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NAEM Network E-News

January 12, 2012

This week's management quote

"Do not believe that you can possibly escape the reward of your action." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American poet


  1. China to levy carbon tax before 2015
  2. Walmart's Green Room blog launches
  3. A bowl of sustainability at General Mills
  4. More firms appointing lead corporate responsibility role
  5. 3 key concepts for successful goal setting as a leader
  6. Unplug to recharge
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Online Meeting: NAEM's 2012 Annual Member Meeting
Jan. 19, 2012 - Register today!
All NAEM members are encouraged to attend this free online meeting.

Webinar: Behind the Scenes of CR Magazine�s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Jan. 24, 2012 - Register today!
Whether your company is included in the top 100, aspires to make the list, or is just looking to benchmark with industry leaders, this event will help you understand the factors that go into the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

Online Event: NAEM's 2012 Member Appreciation Week
Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2012
Mark your calendars for NAEM's annual thank you to all members. Stay tuned for deep discounts, free programs and much more!

Emerging Leaders Webinar: Persuasive Communication: How to Become an Effective Advocate
Feb. 21, 2012, 1-2 p.m. (ET) - Register today!

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

Careers Event: Recruit at two of the premier environmental graduate programs!
Feb. 3, 2012 - Register today
The annual Duke/Yale Career Fair on Feb. 3 in Washington, D.C. is an excellent opportunity to target students at two of the top environmental graduate programs.

And now the news

China to levy carbon tax before 2015 - Article
China's biggest energy-consuming companies are likely to face a direct tax on carbon dioxide emissions by 2015, the Xinhua-backed Economic Information Daily reported, citing government sources. The tax would begin at a rate of $1.59 per ton of carbon dioxide, and gradually increase depending on a company's emission levels, the report said. It did not elaborate on when the higher tax bands would kick in.

Walmart's Green Room blog launches - Press Release
Walmart launched a sustainability blog this week, called The Green Room, with the stated purpose of developing a platform for an ongoing conversation with NGOs, suppliers and "others who want to share ideas and partner with us in helping people live better around the world."

A bowl of sustainability at General Mills - Podcast
General Mills' Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Lynch is carrying on the company's heritage of innovation, stewardship, and continuous improvement. Here's 24 good minutes on topics including their 2015 sustainability goals, holistic margin management, their relationship with their brands, pre-competitive strategic partnerships, the issues surrounding food waste, and more.

More firms appointing lead corporate responsibility role - Article
The portion of organizations with a lead role overseeing corporate responsibility (CR) shot up to 62 percent in 2011, versus 42 percent in 2010, according to a new survey. Corporate Responsibility Magazine, one of the survey authors and creator of the '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list, found that companies with CR programs are reaping improved customer relations and employee attraction/retention.

3 key concepts for successful goal setting as a leader - Blog
The new year has just began, so now is great time to set new goals. Here are three quick suggestions to create goals that turn into reality.

Unplug to recharge - Opinion Article
Let's hear it for Volkswagen at the start of 2012. The German automaker has responded to demands from its works council by agreeing to stop the e-mail server to its BlackBerry-using employees a half-hour after their shift ends, only restoring it 30 minutes before work begins the next day. VW is trying to combat 'ITSO', an 'inability to switch off.'

Job opportunities

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

Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, Hach Co., Ames, IA
This position will lead the facility in meeting environment, health, and safety ("EHS") goals by developing a proactive EHS culture. Responsibilities include managing the activities of two environmental technicians and the three person Product Compliance team. Interested members can apply on-line at www.hach.com. Contact Stephen Evanoff for the complete position description or for more information.

Senior Regulatory Analyst, Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.
Valspar Corp. is looking for an experienced Regulatory Analyst to work at our corporate headquarters located in downtown Minneapolis. Key responsibilities include auditing current programs, determining corrective actions, and developing new or updated programs when required, training plant and corporate personnel on regulatory affairs topics and issues, programs, and regulations and interpreting and applying department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations, along with a myriad of other responsibilities. A successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management, Biology, Chemistry, Health and Safety, or a related field, 5 - 10 years of experience working in Regulatory Affairs or related field. Experience in manufacturing company preferred. Certified Hazardous Material Management or other professional certifications preferred.

Advisor, EH&S, Cardinal Health, New York, NY
Cardinal Health is looking for an EHS Advisor for a recently acquired business located in New York City. 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. This is a challenging, but exciting and rewarding integration opportunity. To apply for this job, visit Cardinal Health's careers website and search for Requisition ID# 11008069.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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