NAEM Network E-News

May 3, 2012

This week's management quote

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (1874 - 1965)

  1. Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon
  2. 3 Things Businesses Need To Know About Extreme Weather
  3. How Best Buy makes money recycling America's electronics
  4. EPA and NREL Offer Free Solar & Wind Tools to Tap into Gigawatts of Energy
  5. Walmart Explains Introduction of Sustainability Scorecards for Product Categories
  6. Off-the-Job Safety: Ergonomic Gardening Tips
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Conference: 2012 Product Stewardship Conference
Boston, Mass. - May 9-10, 2012 - Register today! - Registration closes Monday, May 7
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

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon - Article
In business, storytelling is all the rage.  Humans simply aren't moved to action by ‘data dumps' of dense slides and spreadsheets. We are beasts of emotion more than logic. We are creatures of story, and the process of changing one mind or the whole world must begin with "Once upon a time."

3 Things Businesses Need To Know About Extreme Weather - Article
NOAA called it Meteorological March Madness.  Other commentators likened it to science fiction. More than 15,000 daily heat records were broken around the U.S. in March, making 2012 the warmest March since records began in 1895. Unfortunately, many companies have been slow to fully appreciate the significance of these changes– and few have responded at a scale necessary to prepare for the changing climate. So here are three things all businesses need to know about how extreme weather.

How Best Buy makes money recycling America's electronics - Article
Retailing giant Best Buy has seen its recycling take-back program grow from a costly gamble into a fast-growing business that's making a little bit of money. "It's profitable. But just barely," said Leo Raudys, senior director of environmental sustainability at Best Buy. "People still don't believe it." The skepticism comes from the fact that the program is not only free to consumers, but they can also drop off just about any kind of junk that runs or ran on electricity.

EPA and NREL Offer Free Solar & Wind Tools to Tap into Gigawatts of Energy - Article
There are more than 490,000 potentially contaminated properties covering some 15 million acres of land across the US. Aiming to help local communities and landowners make good use of them, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Renewable Energy launched a set of tools that enable communities and landowners to evaluate contaminated and underutilized properties' renewable energy potential.

Walmart Explains Introduction of Sustainability Scorecards for Product Categories - Article
Walmart released its latest CSR report highlighting progress on goals for reducing waste, increasing locally grown produce, and developing sustainability rankings for its products. The report will likely stir the ongoing debate over whether or not the giant retailer, which has a core business model of providing the lowest cost products to the largest possible number of people, can ever be truly sustainable.

Off-the-Job Safety: Ergonomic Gardening Tips - Article
Most of us garden to relax and enjoy the outdoors. However, gardening could land you in the hospital. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 400,000 people are hurt in their gardens each year from lawn or garden tools, and thousands more are hurt from the act of gardening; bending, stooping, reaching and grasping.

Job opportunities

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

Environmental Manager, Domino Brands, Yonkers, NY
The Environmental Manager is responsible for managing and monitoring all environmental control programs to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. Acts as the routine interface between agencies and the refinery, and coordinates the activities of various departments and other divisions within the company for all environmental initiatives. Job seekers can apply through the Domino Brands website.

Director of Global Environmental Compliance, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI
Are you ready for your next step up? Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, is looking for a Director of Global Environmental Compliance for its Power Solutions division in Milwaukee, WI. This division's 13,000+ global employees are hungry for the climb beyond $5.8b and management is looking for a strong leader to drive global environmental programs through this growth phase. The Power Solutions division of Johnson Controls is the leading supplier of lead acid batteries for virtually every type of passenger car, light truck or utility vehicle as well as the leading independent supplier of hybrid systems. View the full job profile and apply at Johnson Controls' careers website by searching for job #75478. For questions about applying, contact Daniel Lichter.

HSE Program Delivery Specialist, Shell Corp., Houston, TX
Shell Corp., one of the world's largest energy companies, is looking for an HSE specialist in their property management division. This position will provide HSE support for the Americas' Region Program Delivery scope over the next 4 years. The position will assist program delivery managers to drive the appropriate HSE culture and engage with key contractor management and stakeholders. The successful candidate will build and maintain a network of program delivery staff and contractor focal points and establish HSE processes that will assist with the delivery of the plan and initiatives. A Bachelor's degree is required (engineering or science discipline preferred), 10+ years experience in an HSE project management role. Experience with construction infrastructure helpful. ASP/CSP preferred. To apply for this job, please visit Shell's careers website and search for job # U29504.

SHE Leader, CleanTECH, Dupont Corp., St. Louis, MO
The Clean Technologies SHE Supervisor will provide leadership, technical support, policy, program auditing and oversight, and strategy development for Clean Technologies safety and health programs and initiatives. The SHE Supervisor will provide functional guidance and leadership globally to all Clean Technologies offices, laboratories and to Clean Technologies consultants and technical service personnel working at customer sites. This position will be located at the MECS Corporate Pointe office in St. Louis, MO.

HSE&Q Manager, Syngenta, Washington, IA
Syngenta is looking for an HSE Manager. This position will be responsible for HSE-Q performance of the plant site in Washington. As part of the site management team, the ideal candidate will be expected to ensure legal compliance and implementation of Syngenta's HSE-Q standards and policies across the site and deliver sustained improvements in performance. S/he will also be expected to ensure site compliance with local, state and federal regulations and Syngenta requirements and provide direction, training and leadership for said site. A four year degree is required along with the relevant experience (3+ years preferred) and relevant coursework. Experience in the seed industry preferred, and knowledge of HSE regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT) and knowledge of ISO 9000 Quality Systems is preferred.

Principal EH&S Engineer, Siemens Industry, Norcross, GA
Siemens is looking for a multi-site EHS engineer in the Norcross, Georgia region. The ideal candidate will evaluate EH&S performance company-wide and participate in and influence internal/external steering committees involving EH&S issues. S/he will also be expected to evaluate new processes/appropriations requests for complex and/or company-wide applications and direct the audit process used throughout the company to ensure EH&S compliance. You will also communicate with top management regarding pertinent regulatory changes that may impact the business and participate in and direct EH&S due-diligence/legal activities as required. To apply for this position, please visit Siemen's careers website and search for job # 108243.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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