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Jan. 20, 2011

This week's management quote

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." - John Muir (1838 – 1914), Scottish-born American naturalist


  1. Obama vows to cut regulatory burdens on business
  2. Voluntary GHG accounting and reporting: Options for climate leadership
  3. Water issues remain high on the corporate agenda
  4. Wells Fargo's 5 best practices for engaging your green teams
  5. Sustainability-driven spending steadily rising
  6. New study reveals the hidden environmental cost of parking
  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 for the Early Bird rate
This conference features 12 user demonstrations of leading EHS and sustainability software. Your peers will discuss how these systems addressed issues such as:
Carbon accounting and GHG reporting - EHS compliance and auditing management
- Incidents and illness tracking -
Sustainability metrics management
- Material safety data sheet creation - EHS change management

…and much more. Visit the conference web site to view the full program and see how this event can introduce you to the latest solutions and ideas that solve your data management challenges. Register today for the early bird rate and save!

NAEM's 2011 Annual Member Meeting
Jan. 25, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EST)
RSVP to Participate!
NAEM members are invited to attend the annual member meeting. We hope you can attend for a preview of the new and innovative networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities NAEM has in store for its members in the new year. This is an online event, complementary to all NAEM members.

Save the Date: NAEM's Member Appreciation Week: Celebrating our Community
Feb. 7 - 11, 2011
NAEM is Celebrating our Community during this year's Member Appreciation week. Join your colleagues as we thank you for making NAEM your professional home. Every day of the week will offer a new benefit or activity exclusive to NAEM members. Stay tuned!

And now the news

Obama vows to cut regulatory burdens on business - Article
President Barack Obama has promised to ease “absurd and unnecessary paperwork requirements” - and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not immune. Obama yesterday signed an executive order directing agencies to remove outdated regulations that have a negative impact on the economy.

Voluntary GHG accounting and reporting: Options for climate leadership - Article
The accounting, reporting, verifying and reducing of enterprise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions makes sense, both for an organization and to help the environment. Quantifying GHG emissions allows a company to better understand and manage these emissions. A company can then implement programs focused on various GHG emission sources to achieve cost savings while reducing the environmental impact of their operations. Proper GHG management requires a good understanding of sources, relative magnitude and variability of emissions.This article is a benefit of Bureau Veritas’ sponsorship of the 2010 EHS Management Forum.

Water issues remain high on the corporate agenda - Article
A new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project has investigated the impact of water scarcity and other water-related issues on the largest companies in water-intensive industries, finding that nearly 40 per cent of companies surveyed are experiencing water problems and nearly 90 per cent have developed water policies, strategies and plans.

Wells Fargo's 5 best practices for engaging your green teams - Article
The banking industry has many challenges on its plate right now. At Wells Fargo, one challenge is how to promote the concept of sustainability to over 278,000 team members (as Wells Fargo calls its employees) and embed sustainability into its operations.

Sustainability-driven spending steadily rising - Survey Review
Despite the effects of the financial crisis, a slow economy in much of the world and continuing inaction by political bodies, the level of business investment in sustainability activities has been steadily rising.
Respondents to the second annual Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study - a collaboration between MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group - also say they expect their spending to grow further in the coming year.

New study reveals the hidden environmental cost of parking - Article
The environmental effects of parking are not just from encouraging the use of the automobile over public transit or walking and biking (thus favoring the often more energy-intensive and polluting mode), but also from the material and process requirements in direct, indirect, and supply chain activities related to building and maintaining the infrastructure.

Job opportunities

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

Senior Manager, Safety, Health & Environmental, St. Hubert, Quebec
Schneider Electric is looking for a Senior EHS Manager at their St. Hubert facility in Quebec. The ideal candidate will provide support for health, safety and environment (HS & E) for all their Canadian operations. Initially, the candidate will be responsible only for activities of SS & E plant Brossard, but s/he will assume responsibilities for other Canadian operations later. There is 50% potential for travel. Qualifications include a BS from an accredited university with an engineering perspective. 5+ years of experience as a manager/director in EHS/Manufacturing preferred. Much speak English/French. CSP/SCHM preferred.

Sustainability Engineer, Merck Millipore, Billerica, Mass.
This position is ideal for a strong leader who will focus on working cross-functionally to develop environmental strategies and leading relevant portions of Millipore's Sustainability Initiative. This person will interface with all levels of the organization, including senior level executives. Additionally, s/he will be responsible for keeping a pulse on changes in regulatory requirements, industry trends, and other environmental initiatives. Also, a key responsibility will be to drive environmental strategies and regulatory changes into Millipore's products and processes. Finally, this person will lead Millipore's efforts in greenhouse gas reduction, product stewardship, EPA Climate Leaders Program, and other future voluntary programs. A BS degree in science/engineering required, MBA/MA preferred, 8-10+ years of experience in sustainability, knowledge of WEEE, RoHS, REACH, eco-design. To apply for this visit Millipore's careers website and search for job # 9534.

Supply Security Project Manager, Merck/Millipore, Billerica, Mass.
Merck/Millipore is looking for Supply Security Project Manager. The Manager is expected to drive the implementation and management of Business Continuity Plans (BCP) within Merck Millipore. This is a critical new process that requires a comprehensive assessment of risk across a product supply chain, followed by a plan on mitigation and contingency. The ideal candidate will have a combination of proven Project Management skills as well as experience in manufacturing and/or supply chain. Responsibilities include planning and execution of BCP’s, managing all BCP implementation, and owning the follow up and management of resulting action plans within the BCP, along with other major responsibilities. A BS with 3+ years of supply chain experience required. To apply for this visit Millipore's careers website and search for job # 9870.

EHS Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Jones Lang LaSalle is currently seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Director to join their office located in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Responsibilities include leading, creating and implementing all elements of the environment, health, and safety culture including the development and implementation of EHS management systems and compliance programs, ensuring EHS policies and procedures are created, updated, implemented, and followed, ensuring compliance with all regulatory, client and JLL requirements and continuous improvement, developing consistent EHS practices and Standard Operating Procedures, including training, and provide assistance to local sites as needed, along with other major responsibilities. Qualifications include an advanced degree in safety management, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or relevant field; Relevant professional certifications a plus - minimum of ten years of experience in the implementation and management of EHS programs and management systems, preferably within the pharmaceutical, maintenance or R&D industry. Experience managing EHS professionals and implementing effective programs with subcontractors/vendors is highly desirable. If you are interested in this position, visit JLL’s careers website, click advanced search and find job # 15790.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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