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August 4, 2011

This week's management quote

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results. - Ernest Shackleton, Explorer of the Antarctic, (1874-1922)

  1. ISO releases Greenhouse Gas verification standard
  2. Cadmium added to priority testing list out under TSCA
  3. Are you casual or committed: How to align engagement with accountability
  4. How Dow Chemical Co. is addressing product stewardship issues
  5. Climate Earth offers a low-cost entry point to manage supply chain impacts
  6. The One Airport to Avoid Is...
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

NAEM Forum: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
Oct. 19-20, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. - Register today!
With over 500 attendees, this conference is the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability decision-makers in the country.

Webinar: Capitalizing on Energy Savings Incentive Programs for Industry
Aug. 9, 2011 - Register today!
Learn how strategic approaches to energy management can create savings not only for an industry but for society as a whole.

Webinar: New ISO Standards and the Impact to the EHS and Sustainability Fields
Sept. 8, 2011 - Register today!
Prepare for the new ISO standards and learn about their impact on EHS and sustainability norms.

And now the news

ISO releases Greenhouse Gas verification standard - Article
ISO 14066 is a new standard intended to achieve consistency in the global carbon market and maintain public confidence in greenhouse gas reporting.  As it becomes standard practice for organizations to inventory, report, and reduce GHG emissions, it's vital to assure the credibility of these claims, according to the International Organization for Standardization.

Cadmium added to priority testing list out under TSCA - Article
A federal advisory committee is adding cadmium and 103 cadmium compounds to the Priority Testing List established under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The EPA and CPSC are concerned about cadmium in children's toys, jewelry, and other consumer products. Cadmium has been of sufficient concern that the European Commission acted in May to ban the use of cadmium in plastics and jewelry, effective Dec. 20.

Are you casual or committed: How to align engagement with accountability - Article
What’s your corporate culture, and what does it mean for achieving high levels of engagement? Organizations that achieve the promise of their business plan are able to create “positive accountability” – a powerful, healthy culture that results from goal alignment and workforce engagement.

How Dow Chemical Co. is addressing product stewardship issues - Video
Connie Deford, Director of U.S. Chemical Management Policy for Dow Chemical Co., discusses how the company is addressing public concern about chemicals in the supply chain.

Climate Earth offers a low-cost entry point to manage supply chain impacts - Article
The firm, Climate Earth, released new products meant to be practical, low-cost first steps for any company that wants to manage their supply chain footprint. This may include figuring out which of the materials they use have the biggest impacts or which suppliers they should engage first. Their Scope 3 Answer Packs help companies quickly size up their top suppliers or purchased materials for between $4,000 and $5,000.

The One Airport to Avoid Is... - Article
Whether traveling to perform site audits or jetting off to an NAEM conference, our members spend a lot of time in the air.  Read through this article for some advice on how to avoid flight delays.

Job opportunities

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Site HSE Manager, PepsiCo-Quaker Oats, Danville, IL
Quaker Oats is looking for a new Site HSE Manager. This position will report to the Plant Manager and to the Quaker Foods and Snacks Division HSE Manager. The candidate selected to be the HSE Manager will be responsible for overall leadership of the Danville site's HSE programs, including coordinating and facilitating salaried and hourly direct engagement in HSE. Specific functions include to coach and advise site leadership, plan for, check, and report on HSE efforts and progress, coordinate site-wide HSE programs execution; and maintain an effective working relationship and dialogue with HSE staff for guidance and alignment on HSE-related activities. BS degree required along with 5+ years of HSE in a manufacturing environment. For a full position description or to apply, interested candidates should forward their resume and contact info directly to Byron A. Broussard, Director of Plant Operations - Danville. He will provide visibility to the internal recruiting contact.

Senior Sustainability Reporting Consultant, ERM, Washington, D.C.
ERM is seeking a bright, motivated Senior Sustainability Reporting Consultant, with significant business and consulting experience and private-sector client relationships, to join their team in Washington DC or Annapolis, MD. The ideal candidate will contribute to the development and growth of ERM’s global sustainability and corporate reporting business, a key part of ERM’s new strategy: ‘One Planet. One Company. ERM.’ This is a partner-track opportunity for a senior professional looking to advance their career with a global sustainability leader, while leading collaborative project teams that deliver world-class projects across the globe. Other locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions will also be considered.

Senior Manager, Corporate Product Stewardship, PolyOne Corp., Avon Lake, Ohio
PolyOne Corp. is looking for a Senior Corporate Product Stewardship Manager. The purpose of the position is to ensure that comprehensive systems and activities are in place to effectively and cost efficiently maintain PolyOne in compliance with applicable Product Stewardship/Product Regulatory regulations and consensus standards related to product Third Party Certifications, Food, Drug and Medical applications, Hazard Communication and Global Harmonization, transport of Dangerous Goods, and regulatory reporting. Essential duties and responsibilities include leading the Corporate Product Stewardship Team and managing the EH&S enterprise information system (SAP) and assure appropriate implementation. Qualifications include an MA in the relevant field (Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Toxicology, Chemical preferred, or Environmental Engineering, Environment, Health and Safety, Chemistry, Biology) along with 10+ years of experience. CIH recommended. To apply for this position, visit PolyOne’s careers website and search for tracking code 60000893.

Director, Health and Safety, Tradebe Environmental Services LLC, OakBrook, Ill.
Tradebe Environmental Services is looking for an EHS Director. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of safety initiatives while monitoring and maintaining all aspects of the Health and Safety Program for TRADEBE USA. Essential responsibilities include acting as a change agent with the ability to combine policy development with implementation, along with developing, reviewing and approving EHS emergency plans, managing OSHA 300, TIR and developing safety programs for TSDF projects, along with other duties as assigned. Qualifications include a BS in a science, industrial hygiene or a related field, 3-5 years supervisory experience, CSP/CIH preferred. 10+ years in EHS required. To apply for this position visit Tradebe’s careers website and search for job ID 2011-1150.

Senior Director, Environmental Sciences and Compliance, Cargill Inc., Wayzata, Minn.
Cargill is looking for a Senior EHS director. This position will provide leadership to Cargill globally in environmental science and compliance matters. Key functions of the role include development and implementation of strategies to identify, prioritize and address environmental impacts of our operations and agricultural supply chains on key environmental values, including but not limited to biodiversity, land use/habitat, climate and water, development of skills in embedded talent necessary to execute against these strategies, along with other assigned duties. The successful candidate will have experience working in a corporate environment in roles of increasing responsibility that includes program development responsibilities. Required qualifications include a BS in natural sciences (MA preferred), 10+ years in a corporate EHS environment, 3+ year’s management experience (in agribusiness preferred). Environmental footprinting, life cycle analysis and climate science understanding also preferred. To apply for this position, visit Cargill’s careers website and search for Requisition ID WAY03499.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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