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May 12, 2011

This week's management quote

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu, 6th century BC Taoist philosopher

  1. Collaboration is key to successful external reporting
  2. Sustainability focused shareholder resolutions are gaining traction
  3. Why inattention blindness on the road is a gorilla of a problem
  4. Nike, AEP Win in Ceres environmental reporting awards
  5. Navigating the new global energy management standard
  6. Vatican calls for immediate action on climate change
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2010 NAEM Events

Webinar: Ergonomics of an Aging Workforce
May 24, 2011 - Register today!
Explore the dynamics of an aging workforce and the role safety/ergonomics can play in maximizing the potential of your most experienced employees.

Webinar: Water Risk Management
June 21, 2011 - Register today!
Get an overview of current and pending water regulations at home and abroad, along with a discussion of business, social and political issues that are intertwined with growing water scarcity.

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

Conference: 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/Sustainability decision makers in the country. Join your peers for two days and 24 sessions of best practice sharing and benchmarking.

The news from NAEM

Latest News - New content pages feature EHS best practices
Doing research on environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management best practices just got easier, thanks to NAEM’s new content portals, an online business tool... read more.

Blog Post: How did you pick your EMIS?- By Kelvin Roth

Blog Post: A Tale of Two Generations - By Stephen Evanoff

Blog Post: Developing a strategy for ESG disclosure - By Carol Singer Neuvelt

The news

Collaboration is key to successful external reporting
Companies leading the way on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure and public reporting agree it's wise to have a deliberate strategy, and these experts say dialogue should be part of that process. Speaking at NAEM’s ‘Measuring Corporate Sustainability’ conference last week, Jim Cline, Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for Cardinal Health, said a strong strategy begins as a collaboration between internal stakeholders. He said environmental, health and safety (EHS), investor relations and corporate communications should all be involved.

Sustainability focused shareholder resolutions are gaining traction
Ernst & Young has issued a new report this week showing a significant increase in the number of shareholder resolutions focused on sustainability introduced in the past 10 years, and estimates that 50% of all shareholder resolutions will center on social and environmental issues in 2011. Read the full report.

Why inattention blindness on the road is a gorilla of a problem
Research has suggested that only 2.5 percent of individuals can drive and talk on a cell phone without impairment. According to University of Utah psychologists, drivers using cell phones fail to see something right in front of them because they are operating on lower working memory capacity. This is the ability to focus attention when and where it is needed, and on more than one thing at a time.

Nike, AEP Win in Ceres environmental reporting awards
In the awards at the Ceres conference, Nike won for best sustainability report, with American Electric Power the runner-up. Anvil Knitwear won for best first-time report. SAP won a commendation for innovative use of web and social media. The awards began in 2001, and this year there were 98 entries from companies and organizations in more than 20 sectors. From these, 17 reports were short-listed and four winners chosen.

Navigating the new global energy management standard
The International Standards Organization publishes a new guideline this year, establishing a framework for energy management systems for buildings, industrial plants, commercial facilities and utilities. Though the new standard is voluntary, it could influence as much as 60 percent of the world's energy use.

Vatican calls for immediate action on climate change
The pope has thrown his zucchetto into the climate change ring. A report commissioned by the Vatican's Scientific Panel, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences doesn't mince words: it urges the world to act quickly and strongly to address climate change.

Job opportunities

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EHS Manager, First Solar Inc, Mesa, Ariz.
First Solar is looking for an EHS Manager who is expected to lead and oversee First Solar's EHS program for the Mesa AZ (MSA) location. This position will be directly responsible for managing the MSA EHS team and for providing leadership, direction and support to First Solar in the following key areas: overseeing day to day EHS operational support and results within MSA, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and First Solar policies/ standards, hiring, training, mentoring and building out the EHS team within MSA to enable First Solar’s growth. The experience required is 6-8 years plus experience in a manufacturing setting with responsibility for at least two of the EH&S disciplines and management experience. A BA in the engineering discipline is required, MA/PhD preferred, CSP/CIH preferred. Knowledge of ISO 14000 and OSHAS 18001. To apply for this position, visit http://www.firstsolar.com/en/apply.php and search for reference code 19084.

EHS Director Corporate Compliance, Midstream, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is seeking a talented individual for the position of EHS Director Corporate Compliance - Midstream. The Corporate Compliance Director - Midstream will be responsible for directing the compliance program associated with Chesapeake Midstream activities. The position requires coordination with corporate regulatory and compliance staff, executives within Chesapeake Midstream and field management in operations and compliance roles. The position directs the work of all EH&S compliance staff and activities associated with the midstream operation. In addition, responsibilities include: Coordinating with other groups, including operations and regulatory, to help ensure various compliance programs are developed and properly implemented, providing direction and education to midstream EH&S field staff, and assisting training group with the development and implementation of training to reflect midstream operations. Qualification requirements include 15+ years of oil/gas experience, BA in EHS/related field. To apply for this position, visit Chespeake's careers website and search for job # 6010.

EHS Manager, Morton Salt, Long Beach, Cali.
Morton Salt is looking for an EHS Manager. S/he will lead safety and environmental compliance and improvement effort at Cal-OSHA VPP Certified manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate is also expected to to complete EHS training of employee's, ensure compliance with application regulations and company procedures and develop and improve programs, plus perform industrial hygiene testing at this location and support EHS and IH efforts at other company locations. Requirement qualifications include engineering, technical or EHS Bachelors degree required, along with 5+ years related experience in production environment. Cal/OSHA Safety & Health certificate along with experience with title 8 & Cal/OSHA regulations preferred. To apply for this position, visit Morton Salt's careers website and search for requisition number 6114.

EHS Manager, Tacoma Locomotive, Tacoma Wash.
Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, is looking for an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for its Tacoma, WA locomotive facility. Some basic duties include: being familiar with OSHA and EPA guidelines, monitoring EHS activities for compliance, working closely with corporate Safety and Environmental departments, and conducting safety and environmental audits and inspections and maintains records. Qualification requirements include a BA in EHS/related, 3+ years industry experience.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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