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September 29, 2011

This week's management quote

"Tomorrow Is Often the Busiest Day of the Week" - Spanish proverb

  1. Most multinationals now have climate strategies
  2. First, Make money. Also, Do good.
  3. Emergency preparedness: Distributed generation kept lights on after hurricane
  4. 3 lessons every manager can learn from "Moneyball"
  5. Do we need a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for supply chain CSR practices?
  6. Online tool will help companies get feet wet via water action hub
  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 Oct. 13)
Join more than 500 attendees at the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents in the country.

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.

And now the news

Most multinationals now have climate strategies - Article
The majority of multinational companies have climate change strategies embedded in their business strategy, despite the fact that mandatory federal or global policies remain uncertain. The Carbon Disclosure Project, which has been conducting the S&P 500 report for 10 years, marks this year as the first time that a majority of companies recognize the opportunity to gain strategic advantage from addressing climate change.

First, Make money. Also, Do good. - Article
Corporate social responsibility efforts can seem the modern equivalent of John D. Rockefeller handing out dimes to the common folk. They may be well-intentioned, but they often seem like small gestures at the margins of what companies are really trying to do: make money. But Michael E. Porter, a Harvard Business School professor, has been promoting a concept he calls "shared value."

Emergency preparedness: Distributed generation kept lights on after hurricane - Article
Distribution generation may be the future of the power industry, but following Hurricane Irene's blackouts, several businesses were glad they signed up for the future early. The concept involves using much smaller power plants - solar panels, small wind turbines, fuel cells, cogeneration plants - that provide power for a much smaller area, such as a single building, campus or city block.

3 lessons every manager can learn from "Moneyball" - Blog
What if businesses were run like the Oakland A's under Billy Beane as portrayed by Brad Pitt in the new movie Moneyball? Instead of making personnel decisions based on preconceived pedigrees, what if managers used a more scientific approach to assess talent?

Do we need a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for supply chain CSR practices? - Article
Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has now become one of the drivers in deploying technology platforms to monitor and assure certain practices of supply chain partners in terms of supplier management. Done right, it could increase competitiveness by also bringing US regulations in line with those of global standards.

Online tool will help companies get feet wet via water action hub - Article
Deloitte is helping to develop the Water Action Hub, a public online tool to help companies collaborate with governments, non-profits, communities and each other to improve sustainable water management. The Hub will feature a mapping function that visually places each facility and/or organization within watershed maps to help better understand stakeholders and initiatives in their watersheds of interest.

Job opportunities

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

Health, Environment & Safety Engineer/Senior Engineer, MEDRAD Inc., Coon Rapids, MN
MEDRAD Inc., a division of Bayer Healthcare, has a Health, Environment & Safety Engineer/Senior Engineer position available (level to be determined based on qualifications) at its Coon Rapids, MN facility. This position coordinates, directs and promotes HES initiatives within the company and it requires implementation of programs to reduce injuries and workers compensation costs and to increase employee awareness. The ideal candidate will be required to interact with all levels of the organization. Relevant experience required includes implementing behavior-based programs and management systems, performing ergonomic assessments, and leading incident investigation and HES-change management activities in a manufacturing environment. Interested applicants should apply via: http://www.medrad.com/en-us/careers/Pages/CareerFinder.aspx.

Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Lancaster, PA
Armstrong is seeking to fill a highly visible executive-level leadership position responsible for Armstrong's global EH&S/S function. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain. The ideal candidate will be energetic, passionate, and results-oriented with several years experience within an organization with world-class safety performance. They are looking for an experienced, credible leader with a history of leading safety performance to new levels and who has demonstrated the desire and ability to tenaciously lead change on a global scale. Qualifications include a BS in Environmental, Health and Safety, Engineering, Business or related discipline (MS preferred). CRM/OSHACI/CSP desirable. Minimum of 10 years manufacturing leadership experience including at least 5-7 years in a senior safety leadership position directing or managing a multi-faceted EH&S program globally. Lean/Six Sigma experience highly desirable. To apply for this position, visit Armstrong's careers website and search for job number 1100300.

Associate Director, EHS, Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Berkeley Heights, NJ
The associate director will be asked to oversee and provide strategic direction on all EH&S matters. These matters include Occupational Health and Safety programs and initiatives, biosafety and Industrial hygiene programs, environmental impacts, hazardous materials transportation safety, and sustainability. S/he will also oversee the development and use of processes and systems which assure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and company standards or expectations in these areas. Qualifications include a demonstrated working knowledge of current Federal, State & local environment, health and safety regulations. A bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering (Master's degree in an EH&S discipline preferred) along with 5-7 years of experience in EHS management is required (3-5 years of experience working in a pharmaceutical industry preferred). Board Certification in an EHS related discipline also preferred.

Senior Manager, EHS Performance Improvement - Americas, Mead Johnson & Co., Evansville, Ill.
This position will be responsible for assuring minimum standard thresholds and performance expectations are met for all operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to fostering a positive environment where people are encouraged to grow their EHS expertise and work closely with cross-functional peers, partnering with the global director of EHS to develop and implement a world class EHS program to ensure a safe and work environment for all employees and providing support and technical guidance to operations personnel to ensure programs are effectively implemented and maintained. Areas of technical guidance but not limited to, fire protection, general safety, process safety management, air, waste, water, EHS Management systems and remediation issues. 10+ years EHS experience required with 5 years direct responsibility for international EHS operations, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. BS required, preferably in safety, environmental science, engineering, etc. To apply for this position, visit Mead Johnson’s careers website.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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