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NAEM Network E-News

February 9, 2012

This week's management quote

"To try to be better is to be better." - Charlotte Cushman (1816 -1876), American stage actress


  1. Carbon Disclosure raises stock prices, Study Finds
  2. Tesco: What fun is being a leader, if no one follows?
  3. From 81 Million to Zero: DuPont unit achieves Zero Landfill Waste
  4. New methodology assesses risk of scarce metals
  5. It's no shock: AED training can save lives
  6. As colleges obsess over rankings, students shrug
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Webinar: Positive Declaration: Getting Accurate Supplier Data - from Guess to Yes
Feb. 16, 2012 - Register today!
Maintain an effective Compliance Assurance program by developing a consistent source of supplier compliance data across your business.

Webinar: Persuasive Communication - How to Become an Effective Advocate
Feb. 21, 2012, 1-2 p.m. (ET) - Register today for free!
From writing emails to persuading others to get engaged, EHS and sustainability leaders need to communicate effectively. Come sharpen your communication skills during this one-hour webinar.

Conference: 2012 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
March 7-8, 2012 - Register today! (Early bird rate ends today)
Gain a behind-the-scenes look at how companies across industry built successful enterprise-wide sustainability programs.

And now the news

Carbon Disclosure Raises Stock Prices, Study Finds - Article
Companies that voluntarily issue press releases disclosing their carbon emission information see their stock prices rise significantly in the following days, according to a new study. For the companies identified as making voluntary disclosures, average stock prices increased just under a half percent in the five-day span around the disclosures, according to the study.

Tesco: What fun is being a leader, if no one follows? - Article
The supermarket chain Tesco has dropped its 2007 pledge to put carbon labels on all 70,000 products. The company blamed the amount of work involved and other retailers for failing to follow its lead.

From 81 Million to Zero: DuPont Unit Achieves Zero Landfill Waste - Article
DuPont's Building Innovations business unit, maker of Corian and Tyvek, has successfully cut its annual landfill waste stream from 81 million pounds to zero. Here are six best practices cited by the program manager that enabled DuPont's success in achieving zero landfill.

New Methodology Assesses Risk of Scarce Metals - Article
Yale researchers have developed a methodology for governments and corporations to determine the availability of critical metals, according to a paper inEnvironmental Science & Technology. The researchers evaluate the importance of scarce metals using a methodology that determines their supply risk, environmental implications, and vulnerability to supply restriction. NAEM will be monitoring for assessment of specific metals to be published.

It's No Shock: AED Training Can Save Lives - Article
An estimated 340,000 people die annually from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A registered nurse is leading a nationwide effort to train citizens in the proper use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help save thousands of lives. She says that when it comes to AEDs, there's nothing to fear – unless no one near the cardiac patient is trained to use one.

As colleges obsess over rankings, students shrug - Article
With all the attention paid to corporate ESG ratings and rankings, it's worthwhile to take a look at the current state of college rankings, which have been around for almost 30 years. Is this how you feel about corporate sustainability rankings?

Job opportunities

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

EHS Manager, Leica Biosystems North America, Richmond, Ill.
Leica Biosystems is looking for an EHS Manager to is needed to develop and maintain EHS programs for Leica Biosystems North America, including OSHA, EPA, DOT and HAZMAT compliance. This role's primary responsibility will ensure that Leica Biosystems has scalable compliance programs to support our growing business. The ideal candidate is expected to drive cost savings through focused initiatives. The position reports to the Leica Biosystems Vice President of Operations and Distribution. Contact Stephen Evanoff at (970) 214-4063 for more information.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Dean Foods Co., Franklin Park, Ill. (travel required)
Dean Foods Co. is looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate for the Director position will be expected to deploy the EHS programs within Dean Foods through ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, codes, and company policies while driving continuous improvement in EHS KPI's within the midwest region, which contains 27 manufacturing locations.The Director of EHS will also be expected to support and lead certain enterprise wide goals and initiatives. Requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years EHS experience, including three years with multi-plant responsibility. The position requires frequent travel.

Environmental, Health and Safety Director, Hexcel Corp., Stamford, Conn.
Hexcel Corp. is looking for an EH&S Director. Under the general direction of the Vice-President of Integrated Supply Chain, the ideal candidate will be expected to lead all EH&S activities across Hexcel's global operations and ensure that people and processes are in place to deliver world class EH&S performance. S/he will also be expected to drive the use of continuous improvement tools to improve performance as measured by specific metrics and lead remediation and superfund activities and relationships with government agencies. This role will have close alignment to and will receive coaching and guidance from (and be responsible to) the Law Department on matters relating to regulatory compliance, governmental response, remediation and Superfund. BA in engineering or related science is required although an MA is preferred, along with 15 + years of experience. To apply for this position visit Hexcel Corp.'s careers website and search for job # 6381.

Director, Environmental and Safety, Mendocino Forest Products Co. LLC, Ukiah, Ca.
Mendocino Forest Products Co. LLC is looking for an EHS Director. This position will develop, implement and monitor environmental and safety compliance programs as well as policies and practices to ensure regulation compliance for businesses in California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Colorado. A Bachelor of Science degree preferably in Environmental or Natural Resources and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training is required. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with salary history to recruiter3@hrcllc.com.

EHS Manager, Pentair, Delavan, Wisc.
Pentair is looking for an EHS Manager. The EHS Manager will be the established point of contact to manage all aspects of safety, occupational health and environmental for the Delavan manufacturing facility. This position will work closely with all functional areas to ensure that all parties understand compliance requirements and to ensure they are maintained.The ideal candidate will engage all employees and effectively lead in a behavior based safety approach to maximize employee safety and drive personal accountability. Effectiveness in this position will require creative leadership of non subordinate employees working with and through them to maintain facility compliance, and drive behavioral and sustainable results. A BA with 5+ years of EHS experience in manufacturing and experience leading a large facility (700+) or supporting multiple facilitiesis required. Experience in OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and OSHA VPP is strongly desired. To apply for this position, visit Pentair's careers website and search for job # 100695.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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