NAEM Network E-News

May 17, 2012

This week's management quote

"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

  1. The Four Organizational Goals that Built Kimberly-Clark's 2015 Sustainability Goals
  2. Turning Compliance Into Innovation and Profit
  3. Study: Reporting More Injuries Leads to Better Safety Programs
  4. Taking Green Chemistry Out of the Lab and Into Products
  5. Lack of Business Leadership Puts Sustainability Movement At Risk
  6. Walmart's Discounted Ethics
  7. Test Your Bike IQ: How Much Does it Cost?
  8. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

May 22, 2012
The Difference Between Leading and Managing
What skills do you need to move from a technical track into a management role?
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May 24, 2012
Strategies for Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition
How do EHS managers maximize the value and minimize the risks of a closed facility?
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Aug. 1-2, 2012
2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
See how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.
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Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
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.
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New On

As a new opportunity for members, NAEM is publishing case studies of member company programs. For more information about highlighting one of your company's programs, please contact Elizabeth Ryan at

Southern Company's Strategic Approach to Conservation Leadership - Case Study
When NAEM member Leslie Montgomery set out to create an environmental stewardship program for Southern Company, she began with a business strategy.

And now the news

The Four Organizational Goals that Built Kimberly-Clark's 2015 Sustainability Goals - Q&A
Peggy Ward, director of the Enterprise Sustainability Strategy Team at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, says that having strong support from the company's Chairman & CEO, his global strategic leadership team, four business units and an external sustainability advisory board have been crucial to building and meeting aggressive sustainability metrics.

Turning Compliance Into Innovation and Profit - Article
Few businesspeople like the word “regulation,” but some companies are netting some unexpected benefits from it. In the process of gathering the data they need to comply with all of the state and federal laws, international legislation and the demands of modern-day sustainability reporting, companies are finding new ways to improve their products and even boost their profit.

Reporting More Injuries Leads to Better Safety Programs - Study
Researchers recently compared injury and fatality rates in the construction industry in all 50 states. Some of the results surprised researchers. Among the surprising findings: States that report low numbers of nonfatal injuries among construction workers tend to have high rates of fatal injuries, and the opposite is also true. The full report is available to download for a fee via the American Journal of Industrial Medicine:

Taking Green Chemistry Out of the Lab and Into Products - Q&A
Paul Anastas pioneered the concept of green chemistry and has led the effort to rethink the way we design and make the products we use. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the challenges of bringing this approach to policy making and the frustrations of tackling environmental issues in a politically polarized era.

Lack of Business Leadership Puts Sustainability Movement at Risk - Article
Executives need to transcend their fear of being attacked, while NGOs and the media also need to rethink their approach.

Walmart's Discounted Ethics - Article
The company has been plunged into a major scandal since a New York Times investigation revealed that Walmart's Mexico subsidiary paid $24 million in bribes to local officials to sidestep regulations and obtain construction permits for new stores.

Test Your Bike IQ: How Much Does it Cost? - Article
The bicycle is a clean machine in a carbon-fueled world. To celebrate Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month, the Sierra Club put together a quiz to test your transportation IQ.

Job opportunities

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

Regional SHE Manager, Exel Supply Chain; Hammond, IN
Exel, the global leader in supply chain management, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of manufacturing, retail, and consumer industries, has over 40,000 associates in over 500 sites in the Americas. Exel manages more than 99 million square feet of warehouse space (equivalent to almost 1,800 football fields), and has annual revenue of nearly $5 billion in this region. With headquarters located in Columbus, Ohio, Exel has a customer base including some of the world's best-known and most successful companies. The Regional SHE Manager provides direct site support for implementation of corporate Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) programs and risk management initiatives across multiple sites. He/she also manages SHE related risks and liability by interacting with operations directly on risk issues at the field level across multiple sites.

Vice President of Health, Safety & Environment, Transfield Services; Houston, TX
Transfield Services (TSE) has established and is enhancing its position as a leading maintenance and outsourced services provider. TSE has a resilient business model built on industry and geographic diversity. The Company is confident it will continue to expand its business through concentrating on market segments and geographies with good growth opportunities. The Vice President, Health Safety & Environment is responsible for leading the HSE function in the Americas with the goal of achieving a safe and injury free workplace. The successful candidate will have held a senior-level HSE role in a $1B plus organization and has provided strategic leadership on all health, safety and environmental needs within an organization. To apply for this job, visit Transfield Services' careers website and search for job # HOU00115.

Crisis Management & Emergency Response Advisor, BP Corp.; Sunbury, England
The Crisis Management & Emergency Response Advisor supports and facilitates the development, maintenance and implementation of crisis and continuity management and emergency response (CCM/ER) plans; the development and conduct of CCM/ER exercises; assurance of trained CCM/ER personnel; identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities; and, audits of emergency response equipment.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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