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September 1 , 2011

This week's management quote

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign that you’re not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen, American writer, director, and actor

  1. Another reason to get close to the purse strings
  2. Anheuser-Busch supplies recycled water to neighbors in China
  3. Who are YOU calling dirty?
  4. The iPad heads to the shop floor
  5. The angel and the monster: A take on leadership from the Economist
  6. Twitter, Facebook valuable communication tools during natural disasters
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

NAEM Forum: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
Oct. 19-20, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. - Register today!
Join more than 500 attendees at the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents in the country.

Webinar: New ISO Standards and the Impact to the EHS and Sustainability Fields
Sept. 8, 2011 - Register today!
Prepare for the new ISO standards and learn about their impact on EHS and sustainability norms.

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 Events: The Commit! Forum
Sept. 26-27, 2011 - Register today!  (Receive a 30% discount with code NAEM30)
The Commit!Forum is the single largest gathering of leaders improving business and society, featuring successful practices from the world’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens. 

latest news

NAEM to Facilitate Corporate Member Participation in the Global Reporting Initiative

And now the news

Another reason to get close to the purse strings - Article
A recent Ernst & Young report states that social and environmental resolutions comprised 40 percent of all shareholder proposals in 2011, up from 30 percent in 2010. Set up a conversation with the CFO and get ahead of the curve. The two-page E&Y report can be downloaded for free along with ways CFOs can build corporate value through sustainability.

Anheuser-Busch Supplies Recycled Water to Neighbors in China - Article
A project by Anheuser-Busch InBev is using recycled water from one of its plants to support local public housing, in an initiative that the company is considering for a wider roll-out. Instead of discharging the recycled water into natural bodies of water, the company is supplying 2,400 local families as well as nearby businesses.

Who are YOU calling dirty? - Blog
In an effort to expose polluters in its “Dirty Laundry” report, Greenpeace didn’t shy away from throwing some mud. Tactful or not, the report has spurred action from leading sportswear manufacturers and offers insights into dealing with NGO’s.

The iPad heads to the shop floor - Article
If you have ever tried to call another EHS professional, you know that it’s rare to catch them at their desk. Now, the iPad and other tablets that offer mobility and access to real-time data are reducing the need for desk time even further. Plus, you can play Sudoku whenever you want.

The angel and the monster: A take on leadership from the Economist - Article
Two new books argue that Mother Teresa and Lady Gaga are the latest icons of the leadership industry. While a majority of these two people’s would seem outlandish in a corporate setting, there is one unifying and imitable characteristic to focus on: charisma. In many situations, it is no longer enough for a corporate boss to be clever and good at giving orders. Employees crave a sense of purpose, and the boss who can supply it will get the best out of them. Charisma is tough to learn, but it is not gaga to seek guidance in the stars.

Twitter, Facebook valuable communication tools during natural disasters - Article
If you are over age 30, your first thought during a hurricane or earthquake probably isn’t about writing a whitty status update on Facebook. However, social networking sites have proven themselves to be quick and efficient avenues for getting rapidly changing information to employees and family.

Job opportunities

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

Director EHS Compliance Assurance, Confidential, Chicago or other major US city
A global, diversified, US-based, Fortune 250 science and technology company with operations in over 50 countries on five continents has an immediate opening for a senior EHS professional with a minimum of a BS in engineering or EHS-related field and 15 or more years of experience managing EHS issues in a manufacturing setting.  International experience also is required.  The successful candidate will have significant experience at the facility and corporate level performing EHS audit s, establishing and managing an EHS audit program, assessing EHS risk, and communicating EHS performance verbally and in writing, both inside and outside the organization. The preferred location for this job is Chicago, but other major us cities where company’s business are located will be considered, including Washington, DC, Los Angeles or Denver. Send your resume to careers@naem.org.

Senior EHS Program Manager, Risk Assessment, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
This position has direct accountability for leading the implementation and management of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Risk Assessments at the Genentech South San Francisco (SSF) site. These risk assessments shall be performed in accordance with the Roche Corporate EHS requirements (Directive K9) and require a cross-functional evaluation of safety, health, environment, compliance, and business risks for Genentech operations. This position reports to the Associate Director of Safety within the Site EHS department. The successful candidate will develop and manage the EHS risk inventory for operations based from the Genentech South San Francisco site and actively work with management to identify and implement risk-mitigation efforts to lower the site risk load to acceptable levels. Please go to http://jobs.gene.com/en-us/Global-Job-Search.html for a complete job description and requirements. Search keyword 376649

Advisor, EH&S, Cardinal Health, New York, NY
Cardinal Health is looking to hire an EHS Advisor for a business/site in the New York area that they acquired in January 2011, and are looking to integrate this operation into Cardinal Health. This is a newly created position and while this professional would be responsible for implementing EHS compliance programs, more importantly they would be responsible for driving the implementation of the Cardinal Health EHS Management System. Click here for a full description or to apply. If you have any questions before applying, contact Frank Macielak .

Global Environmental Manager, Celanese, Dallas, TX
Celanese is a global, integrated producer of specialty and intermediate chemical products focused on satisfying its customers and delivering growth & value. They have multiple EHS positions available and would like to speak with interested and qualified candidates immediately. One of the open positions is a Global Environmental Leader who will provide leadership to the global environmental function, enhance global environmental programs, integrate business line and site needs, and drive EHS sustainability data collection and reports. This position will also represent the company in trade associations. Requires 15+ years experience and a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field. Please apply at http://www.celanese.com/index/career.htm and search for job # 1725 or call Jean Ann Puente at (972) 443-3744.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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