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July 08, 2010

This week's management quote

"In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest." - Henry Miller, American novelist (1891-1980)


  1. Companies Work to Keep Emissions Low after the Recession
  2. An Abundance of GHG Tracking Options
  3. Sustainability Faceoff: Dow vs. DuPont
  4. Leveraging Game Mechanics to Spread Sustainability: Four Rules
  5. MillerCoors Hits Waste Goals 5 Years Early
  6. India's Poor Risk 'Slow Death' Recycling E-Waste
  7. Job Opportunities

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What happened to the "engaged but fair" regulator? Frank Brandauer mulls this question and explains why a strong regulatory framework can be an asset to the EHS professional. Also on the Green Tie blog this week, Carol Singer Neuvelt waxes patriotic over Presidential environmentalism, Margery Moore discusses the rise of community-level sustainability initiatives and Celia Spence explains why the low-carbon workplace of the future may be a lot closer to home.

Have a story of your own you'd like to tell? NAEM is building a team of member bloggers to share their stories from the trenches and lend commentary around the key issues facing EHS & Sustainability practitioners today. Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org for more information.

news from naem

- NAEM’s Forum committee is in full swing. If you are an in-house EHS or Sustainability manager interesting in speaking about some of the great work you are doing, visit the Forum Website to submit an abstract.

- Looking for a waste remediation contractor? How about a software consultant to help with GHG reporting? Look no further. The 2010 Affiliates Guide e-book makes browsing for an EHS & Sustainability consultant quick and easy. Click here to get started today.


Join NAEM's social networks to access the learning from our live events, get updates from The Green Tie blog and stay on top of the latest conversations about EHS & Sustainability management:

- Twitter: Twitter gives you access to key learning from NAEM's events, relevant EHS & Sustainability news and insight into what other thought leaders in the environmental business world are talking about. To join NAEM on Twitter, simply log on to http://twitter.com and search for us at @thegreentie . Need help starting a Twitter account? Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org for directions or an over-the-phone tutorial.

- LinkedIn: Not sure you're ready for Twitter, but want to connect to other EHS & Sustainability professionals? Create an account on LinkedIn and join NAEM's members-only discussion group. You'll receive regular updates from our blog and plenty of opportunities to connect. Need help? Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org today.

- Facebook: Look for NAEM on Facebook for member photos from our live events, news about upcoming events and updates from the Green Tie blog .

upcoming events

August 3-4, 2010
Conference: Corporate GHG Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL - Register Now
Are you ready to take your GHG program to the next level? This information-packed conference will give you practical tips for building and improving your GHG Management System. Hear case studies from companies that are leading the way in Scope III inventories, data management, public reporting and emissions reductions. Plus, demo the leading carbon accounting systems and meet with key NGOs that will help you tackle your climate and GHG risks.

August 11, 2010
NAEM New England chapter Networking Event
Cost: Members - $45, Non-members - $55 - Register Today!
Join NAEM’s New England chapter on Wednesday, August 11th for a cocktail reception at one of the Boston area's true hidden gems. We have full reign to explore the many eye-opening exhibits including Climate Change: Our Global Experiment where you can view simulations of climate policies and the Hall of Mammals. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE registration to NAEM's Forum, October 13-15th in Indianapolis, IN. Contact New England chapter President Johanna Jobin for more information.

2010 forum

October 13-15, 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum
If you haven't yet registered for this year's Forum, why wait? Click here to check out the session topics, see who the keynote speakers are and book your hotel room. With 24 interactive breakout sessions and three keynote presentations, the NAEM Forum will leave you with the right mix of inspiration and actionable information to help you lead.

The news

Companies Work to Keep Emissions Low after the Recession - Article
The economic downturn has helped many companies reach their climate goals faster, but what will happen to emissions once business activity picks up? Here is a look at how leading companies are preparing to lower emissions in a boom economy.

An Abundance of GHG Tracking Options - Article
As the number of companies reporting GHG emissions continues to rise, you may be in the market for a new carbon software system. The number of software solutions offered to help companies track emissions can make selecting the best solution overwhelming. Here's a quick overview of expert suggestions for streamlining the decision-making process.

Sustainability Faceoff: Dow vs. DuPont - Article
Massive materials companies like Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont generate so many products that it's difficult to get a comprehensive picture of their sustainability as a whole. Nevertheless, author and investment adviser R. Paul Herman offers a short version of how they are doing as they work toward their 2015 sustainability goals.

Leveraging Game Mechanics to Spread Sustainability: Four Rules - Article
Children explore the real world through play, while adults play games to escape the real world.  But one thing is certain: people love to play games.  So how can we use games to make a difference in the real world? Read how companies are influencing internal and external behaviors to promote sustainability initiatives.

MillerCoors Hits Waste Goals 5 Years Early - Press Release
MillerCoors Brewing Co., a leader in brewing industry sustainability practices, recently announced it has not only met, but exceeded, its 2015 waste reduction goals five years early. Entitled “Great Beer, Great Responsibility ,” the company's 2010 Sustainable Development report outlines the company’s 2009 sustainability performance in their five areas of focus: Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Supply Chain, People and Communities, and Ethics and Transparency.

India's Poor Risk 'Slow Death' Recycling E-Waste - Article
Destitute children in India have long sifted through trash heaps to find salable goods. They now face new hazards picking apart old computers as part of the growing "e-waste" industry. A recent United Nations report describes how mountains of hazardous waste from electronic products are growing exponentially in developing countries.

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

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Cardinal Health, Dallas, TX or Sacramento, CA areas
Responsibilities for this role include to: Provide leadership, strategic planning and subject matter expertise that ensures appropriate EH&S systems and resources are in place; Advise regional and facility management on EH&S matters; Lead regional goal setting, monitor performance and report on progress; and Drive facility execution of tactical and strategic initiatives in order to eliminate hazards and reduce or eliminate risks and drive continuous EH&S performance improvement. Qualifications include: B.S. degree in technical discipline with (CSP) or (CIH) certification preferred; 5 years direct EH&S experience managing multiple facilities; and Knowledge of Federal and State OSHA and EPA, EH&S management systems and workers' compensation requirements. Requires up to 50% travel. For more information, go to http://cardinal.com/us/en/careers/index.asp and search Job # 10002683 for CA, or 10002479 for the TX position.

Region Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Gate Gourmet, Atlanta, GA
We are currently looking for a Manager, Environmental Health & Safety to join our team based in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hartsfield International Airport. Reporting to the VP/MD East Region, the Manager, Environmental Health & Safety will be responsible for Managing the Gate Gourmet Americas’ Environmental, Health and Safety program with focus on prevention and control of occupational injury and illnesses and environmental compliance. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the field of EHS and demonstrated career growth and previous direct line management experience/responsibility. College degree required. Proficiency in Spanish would be a plus.

EHS Manager, Parker Hannifin, Nacogdoches, Texas
This position will lead, manage and coordinate all aspects of Division goals and objectives in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). Essential functions include to develop and implement programs and procedures to meet Division objectives and targets in EHS; coordinate all EHS training, and support and manage corrective actions from Corporate EHS audits. Requirements include a BS Degree in a technical field, preferably EHS (extensive experience with certificate programs, seminars and CEU’s or associates degree possibly acceptable), 5+ years of applicable experience and the ability to work effectively with management as well as associates from the floor.

EHS Manager, Chemtura, Gastonia, NC
This selected candidate provide environmental, health, safety and security leadership & expertise at the Gastonia, NC manufacturing facility, ensuring full site EHS&S regulatory compliance. Responsibilities include to define, model and communicate a positive "Zero-injury" and "Zero harm to the environment" culture; provide leadership in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security compliance initiatives, including employee training; manage all site OSHA compliance activities. Requirements include a chemical engineering, chemistry, or other physical science background with strong knowledge of OSHA, PSM, MOC; and EPA regulations in a chemical manufacturing (or related) environment.

EHS Manager, Ingersoll Rand, Blue Ash, Ohio
Ensure compliance with all EHS regulations and Ingersoll Rand Corporate and Sector requirements and keep up to date on any changes to laws/regulations that would impact the facility. Maintain accurate and complete EHS metrics and develop action plans to address opportunities for improvement and assist with EHS program implementation and standardization. Remediation of existing environmental threats, and development of new solutions to prevent and control future environmental health hazards. Implement Environmental programs including ISO14001. Bachelors Degree Required and 5 Years of experience.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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