NAEM Network E-News

April 16, 2009
This week's management quote

"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching."
Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States, 1743 - 1826


  1. Reporting in Recession – Why Bother?
  2. EHS MIS Benchmarking Results Discussed
  3. The Lioness in Spring
  4. Recession, Other Forces Cause Everyone to Rethink Their Supply Chain Strategies
  5. Study Suggests Age is Not Enough to Predict Worker Needs
  6. EPA Nears ‘Endangerment Finding’ on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. Calling all Bloggers: Do you want to be a guest blogger for NAEM’s The Green Tie blog? E-mail Virginia Hoekenga if you're interested.

The news

Reporting in Recession – Why Bother? - Article
"The convergence of the economic and climate crises could not only move sustainability forward but might also create a new paradigm for sustainability reporting. Heightened scrutiny on the part of stakeholders will drive companies towards greater transparency and a narrower focus on substantive issues. As a result, companies that maintain or even step up their efforts to engage in balanced, transparent reporting on all issues material to their business will maintain an edge over those that do not."

EHS MIS Benchmarking Results Discussed - Blog
The Green Tie guest blogger Jake White discusses the results of NAEM’s 2009 EHS MIS Benchmarking survey, revealing the top 5 trends and insights. Read, blog and compare the trends to what you are experiencing in MIS products and services. You can also request a copy of the survey results by contacting Mike.

The Lioness in Spring - Article
“Brought into Barack Obama's inner circle as his "czarina" for energy and climate issues— a brand-new White House post— Carol Browner is now mainly a back-room coordinator. To fulfill her boss's vision of a roaring green U.S. economy that marries environmental progress with industrial rebirth, she is trying to bring the cabinet agencies she once squabbled with— Energy, Transportation, EPA and so on— under one tent."

Recession, Other Forces Cause Everyone to Rethink Their Supply Chain Strategies - Article
“Companies are searching for the right combination of smart cost cuts and small, strategic investments to get them through the current recession and position them to succeed when the economy rebounds. The question everyone is asking: What will be the new normal?”

Study Suggests Age is Not Enough to Predict Worker Needs - Article
"A new work force study indicates that employees’ own assessments of their workplace experience can differ significantly depending upon their age, career-stage, job tenure or dependent care status. Business policies designed to keep and engage workers based only on assumptions of employees’ age may therefore miss the mark." The report, ' Age & Generations: Understanding Experiences at the Work Place,' by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College is available for download.

EPA Nears ‘Endangerment Finding’ on Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Article
"Environmental observers report that the White House Office of Management and Budget has approved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gas emissions threaten the public. They also say that the EPA could officially announce an 'endangerment finding' this week or on Earth Day."

Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Raytheon, Forest, MS
Raytheon’s Forest, Mississippi operation has an immediate need for a professional to lead the Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Departments at the Site. This position: Manages interprets, recommends, and complies with safety health and environmental requirements and company policy, is responsible to ensure that workplace conditions comply with Raytheon, OSHA and EPA standards and their Mississippi equivalents, and oversees implementation of the Raytheon Environmental, Health and Safety Management System and ensures integration of EHS into the business operations at the Site.

EHS Manager, Undisclosed Explosives Company, Eastern SD
This person will “sit” in SD at one of their plants and also be responsible for another plant in the Chicago area. Total employee population between the 2 plants is approximately 900. This position will have 2 direct reports; an admin and a technical professional. There will be approximately 25% travel between the two locations. The ideal candidate will have 8+ years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment which must include explosive safety experience and a BS in Safety, Environmental or related. Contact Paul Schrenker for more information.

Director of Sustainability, American University, Washington, DC
Responsibilities include leading the university's efforts to reduce its environmental impact through the developing of plans, proposing policies, implementing improvements and overseeing marketing efforts. Developing measures to track progress on the sustainability objectives and regularly report on that progress. Identifying, researching, analyzing and recommending new technologies and practices to conserve energy through facilities improvement.

Regional Environmental Safety & Health Manager, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Shafter, CA
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. Ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations. Reports directly to the Director of North America Environmental, Health and Safety Field Support or Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Field Support. Key Work Performed: Implements and maintains comprehensive management systems in support of the company EHS policies.

EHS Manager, MillerCoors, CO
The EH&S Manager: Ensures that all Rocky Mountain Bottle Company operations and all support groups achieve a safe workplace by working with all levels of the organization. This position is responsible for achieving legally required EPA, State, Local Environmental, and OSHA compliance. Develops programs, directs activities and implements actions to assure that all plant operations comply with all current and future regulations and permits legally required. Supports the development, implementation and maintenance of companywide environmental, health and safety management systems.

Safety Director, Mortenson Construction, Bellevue, WA
We are searching for a dynamic Operating Group Safety Director for our Seattle commercial construction group. The primary focus of this position is to act as a safety resource to the Operating Group management team and assist project management teams in site loss control activities. Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in Industrial construction in a safety role or equivalent combinations of training and related experience. Must have an absolute commitment and passion for the Zero Injuries Philosophy, and the ability to integrate safety and operations. Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with a broad range of individuals, from craft worker to senior management.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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