NAEM Network E-News

April 5, 2012

This week's management quote

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) American author and journalist

  1. Disclosure of long-term business value - What Matters?
  2. HP, Intel and GE start fund to boost conflict-free minerals
  3. Contingency planning for botched work days and deadlines
  4. Apple moves on transparency
  5. The 2012 Sustainability Leaders
  6. April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Webinar:The Top 10 Things to Consider When Selecting an EHS MIS
April 8, 2012, 1 - 2 p.m. - Register today!
Gain an overview of what is required to make the most of your EHS MIS evaluation and selection process.

Webinar:Preparing for OSHA's Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication Standard
April 24,2012, 1 - 2 p.m. - Register today!
How will the new Global Hazard Communiction Standard impact your operation?

2012 Product Stewardship Conference
Boston, Mass. - May 9-10, 2012 - Register today!
From product compliance to managing requests for material disclosures, discover how leading companies have advanced their product stewardship program through the EHS function.

Conference: 2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Workshop
Chicago, Ill.. - Aug 1-2, 2012 - Register today!
See how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

Conference: 2012 EHS Management Forum
Naples, Fla. - Oct. 17-19, 2012 - Register today!
With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management. 

And now the news

Disclosure of long-term business value - What Matters? - Report (PDF Download)
A recent report by Deloitte highlights the continued debate about which ESG metrics are material to both business decisions and external analysts.  NAEM's research reports from the “Green Metrics that Matter” initiative similarly address this issue by offering a snapshot of the ESG research landscape, an analysis of the metrics companies are tracking and why and recommendations for improving the external reporting process going forward. To learn more, please visit:

HP, Intel and GE start fund to boost conflict-free minerals - Article
A new fund backed by Intel, HP and the GE Foundation aims to lower the cost for smelters that seek to prove they're conflict-free. It joins a variety of programs that have sprung up to support different stages of the mineral supply chain.

Contingency planning for botched work days and deadlines - Article
There are many projects that necessarily need a contingency plan, but have one anyway.  On the flip side, how about plan for your average day?

Apple Moves on transparency - Article
As Apple does an about-face on its supplier transparency, it quickly joins other electronics leaders on the issue.  But the proof lies in the implementation of new policies, and may takes years to be complete.

The 2012 Sustainability Leaders - Survey
Social protests around the world indicate disillusionment with rising inequality, unemployment and continued unsustainable short-term thinking and reflect the growing distrust in leaders of all stripes.The 2012 Sustainability Leaders Survey polled experts in January and February 2012 to better understand which companies and sectors of society, if any, are making any progress in advancing the sustainability agenda.

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Article 
The National Safety Council (NSC) encourages everyone to take the pledge to drive cell-free during April and beyond. Employers can celebrate Distracted Driving Awareness Month by implementing total bans on cell phone use while driving for all employees. Employers can access NSC's free Cell Phone Policy Kit for help enhancing their policies.

Job opportunities

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Senior Environmental Engineer, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a subsidiary of the Danaher Corp. is looking for a Senior Environmental Engineer. This position is responsible for establishing environmental procedures and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The successful candidate will be both tactical and strategic in approach and be able to serve as a technical resource to the facility and to managers who have factory responsibility that could impact environmental compliance. Some key responsibilities include the preparation of environmental reporting such as Tier II, TRI, VOC reporting, storm water and process waste water to Federal, State, and local authorities, conducting sampling of process wastewater, storm water, and groundwater. Responsible for submitting samples to local laboratory for testing, and providing technical assistance and information to local and corporate personnel to resolve environmental issues.A B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, or other environmental, technical, or safety related field, and a minimum of five years of experience is required. Contact Nate Johnson (336-547-5796) for further information.

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Cardinal Health Inc., New York, N.Y.
Cardinal Health is looking for an EHS Manager for a recently acquired business located in Whitestone, NY (New York City Area). This is a newly created position with responsibility for not only implementing EHS compliance programs, but more importantly driving the implementation of the Cardinal Health EHS Management System. The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrates depth and breadth of knowledge of quality assurance systems and approaches, lead teams or projects and shares expertise, interprets regulations and standards, develops compliance strategies while balancing appropriate risk, applies quality system skill sets to improve quality assurance outcomes Addresses complex problems and non-standard solutions and is responsible for cost-effective quality assurance systems and strategies. Qualifications include a B.S. degree in technical discipline (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science or engineering or equivalent), a minimum of 5 years experience implementing EHS programs, systems and processes in a complex manufacturing or distribution setting, knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA, EHS management systems and workers' compensation requirements. To apply for this job,visit Cardinal Health's careers website and search for Requisition ID# 12002900.

Senior EH&S Audit Specialist, BASF, The Chemical Co., Flexible Locations
This position can be located at any BASF site or as a virtual office location. The position provides environmental, industrial hygiene and safety (EHS) auditing for manufacturing and R&D locations throughout North and Central America. Also the position may occasionally participate in international audits with the BASF Global RC Audit group. Audits conducted include EHS Responsible Care (RC) audits, PSM/RMP audits and Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) audits.

Director Environment & Process Safety, American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world's leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Director, Environment & Process Safety for its Regulatory and Technical Affairs division.  ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry's research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry's environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.

Senior Health & Safety Business Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Houston, Tex.
ERM is seeking a Senior Health & Safety Business Consultant, with significant consulting experience and private-sector client relationships, to play a key role in growing the health and safety (H&S) segment of our Performance & Assurance practice in Houston, TX.  The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of H&S technical capability and deep understanding of business processes to help our clients proactively address their EHS risks and challenges.

Safety Director, DRI Companies, Irvine, Ca.
At DRI Companies, our Absolute Commitment to Safety goes beyond our pledge to protect the welfare of our employees – it's an attitude that must be embraced by ALL employees and reflected in a work culture that puts it ahead of anything else!   At DRI an Absolute Commitment to Safety is our #1 Core Value. We seek a self-motivated, results-driven Director of Safety to lead a proactive safety team and collaborate with field operations management so that DRI's priority focus on every one of its projects is an Absolute Commitment Safety.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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