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March 19, 2009
This week's management quote

"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership."
John Kenneth Galbraith - (1908 - 2006), Canadian-American Economist


  1. EPA will Cancel Performance Track
  2. EPA Proposes First National Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  3. Saving Every Last Drop
  4. Carbon Disclosure Project Extends to Supply Chain
  5. Kimberly-Clark Corporation Named EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year
  6. Making Wine Bottles Lighter … and Greener
  7. Job Opportunities


In this week’s Green Tie Blog, Frank Brandauer discusses the impact of the economy on business and the EHS profession and how that has shifted the EHS discussion from "how to survive a really bad year” to “how to provide EHS value in a reset worldwide business model."

  1. MIS Benchmarking Survey - Please take a few moments to complete our benchmarking survey on Trends in EHS Management Information Systems. We are distributing this survey in conjunction with our EHS MIS Conference on April 2-3 in Tampa, FL. No individual results will be discussed and data will only be presented and considered as a collective whole. In return, NAEM will provide you with the power point presentation and summary of the results, after the conference in mid April. Please enter your email address so that we can send you the results. To complete the survey please go to:
  2. 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

EPA will Cancel Performance Track - Article
“The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would halt a program promoted by the Bush administration that reduces environmental inspections and lessens regulation for companies that pledge to cut waste and energy use. The program, called Performance Track, was designed to create regulatory perks for companies with sterling environmental records, but environmentalists have denounced it as a public-relations charade.”

EPA Proposes First National Reporting on Greenhouse Gas EmissionsPress Release
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States. The direct emission sources covered under the reporting requirement would include energy intensive sectors such as cement production, iron and steel production, and electricity generation, among others."

Saving Every Last Drop - Article
“Drought conditions and impending water regulations are spurring smart and environmentally-savvy companies like Frito Lay to focus their sustainability efforts on conserving and managing a precious resource crucial for their long-term viability. Experts say conserving water is moving from noble gesture to shrewd business decision because of the sour economy and the likelihood of the price rising over the next decade to reflect its true cost.”

Carbon Disclosure Project Extends to Supply Chain - Article
"The Carbon Disclosure Project extended their study of how climate change will affect global business and carbon emissions to include supply chain practices in 2008. The most recent report included results from over 600 global suppliers in 34 companies, and highlighted geographical and industry trends for managing greener supply chains around the world.” The report is available for download.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Named EPA Energy Star Partner of the YearPress Release
“Kimberly-Clark Corporation (an NAEM Corporate Sponsor) has been named a 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes K-C's ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. K-C's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31.”

Making Wine Bottles Lighter … and Greener - Article
“A column in the Napa Valley Register last year noted that wine bottles appeared to have added more than a pound in recent decades. Efforts to counter the trend and produce thinner bottles are called “light-weighting,”, but the wine industry has been slow to adapt, partly because of the tastes of its customer base.”

Senior Manager of Environmental Programs, Pitney Bowes, Shelton, CT
Reports to Job Title: Director, Environmental Affairs and Product Stewardship
Scope of Responsibility: Environmental remediation projects - approximately $10 million, 6-10 superfund/remediation projects/yr, 50-100 acquisitions and/or real estate transactions/yr, Primary interface is with VP and Director level functions or business leads, Oversee and/or participate in ~ 15 EHS audits/yr, Detailed coordination of business, legal and real estate functions, Identify EHS risks that could result in financial liability and advise on risk mitigation measures, Use of automated correction action tracking system to analyze audit findings/track corrective actions. For more information or to apply, go on line to, position #83221

Senior Sustainability Manager, Wal-Mart, Shenzen China
This is a high-profile and high-impact opportunity to join the Wal-Mart sustainability team and grow out sustainability initiatives from both within China and globally. Their Sustainable Value Networks bring together leaders inside of Wal-Mart along with leaders from supplier companies, environmental groups, academia and government to focus on everything from the energy we use in our stores to the packaging used on products. They are now looking to deepen and expand their sustainability initiatives in China and globally.

Process Safety Engineer, Wm. WRIGLEY Jr. Company, Chicago, IL
Provide process safety support in line with ESH standards and global business activities to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations as well as minimizing the Company's general liability and exposure to operational safety risks. For more details, please see the full listing.

Director, Green House Gas Solutions, SAP America, Palo Alto, CA
This expert would drive the definition and realization of the GHG and other future Value Scenarios in the Sustainability Theme. To that effect, the role implies strong interaction with customers to recruit early-adopters, gather and refine process and technology requirements from them, and drive solution decisions and roadmap. The role will also engage in constant communication and involvement with the software development, industry teams, field, and product management teams as they execute on the value scenario realization.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, MacDermid Printing Solutions, San Marcos, CA
MacDermid Printing Solutions is a manufacturing company located in North San Diego County and we are looking for a self-driven, results-oriented individual with a positive can do approach to work. Our products include photo polymer printing plates for newspaper and commercial applications. Duties include: Manage all Environmental Health and Safety activities, Ensure facility wide compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, Maintain document control, record keeping, and reporting systems to satisfy regulatory and ISO 14001 requirements, Maintain ‘Green’ status for San Marcos facility, Ensure SIO14001 standards are met and annual recertification is achieved.

EH&S Program Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle, Multiple Locations
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the environmental, health and safety service delivery system on the client's portfolio for the Americas region. In this capacity, the EH&S Manager is accountable to provide the resources and equipment necessary to provide advisory and oversight services related to EH&S services and programs including advising Client on EH&S issues, evaluating potential hazardous situations, conducting accident investigations and environmental tests, and ensuring JLL team and JLL contractors are compliant with all regulatory requirements. This position could be located in any of the following cities: Thousand Oaks, Seattle, Cambridge, Denver or San Francisco.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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