NAEM Network E-News

Nov. 1, 2012

This week's management quote

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) American author and philosopher


  1. Cap-and-trade failure aided U.S. to cut carbon emissions
  2. Regulatory pot luck: More states trying their hands in chemical product safety rules and regs
  3. The big flaw in corporate sustainability rankings
  4. 2012 Newsweek rankings
  5. Science confirms the obvious: Rejection can make you more creative
  6. 25 fun size facts about classic Halloween candy
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

NAEM Webinar
Update on the FTC’s Green Guide
(Date Changed!) Nov. 7, 2012, 1 p.m. (EST)
This webinar will review the new FTC guidance. It will also provide insights into how companies may use the new Green Guides in practice.
Register today!

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.
Enter priority discount code v12NAEM to receive $100 off your registration.

And now the news

Cap-and-trade failure aided U.S. to cut carbon emissions - Article
Well, that's not how it was supposed to work. The failure by Congress to pass cap- and-trade legislation in 2010 had one unanticipated impact: It helped to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Regulatory pot luck: More states trying their hands in chemical product safety rules and regs - Sponsored Article
Faced with increasing consumer demand for greater transparency and inherently safer chemicals, as well as failed federal efforts to overhaul TSCA, numerous states are moving forward with their own chemical management rules and regulations.  While these fragmented, uneven   initiatives might not be a fully coordinated chemical safety effort, they also present increasing regulatory tracking and compliance, supply chain management and product manufacturing concerns for industry.
This article is a benefit of AlterEcho's sponsorship of the 2012 EHS Management Forum.

The big flaw in corporate sustainability rankings - Blog
While leading assessments like Newsweek's are admirably rigorous and comprehensive, the author's of this blog post have identified an important new blind spot in all major green rankings: They do not account for corporate lobbying and campaign contributions around environmental policy.

2012 Newsweek rankings - Article
As the NAEM community continues to debate the validity of how Newsweek calculates its annual rankings, we bet you can't help but take a peek. Congratulations to IBM, HP and many other companies that are actively involved in NAEM.

Science confirms the obvious: Rejection can make you more creative - Article
Research has shown that people who are able to handle rejection in the proper manner--by shrugging it off and blazing their own, independent trails--can experience heightened creativity and even success through an ability to eschew mainstream thought and groupthink and instead pursue their own creative solutions to problems.

25 fun size facts about classic Halloween candy - Article
Whether you raided your kid's Halloween sack, or went door to door yourself, here are a few facts to help you enjoy your sugary treats.

Job opportunities

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

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Ball Corp., Broomfield, CO
Ball Corp. is looking for an EHS Manager. This position will be responsible for managing the EHS programs for 32 manufacturing plants in the US, Canada and South America as well as support to global packaging operations. The ideal candidate will be tasked with developing, documenting and implementing environmental systems or procedures to ensure compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements. Requires a BS in environmental engineering, EHS, chemistry and/or a related field, with a minimum of five years' job related experience. This position requires on average 30% travel. Relocation for this position is available.

Senior EHS Professional, Cargill Inc., Chicago, IL
Cargill is looking for a Senior EHS Professional. This position will be responsible for leading all EHS activities for the Industrial Oils and Lubricants (IOL) Business Unit (BU). This includes leveraging best practices from Cargill and the industry and implementing in our IOL locations. They will have primary responsibility to support our Chicago facility, but will have the capacity to expand their scope as the business grows including M&A activities. This person will also be responsible for ensuring safe execution of the large amount of capital work going on in the Chicago facility. They will enable BU growth by establishing EHS programs and practices at the Chicago site to then leverage across the rest of the BU. Qualifications include a BS in Engineering, EHS or related field, 5+ years EHS experience in manufacturing or processing industry with a focus on safety and health. Relevant EHS certifications preferred along with PSM leadership experience, M&A due diligence experience preferred.

Global Hazardous Materials Manager, Amazon Corp., Seattle, WA
Amazon is looking for a Global Hazardous Materials Manager to join their team. The Global Hazardous Materials Manager will monitor the international and country-level regulatory environment for the Transportation, Storage and Waste Disposal of hazardous materials. The Manager is expected to communicate with regulators, strategizes global systems that drive best-in-class processes, and supports regional Product Compliance management. Some high-level summary the deliverables are monitoring upcoming regulation changes that impact Amazon's business, communicating changes internally and help strategize and drive systems development to ensure compliance and manage risk and scaling processes and leverage technology to keep pace with Amazon's business growth and support customer experience tenets. MBA or related advanced degree required, 7 years of experience in the Hazardous Materials regulatory compliance environment, preferably retailer experience. In-depth knowledge and practical skills in applying Lean Six Sigma (LSS) philosophy and methodology preferred.

Senior EHS Manager, SandRidge Energy, Houston, TX
SandRidge is looking for a senior EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and support of all Environmental, Safety and Health programs and Regulatory compliance for the company's GOM business unit. Some other responsibilities include incident reporting of all employee, contractor and equipment loss, coordination of the EHS training for all SandRidge Energy employees and resident contractors and conducting and coordination of field reviews of company sites (rigs, wire-line units, leases, shore-base facilities, etc). Qualifications include a BS in safety & health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, or similar discipline, along with 10 to 15 years of E&P in the Gulf of Mexico. CSP, ASP, REM preferred.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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