utilities or similar operations, Bachelor of Science degree in a related field. View the full job description. Contact: Laura Ryan

Director of Safety located in Philadelphia , PA area for this 5000 employee nationwide company. This position reports to the VP of Operations and will have 8 or 9 direct reports (mostly Regional Safety Managers). The ideal candidate should have 15+ years of safety experience some of which should come from the construction, heavy manufacturing or chemical industry. Ideally the person should have fleet safety, supervisory and multi-site experience. A BS in Safety, Engineering or related is required and they prefer the person to be certified (CIH, CSP or PE). Contact: Paul Shrenker

Regional Safety Manager ( Utah , Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee & Kentucky) for this 5000 employee nationwide company. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of safety experience in a high hazard industry (ie., chemical, construction or heavy mfg.) to include fleet safety and behavioral based safety and a BS in Engineering or related. Extensive travel is required and this position can be home based in one of the States that the region covers. Contact : Paul Shrenker

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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