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November 10 , 2011

This week's management quote

"Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people." - Joe Frazier, American Boxer (1944-2011)


  1. Carbon tax passes down under, mate
  2. Water, water everywhere, and lots of drops to match
  3. Sustainability Consortium completes life cycle profiles for beef, laptops, detergent
  4. Serious Energy offers no-cost efficiency retrofits
  5. China launches fast acting plans to phase out incandescents, recycle 70% waste, support EVs
  6. Don't LOL, Pennsylvania to ban texting while driving
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Online Meeting: Executive Briefing on GRI G4
Nov 15, 2011, 1 - 2 p.m. (ET) - Register today! (Free registration)
Join this free online meeting to get an understanding of how you can influence the G4 standards. The session will also feature a list of the top changes our expert speaker believes would be most beneficial to reporting companies.

Conflict Minerals - An Emerging Product Stewardship and Supply Chain Issue
Nov. 17, 2011 - Register today!
Learn how three leading companies are addressing new regulation on an issue that affects all industries.

Webinar: Creating Management Systems to Meet REACH, RoHS and other Product Regulations
Dec. 1 , 2011 - Register today!
Learn how three leading companies are addressing new regulation on an issue that affects all industries.

Webinar: Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports
Dec. 6, 2011 - Register today!
Hear the most effective approaches to third-party verification and how these parties conduct assurance activities.

Webinar: Career Arcs: A Profile of Three EHS and Sustainability Leaders and How they Got There
Dec. 8, 2011 - Register today! (Free registration)
Gain valuable career-building skills and get advice from three EHS and Sustainability leaders.

And now the news

Carbon Tax Passes Down Under, Mate - Article
The landmark law, passed in the Senate today, makes Australia the first major economy to put a tax on carbon. It will provide the certainty corporations need to make serious changes and investments, while helping Australia meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions 5% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The tax, which affects the country's 500 biggest emitters, starts in July 2012 at $25 per ton. It will be followed by a carbon trading program in 2015.

Water, water everywhere, and lots of drops to match - Press Release
CH2M HILL launched WaterMatch to spur water action at the local level. WaterMatch is a goodwill initiative to help municipalities, industries and agriculture find each other and collaborate to conserve fresh water and promote community and economic development. The website allows users to find wastewater treatment plants close to their current and potential future operations and then use the social networking function to connect with the utilities operating those plants.

Sustainability Consortium completes life cycle profiles for beef, laptops, detergent - Press Release
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) has completed and published life cycle assessments (LCA) for 10 product categories, including include coffee, cotton towels, yogurt, televisions, toilet tissues, and wheat cereal. The 10 Category Sustainability Profiles are the first of 50 product categories TSC intends to profile before the end of 2011 in an effort to help manufacturers make informed decisions to reduce production costs, use fewer resources, and communicate benefits to consumers.

Serious Energy offers no-cost efficiency retrofits - Article
One of the biggest challenges facing energy efficiency retrofits has long been the complicated nature of the process. Whether it's making the business case to justify the upfront costs or negotiating the tax liens from PACE programs, there is no shortage of obstacles. Serious Energy announced a new service that hopes to clear those hurdles, and help speed up the rate at which building owners can undertake energy efficiency retrofits. SeriousCapital, a unit of Serious Energy, is launching a service that will offer building energy upgrades at zero cost to owners.

China launches fast acting plans to phase out incandescents, recycle 70% waste, support EV's - Article
With the sweep of a pen, China launched several broad initiatives that will impact daily life in China as well as global markets. In addition to announcing that incandescent bulbs will be gone in five years, China is establishing a system to recycle 70% of its waste. The country is also taking first steps to stop municipal sewage, household garbage, industrial waste, ;fertilizers and pesticides from ;polluting water supplies.

Don't LOL, Pennsylvania to ban texting while driving - Article
The state General Assembly passed Senate Bill 314 to make sending text messages while driving a violation for all drivers. Pennsylvania is the 35th state to impose a texting-while-driving ban for all drivers. According to the National Safety Council, the new law could save a dozen lives per year in Pennsylvania and prevent 1,200 injuries requiring medical attention.

Job opportunities

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EHS Program Manager, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
Genentech Inc. is looking for an EHS Program Manager. This position will be accountable for leading and managing the EHS Wastewater program across the Genentech South San Francisco (SSF) site. The ideal candidate is expected to implement and improve an industry-standard wastewater quality program for Genentech's manufacturing, laboratory, and facilities maintenance operations. Requires a BS or MS in a relevant scientific or engineering field. An engineering background in chemical, mechanical, or civil engineering is preferred. A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience in environmental compliance program management at an industrial facility, at least four (4) of which must be directly in wastewater compliance. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/ and search for keyword 382720.

Safety Manager, Loparex, Iowa City, IA

Loparex is looking for a Safety Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all functions relating to safety compliance for the Iowa City facility. This will include implementing, developing, and maintaining safety programs, conducting safety training, and leading safety improvement teams. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in related field, 6 to 10 years of relevant safety experience in a manufacturing environment, strong working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations, working knowledge of workers compensation law, knowledge of environmental regulations, solid computer skills. Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

EHS Engineer, 3M Co., New Ulm, MN
The 3M New Ulm EHS Engineer will be responsible for, but not limited to the following job duties: Perform and guide EHS site projects and programs; independently define EHS projects, determine timelines and communicate results; complete and submit applicable reports, analyze data, present results and recommend plans for correction of gaps. For a full description and to apply, visit 3M's careers page and search job # 1105526.

Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety, Abbott Laboratories, Carlsbad, CA
The Environmental, Health and Safety Manager will provide overall leadership, strategy development and compliance assurance to all IBIS California facilities with respect to: current and proposed regulations; development and implementation of proactive EHS activities; and will participate in the development of long range plans to address current and future EHS issues facing all Abbott divisions.

Safety Coordinator EHS and Food, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Lincoln, NE
This position will be responsible for location health & safety, food safety, and environmental compliance at the Lincoln, Nebraska flour mill. ; Primary responsibilities include supervising various committees including audit and incident investigation, emergency planning, risk assessment, program development, implementation, and training of rules and procedures. This position will possess a high level of authority in regards to training and guiding based on needs developed through information submitted on reports and annual requirements. ; For a full description and to apply, visit ADM's careers page and search for "Safety Coordinator".

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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