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March 4, 2010

This week's management quote

"An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep."
Chabrias, Athenian general of the 4th century BC


  1. US EPA says to ease carbon rules on small business
  2. Corporate Responsibility Magazine Announces 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
  3. New sheriff in China is named Wal-Mart
  4. Companies Cutting Carbon Despite Lack of Laws
  5. Sustainability Management vs. Sustainability Leadership
  6. Canada's Olympic flop?  
  7. Job Opportunities

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The news

US EPA says to ease carbon rules on small business - Article
The EPA announced that that all organizations emitting less than 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year will not have to obtain permits in 2011 or 2012, but that big emitters like coal-fired power plants will face a crack-down.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine Announces 100 Best Corporate Citizens List - Article
Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 11th annual Best Corporate Citizens list, putting Hewlett-Packard, Intel and General Mills in the top three categories.  The full list this year includes a number of shakeups, including that Bristol-Myers Squibb, last year's top firm, fell to the seventh position in the rankings. Coca-Cola, which appears in eighth place this year, was ranked 56 last year. The list is available for download.

New sheriff in China is named Wal-Mart - Article
In China, Wal-Mart presses suppliers on labor and environmental standards. In the past, environmental concerns have taken a back seat to growth in China and to costs for Wal-Mart. And China and Wal-Mart have come under sharp criticism for conditions in factories. Yet pollution now threatens China's growth; as a result, awareness of climate change and energy security has spread in China.

Companies Cutting Carbon Despite Lack of Laws - Article
The vast majority of companies that report their emissions to the Climate Registry said their future greenhouse management or reduction plans were not contingent on future climate change regulations, according to the nonprofit's annual member survey published Monday. Instead reporting and verifying emissions inventories are hallmarks of being an environmental climate leader.

Sustainability Management vs. Sustainability Leadership - Blog
In the hallowed halls of B-School academia there is an ongoing debate over the meaning of management versus leadership. The distinction turns out to be really important for business sustainability. Most mangers and politicians think we need technological breakthroughs to solve our environmental problems. The truth is, with current technology we could deal with the majority of industrial pollution problems. The problem is not technology; it's management.

Canada's Olympic flop? - Blog
Canada appears to have fallen far short of its goal of "Owning the Podium" at the Vancouver Olympics. How can leaders know the difference between a "stretch" goal that inspires people to reach new heights and an unattainable goal that winds up demoralizing people? Leadership experts chime in with analysis of Canada’s goal as well as advice for your company.

Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator, Sunbank, Paso Robles, CA
Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position oversees all matters concerning protection of the environment and public health, and associate safety and health. Responsibilities include compliance with local, State and federal environmental and industrial laws and regulations, protection of the environment and public health from manufacturing operations and processes in which hazardous materials and chemicals are used and disposed, and hazardous wastes management. Requirements include exceptional leadership skills including the ability to drive improvements and a BA in industrial hygiene or industrial engineering. For more information, contact Stephen Evanoff.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager I, Anheuser-Busch, Multiple Positions
There are openings for the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager position in three locations; Fairfield, CA, Houston, TX and Newark, NJ. Responsibilities for the position include development of EHS improvement initiatives and the daily management of on-going EHS operations, providing leadership to senior management team regarding the EHS strategic objectives and regulatory compliance issues, directing activities to conduct investigations, and identifying root cause and recommend corrective measures. Bachelor’s degree required as well as proficiency with environmental and or safety regulations. These postings will be open from 3/8/10 to 3/22/10 on www.buschjobs.com.

Director, Environmental Affairs & Safety, Madison Gas and Electric, Madison, WI
The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures that support a comprehensive safety and environmental compliance program for MGE. Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, the Director will oversee the development and day-to-day implementation of operational and strategic plans in response to environmental and safety laws and regulations. The Director will advise senior management of environmental regulations and make appropriate recommendations for the development and implementation of programs that are responsive to these obligations.

Environmental Protection Specialist, USAID, Washington,DC
This position is located in the Office of the Director, Office of Development Partners (ODP), and serves as the principal Environmental Officer and advisor within ODP on program related environmental issues and compliance. The ODP Environmental Officer serves as ODP’s senior Federal environmental regulatory official with decision-making authority to approve all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 215 (22 CFR 216) decisions for the Office of Development Partners and all of its Operating Units. The incumbent ensures ODP’s full compliance with this legal requirement on typically challenging, complex, politically sensitive and controversial cases, that often break new ground and create precedents, and ensures decisions are fully integrated into the design and ongoing implementation of every ODP program, project and activity.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Veyance Technologies, Marysville, OH
The Environmental Health & Safety Manager is responsible for developing and managing environmental, health and safety (EH&S) programs for plant. Also responsible to ensure that an EH&S strategic plan is in place that supports the business and reduces injuries, illnesses, the impact on the environment, and overall EH&S liability for the plant. Accountable for achieving desired performance results with respect to EH&S metrics including, but not limited to, incident rates, workers’ compensation cost reduction, and environmental liability reduction. Master Degree in environmental sciences, or occupational safety and health or an MBA is desired.

EHS Manager, Evonik Goldschmidt, Janesville, WI
Develop, manage & implement the Environmental, Health & Safety Program along with the ISO EMS 14001, loss prevention & Responsible Care programs ensuring compliance with regulatory & corporate requirements. Efforts shall be aimed at fostering continuous improvement at the site to achieve health, safety and a sound environment for employees, customers and community. 5 years of broad experience managing EH&S regulatory compliance in a Chemical manufacturing facility.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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