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March 18, 2010

This week's management quote

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
-William Ruckelshaus (1932- ), First Head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


  1. EPA Makes Chemical Information More Accessible, and for Free
  2. House Hearing Focuses on Protecting America's Workers Act, OSHA Penalties
  3. Walmart's Emerging Role in Sustainability Consulting
  4. Data, Data Everywhere
  5. 15% Cut in U.S. Carbon Emissions Achievable Through Simple Inexpensive Personal Actions
  6. AT&T Reduces Packaging & Launches Supplier Sustainability Standards
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

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upcoming events

April 28th, 2010
CONFERENCE: Essential Steps for Building a Sustainability Program and Benchmarking Best Practices
Palo Alto, CA -
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May 18th , 2010 and June 10th, 2010
CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Programs: Attendee Developed Agenda
Philadelphia, PA - May 18th - Register Today
Minneapolis, MN - June 10th - Register Today
Gain strategies and techniques from leading companies that have deployed mature EHS management systems to meet a complex array of global EHS challenges, including regulatory compliance, auditing and supply chain management.

October 13-15 , 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott
Indianapolis, IN
In its 18th year, the NAEM EHS Management Forum remains the biggest and best professional development event in the EHS and Corporate Sustainability community. With the largest group of in-house managers sharing their lessons learned and strategies for success this conference remains the "can't miss event of the year"!

The news

EPA Makes Chemical Information More Accessible, and for Free - Article
US EPA announced that it is providing web access, free of charge, to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. This inventory contains a consolidated list of thousands of industrial chemicals maintained by the agency. EPA is also making this information available on Data.Gov, a website launched to provide public access to important government information. More information is available on the EPA's TSCA web page.

House Hearing Focuses on Protecting America's Workers Act, OSHA Penalties - Article
In a March 16 hearing, witnesses told the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that legislation to strengthen and modernize workplace health and safety laws will save lives and hold employers accountable if they knowingly put their workers in danger. The hearing focused on the Protecting America's Workers Act (H.R. 2067), which proponents claim could strengthen and modernize the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, the law that ensures the health and safety of American workers. Among the bill's other provisions, it will improve whistleblower protections, strengthen enforcement and increase monetary penalties.

Walmart's Emerging Role in Sustainability Consulting - Article
Three years before Walmart announced it would squeeze 20 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain, the retailer rolled out Supplier Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP) with the goal of helping its suppliers save electricity and money, in turn bringing down the price of products. Since then, SEEP has completed roughly 20 projects, with another 40 or so companies in the pipeline, a figure that will likely swell in the wake of Walmart's newly announced climate goal and its well-publicized push to survey suppliers on their environmental impacts.

Data, Data Everywhere - Collection of Articles
Information has gone from scarce to superabundant. That brings huge new benefits, but also big headaches. The world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is growing ever more rapidly. This makes it possible to do many things that previously could not be done, but it is also creating a host of new problems. Despite the abundance of tools to capture, process and share all this information, the data already exceeds the available storage space. Moreover, ensuring data security and protecting privacy is becoming harder as the information multiplies and is shared ever more widely around the world. (Look on the right hand side of the page for specific reports.)

15% Cut in U.S. Carbon Emissions Achievable Through Simple Inexpensive Personal ActionsPress Release
While our nation develops clean energy strategies to reduce large-scale industrial pollution, Americans can take action today in their daily lives to significantly reduce climate change pollution and cut costs at the same time. Focusing exclusively on simple and affordable behavioral changes, the research indicates that Americans can reduce our nation's annual carbon emissions by one billion metric tons below business-as-usual emission levels by 2020 through small modifications in the sectors of home energy use, transportation, food consumption and waste.

AT&T Reduces Packaging & Launches Supplier Sustainability StandardsPress Release
One of the nation's largest telecommunications companies expects to save over 200 tons of plastic waste in 2010 due to reduced materials use in packaging, eliminating 60% of paper and 30% of the plastic used to package wireless products and their accessories. The packaging changes will be most evident in accessory categories such as batteries, data cables and car chargers, where the packaging will not only get slimmer, but plastic clamshells will be replaced with recyclable paper boxes. The company will also eliminate all petroleum inks from the printing process.

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Director of Water Resources, RTI International, Washington DC or Research Triangle Park, NC
RTI International is executing a strategy to substantially expand its water resources research and technical services portfolio. We are seeking a highly qualified and nationally recognized individual to play a prominent role in the execution of this strategic effort. The successful candidate will have an established and visible track record in water resources management generally, with specialized technical or business development expertise in one or more of the following areas: Integrated Watershed Management, Adaptive Water Quality Management, Conservation Services and Technology and Sustainability and Supply Assurance. For specific information on this program and to apply, please visit our employment portal at www.rti.org/jobs.

Health and Safety Specialist, Danaher Corporation, Garland, Texas
The Health and Safety Specialist provides tactical management for the occupational safety and health at the facility. The job function centers around the protection of people, property and the environment, risk minimization of workers and the Company and compliance with federal, state and local regulations. The Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and management of health and safety policies, procedures, programs and implementation tools to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Provides functional, tactical direction for accomplishing our vision of an accident-free workplace and positively impacting the key operating performance metrics: Safety, Productivity and Cost. To apply, s end a confidential resume to our career portal at gtx.hr@danahertool.com, or confidential fax at 972-278-1782.

Corporate Sustainability Manager, Undisclosed, Midwest U.S.
The Corporate Sustainability Manager is a highly visible, and very “hands-on”, position within the company and will have responsibility for: corporate/global environmental sustainability; environmental management systems; and environmental policies, programs and procedures. This position will encompass approximately 70% sustainability and approximately 30% environmental compliance duties. Requirements include a minimum of a Bachelors degree in engineering, physical science, or related technical field, with a minimum of eight (8) years environmental/engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, and demonstrable experience in Sustainability program development.

Director of Environmental Operations, Arizona Public Service Co., Phoenix, AZ
APS is looking for a Director of Environmental Operations that will lead our Fossil Generation fleet in its efforts to protect the company, our employees, the public, and the environment regarding all environmental issues. The Director is responsible for oversight of environmental compliance across all of the Fossil facilities and the implementation of new and emerging regulatory requirements with focus on state and local issues. Responsible for establishing the metrics, performance indicators, and processes to drive continuous improvement and achieve best results. Directs the development and implementation of environmental licensing, permitting and implementation strategies that maximize the value of the fleet assets. Requirements include BS degree in environmental science, physical or natural sciences, or engineering, along with fifteen (15) years of professional experience in the field; five (5) years of management/leadership experience.

EHS & Social Responsibility Audit Manager, Undisclosed, New York, NY
The Audit Manager, for a leading global independent energy company, provides strategic leadership and direction for Environment, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility (EHS & SR) auditing for the Corporation. This position is responsible for managing and continually improving a comprehensive performance-based EHS & SR management system assessment and regulatory compliance audit function. Qualified candidates must have Lead Auditor Certification, comprehensive knowledge of the global oil and gas business and associated EHS & SR regulatory requirements and expectations, and be capable of managing processes and systems specific to the company's business and culture.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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