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March 17, 2011

This week's management quote

Turn your face to the Sun and the shadows will fall behind you. - Maori Proverb


  1. NAEM launches Green TIPS Guide
  2. Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure
  3. EPA's Latest Superfund Nominees Reflect Trend toward More Complex Cleanups
  4. Listing of The World's Most Ethical Companies
  5. Entrepreneur Magazine Lists Best ‘Green Business’ MBA Programs
  6. Fight Waged With Forks Is Rejoined in Congress
  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 3 rd party information requests.

Save the Date: Enterprise Compliance Excellence & Best Practices
July 27-28, 2011, Minneapolis, Mn.
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.

And now the news

NAEM launches Green TIPS Guide - Announcement
NAEM has launched the Green TIPs Guide – a fully customizable employee engagement tool that your organization can use to supplement your sustainability program! The guide is full of simple steps for everyday tasks that you and your employees can use to live a greener life! For more information and to see how a leading company integrated the guide into their sustainability program, please visit: http://greenguide.naem.org.

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure - Blog
Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. As today's executives struggle with the fallout of a globalized economy, they are likely to make their organizational structures even more complex. Despite this whitewater environment, there are still steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.

EPA's Latest Superfund Nominees Reflect Trend toward More Complex Cleanups - Article
On March 8, 2011 the EPA announced its latest round of potential Superfund sites, which reflect an emerging trend toward large, multiparty Superfund sites. The EPA's Region 2 appears increasingly focused on contaminated waterways, which by their nature involve complex and costly cleanups.

Listing of The World's Most Ethical Companies - Article
The Ethisphere Institute has just announced its fifth annual list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. The selection gives its winners an opportunity to trumpet their do-gooding ways. It is not a ranking, so they are all equally winners.

Entrepreneur Magazine Lists Best ‘Green Business’ MBA Programs - Article
Looking for some young talent? Entrepreneur magazine recommends 16 graduate schools where MBA students to get an education in "Green Business" fields. Administrators were surveyed on their school's academics, curricula, campus policies and student services related to sustainability, social responsibility and the environment. Students were polled on how well they felt their MBA programs were educating them for careers in "Green Business" fields.

Fight Waged With Forks Is Rejoined in Congress - Article
Within the war between Republicans and Democrats over the federal spending rages an affray over disposable forks. Under the tutelage of Representative Nancy Pelosi during the years when Democrats ran the House, her party moved to “green” the Capitol with several initiatives, including obligating the food vendor for the three main House cafeterias to provide compostable cups and utensils. But the newly empowered House Republicans have ended the program, and plastic forks and foam cups have returned.

Job opportunities

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

Director of EHS Excellence and Compliance, Confidential, Mid-West US
Large mid-western company is looking for a director level professional with strong operational and/or EH&S leadership to drive EH&S excellence and compliance for the organization. Individual must come preferably from a petrochemical and/or oil and gas industry and have a stronger environmental background. We seek for a professional with at least 15 years of experience, and a strong action-oriented, results driven personality. Due to the nature of the search, only suitable candidates will be contacted and provided additional information. Please send resume to careers@NAEM.org

Director of Health and Safety, Rural Metro, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Rural Metro is looking for a Director of Health & Safety. The ideal candidate will play a key role in owning and executing on reducing overall company costs through strong communication and management design of company-wide safety and training programs that will assist in the management. Develop reporting process to monitor claims and correlation of how safety and training are impacting the bottom line costs of Health & Safety management process. Essential functions include safety management (ensuring EHS and regulatory compliance), education and training (overseeing the training and development of safety programs) and personnel management.  7+ years of EHS experience required, working knowledge of industry best practices, BA in business of communications.

EHS Manager, Alcoa Inc, Lake Charles, La.
Alcoa is looking for an EHS Manager who will manage and direct the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)Affairs including laboratory functions. S/he will help develop and implement effective management systems designed to ensure the plant is in compliance with all Alcoa, Local, State, and Federal OSHA/DOT/Environmental regulations and that continual improvement, pollution prevention, and compliance are a part of the facilities main goals. In order to effectively oversee compliance, the EHS Manager will lead the EHS Team in developing EHS programs, providing guidance, and acting as a resource to line management as they implement and maintain the EHS management system. Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Safety, Environmental Sciences or related science degrees, knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Alcoa EHS regulations and procedures. Visit Alcoa's careers website and search for requisition # 7903BR.

Director of EHS, ProBuild, Moorestown, N.J.
ProBuild is looking for a Director of EHS. S/he will be responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and continuous improvement of environmental health, and safety management systems in the region through effective process management, communication, cost control, and team work consistent with the ProBuild environmental, health and safety (EH&S) vision. The primary lead for shaping Environmental, Health & Safety culture, strategy, policies, standards, and programs in a Region.  Manage daily activities of the regional EH&S staff. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include safety, fleet safety, occupational health, environmental. Competencies include a strong knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and OSHA standards as well as risk administration, with preferred certifications:  recognized Environmental, Safety and/or Health.  Bachelor’s degree in Science, Environmental Safety and Health, or a related field and ten (10) years of progressively advances environmental, health and safety experience, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Director of Environmental and External Affairs - Americas, Confidential, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reports to VP of Operations for the Americas Region. Provide technical and regulatory leadership to ensure that the company's facilities in North and South America meet or exceed regulatory and business-driven environmental performance standards. Support External Affairs and ensure that the company is well positioned with respect to its standing with stakeholders. Requires 15 plus years of successful work experience in environmental and regulatory compliance and leadership. Relocation plan. Contact Peter Olmsted.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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