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NAEM Network E-News

Dec. 22, 2010

This week's management quote

"It is not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?"
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) American author and philosopher


  1. EPA announces partnership with ECHA
  2. Department of Energy to award first industrial energy efficiency certification
  3. Six ingredients of a good life
  4. Target outlines 4 key environmental sustainability commitments
  5. New app to tell shopper's brands' green credentials
  6. How green Is your artificial Christmas tree? You might be surprised
  7. Job opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

2011 EHS MIS Conference:
Solutions for the Next Generation of Data Management Challenges
March 2-3, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Register Today for the Early Bird rate
The 2011 EHS MIS conference brings EHS and sustainability managers together to find solutions for their data management challenges. Discover the "ins and outs" of leading EHS software systems through live, user demonstrations. Demonstrate your MIS

Webinar: Understanding the Business Value of Renewable Energy Certificates
Jan.13, 2011, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EST
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Join us for this Affiliate Council-led webinar as we explore the basics of Renewable Energy Certificates, and discover how they can become a simple and effective tool in your Greenhouse Gas Management effort.

Save the Date: Annual Member Meeting
Jan. 25, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
RSVP to Participate!
NAEM members are invited to attend the annual member meeting. We hope you can attend for a preview of the new and innovative networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities NAEM has in store for its members in the new year. This is an online event, complementary to all NAEM members. 

And now the news

EPA Announces Partnership with ECHA - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on Friday announced a partnership that will promote enhanced technical cooperation on chemical management activities. ECHA is the agency that implements the European Union’s chemical management program known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals), and the partnership may signal a shift in U.S. chemical policy toward a more REACH-like system.

Department of Energy to award first industrial energy efficiency certification - Article
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the first industrial plants in the country to be certified under the Superior Energy Performance program--a new, market-based industrial energy efficiency program. The energy management certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is meant to serve as a roadmap for industrial facilities to help continually improve their efficiency and maintain market competitiveness.

Six ingredients of a good life - Blog
"The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between our opposites with agility and grace — to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never to stop trying to get better." Take a minute to reflect on just how much a good life requires embracing paradox.

Target outlines 4 key environmental sustainability commitments - Article
The Minneapolis-based retailer released its first set of comprehensive, company-wide environmental commitments, designed to guide their efforts moving forward and also announced several goals in key areas such as waste reduction, water use and inbound/outbound transportation efficiency. The four commitments are the first that Target has ever developed for public consumption, providing all of the company’s stakeholders with a vision of Target’s sustainability commitment.

New app to tell shoppers brands' green credentials - Article
A new mobile phone app promises to allow shoppers to make instant decisions on whether or not to buy goods based on the ethical and environmental credentials of the brands that make them. Regardless of what is printed a on a package, consumers will be able to instantly access CSR statistics.

How green is your artificial christmas tree? You might be surprised - Article
When it comes to Christmas trees, Americans increasingly prefer plastic pines over the real thing. Sales of fake trees are expected to approach 13 million this year, a record, as quality improves and they get more convenient, with features like built-in lights and easy collapsibility. In the most definitive study of the perennial real vs. fake question, it was found that an artificial tree would have to be reused for more than 20 years to be greener than buying a fresh-cut tree annually.

Job opportunities

Have an open position that you would like to include in the next E-News? Send it to Mike.

Retail Safety Manager, OfficeMax Inc., Naperville, IL
OfficeMax is looking for a Retail Safety Manager. S/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of safety and health initiatives for retail stores. The position will provide strategic and technical assistance in the field regarding corporate and regulatory compliance to retail stores. Responsibilities include leading the safety and health program, partner with store operations and corporate safety to develop communication strategies that outline the safety and health plans to include safety huddles creation of safety visuals for stores, create and maintain retail safety metrics, create the retail safety trends communications reports, and share with the stores and ID trends to focus prevention strategy. You will also be asked to assist in the development of safety policies, safety plans, technical data review, and implement procedures to comply with local, state, and federal laws. Requirements include a BS or equivalent in industrial technology or industrial engineering, CSP certification preferred. 7+ years experience in EHS, 5+ in a multi-store retailer organization. Knowledge of LEAN a plus. If you're interested in the position, visit OfficeMax's careers section and apply to job # EX0000003466.

Senior Manager - EH&S, MedImmune, LLC, Frederick, MD
Position manages and provides environment, health & safety support for site operations at the Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC). Develops, implements, revises and/or maintains environment, health & safety programs to ensure compliance with all applicable government regulations and company standards and values. Performs accident management activities, including injury management, investigations and associated record keeping. Chairs Site Safety Committee thereby fostering employee involvement in EHS activities. A minimum of 5 years experience at managerial level required.

Regional Environmental Manager, Exelon Nuclear, Warrenville, IL
Supports site environmental staffs by providing governance, oversight, and support for environmental programs consistent with Exelon Nuclear and station goals. As the Regional Environmental Manager responsible for supporting environmental activities, the Regional Environmental Manager establishes and reinforces standards and expectations for environmental programs and seeks to minimize environmental risk and promotes an error free and professional work environment. Works with Nuclear Management to develop, implement and track environmental stewardship programs. Minimum 10 years experience in managing environmental projects and/or related experience.

Environment, Health & Safety Manager, Trane/Ingersoll Rand, Pueblo, CO
As Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, you'll be responsible for leading, coordinating, and developing appropriate EHS strategy, policy and procedures directed at moving towards continuous improvement in World Class Environmental, Safety and Health.  Requires at least 5 years of directly related EHS management and supervisory responsibility

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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