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September 30, 2010

This week's management quote

The only thing new in this world is the history that you don't know.
Harry S. Truman, 1884 -1972, 33rd President of the United States


  1. Fact Sheet: U.S. Climate Action in 2009-2010
  2. Frequently Injured: Fire the Person or Fix the Problem?
  3. Walmart, H&M Commit to Sustainability in Chinese Textiles
  4. The Dairy Industry and the 2 Percent Solution
  5. Focus on Progress, Not Perfection, in Sustainability Stories
  6. When Pigs Fly: Halliburton Makes the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  7. Job Opportunities

2010 forum

October 13-15, 2010 - 2 WEEKS AWAY!!
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum

upcoming events

Save the Date! March 2-3, 2011
CONFERENCE: Achieving EHS & Sustainability Excellence Through Management Information Systems
San Antonio, TX. More information coming soon!

The news

Fact Sheet: U.S. Climate Action in 2009-2010 - Article
While federal climate change legislation has stalled, federal agencies, states, and Congress made some progress on controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the past two years. This fact sheet reviews notable steps taken by the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and through stimulus funding, international finance commitments, regional cap-and-trade programs, and state energy policies. It also identifies political and economic developments that could impact federal climate legislation and additional regulatory action to reduce emissions by federal agencies. Download the fact sheet.

Frequently Injured: Fire the Person or Fix the Problem? - Article
Frequently injured workers have been classified as frequent flyers, accident-prone or at-risk. While the classification has been created, unfortunately, very few corporations have effective tools to help these individuals. Instead, the typical path of progressive discipline begins. Rarely is this the answer.

Walmart, H&M Commit to Sustainability in Chinese Textiles - Article
Two of the world’s largest clothing retailers, Walmart and H&M, agreed to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce the water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains through the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Clean by Design“ project. So far, trial implementations at textile plants have shown that NRDC’s recommended practices can pay for themselves in less than eight months.
The Dairy Industry and the 2 Percent Solution - Article
Calculating, managing, and reducing the emissions of everyday products is a growing quest for companies across the business spectrum. But most products are multi-company affairs. So, it's one thing for a company to do this. It's altogether another thing to address climate change across an entire industry. That's what's happening in the dairy industry, where a vast and complex web of players has come together to address their individual and collective climate - um, hoofprint. The exercise underscores both the complexity of industrial systems and the need for collaboration to measure environmental impacts, share best practices, and optimize the entire process.

Focus on Progress, Not Perfection, in Sustainability Stories - Article
Just because your sustainability efforts are not perfect yet, does not mean that you don’t have a great story to tell. Simple actions register strongly with consumers.

When Pigs Fly: Halliburton Makes the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Blog
Halliburton Co. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North American companies in the global oil services sector. While the Index’s recent exclusion of BP was seen as a correct, the listing of Halliburton has drawn the confusion and frustration of many.

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

Senior Manager - Sustainability, Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, GA
This role will drive the execution of Sustainability vision and initiative within Georgia-Pacific’s North American Consumer Products business.  Senior Manager – Sustainability NACP will provide leadership in developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to support NACP sustainability vision (North America Consumer Products). This position will work closely with GP’s corporate sustainability office, various brand and functional teams, and external stakeholders to drive the agenda in a collaborative manner. Position reports to Senior Director – Sustainability NACP. Please go to www.gp.com and apply on job id 5261.

Vice President Global Environmental Health & Safety, Confidential, Carolinas
Our client is a NYSE listed high technology manufacturer headquartered in a major city in the Southeast with 17 facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. The VP, Global EHS will provide leadership and oversight for developing and deploying effective ESH policies and programs within the organization. This position is responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance and continually improving the overall ESH culture for building and sustaining an industry-leading program. The program ensures alignment with the corporate commitment to the well-being of our employees and to protecting our environment.

Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Sr. Director, Harsco, Camp Hill, PA
Formulates Global EH&S strategy for Harsco Corporation with the guidance of the Global EHSS Council, who’s membership consists of the top leaders of the Harsco Corporation including the CEO. Establish the Global Minimum EHS Expectations to prevent fatalities and manage our risk through policy development and implementation guides and training. Oversees Divisional EHS programs to ensure they are consistent and in harmony with the global vision of the Corporation. Leads in the development and maintenance of a global compliance assurance program. Preferred Qualifications include Masters degree and background in developing/leading EH&S from a strategic standpoint and/or corporate/divisional standpoint.

Regional Health & Safety Manager, Penske Corporation - TX, MI
Penske is hiring for a Region Health and Safety Manager with DOT Compliance. This position will manage the safety program for the West Region of Penske Logistics. Collaborate with Region/Area Leadership and cross-functional teams to integrate Health & Safety into all strategies, activities, and decision-making processes. Qualifications include seven to ten years DOT fleet and/or general industry safety management experience. Three to five years of experience directly supervising other safety professionals. Effective communication and team building skills.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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