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May 13, 2010

This week's management quote

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste"
Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief-of-Staff


  1. What the quality movement can teach us about sustainability
  2. BP Spill: Multiple safety failures largely went unchecked
  3. P&G launches latest supplier scorecard
  4. 62 GM plants achieve zero-waste status
  5. New cancer study recommends stricter chemical regulations
  6. The New Money Rules for Recent Graduates
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

Calling all bloggers! NAEM is building a team of bloggers to share their stories from the trenches and lend commentary around the key issues facing EH&S practitioners today. If you're interested in becoming an occasional, part-time or regular blogger, please email Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org.

news from naem

- The 2010 Forum draft program is now online! We are also pleased to announce a keynote presentation from Ben Heineman , former GE Counsel and author of High Performance with High Integrity. To view the conference tracks and topics, register for the forum or book your hotel room, visit ehsforum2010.naem.org.

- JUST RELEASED: The 2010 NAEM Affiliates Guide (PDF) is now available for download! It's filled with peer-vetted , top-level EHS service providers who can help you with a wide variety of issues. It's a great resource to help you kick off any RFP process for EHS contractor work. To download this latest catalogue of our affiliate members, go to www.naem.org/publications.html

- The Green Tie blog is buzzing with new discussion! From reactions to the BP oil spill, to a discussion of outdated corporate rhetoric, you're sure to find something that will make you think. Stop by today to join the conversation!

- Stay on top of the latest updates from our blog by following 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.

upcoming events

May 18, 2010
CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Programs: Attendee Developed Agenda
Philadelphia, PA - 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.

June 10, 2010
CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Program: Discussion Roundtables
Minneapolis, MN - 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.

August 3-4, 2010
CONFERENCE: Corporate GHG Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL - Register Now
This day-and-a-half conference will deliver practical, real-world tips for building and improving your GHG Management System. With GHG reporting now a requirement, it's more important than ever to understand your Climate and GHG risks.

October 13-15, 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum
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

What the quality movement can teach us about sustainability - Article
The forces that have shaped the competitive landscape in recent decades reveals that “business megatrends” have features and trajectories in common. Megatrends require businesses to adapt and innovate or be swept aside. Sustainability is an emerging megatrend, and thus understanding how firms won in prior megatrends can help executives craft the strategies and systems they'll need to gain advantage in this one.

BP Spill: Multiple safety failures largely went unchecked - Article
The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout - a devastating sequence of equipment failures - drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry: key safety features at tens of thousands of U.S. offshore rigs are barely regulated.

P&G launches latest supplier scorecard - Article
Procter & Gamble has launched a scorecard to measure the environmental impacts of hundreds of suppliers, share practices and encourage improvements. The scores that suppliers receive based on their performance will influence the overall supplier rating that P&G gives them.

62 GM plants achieve zero-waste status - Article
General Motors announced this week that 62 of their vehicle manufacturing plants have achieved “zero-landfill” status through the recycling and reuse of all plant waste.

New cancer study recommends stricter chemical regulations - Article
The President's Cancer Panel report released this week said the federal government needs a more precautionary approach to chemicals. The panel recommended the government require industry to prove that chemicals are safe instead of waiting for a chemical to be proven dangerous. Click here to read the full report.

The New Money Rules for Recent Graduates - Article
Many of you have children who are preparing to graduate college this month. You are surely ready to stop paying tuition, but is your child ready for the financial challenge of the real world? Graduation season is a time of oddly mixed emotions for the people finishing college and graduate school. On the one hand, there is pride in a job well done (or relief at simply getting through) and the satisfaction of having finished a long, hard slog. On the other, there is primal fear. Will anyone pay me to do something Iím good at? And will I actually have enough money to live on?

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

Senior Manager Environmental Services, Ryder, Miami, FL or Telecommute
Overall function of the Senior Manager, Environmental Services is to provide environmental management services to ensure Ryder and Customers are knowledgeable about new regulations related to diesel emission control mandates, evolving fuel standards, greenhouse gas reporting, sustainability management programs, as well as grants, public funding and incentive monies available to offset costs associated with new green initiatives and compliance with environmental regulations. This position will work with Group Director, Environmental & Sustainability to support Ryder field operations in understanding and developing strategies to comply with these new environmental regulations in the most cost effective manner and to leverage financial funding opportunities when available. If interested please contact: Sussy_Borgen@Ryder.com

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Confidential, Dallas, TX
The company is a leading supplier of jet engine advance component repairs to critical engine parts, serving aerospace and airline customers worldwide. The EHS Manager is responsible for the Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health compliance in accordance with local and federal regulations and company policies. He/she will work with facility management to ensure the facility's safety and environmental goals are met. Requirements include Bachelor's Degree in EHS; Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or related field or sufficient combination of skills, experience and education. 7+ years of experience in an EHS position in a manufacturing environment. Contact: Jackie Benton at jbenton@duffyresearch.com.

Director Environmental Health & Safety, CTS Global, San Antonio, TX
This is the top level Environmental Health & Safety position in the organization and maintains full responsibility for the EHS Office. Plans, implements, and manages safety, health, and environmental programs. Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes work environments and designs programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Complies with and enforces adherence to existing and developing standards and regulations issued by federal, state, and local agencies such as the CDC, DHS, NIH, and OSHA. May serve as the Alternate Responsible Official for the Select Agent program and will serve as the Radiation Safety Officer. Please email your CV to Sarah Fuller at sfuller@ctsglobalusa.com or visit us online at http://www.ctsglobalusa.com .

Senior Life Cycle Assessment Specialist, Confidential, Southern US
Our client, a major U.S. based manufacturing firm, seeks an experienced Life Cycle Assessment professional to work on their corporate staff in a major US metro in the Southern tier of states. Reporting to the Director of Climate Change for the Company, this person will devise and use algorithms to transform inventory information into impact indicators, and develop tools that R & D can use to design products that are environmentally responsible. The strategic element of the job involves working with and advising internal business leaders on critical LCA issues that do/can affect the Corporation, and, as directed, deal with trade associations on advocacy issues. A minimum of 3-5 years of recent relevant experience is necessary, either in a manufacturing company or as a consultant. However, the pay level can support a more experienced professional. Use of GaBi 4 and/or SimaPro is required, as is a technical degree in science or engineering. Strong familiarity with ISO LCA standards is also required. Relocation expenses are paid by the company, but there is no home purchase. Please e-mail your resume to: rich@searchconsultants.com , as an MS Word attachment.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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