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NAEM Network E-News

Feb. 3, 2011

This week's management quote

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. - 'Dr Seuss' (Theodor Seuss Geisel), (1904-1991), American writer and cartoonist

Summary

  1. More companies finding cost and carbon savings in supply chains
  2. Shell, Nestle among 54 firms launching U.N. Sustainability Program
  3. The Story of Timberland EarthKeepers
  4. A 90-minute plan for personal effectiveness
  5. At-Home Safety: Super Bowl Sunday Injuries Not Limited to the Football Field
  6. Best choice of chocolates for your Valentine
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

2011 EHS MIS Conference: Solutions for the Next Generation of Data Management Challenges
March 2-3, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Register Today (Early Bird Rate Extended to Feb. 9 for NAEM Members)
In just one month, more than 150 EHS and sustainability professionals will convene to share best practices on tracking and reporting challenges. The conference features 12 user demonstrations of leading software and sessions that discuss common management issues such as:
EHS compliance - Carbon accounting - GHG reporting -
- Incidents and illness tracking -
Sustainability metrics management
- Using Internally Built Systems System Maintanence

…and much more.  Join your peers in San Antonio and Register today

NAEM's Member Appreciation Week: Celebrating our Community
Feb. 7 - 11, 2011
We are thanking you for making NAEM your professional home during Member Appreciation Week. Here are three ways you can prepare today:
1. Register for the free webinar! - Trends in Green Product Labeling and Certifications
2. Join a Discussions Group - Joining enters you into the Member Appreciation Week Raffle!
3. Plan your learning - Visit the Member Appreciation Week web site to review the deep discounts on all NAEM Conferences and Workshops for NAEM members.

Save the Date: Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics That Matter
May 4, 2011
This timely workshop is designed to give decision makers a better understanding of who the key players are in sustainability reporting and how to develop effective external reporting strategies. Register today!

And now the news

More companies finding cost and carbon savings in supply chains - Article
More major companies are tracking their supply chain emissions, and many, along with their suppliers, are also saving money from reducing carbon. The Carbon Disclosure Project's latest supply chain report looks at what the 57 members of its Supply Chain program and 1,000 of their suppliers have been doing to integrate climate change into their businesses.

Shell, Nestle among 54 firms launching U.N. Sustainability Program - Article
The United Nations has launched a program encouraging corporations to share knowledge on sustainability, and signed up the first 54 participating companies. Chief executives joined UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon at the World Economic Forum in Davos to launch Global Compact LEAD, an effort to address businesses’ role in responding to global threats including climate change, poverty and humanitarian emergencies.

The Story of Timberland EarthKeepers - Video
Listen to Mike Harrison describe the company's history of social responsibility, and the story behind the transformation of the original Earthkeepers boot and the campaign behind it, into a full-line of merchandise and an advocacy platform for nature conservation. Additionally, hear lessons they've learned in championing their causes

A 90-minute plan for personal effectiveness - Blog
Can you get 90 minutes of uninterrupted time? No phone. No email.  It’s hard to do, but it might be worth the effort.

At-Home Safety: Super Bowl Sunday Injuries Not Limited to the Football Field - Article
As millions of Americans prepare to tune into the Super Bowl this weekend, remember that a little common sense can keep the excitement on your TV screen and out of your living room.

Best choice of chocolates for your Valentine - Article
You can treat your Valentine to some great chocolate and make a big difference by choosing organic and fair trade chocolates with eco-labels that you can trust.

Job opportunities

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

Safety Program Manager, Danaher Corporation
Danaher Corporation’s Environment, Health and Safety Department has an immediate opening for a safety professional with a minimum of a BS in engineering or safety-related field and at least ten years experience performing safety management and industrial hygiene in a manufacturing setting. The successful candidate will have experience establishing safety management and compliance programs, developing safety performance improvement goals, metrics and plans, conducting EHS audits, and providing assistance to facilities in improving their safety management programs. Corporate level experience and CSP certification are preferred. Contact Stephen Evanoff, stephen.evanoff@danaher.com for more information.

Safety Director Americas, Tate & Lyle, Americas, Decatur, IL
Tate & Lyle is looking for a Safety Director who will manage the overall Group Safety Program for the United States, Latin America and Canada. Responsibilities include managing common health and safety management systems, identifying plants for improvements, standardizing audit protocols, directing the organization’s safet program, managing safety reports and driving a culture of continued safety improvement. Qualifications include a BS in Engineering or equivalent field, 5+ years of safety leadership experience, technical and functional leadership experience preferred.

Manager of Global Health & Safety, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Morristown, NJ
Watson Pharmaceuticals, a well respected and fast growing specialty pharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced occupational health and safety professional to join our EHS group in the role of Manager, Global Health & Safety located in the NJ office.  This newly expanded position will be responsible for developing and supporting implementation of proactive global health and safety programs to ensure consistency across the Watson companies. Key responsibilities include developing global health and safety compliance and management systems, policies, procedures and training programs to assure conformance with regulatory and Watson requirements, and “best practices” relevant to operations at the sites, developing and support implementation and integration of global health and safety programs with a focus on industrial hygiene/occupational health, toxicology  and general safety. S/he will also be expected to evaluate emerging trends and requirements within occupational health and safety management function, assess potential impacts to the business, and develop proposals to address, along with several other duties. Qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, or related field is required. Master’s degree is highly preferred. Certification from American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) required.  At least 9 years of pharmaceutical experience in an occupational health/industrial hygiene global role with a primary focus on risk assessment and development of control systems and strategies.  Experience with implementation of OHSAS18001 or equivalent health and safety management systems and driving continuous improvement. To apply for this position please visit Watson Pharmaceuticals' careers website and search for job id#7534.

Senior Manager of Safety, Health and Well-Being - Sales/Fleet Job, PepsiCo, Purchase, NY/ Chicago, IL
PepsiCo needs a new Senior Manager in its safety division. The ideal candidate will proactively identify, propose and develop corporate systems and policies to effectively manage occupational safety, health and well-being (SHW) risks, opportunities and issues associated with sales and fleet, build SHW capabilities across PepsiCo by providing technical assistance (e.g. best practice tools, training, regulatory tracking processes, etc.) to PepsiCo functions (e.g., HR, Sales, and Risk Management) and sector staff as needed in the areas of sales and fleet safety, collaborate with sales and fleet SHW professionals from other PepsiCo sectors to develop and implement programs and policies that are consistent across sector and regional boundaries and develop and implement appropriate auditing and assurance processes for sales and fleet safety across PepsiCo. Requirements include a BS in a relevant field (safety, industrial hygiene, etc.) CSP, CIH, professional certifications preferred. 8-15 years of MNC experience, experience in sales force and fleet safety, willingness to travel.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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