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October 13, 2011

This week's management quote

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011) American inventor and entrepreneur

  1. What do you call your EMS?
  2. Can it still be called ‘waste’ if it brings in $1billion a year?
  3. CSVCSRESGSustainabilityValueChainGreenCitizenship? Oh, that clears things up.
  4. Government Report: EPA cut corners on climate endangerment finding
  5. Creating Confidence: Oct. 14 is World Standards Day
  6. EPA seeks to increase emissions budgets for 10 states under cross-state rule
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

NAEM Forum: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
Oct. 19-20, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. - Register today! (Pre-registration ends today!)
Join more than 500 attendees at the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents in the country. Today is your last today to register online!

Webinar: Inside the 2011 Newsweek Green Rankings
Oct. 27, 2011 - Register today! (Free for Forum attendees!)
Hear the most effective approaches to third-party verification and how these parties conduct assurance activities.

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.

Partner Conference: Redefining Value: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business
Oct. 24, 2011, Philadelphia, Penn. - Learn more!
Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. A Sustainable Brands event in partnership with The Wharton School.

And now the news

What do you call your EMS? - Green Tie Blog
Tasked with rolling out a renewed environmental management system (EMS), Megan Lum, Manager for Shared Facilities and Environmental Operations at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wonders, ‘What’s in a name?’ Is it better to roll out EMS as a specific program, or is a more subtle approach without an official title more effective in winning over employees? Read the entire post and add your own comment.

Can it still be called ‘waste’ if it brings in $1billion a year? - Article
General Motors has made about $2.5 billion by selling scrap byproducts since 2007, and the annual revenue stream is now about $1 billion. General Motors Co. recycled 92 percent of materials from its plants last year, with more than half of the factories achieving zero-waste status. The zero-waste plants recycled or reused an average of 97 percent of waste, directing the remaining three percent to waste-to-energy projects.

CSVCSRESGSustainabilityValueChainGreenCitizenship? Oh, that clears things up. - Blog
Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office has decided that going forward, it will not talk about CSR or corporate responsibility, but will instead talk about CSVCSRESGSustainabilityValueChainGreenCitizenship. That should roll off the tongue better and settle once and for all the ongoing churn about what’s the “right” term to use. Just kidding, of course.

Government Report: EPA cut corners on climate endangerment finding - Article
A report by the Inspector General found that although the EPA’s documentation was based on well-established and peer-reviewed science, it required additional independent scrutiny because the EPA weighed the strength of that science. It is uncertain what effect, if any, the report will have on global warming policy or the more than a dozen lawsuits filed by manufacturers, refiners, the state of Texas and others challenging the EPA's finding.

Creating Confidence: Oct. 14 is World Standards Day - Article
Friday, Oct. 14 is designated as World Standards Day, recognizing experts from around the globe who work with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and other international organizations to develop voluntary standards. This year, ANSI World Standards Week focuses on the importance of transatlantic partnerships in the standardization and compliance industry.

EPA seeks to increase emissions budgets for 10 states under cross-state rule - Article
The Environmental Protection Agency Oct. 6 released a proposed rule that would increase emissions budgets for 10 states under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which is designed to reduce interstate transport of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. The rule is intended to help states downwind of power plant emissions meet national ambient air quality standards for ozone and fine particulate matter (76 Fed. Reg. 48,208).

Job opportunities

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EHS Manager, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Lincoln, Neb.
General Dynamics is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will be expected to ensure compliance to all state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations by managing all activities relating to employee safety and facility environment performance for the assigned location. S/he will be expected to contribute to the development of new EHS concepts, techniques, and standards. S/he will especially be asked to support efforts toward ISO 14001and OSHAS 18001 certification and lead the facility's efforts for the same and ensures that facility meets or exceeds stated targets for environmental impact and safety performance. 8+ years experience, along with a BS in industrial hygiene/safety/environmental management or related field. Preferred - Preferred: relevant certifications; in depth knowledge of ISO 14001 and OSCARS 18001 standards; experience with JOSHUA; DOD 4145.26 and CRT 1910; HAZARD. To apply for this position, visit General Dynamic's careers website and search for requisition number LN11-4517.

Corporate EHS Director, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK
 Chesapeake Energy Corporation is seeking a talented individual for the position of Director of EHS, Corporate Safety. This position is located at Chesapeake's corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK. The ideal candidate will be required to coordinate with other groups, including Operations and Affairs, to help ensure various safety programs are being properly implemented and that recordkeeping meets Program requirements, work with EH&S personnel to provide input into other Chesapeake departments, regarding safety incidences and ensure corrective actions have been identified and assist training with the development and implementation of safety training modules, along with a variety of other EHS tasks. 15+ years of safety experience in the oil and gas industry required, along with a BS in the natural sciences and knowledge of relevant OSHA statutes. Experience with Behavioral Based Safety and changing cultures is highly preferred. To apply for this position, visit Chesapeake's careers website and search for job # 7372.

Corporate Safety Director, Webcor Builders, San Francisco , Cali.
Webcor Builders is looking for a Corporate Safety Director. This position will be responsible for the design, implementation, and coordination of safety and loss control programs within the company that leads to "industry-leading" performance standards. S/he will serve as a recognized safety expert and leader to provide technical assistance throughout the organization for the successful implementation and management of the corporate safety program. S/he will also be expected to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory codes, standards, and Webcor Builders corporate safety policies. This position requires fifteen plus (15+) years related construction experience. Advanced knowledge of construction industry practices, regulatory agency requirements and industry standards is preferred. A Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Industrial Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field is required. Certifications include BCSP CSP, OSHA 500, OSHA 10/30, EM 385, and HAZWOPER. Extensive OSHA knowledge is required.

Director of EH&S, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, Cali.
The Director of EH&S for the Foster City Gilead Sciences campus will be expected to set the strategic vision and direction for the company's EHS programs and ensures consistent implementation of Gilead's Corporate EHS Policies and Standards throughout the business. The position is expected to develop, drive and sustain a strong company-wide EHS culture that meets all legal obligations and, where applicable and feasible, best practice for the industry. Some essential duties include setting strategic EHS direction and drives continuous improvement of EHS programs and processes to ensure company's business needs and compliance goals are achieved and overseeing the company-wide EHS Best Practices Council including the company's EHS Internal Audit and Risk Management Program. 12+ years experience along with a BS in an EHS discipline. MS is preferred. High degree of technical knowledge regarding EHS in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment is highly preferred.

Plant Environmental Coordinator, Burt's Bees Inc., Durham, NC
Burt's Bees is looking for a Plant Environmental Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be expected to provide leadership in the continuous improvement of the sites' environmental compliance and sustainability efforts by supporting programs and initiatives. S/he will also be asked to ensure procedures are developed, deployed, audited, and managed to ensure compliance by employees, visitors, and contractors, and to lead efforts to implement efficiency improvements in energy, water use, and waste management as well as cost saving projects across the two facilities. A Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (EHS related preferred) and at least five years of related experience implementing sustainable practices into a manufacturing environment are required.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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