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June 24, 2010

This week's management quote

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”
Pele, retired Brazilian football star, three-time World Cup champion


  1. EPA supports Superfund "Polluter Pays" provision
  2. 10 questions a sustainability manager should be prepared to answer
  3. Marcal adds environmental facts label to all paper products
  4. Consumer responses to Gulf oil spill reflect Americans' changing corporate expectations
  5. Beneficial reuse: CO2 as a raw material
  6. What's the carbon footprint of ... the World Cup?
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

How safe are the chemicals in your supply chain? This week on the Green Tie blog , guest contributor Jill Kauffman Johnson from the Chemical Strategies Partnership talks about the upcoming TSCA reform and what that could mean for you. Alex Pollock also shares his thoughts on building a legacy that will live on long after you've left your job behind.

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:

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upcoming events

August 3-4, 2010
CONFERENCE: Corporate GHG Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL - Register Now
Are you ready to take your GHG programs to the next level? This information-packed conference will give you practical tips for building and improving your GHG Management System. With GHG reporting now a requirement, it’s more important than ever to have a winning strategy to tackle your climate and GHG risks.

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

EPA supports Superfund "polluter pays" provision - Press Release  
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to Congress on Monday in support of reinstating the lapsed Superfund "polluter pays" taxes. If reinstated, the taxes would affect products such as crude oil, imported petroleum products, hazardous chemicals and imported substances that use hazardous chemicals.

10 questions a Sustainability Manager should be prepared to answer - Article 
What are the big questions every CEO will eventually want to know? Bruce Klafter shares his notes on the key issues you should be able to address today.

Marcal adds environmental facts label to paper products - Article 
Marcal Manufacturing introduced new packaging this week featuring an environmental fact panel on to all of its “Small Steps” products. Marcal claims that it is the first in the industry to offer this level of transparency on product packaging. Will demand spread for this kind of labeling?

Consumer responses to Gulf oil spill reflect Americans' changing corporate expectations - Article
Americans are demanding BP and all other companies be responsible to both their shareholders and society, according to a new report from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. The nationwide study of U.S. adults found that the oil spill has galvanized opinion around the need to be more socially responsible. To read the survey questions and to see the complete results, visit http://www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/multimedia/2010-06-16-mittal.pdf .

Beneficial reuse: CO2 as a raw material - Article 
While most attention on GHG abatement technology has been focused on geologic sequestration, a few U.S. companies have been quietly developing transformative sequestration technologies that use CO2 as a raw material to produce high-value end products, such as cement, plastics and carbonates.

What's the carbon footprint of ... the World Cup? - Article 
2.8 Million tons. To put this headline figure in perspective, 2.8m tons is roughly equivalent to 6,000 space shuttle fights, three quiet years for Mount Etna, or more than a billion cheeseburgers.

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

Director Of Sustainability And Energy Management, Buckingham Realty & Development, Indianapolis, IN
The Director of Sustainability and Energy Management will be responsible for overseeing and fostering a sustainability program which focuses on energy conservation, waste management, best practices and behavioral change efforts. The Director will be asked to identify, evaluate, and implement energy and water conservation measures, Keep current with state and federal laws and grant funding, Research and potentially implement underutilized technologies and renewable energy applications, Establish high-efficiency standards for new construction and existing buildings, Manage project teams to achieve agreed to NGBS/LEED goals, Work with facilities managers and engineers to ensure all equipment and systems are maintained to the highest level of efficiency practical, to provide optimal environmental conditions within the facility for the minimum expenditure of energy, in addition to several other tasks. A BS in Facilities Management or Engineering, 5+ years of relevant experience, LEED accreditation, CEP preferred.

EHS Manager (Multiple Positions), Sara Lee Corporation, Multiple Locations
Sara Lee Corporation is looking for an EHS Manager at either their Florence, Alabama, Grand Rapids, Michigan or Claryville, Kentucky. The EHS Manager will be 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. He or she will also be responsible for the development and management of all regulatory programs within the facility to ensure maximum compliance, implementing and coordinating policies on matters involving safety, air, water, and land conservation which are of joint concern to the company and the public. The candidate will be expected to develop, plan and manage engineering activities and policies to identify, solve and alleviate environmental problems, and provide leadership to management on the practical and necessary steps to prevent or abate pollution arising from company operations, and to become a compliant model. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of EHS experience in the industry and a BS degree related to the EHS degree. For a full set of responsibilities and qualifications, visit the Sara Lee careers website and search for EHS Manager.

Manager of EHS and Social Responsibility, Piper Morgan-AEI, Houston, TX
Located in Houston, TX, the EHS/CSR Manager's primary role is to coordinate and manage the Environment Health Safety & Social Responsibility activities associated with supporting Exploration in Unconventional plays world-wide. This role will travel 10-12 weeks each year to domestic U.S. and International locations. You will be providing EHS strategic and tactical support to Unconventional Exploration projects as the EHS&SR Manager works directly with the appropriate Exploration Manager and is responsible for hiring and supervision of contractor EHS specialists on a case-by-case basis. The manager is expected to develop a clear vision, strategy and plan for EHS&SR involving all aspects of environment, health, safety, social responsibility, requiring an individual capable of holding the big picture and enrolling and coaching others in delivery. Some responsbilities include scoping EHS&SR requirement for new Unconventional Exploration projects, developing collaboration-coordination models for new Unconventional Exploration projects, supervise EHS&SR staff working on unconventional exploration projects. This staff will comprise contract and staff resources and team building will be an aspect that will need attention... You will need 7+ Years Relevant Oil & Gas industry experience, experience supporting seismic and/or drilling operations is highly preferred, a BS in Science/Engineering, preference given to EHS disciplines, MA preferred. Send your resume to our senior recruiter, info@pipermorgan-aei.com.

Regional EHS Manager, Granite Services International, Inc., Houston, TX
Granite Services(GSII) is one of the world's only true global power plant personnel specialists. EHS Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Technical Services (TS) and Manpower (MP) EHS field managers and will be asked to establish long-term EHS goals and develop the means to monitor, manage and achieve EHS goals and commitments, develop and/or grow client relationships to effectively canvass and penetrate market opportunities. The Manager will also be expected to exercise means to reduce overall I&I rates as well as Workers Compensation cost by preparing detailed forecasts and projections of EHS preventative measures and effectively presenting those findings to the Senior EHS Manager.​ Some essential responsbilities include establishing and maintaining an effective Accident Prevention Program in support of Engineering Service's Zero Tolerance Safety goals, ensuring that supervisors and all other employees of ES are informed of local and federal EHS policies and procedures, preparing for surprise OSHA audits, conducting safety audits... A BS in Safety/Chem/Bio/Engineering with 5+ years of EHS experience in construction/power generation, CSST, CSSM, CHST, OHST, ASP, and CSP strongly preferred.

Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Director, Undisclosed, Waco, TX
This position will be responsible for corporate environmental compliance (areas of air - Title V, waste and water) and sustainability. Duties include developing, implementing and managing company-wide environmental compliance efforts; ensuring sustainable compliance through company-wide standards and programs; supporting operations and warehouses to effectively manage regulatory and permit compliance requirements; designing, implementing and supporting initiatives to manage and reduce the company's environmental profile, risks and liabilities; reducing the company's environmental footprint. Domestic travel required up to 25%. Must have at least (10) years of environmental compliance within industrial operations and a working knowledge of environmental sustainability. For additional information, please contact: Laura Petraitis-Doll, EHS Recruiter at 708-478-3894 or LSDoll@aol.com . Salary up to $110K plus bonus potential.

Director of Environmental Operations, Undisclosed, West Coast
The ideal individual will ensure industry leading environmental programs within each LOB that efficiently and effectively manage the inherent environmental risk, ensure compliance, and meet business objectives and metrics. He/She will directly manage LOB environmental managers and will interact with executives across the organization. Responsibilities include implementing environmental programs, assessing activities and implementation of environmental policies and reports progress to LOB/SVPs/VPs. Requirements include: MS in Environmental discipline, sciences, engineering or MBA preferred. Experience within a utility background a must. Total compensation up to $230K. For more information, contact Deborah Russell at 310-914-82 85 or email her at drussell@purcellintl.com

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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