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May 27, 2010

This week's management quote

"Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise... the bleeding will not end."
- Robert F. Kennedy, 1925 – 1968


  1. Most large companies plan to increase spending on climate
  2. Obama official reaches out to manufacturers
  3. GRI announces two new goals
  4. Senate introduces climate change legislation
  5. Five ways technology can boost green driving practices
  6. Sprint/Samsung make wireless recycling easy
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

What can the Icelandic volcano and the imagination of Dr. Seuss teach us about EHS & Sustainability management? Check out the Green Tie blog to find out and join the conversation!

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

- 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.

- NAEMís 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.

- NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt will be speaking on a panel on "Green Jobs" at the Conference Boardís Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability conference on June 17th in New York. Look for her live tweets from the conference!

upcoming events

June 10, 2010
CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Program: Discussion Roundtables
Minneapolis, MN
Join your peers on June 10th for the Minneapolis leg of NAEM's Managing Global EHS Programs roundtable series, hosted at Target Corp. The day will kick off with an interactive session covering topics such as the challenges of global regulatory compliance and auditing, and finish with case studies by Larry Deeny, director of Environmental Sustainability at General Mills and Dawn Krueger, compliance assurance manager for Environmental Operations at 3M. Click here to register today.

June 15, 2010
WEBINAR: Green Remediation: An Innovative Tool to Drive Sustainability
1:00 - 2:15PM, ET
Register today for Green Remediation: An Innovative Tool to Drive Sustainability to learn from experts who are leading the way in advancing green remediation techniques.

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.

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, view the schedule of events 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

Most large companies plan to increase spending on climate - Report
Seventy percent of firms with revenue of $1 billion or more say they plan to increase spending on climate change initiatives in the next two years, a global survey reported. Nearly half of the 300 corporate executives who responded to a survey conducted for the accounting and consulting giant Ernst & Young said their climate change investments will range from 0.5 percent to more than 5 percent of revenues by 2012. Download the report.

Obama official reaches out to manufacturers - Article
Nicole Lamb-Hale, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services is tasked with facilitating President Obama's efforts to double U.S. manufacturing exports in the next five years. To do this, she said, industry will need to take advantage of a resource that has been woefully under-utilized: the services of the government.

GRI announces two new goals - Article
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which is hosting its 2010 Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency in Amsterdam through Friday, announced two new goals for 2015 and 2020 at the conference.The first is to require all large and medium-sized companies in OECD countries and fast-growing emerging economies to report publicly on their ESG performance, or if they don’t, explain why. The second is to see a standard for integrated reporting adopted by 2020.

Senate introduces climate change legislation - Summary
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) recently introduced the American Power Act, a cap-and-trade bill.  The goal is to reduce CO2 equivalent by 4.75 percent of 2005 levels by 2013, 17 percent in 2020, 42 percent in 2030, and 83 percent by 2050.

Five ways technology can boost green driving practices - Article
For companies looking to measure and reduce fleet emissions, "Green driving," "Green routing" and "Eco-routing" all are important concepts for helping vehicle manufacturers and the consumers be more environmentally friendly.

Sprint/Samsung make wireless recycling easy - Article
In tandem with the launch of their new phone, the Samsung Sleek, the two wireless companies have started a new packaging trial, allowing consumers to reuse the packaging of their newly purchased phone to ship old electronics back to the manufacturer for recycling – free of charge.

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

Global Director Safety & Environment, Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ
This site director will be responsible for compliance, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs for the Rahway site (4,000 employees conducting diverse research, development, manufacturing, utilities/support and administrative activities on a 220-acre campus in over 100 buildings). Directs EHS programs and influences site leadership to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and integrate EHS performance objectives into standard work processes. Develops strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values.

Director, Health & Safety, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, GA
Integrate and apply Market-Based Management and Operations Excellence into a division specific safety and health strategic plan that strives for safety and health excellence across multiple Containerboard and Cellulose mills. Ensure safety and health management systems effectively address both division and mill health and safety risk profile. Facilitate the development of the division specific risk identification and mitigation process. Collaborate on the identification and pursuit of leading indicators. Manage and develop the safety and health talent across the division. Requires Bachelors degree in Safety Sciences or related field and ten years minimum manufacturing / industrial experience.

Associate Director Biosafety, Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ
Candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the company Biosafety program. Provide support and expert advice to divisions and sites upon their request and audit facilities as required. Develop policies and procedures to facilitate the safe handling of agents from BSL1 through BSL3 at both small and large scale. Collate data quickly to provide risk assessments for novel agents. Provide general and pathogen specific training to small and large groups at the home based site and satellite sites as needed. Will be responsible for the operation of the registration and self assessment programs at the flagship R&D sites in Rahway, NJ and West Point, PA. Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field with molecular biology or microbiology is the minimum acceptable degree. A minimum of 10 years practical experience in biosafety required. RBP or CBSP certification strongly recommended.

EH&S Manager, Rogers Corporation, Chandler, AZ
This position provides Environmental, Health and Safety expertise, oversight and enforcement of EH&S plans and procedures for the Company’s manufacturing operations located in Arizona. This position manages the Company’s corporate EH&S staff located in Arizona as well as provides direction and assistance in a “matrix” management structure for local EH&S personnel who report to operations. B.S. in Environmental or related field. Must have at least 7 years of industrial experience in EH&S functions including at least 3 years of supervisory responsibilities. Must have experience with DEP/EPA/OSHA regulations.

Manager Environmental Services, Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL
Duties include to manage the department's daily operations in accordance with existing departmental guidelines.  To assist the Environmental Services staff in the provision and maintenance of services provided with a specific focus on quality, safety and service.  Provide direct supervision to environmental services staff.  Assist the Director with program development and administrative tasks.  Must interface effectively with all members of the health care team to render exceptional service to patients, guests, and others. Qualifications include Five years of Supervisory experience, preferably in a Healthcare setting. Find out why this is the best place to be your best. Apply online at BaptistHealthJobs.net, Job Number 37217.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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