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February 04, 2010

This week's management quote

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Kahlil Gibran, Author, 1883 - 1931


  1. SEC To Provide Assistance on Climate Change-Related Disclosure
  2. OSHA Releases Workplace Injury and Illness Information
  3. Ford, Airbus, Levi Strauss among 'Road Testers' for New Emissions Reporting
  4. House bill would prevent EPA regulating carbon
  5. For Suppliers, Carbon Management is Table Stakes
  6. Ten Best Practices for Writing a Great CSR Report
  7. Job Opportunities

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The news

SEC To Provide Assistance on Climate Change-Related Disclosure - Article
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will provide companies with assistance in following SEC disclosure requirements on businesses and legal developments related to climate change. The SEC voted to provide interpretive guidance on those requirements to publicly-traded companies, helping them better understand what they need to disclose to investors when it comes to climate change. The interpretive guidance, the SEC said, is meant to provide clarity on the requirements and provide consistency for companies and their investors. It does not create or change any legal requirements.

OSHA Releases Workplace Injury and Illness Information - Article
For the first time, OSHA has made the work-related injury and illness data collected from more than 80,000 employers from 1996 to 2007 available in a searchable online database, allowing the public to look at establishment or industry-specific injury and illness data. The workplace injury and illness data is available on the OSHA site as well as data.gov.

Ford, Airbus, Levi Strauss among 'Road Testers' for New Emissions Reporting- Article
Ford, Airbus and Levi Strauss are among sixty corporations that began road testing new accounting systems last month for the greenhouse gas emissions associated with products and supply chains. Developed by WRI and the WBCSD, the two new GHG Protocol standards--the Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard and the Scope 3 Accounting and Reporting Standard--provide methods to account for emissions associated with individual products across their life cycles and of corporations across their value chains.

House bill would prevent EPA regulating carbon - Article
With congressional action on climate legislation in doubt, two House committee chairmen have filed a bill to block the government from regulating greenhouse gases under its own power. The lawmakers say Congress, not "unelected bureaucrats," should set environmental policy. Congress has squabbled for months over a comprehensive climate change bill. Some members say the best bet is to encourage renewable energy production.

For Suppliers, Carbon Management is Table Stakes - Report
A new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project finds that suppliers who do not take an active role in the monitoring and management of their greenhouse gas emissions, specifically their carbon emissions, are at risk of being replaced by their clients with suppliers who take a more active role in the space. The report is available for download.

Ten Best Practices for Writing a Great CSR Report - Article
Although the new report, “How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide,” from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Institute for Responsible Investment is not intended for those who write reports, it does provide valuable insight into how CSR reports should be written. The report is available for free, but you must create a log-in ID.

Consultant, Solution Foundry, Woodstock, GA
The primary role of the consultant position is to specialize in the development and customization of Microsoft SharePoint® tools to support the implementation of Solution Foundry’s EMSolution® Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software product suite for our industry and government clients. Additional responsibilities may include: General information management consulting, project management, client management and software product development support. Qualifications include: 0 to 5 years of experience or education in information technology or a related technical field, superior information technology skills, website development, database development and network configuration experience is a plus. Must be willing to travel 50 to 75% of the time for project assignments. See the full posting for more details.

Director Environmental Health and Safety, Smiths Medical, South St Paul, MN
This position strategically leads Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Loss Prevention (LP) and US Workers Compensation (WC) programs for Smiths Medical North America (SMNA) operations to reduce the risk of injuries, environmental releases and ensure regulatory compliance. This position leads the implementation of EHS/LP/WC management systems and programs, so that activities are effectively managed, continuously improved and aligned with regulations and Smiths Medical and Smiths Group policies and objectives. This position provides EHS/LP/WC oversight and specialized technical assistance, where required. Requires 8-10 years of progressive experience leading EHS/LP/WC in an international and multi-site organization, with a proven record of establishing premier programs and delivering significant continuous performance improvements. Experience in machining or heavy industrial manufacturing.

Corporate Environmental Services Manager, Confidential, Cleveland, OH
This position will be responsible for corporate environmental sustainability; environmental management systems and programs; continuously improving the environmental performance; and managing and mitigating the environmental impact of business activities. Duties include: a) developing, implementing and managing company-wide environmental sustainability efforts; b) ensuring sustainable compliance through company-wide standards and programs; c) supporting operations around the world to effectively manage regulatory and permit compliance requirements; d) designing, implementing and supporting initiatives to manage and reduce the company’s environmental profile, risks and liabilities; and e) reducing the company’s environmental footprint. Must have at least (8) years of environmental sustainability and general compliance experience within a multiple site scope of responsibility. For additional information, please contact: Laura Petraitis-Doll, EHS Recruiter at LSDoll@aol.com or 708-478-3894.

Corporate EH&S Manager, Polyglass USA, Winter Haven or Deerfield Beach, Florida
The primary functions are planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring health, safety and environmental policies and programs to analyze and control conditions contributing to occupational safety and health and environmental hazards at the Fernley, Nevada, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Winter Haven, Florida facilities. Specific duties include to: Develop, provide, and/or recommend safety training programs. Recommend and implement equipment, devices, and programs designed to reduce or eliminate employee and environmental hazards. Monitor and audit all domestic Polyglass facilities for program implementation, training, and recordkeeping relating to safety and environmental compliance. Minimum of five years experience in EH&S environment required.

Corporate SHE Manager, Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA
Duties include: Lead the development and implementation of assigned corporate global SH&E programs. Actively partner with business units and regional SHE Teams to learn business goals and strategies. Design and implement SH&E programs to meet business, functional, and corporate goals and objectives. Ensure consistent worldwide implementation of SH&E programs by establishing and maintaining relationships with business units, regions, plants and metrics. Follow proposed US federal environmental regulations; evaluate and prepare comments as necessary. Develop and lead execution of implementation plans for promulgated federal environmental regulations. Qualifications include: Bachelor/University degree in engineering; advanced degree preferred. Minimum 10-15 years experience in area of specialty, 10 within the manufacturing industry, chemical industry experience preferred.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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