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October 16, 2008
This week's management quote

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
— Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States


  1. Harnessing Eco-Control To Boost Environmental And Financial Performance
  2. Study of S&P 100 Reveals More Focus Needed on Sustainability Communications
  3. Leading From the Middle: The Power of the Green Champion
  4. Rising Gas Prices Put a Squeeze on the Work Week
  5. Analysts Say Global Carbon Market Will Pass $100b By Year's End
  6. Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Forum: 16th Annual EHS Management Forum, October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Register now!
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The news

Harnessing Eco-Control To Boost Environmental And Financial Performance - Article
“The growing importance of environmental issues in business has prompted companies to put effective environmental management systems in place. The use of eco-control tools can improve both the environmental performance and financial performance of organizations. A study of Canadian manufacturing firms illustrates this concept.”

Study of S&P 100 Reveals More Focus Needed on Sustainability Communications - Whitepaper
“With increased communications on sustainability topics, dialogue about company practices and the growth of "green" marketing, sustainability has now become a critical part of many companies' corporate communications strategies. Taking note of this movement, imc², a leading digital agency, studied the companies that comprise the S&P 100 to understand how effectively they are communicating about their sustainability efforts.”The complete white paper can be downloaded at

Leading From the Middle: The Power of the Green Champion - Article
“JCPenney is among a growing number of businesses that are seeking out volunteer "green champions" among their workforce who are passionate about being green and want a role in making their workplace more environmentally friendly. Even though the retailer has a formal energy team in place at the corporate level, executives there wanted to tap the enthusiasm of green-minded employees who could work on energy-saving efforts on the front lines.”

Rising Gas Prices Put a Squeeze on the Work Week - Article
“With the dramatic increase in gasoline prices in the U.S., an increasing number of workplaces around the country are looking into ways to reduce the number of commute trips their employees have to make. One of the most popular solutions is the compressed work week consisting of four 10-hour days.”

Analysts Say Global Carbon Market Will Pass $100B by Year's End - Article
“The global carbon market is on pace to grow more than 80 percent this year to $116 billion, according to the clean-technology research and analytics firm New Energy Finance. The burgeoning market grew almost 36 percent; from $64 billion at the start of January to $87 billion at the end of September.”

Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy - Article
We have seen that in most organizations, environmental initiatives are driven from the top down. At home however, the green push frequently rises from the bottom.

Chief Sustainability Officer, Undisclosed Global Company, Northeastern U.S.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Chief Sustainability Officer will spearhead all sustainability and environmental initiatives, interfacing extensively with divisional executive leaders and their operating teams, legal counsel and the corporate sustainability team. The CSO will develop and provide strategic and operational direction and leadership to ensure that The Americas businesses support the company's programs and reputation as one of the world's most sustainable companies, while also establishing world-class sustainability programs on their own merit throughout The Americas. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten years of relevant and progressive experience in a sophisticated, globally diversified, multiunit manufacturing company. For more information, please contact Barbara Brinkman at Briant Associates, Inc.

Director, Safety & Environmental Health, Undisclosed Company, California
Responsible for the national strategic planning, direction and administration of safety, emergency planning and environmental health initiatives and implementation of Safety Policies and Procedures; and in cooperation with the VP Risk Management & Loss Prevention, the determination and achievement of safety goals and objectives. Assure initiation, monitoring and maintenance of systems and policies necessary to safeguard the physical, financial and human capital of the organization and customers. Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited four year college or university is preferred. 10+ years of leadership and administration experience in occupational safety and health programs, loss control, insurance management, or related field. Prior retail environment experience preferred. For more information, visit

Safety Manager, Penske Logistics, Columbus, OH
This safety professional will collaborate with operations personnel to integrate health and safety into all activities and decision making processes with a primary focus on: Prevention of Accidents and Injuries, Compliance with regulatory agencies and company policies, Warehousing and Transportation, and Multiple sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Requirements include: 3 years safety experience, effective team building skills and communication skills, along with comprehensive knowledge of basic safety management techniques and DOT and OSHA regulations/standards. For more information, visit

Director - Health, Safety & Environmental, NiSource, Inc., Charleston, WV
Columbia Gas Transmission is a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. Director Health, Safety & Environmental needed in our Charleston, WV office. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a proactive health and safety program in addition to maintaining environmental compliance. For more information, visit

Dept Mgr- Environmental Stewardship and Water Mgmt, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Provide leadership for the Environmental Stewardship and Water Management Department that is involved in research, development and verification of water and environmental technologies. Develop and maintain Department technical capability base. Develop new capabilities associated with mission area, acquire and execute technical programs, ensure quality of products and manage personnel and other assigned department resources in a safe and effective manner. Develop market knowledge and communicate opportunities to Department and Division staff using extensive personal contacts within government and industry. Perform project research and/or engineering as an active member of the water, environmental and GIS modeling and evaluation technical staff. Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant engineering or science discipline with 11 yrs experience. Experience in the development and implementation of business area strategy, especially as it applies to surface and subsurface water modeling, environmental science and GIS, is highly desirable. Interested candidates should apply online at:, Job Posting # 004342.

Corporate Manager, Safety, Health and Risk, Undisclosed Company, Philadelphia, PA
A global heavy manufacturer required a corporate safety manager. The ideal candidate will have multi-site safety responsibilities in either the steel, auto, auto parts or ceramic manufacturing industry, a BS in Safety or related, international exposure and 5+ years of managing safety programs. This position reports to the VP of HR and has no direct reports. Travel will be about 40%. For more information contact Paul Shrenker.

Corporate Director, EHS, Undisclosed Company, Charlotte, NC
Corporate Director needed for this manufacturing company consisting of 3 Business Units with locations in 5 States and Canada. The position reports to the VP of HR and has no direct reports. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years EHS experience with consisting of multi-site responsibility and a BS in Environmental Sciences or related.This person’s strength should be in environmental issues.Travel will be up to 40%. For more information contact Paul Shrenker.

Safety Coordinator, Undisclosed Company, Syracuse, NY
This 500 employee paper and packaging manufacturer needs a Safety Coordinator. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years safety experience in a manufacturing environment, a BS in Safety or related, and the ability to lead teams. This position reports to the HR Manager and has no direct reports. For more information contact Paul Shrenker.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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