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October 28, 2010

This week's management quote

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Persian proverb


  1. When is your midterm election?
  2. An integrated EHS platform success story
  3. The poor Sunchips bag: A cautionary tale
  4. The top 10 things to consider when selecting an EMIS
  5. Dell, IBM, HP, top Newsweek's Green Rankings 2010
  6. The green corporate ladder and closing the salary gap: Four tips for women
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Save the Date! Mar 2-3, 2011
Conference: Achieving EHS & Sustainability Excellence Through Management Information Systems (MIS)
San Antonio, TX. More information coming soon!

Webinar: Best of the 2010 Forum Series: Defining the Metrics that Matter
Nov 16, 2010 - Register Today! - Cost: $149 (Members), $189 (Non-members)
Making metrics interesting and relevant to stakeholders, both internal senior managers, and external stakeholders is tough job. How are companies doing this and how are they normalizing their metrics reporting? With all the data companies are collecting, how are EHS and Sustainability mangers zeroing in and focusing the conversation around the metrics that really matter to their organization?
Register for both Best of the 2010 Forum Series Webinars and save! - Cost $199 (Members), $279 (Non-members)

Webinar: Best of the 2010 Forum Series: Waste Management for the 21st Century: Zero Landfill and Beyond
Dec 2, 2010 - Register Today - Cost: $149 (Members), $189 (Non-Members)
From manufacturing waste, to toxics and waste water, "zero waste" goals are popping up all over business. But how are companies actually meeting these goals? Attend this session and learn from leading companies who are working towards zero waste goals.
Register for both Best of the 2010 Forum Series Webinars and save! - Cost $199 (Members), $279 (Non-members)

Webinar: Understanding the Business value of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS)
Dec 7, 2010 - Register Today- Cost: $79 (Members), $99 (Non-members)
Join us for this Affiliate Council-led webinar as we explore the basics of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), their use as a simple and effective tool in your Greenhouse Gas Management effort, and the associated financial and legal implications.

And now the news

When is your midterm election? - Blog
Most companies are not forced by an election to push the reset button every two years - but imagine if they did. What if all managers had fixed terms and needed to be reappointed based on their performance? Would it lead to more honest feedback from customers and subordinates, and more frequent strategic reviews? Would it make managers more accountable for results and more willing to build strong teams? Or would it encourage managers to play it safe rather than taking risks that might reduce their chances of reappointment?

An integrated EHS Platform success story - White Paper
This report focuses on the challenge of creating a common technology platform as a requirement for an integrated EHS management system, using the example of a successful integration. The authors, from Enablon and Eaton Corporation, demonstrate how a comprehensive, global system for supporting management decision-making and dramatically improving EHS performance was initiated and continues to be developed, at every level of the organization, at every location around the world.
This article is benefit of Enablon's sponsorship of the 2010 Forum.

The poor Sunchips Bag: A cautionary tale - Blog
I, for one, liked the Sunchips bag. I wasn't annoyed by the sound; found it quite endearing, actually. So what went wrong? Although 65% of the population is looking for greener products, mainstream American consumers value their personal comfort more than they value the environment.

The top 10 things to consider when selecting an EMIS! - Article
Selecting an EMIS from the multitude of EHS software vendors is a difficult decision that will impact your operations for years to come. Make sure you start the process on the right foot with these important considerations from E2ManageTech, a software-neutral company with 12 years of experience. This article is benefit of E2ManageTech's sponsorship of the 2010 Forum.

Dell, IBM, HP, top Newsweek's Green Rankings 2010 - Article
Dell earned the top spot, with IBM and HP coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively, in Newsweek's 2nd annual Green Rankings - a yearly ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States. The top five companies in this year's rankings are an exact repeat of the 2009 rankings. Newsweek said that Tech companies dominated this year's Green Rankings - in part because they make low-impact products, like software, that inevitably have a smaller environmental footprint than, say, a utility. Bottom-line considerations are a big part of what's driving tech companies in the green direction - for example Hewlett-Packard says its current IT systems use 66 percent less energy than those designed in 2005. View the rankings.

The Green Corporate Ladder and Closing the Salary Gap: Four Tips for Women - Article
While the GreenBiz.com 2010 CSR salary survey report has many positive aspects, including that men and women at the top earn approximately the same amount, it also points out how far women still have to go. Here are some tips for making it to the top. View the GreenBiz.com 2010 CSR salary survey report.

Job opportunities

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

Director, Health, Safety & Environmental Affairs, Barnes Group, Cleveland, OH
Logistics & Manufacturing Services is seeking a Health, Safety & Environmental Affairs (HSE) Director to join its team and provide leadership and direction in all areas of health and safety, effective risk management, loss control, regulatory compliance and product stewardship. As the Global leader of HSE initiatives, the ideal candidate will be an impact player who can influence across multiple disciplines, excels in creative thinking and innovation, and is action oriented to drive best in class HSE policies and programs throughout the entire segment. The right candidate will ensure the segment's HSE performance consistently meets customer, regulatory and corporate standards and expectations with a focus on obtaining optimal results through BES and progressive health and safety efforts. If you are a career-minded, results-oriented individual who thrives in a fast paced environment, you are encouraged to submit your name for consideration. Download the full description and apply at http://barnesgroupinc.com/careers_search.php.

Director of Safety and Health, Comcast Corp. Englewood, CO
Comcast is looking for a Director of Safety and Health. The Director will partner with key business leaders and human resources stakeholders to design, develop and implement preventative and corrective health and safety programs that support the Corporate, Divisional and Regional goals. In partnership with the business, ensures implementation and compliance with relevant health and safety programs that protect the human assets of the division and permit uninterrupted functioning of the business. Responsibilities include - implementing corporate health and safety programs and processes to support the achievement of corporate, divisional and regional health and safety business objectives; providing leadership and direction in all areas of a risk assessment, loss control, regulatory compliance and safety program including strategic planning and campus wide collaboration; supporting the implementation of health and safety policies, procedures and programs, including DOT, EPA, OSHA and other training. BA/BA degree in Engineering/Occupational Health and Safety required, along with 10+ years of experience.

Senior EHS Consultant, Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC), California
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is seeking a senior EHS Consultant in California (Northern California preferred). This is a special opportunity for seasoned EHS professionals with outstanding technical skills as well as the ability to build long-term client relationships. The position combines managing EHS projects for clients locally and nationally with business development. For the right candidate, this position will lead to roles with increasing responsibility, including a potential for partnership. The full job posting can be found on the About Us page of our website. To apply or request more details, write to jobapplication@stcenv.com.

SHE Manager, Unilever Corp., Atlanta, GA
Unilever is looking for an SHE Manager. This Manager will be in charge of all aspects of the Baltimore and Atlanta plants' safety, health, environmental and security activities related to SHE, including personnel safety, process safety, and industrial hygiene. S/he will assume primary responsibility for the administration and implementation of programs to ensure the plants adherence to all applicable, federal, state, and local regulations regarding safety, health and environmental matters and coordinate regulatory compliance with environmental matters through direction and support of designated plant personnel, and liaising with Corporate SHE. This position will be responsible for the site-wide safety, health and environment systems. In addition, the SHE Manager facilitates the development of policies and systems which are aligned to Unilever's Corporate SHE policies and implements and upgrades these systems via a systematic, continuous improvement approach. Requirements include a BS in Engineering or Occupational, Health, and Safety and 3+ years of plant safety leadership experience in a high speed manufacturing environment. Certification HAZMAT, OSHA & ISO 14001 Internal Auditor desired.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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