NAEM Network E-News

August 9, 2012

This week's management quote

"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given." - Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist

  1. Carbon credits gone awry raise output of harmful gas
  2. Bela Karolyi on gold-medal team management
  3. Your Input Needed: GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines
  4. How to empower passionate employees
  5. 3 ways to better manage your water risk in an era of scarcity
  6. London's green Olympics likely outpaced by Rio in 2016
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

August 16, 2012: 1 - 2 p.m.
EHS Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology Webinar
Learn the opportunities and challenges associated with nano-scale materials, highlighting the best relevant EHS practices.
Register today

Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
Be inspired by your peers from 75+ leading companies as they share EHS and sustainability best practices at NAEM's signature learning event.
Register Today

NAEM Partner Event:
September 27-28
The New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference
Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. A Sustainable Brands event in partnership with The Wharton School. September 27-28, 2012, in Philadelphia.

NAEM Partner Event:
November 12 – 13, 2012

VERGE SF @ Greenbuild
VERGE SF@Greenbuild explores new opportunities created by the convergence of energy, information, buildings and transportation technologies.

And now the news

Carbon credits gone awry raise output of harmful gas - Article
When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system. Industrial gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions. But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity in creating gas to get credit for destroying it.

Bela Karolyi on gold-medal team management - Blog
Bela Karolyi knew the U.S. women's gymnastics team would win gold at this year's Olympics. The girls had the talent. They had the drive. But, perhaps more importantly, as Karolyi tells it, they also had management.

Your Input Needed: GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines - Article
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) needs your help! GRI wants you to help shape the future of corporate sustainability reporting by providing feedback on the Exposure Draft of G4 before September 25, 2012.  G4 is part of GRI's commitment to the continuous development of its guidelines. Here's how you can provide feedback on the G4 Exposure Draft: 1) Download and read the G4 Exposure Draft 2) Register here on the GRI Consultation Platform 3) Provide your feedback

How to empower passionate employees - Article
Experts in leadership are plentiful. Now, though, some management experts are turning their attention to the other extreme of the organization chart: what matters to followers. In "Followership," a book being published this winter, it is argued that a big organization's fate can be surprisingly dependent on how well it understands thousands of low-ranking employees, and makes them more effective.

3 ways to better manage your water risk in an era of scarcity   - Article
This year's drought has brought even more attention to the topic of water scarcity. According to a recent study led by McKinsey, the world may face a 40 percent shortfall between forecast global water demand and available supplies by 2030. In this high-risk environment, companies with water-intensive operations and supply chains – energy, mining, manufacturing, food and beverage, electric power – have the most at stake.

London's green Olympics likely outpaced by Rio in 2016 - Article
Planners in London set out to create “the world's first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games,” and it is shaping up as the greenest Olympics ever -- at least until 2016, when Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro hopes to take the gold medal for being green. Sustainability has become a more important concept with almost every Olympics host city over the past two decades, and there is little doubt that the trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Job opportunities

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

Area EH&S Manager, Brand Energy Services LLC, Logan Township, NJ
We are currently seeking an Area EHS Manager in Logan Township, NJ within our team of experienced professionals.  The Area covers the Northeastern States, including, but not limited to NY, NJ, DE, PA and MA. The Area EHS Manager, establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, incident free and healthy work environment through the implementation of the Brand EHS Procedures and other initiatives as deemed appropriate.  This position requires an in-depth understanding of OSHA, EPA, DOT and other applicable procedures and legal requirements, as well as general loss control principles as applied in an industrial construction environment.

Senior Manager of EH&S, White Cap Construction (HD) Supply, Atlanta, GA or Orlando, FL
HD Supply White Cap is the nation's leading distributor of specialty hardware, tools and materials for large and medium-sized contractors. The Senior Manager of EH&S is responsible for assisting with the development, communication, implementation and monitoring of comprehensive environmental, health, safety and DOT programs. S/he is also responsibile for policies and procedures to reduce accidental losses and protect company assets; ensure vendor, contractor, and customer safety and to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. S/he will be expected to act as a resource and subject matter expert for internal and external customers in matters relating to environmental, health, safety and DOT concerns and will provide due diligence and integration support services and expertise to enable company growth and limit future liability.

Direct Store Delivery / Retail Safety & Environmental Manager, Kraft Foods Corp., Deerfield, IL
Kraft Foods is the world's second largest food and beverage company. This position provides safety leadership and technical support to the CS&L organization. This position is responsible for the development and management of strategies that will drive safety improvements and reduce cost associated with employee injuries. This position is also a technical resource that supports individual locations for safety and environmental issue resolution. The position partners with senior leaders in the CS&L organization on issues of implementation of the improvement strategies

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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