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April 14, 2011

This week's management quote

"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." - John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)


  1. EPA to Finish Stalled IRIS Assessments
  2. New global sustainability ratings initiative set to launch
  3. Apple, Intel halt conflict minerals purchases
  4. Why does criticism seem more effective than praise?
  5. New York E-Waste recycling law takes effect
  6. 2011 College Sustainability Report Card released
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Conference: Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics That Matter
May 4, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Register today!
This timely workshop will give attendees an understanding of who the key players are in the sustainability analytics arena, offer insights from leading companies on how to develop an effective sustainability reporting strategy, and allow for direct dialogue with prominent members of the Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) research and investor community around ways to stream line 3rd party information requests. To respond to the ‘Green Metrics that Matter’ survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KeyEHSandSustainabilityAnalytics. All those who respond will receive a copy of the survey results.

Save the Date: EHS Compliance Excellence & Best Practices
July 27-28, 2011, Minneapolis, Mn. - Hosted at Best Buy Co. - Register today!
This workshop will feature a variety of peer case studies on compliance management best practices. From implementing an enterprise - wide EHS management system to auditing and corrective action, this workshop will offer a comprehensive look at how leading companies are ensuring global EHS compliance.

19th Annual EHS Management Forum
October 19-20, 2011, Tuscon, Ariz. - Register today!
With over 500 attendees, this conference is the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability decision makers in the country. Join your peers for two days and 24 sessions of best practice sharing and benchmarking.

The news

And now the news

EPA to Finish Stalled IRIS Assessments - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced its plan to finalize four chemicals’ human health risk assessments as part of the Integrated Risk Information System program. The delayed draft assessments, on hold since June 2010, are for methanol, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE), and acrylonitrile.

New global sustainability ratings initiative set to launch - Article
Allen White, the co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative, is among the principals behind a new initiative designed to get rid of “confusion and opacity” in sustainability performance ratings and create a generally accepted sustainability ratings framework. The project, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR), is a swipe at the profusion of sustainability ratings providers and the “proliferation of tools and methods” which GISR says has created confusion for the market. Come hear Mark Tulay, former head of ESG Solutions at RiskMetrics, speak about his work with GISR and the future of ESG ratings at NAEM’s conference Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics That Matter.

Apple, Intel halt conflict minerals purchases - Article
New rules went into effect this month that aim to slow or stop the purchase of minerals from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, and the pressure will increase further later this month, as a conflict minerals law bundled in last year's financial reform bill goes into effect in April. The reform bill contained a provision focused on eliminating the use of minerals sourced in Congo, which has been embroiled in war since 1994.

Why does criticism seem more effective than praise? - Blog
When you coach someone or conduct a performance appraisal, where do you tend to focus? Probably on "opportunities for improvement," right? Sure, you mention some positive things, but we'll bet you spend much more time talking about faults and shortcomings. If you do, you're only human.

New York E-Waste recycling law takes effect - Article
A state law has taken effect requiring electronics manufacturers to make it free and convenient for New York residents to recycle their old or broken computers, television sets and gadgets. As the number of e-waste laws is expected to rise, New York will serve as a large-scale case study.

2011 College Sustainability Report Card released - Article 
Brown, Oberlin and Yale are at the top of the class according to the Sustainable Endowments Institute 2011 Report Card which examined the environmental sustainability efforts at the colleges and universities with the 300 largest endowments in the United States and Canada.

Job opportunities

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EHS Specialist, Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA
Juniper Networks is looking for an EHS Specialist. The ideal candidates basic responsibilities include assisting with the development, management and implementation of global EHS Programs, managingand expanding involvement in company environmental programs, interpreting and promoting compliance with all applicable safety codes and regulations. S/he will also be expected to develop and implement EHS/S stand alone Learning Management System, and lead the implementation of an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001. Requirements include 5+ years experience in EHS, including experience in developing and initiating EHS programs at the corporate level and previous experience with ISO14001. For full description and to apply, search for job # 913779 at www.juniper.net/us/en/company/careers/job-search/.

EHS Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, New Windsor, NY
Anheuser-Busch is looking for an EHS Manager. Basic responsibilities include establishing and maintaining programs/systems to remain in compliance with state, federal and company safety and environmental requirements law/regulations including monitoring, training, reporting and record keeping. The ideal candidate will be asked to lead safety, environmental and compliance training, teams, communication and processes and investigate, record, report and recommend corrective action for accidents and perform internal plant audits. Requirements include bachelor’s degree and three years experience in a manufacturing facility. To apply, visit www.buschjobs.com and search for Job ID: RJ-2011-195-1.

EHS Leader, Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc., Longview, WA
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging is seeking a strategic leader with proven performance to lead the overall EHS efforts company-wide. This individual will be responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating the safety strategy and components of personnel, materials, equipment, and environments to achieve safety effectiveness for the company. Basic requirements include 15+ years experience in safety in industrial or manufacturing setting (at least 5 of those years in leadership). BS degree in related field (EHS, engineering... MA preferred). To apply for this position, please e-mail Karla Hammond at karlahammond@sbcglobal.net or call her at (860) 267-2690.

Senior Director, Facilities, Engineering and EHS, Confidential, Boston, MA
The ideal candidate will be asked to direct all facilities, engineering, environmental, health, safety and site service operations to support 24x7 manufacturing, research, remote radiopharmacies and office operations in full compliance with GMP and other regulations. S/he will also be expected to develop a facilities master plan and manage within capital and operating budget constraints, along with overseeing design specification, contract negotiation, timelines and execution of numerous projects to enhance and maintain the facilities. In addition, s/he will optimize the deployment of internal talent, utilization of contractors, spare parts inventory and assets, acts as a key liaison with regulatory agencies and community officials. Requires 10+ years experience, advanced engineering degree and PMP or other certification. Contact Tara Merrow at (603) 890-0277 or at taramerrow@national-staff.com.

Area Environmental Health & Safety Manager, W.W. Grainger, Robbinsville, NJ
W.W. Grainger is looking for an EHS Manager. This position is responsible for implementing environmental, health, and safety initiatives for distribution facilities, branches, and offices in specified area of responsibility. The incumbent will assist in training and educating all employees to ensure compliance with International, Federal, State, and Local regulations, laws, and policies. In addition, the incumbent will provide consultation and guidance to Distribution Center and Branch managers and/or coordinators on all issues related environmental, health and safety. The incumbent will partner with the Security Department to support the needs in the Distribution centers in this area. Requirements include bachelor’s degree a minimum 5 years of EHS experience in distribution, or manufacturing organization. Professional certification preferred (CSP, CIH or equivalent).

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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