NAEM Network E-News

November 25, 2008
This week's management quote

"All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway."
— Harry Truman (1884-1972), Thirty-third President of the United States


  1. Consumer Perception of Environmental Marketing Claims
  2. Army 2007 Sustainability Report released
  3. Longer Sustainability Reports Win Awards, Carbon-Intense Companies Report Less
  4. Green Building Impact Report
  5. New Guide Explains Why and How Businesses Should Partner with NGO’s
  6. Turkey Trivia Quiz
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Webinar: Metrics and Sustainability Reporting: What to Collect to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Report. Dec. 9th, 2008, 1PM -2:30PM EST. Register Now!
  2. NAEM Webinar: Reflections on the Act of Leading. Dec. 11th, 2008, 1PM -2:30PM EST. Register Now!
  3. NAEM Webinar: Impact of Sustainability on Corporate Strategies. Dec. 17th, 2008, 1PM -2:30PM EST. Register Now!
  4. NAEM Webinar: The New Administration’s Impact on EHS, Energy and Sustainability Policy, February 10th, 2009. Registration opens soon.
  5. NAEM Conference: Cost Savings and Performance Improvements through EHS Management Information Systems, April 2-3rd, 2009 Tampa, FL. Register Now!

  1. Give Washington, DC Your 2¢: Steve Ramsey calls on EHS professionals to name the most pressing issues for President-elect Obama. Give your opinion at NAEM’s The Green Tie blog.

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The news

Consumer Perception of Environmental Marketing ClaimsFTC Notice
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on its plans to conduct a study in which respondents will be asked questions about a number of express or implied environmental marketing claim concepts, such as “renewable” and “sustainable.”

Army 2007 Sustainability Report Released - Report
Traditionally, the US Army has worn green as a way to hide and go unnoticed. Now, the Army is displaying its green as a way to stand out. The Service’s first Annual Sustainability Report, including environmental highlights from 2007, is now available.

Longer Sustainability Reports Win Awards, Carbon-Intense Companies Report Less - Report
Surprise, it turns out the old adage that no news is good news… is old news itself. A new report by Spada shows that companies which produce longer, more thorough sustainability reports are more likely to win international environmental awards.

Green Building Impact Report - Report
“LEED was created to reduce the environmental impacts of the built environment, but so far no comprehensive evaluation of the overall impact of LEED has been conducted. Until now. The Green Building Impact Report is the first integrated assessment of the land, water, energy, material and indoor environmental impacts of the LEED for New Construction, Core & Shell and Existing Building standards.”

New Guide Explains Why and How Businesses Should Partner with NGO’s - Article
“This guide, by the Global Environment Management Initiative and the Environmental Defense Fund, is an outline to designing, implementing and measuring the benefits of partnerships between companies and non-governmental organizations. Including 11 case studies, the guide explains the business, environmental and social benefits of corporations and NGOs aligning their goals and projects.”

Turkey Trivia Quiz
When it comes to Thanksgiving, you know to arrive on time and to save room for dessert. But do you know how fast a turkey can run? Take the Thanksgiving quiz and earn yourself a drumstick.

Environmental Advisor, Champion Technologies, Houston, TX
Environmental Advisor will be responsible for performing functions to maintain environmental compliance and to guide company’s effort to excel in environmental stewardship. General responsibilities will include providing oversight and assistance to Permian Mud Services to ensure compliance with regulations and client requirements. For full job description, click here.

Technical Manager, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Burlington, VT
The Technical Manager will coordinate and develop the strategies, activities and staff necessary to ensure the delivery of high quality technical information and services to market teams, staff, and customers. Duties include: lead and coordinate technical staff to develop and implement work plans to fulfill goals that identify and evaluate opportunities to ensure technical quality, set priorities, identify resources and establish timetables of energy efficiency deliverables to our customer base. For more information, click here.

Sustainable Projects/Energy Manager, Nike, Inc., Portland, OR
As the Sustainable Projects/Energy Manager, you’ll develop and manage efforts to increase operational and resource efficiency (energy, solid waste, natural gas, and water), at Nike facilities in North America. For more information, click here.

Program Manager, Consolidated Safety Services, San Francisco, CA
Seeking a Senior Safety and Health Professional (prefer CIH and/or CSP) to manage our Occupational Safety and Health services contract at the NASA Ames Research Center in the San Francisco area. The position is responsible for overseeing staff supporting the safety and health program and also performing some hands on leadership in the occupational safety and industrial hygiene areas. You will also be responsible for: providing technical oversight, motivating and organizing the team, interfacing with government representatives, performing cost forecasting and budgeting, and providing other duties involved with management and supervision of a complex safety and health program. For more information, click here.

Environmental, Health, And Safety Manager, Kemin Industries, Inc., Des Moines, IA
The EHS Manager will manage and coordinate activities associated with the Environmental, Health, and Safety processes on Kemin’s U.S. Des Moines-based campus and other U.S.-based locations. This person will develop and implement programs and procedures to ensure compliance with all current local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to the environment, as well as those related to the continued health and safety of Kemin employees. The EHS Manager will manage the activities of Kemin’s Safety Committee to assure continued process safety, employee safety, and industrial hygiene, as well as fire protection and emergency response procedures. They will also handle compliance activities, including air and water permitting, waste handling and disposal, as well as related recordkeeping. For more information, click here.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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