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July 22, 2010

This week's management quote

"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn."
- C.S. Lewis, British novelist (1898-1963)


  1. In BP's record, a history of boldness and costly blunders
  2. 10 things I've learned about making a big company a green giant
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives develop future leaders
  4. U.S. government to ask 600K suppliers for Greenhouse Gas data
  5. Veolia Water, Milwaukee conduct first carbon-water study
  6. Beyond best practice, next practices for workplace
  7. Job Opportunities

member profile

NAEM’s members are its greatest asset. This month we introduce you to Doug Fleming, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, one of the members who helps make our network so unique.

upcoming events

August 3-4, 2010
Conference: Corporate GHG Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL - Just two weeks away, so 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 NGO’s 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.

greentie blog 2010

This week on the Green Tie blog, Alex Pollock reflects on what famed UCLA basketball coach John Wooden can teach us about career management. Also, Stephen Evanoff reminds us why cultural competence is so important in today's business world.

news from naem

- We are proud to announce that coming this fall, NAEM will introduce a new Website, featuring new EHS management resources, enhanced decision-making tools and a private social networking area for you to connect to your peers. Keep an eye out for updates as we prepare to launch NAEM into the future!

2010 forum

Check out our list of confirmed speakers!
October 13-15, 2010

CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum


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://www.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.

The news

In BP’s record, a history of boldness and costly blunders - Article
In the years leading up to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP took too many risks and cut corners in pursuit of growth and profits, according to analysts, competitors and former employees. And despite a catalog of crises and near misses in recent years, records seem to show the company was chronically unable or unwilling to learn from its mistakes.

10 Things I've learned about making a big company a green giant - Article
Len Sauers, vice president for Global Sustainability at Procter & Gamble says the first step to driving environmental performance in a global company is to see sustainability as a business opportunity, not an issue to be managed. 

Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives develop future leaders - Blog
Corporate Social Responsibility is about much more than curbing the harm that your organization does, or undertaking some token community activity that will look good in your annual report. When you are growing a new generation of leaders who need to be able to see the world differently and to innovate in a climate of constant change, well-designed CSR initiatives can be the best weapon in the corporate armory.

U.S. government to ask 600K suppliers for Greenhouse Gas data - Article
The U.S. government says it plans to ask its suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. As the nation’s largest single buyer of goods and services, the initiative could affect approximately 600,000 businesses.

Veolia Water, Milwaukee Conduct First Carbon-Water Study - Article
Veolia Water North America, and the city of Milwaukee announced what is believed to be the first-ever simultaneous analysis of water and carbon on a major metropolitan area’s water cycle. The study takes the balance of both carbon and water into consideration, and assigns a value to water based on quality, quantity and resource stress.

Beyond best practice, next practices for workplace - Blog
Over the years, many organizations have adopted process efficiencies to become faster, leaner and more profitable. But process improvement are no longer the driver of speed. Today creative leaders are becoming more intentional about connecting the right people and structural synergies that can influence employees and customers in meaningful ways.

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

Director - Environmental, Health & Safety, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
The Director of Environmental Health & Safety provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of comprehensive environmental health and safety programs and policies for the University and its Regional Campuses. The Director is responsible for the assessment of environmental and occupational health and safety risk elements, advising University administrators of the acceptability of such risk, ensuring compliance with all applicable environmental and occupational health regulations, serving as University liaison with more than 10 cognizant regulatory agencies and interacting with the media regarding environmental health and safety issues. This is a full-time, 12 month per year position.

Director, Corporate Quality, Safety and Environment, Acciona Energy, Chicago, IL
Located in Chicago, Illinois you will define, direct and implement all quality, safety and environmental activities for the North American operations. You will be responsible for the strategic direction of the quality and safety function as well as hands on, day-to-day implementation and compliance standard operation procedures. In this position you are accountable for maintaining corporate standards to ensure first and foremost the health and safety of all employees. You will also oversee organization compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate quality, safety, and environmental regulations and requirements. You will work closely with department managers, safety personnel, consultants and other corporate and field based employees to implement and audit safety standards and procedures on a timely basis. Minimum 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible experience.

Health, Safety & Environmental Lead, Honeywell, Santa Clara, CA
We have an immediate opening for a Health, Safety & Environmental Lead at our Santa Clara, California facility. This position will support implementation of new HSE governmental or SM regulations. Position Responsibilities: Articulates and communicates a clear vision for site occupational safety excellence driving towards creating an injury free workplace while assuring full regulatory compliance. Sets clear expectations for site leadership including front-line leaders for achieving safety & health compliance.  Monitor plant operations to ensure capture of relevant data for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required by site permits for air, water, hazardous waste, solid waste, etc. Develops short and long-term strategies to achieve a total compliance management system. Demonstrates strong commitment to HSE excellence and a passion for occupational safety management. Leads by example and engages and inspires employees daily to follow processes that achieve full compliance and reduces risk.

EHS Manager, Parker Hannifin, Lexington, KY
Parker Hannifin is looking for an EHS manager to Lead, manage and coordinate all aspects of Division goals and objectives in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). The EHS manager will report to the General Manager or Operations Manager dependent on division size and structure and work with their staff on a regular basis. Job requirements include developing and implementing programs and procedures to meet Division objectives and targets in EHS.  Key focus points include:  accident prevention, EHS regulatory compliance, energy management and use reduction, and waste minimization. You will also be asked to coordinate all EHS training, manage internal audits, maintain the necessary EHS records, chair the ISO 14000 and 18000 committees, and support and integrate EHS into Lean, HR and supply-chain efforts. Qualifications include a BS in EHS/chemistry/biology/safety, 5+ years of experience, and the relevant certifications. Travel required.

Environmental Health Safety & Security Manager, Confidential, Anoka, MN
Responsibilities include ensuring Environment, Health, Safety and Security policies and procedures are followed in accordance with company and regulatory compliance. Be accountable for Anoka plant practices, procedures, standards and reporting regarding safety, security and workers compensation. Develop, execute, and maintain environmental program standards and reporting that are consistent with both applicable regulatory agency (federal, state, and local) requirements and Company objectives. Requirements include BS in Safety and Environmental Health and/or manufacturing or related field and 4+ Years of experience in manufacturing setting with environmental, health, safety and security. Must have experience with OSHA, ANSI, EPA, and/or DOT. Must have strong organizational and time management skills and ability to use Microsoft Office Suites effectively.  Relocation reimbursement is possible. Contact: Marilyn DiSalvo, 541-280-9251 or marilyn.disalvo@msn.com

Environmental Health Safety Manager, Sara Lee, AL, VA or CA
Responsible for providing effective professional guidance to all facility management on issues related to safety and health, as well as, coordinating all interaction with outside safety resources in conjunction with current policies. Development and management of all regulatory programs within the facility to ensure maximum compliance. Responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating policies on matters involving safety, air, water, and land conservation which are of joint concern to the company and the public. Provides leadership to management on the practical and necessary steps to prevent or abate pollution arising from company operations, and to become a compliant model.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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