NAEM Network E-News

Nov. 15, 2012

This week's management quote

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler" - Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist (1879 - 1955)


  1. Half of accountants recognize materiality of natural capital, but barriers remain
  2. GISR sustainability ratings guide survey
  3. Defense industry sustainability budgets to rise more than 7%
  4. Timber! When leaders fall, and how to find a way forward
  5. Get 'em while they're hot: CA emissions market opens
  6. Have the courage to be direct
  7. Job Opportunities
NAEM Benchmarking Report

NAEM’s new Report on EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Structure comes out November 30th. With over 190 respondents, this is the largest and most in-depth report of its kind. Order your copy today and see how your organization’s staffing, structure, salaries and budget compare! The report also documents the scope of EHS responsibilities, including the evolving role of the EHS manager in the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.

Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

NAEM Webinar
Taking your Compliance Program from Good to Great
Nov. 27, 2012, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will showcase advanced environmental, health and safety compliance management systems and will offer a high level, strategic look at leading compliance management programs and what makes them exceptional.
Register today!

NAEM Webinar
Driving Success Through Effective and Efficient EHS Training
Nov. 29, 2012, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about EHS training programs from leading organizations, including new tools and technologies to deliver and track training, the use of learning management systems, and how to measure training effectiveness.
Register today!

NAEM Webinar
Overcoming the Unique Challenges of International Staffing
Dec. 11, 2012, 1 - 2 p.m. (ET)
Whether you are in EHS, human resources, operations or any other function, this webinar will feature information vital to your company's ability to do business.
Register today!

And now the news

Half of accountants recognize materiality of natural capital, but barriers remain - Report
Roughly half of the professionals surveyed in the accounting industry identify natural capital as a material issue for business and link it to operational, regulatory, reputational and financial risks, according to a new study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants . However, only a handful of companies in high environmental impact sectors are reporting substantial detail on aspects of natural capital.

GISR sustainability ratings guide survey - Survey
The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) seeks your input to inform and shape a new report commissioned by the IRRC Institute and the GISR. With support from the IRRC Institute, GISR is developing a Users' Guide to Sustainability Ratings that will be made freely and publicly available and will include an analysis of perspectives on ratings' content, coverage, research quality and overall value. Participants in this survey will be emailed an in-depth report that will incorporate the key findings of this survey.

Defense industry sustainability budgets to rise more than 7% - Report
A new report analyzes what sustainability means to the global defense industry and how it is being implemented. The report provides a comprehensive account of how executives in the global defense industry perceive sustainability and also explores the key drivers and challenges of sustainability management. Furthermore, it attempts to forecast the change in demand for various sustainable products and services in different markets across the globe.

Timber! When leaders fall, and how to find a way forward - Article
World-class organizations, including government agencies, are greater than their high-performing leaders. Here are the warning signs that an organization may be susceptible to malfeasance, and how to recover after the fall.

Get 'em while they're hot: CA emissions market opens - Article
California's fledging market-based system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions made its formal debut on Wednesday with its auction of state-issued pollution allowances. More than six years in the making, the state's so-called cap-and-trade program sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions for virtually all sectors of California's economy, the ninth-largest in the world. Some 39.5 million allowances covering emissions in 2015 went on sale Wednesday.

Have the courage to be direct - Blog
There are many situations where nuance, subtlety, and carefully crafted diplomacy in communications are critical. Humans tend to avoid delivering difficult messages, but these are precisely the moments where directness is most needed.

Job opportunities

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Director of Sustainability Programs, Carnival Corp., Miami, FL
As a member of the Corporate Maritime Policy Department (CMP) of Carnival Corp., the Director, Sustainability Programs will advise and assist with the development and implementation of sustainability programs.  This position reports directly to the Vice President Management Systems, CMP and requires considerable agility, organization, multitasking and collaborative work skills. Some responsibilities include monitoring global trends, benchmarking Operating Lines and competitors, and researching and analyzing a wide range of sustainability issues and recommend areas for Carnival engagement, identifying opportunities to further embed sustainability into Carnival's existing management policies and practices, along with a host of other responsibilities. BS/BA degree required in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, environmental, sustainability, etc.), MS degree in Environmental Science or MBA in Sustainable Business required. Preferred qualifications are 10+ years of related professional experience,  5+ years of experience in developing and implementing sustainability programs. Process oriented and experienced with management systems (e.g., ISO 14001, ISO 14064, ISM Code, ISO 9001, and/or OHSAS 18001).

More Job Openings at Carnival Corp.
- Manager, Sustainability Programs
- Manager HESS System Development
- Manager, Maritime Training & Communications

Director of EHS & Sustainability, Vi-Jon Inc., St. Louis, MO
The Director EHS & Sustainability will be charged with developing, managing, and administering the corporate Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability programs for Vi-Jon.  Key responsibilities include strategy development, implementation of policies and procedures related to all of EHS and Sustainability, including company education and training, and leading projects to achieve annual targeted reduction goals and cost savings.  The EHS and Sustainability Director must have understanding of current best practices in EHS and sustainability, solid communication skills, and experience in cross-functional team leadership and team facilitation. Some functions of the job include collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to develop metrics and tracking methodology to create baseline assessments for Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability, designing and modifying and implementing safety and health programs to assure compliance and continuously drive improvement in Company performance. 10+ years of work experience in EHS/Sustainability related fields in a manufacturing environment, preferably and FDA, GMP shop floor environment in a >$0.5B enterprise, Experience with DOT, RCRA, CWA, CAA, EPCRA, PPA and TSCA. Licenses/Certifications Desired:  Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), 30-Hour OSHA General Industry, 40-Hour HazWoper, CERCLA certification, DOT HAZ MAT, RCRA certification, SPCC/SWPPP Plan Development. A Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Environmental, Sustainability, or related field. Should have two or more of the following certifications:  CEM, CEA, CPM and LEED AP.

Manager, Safety & Health, MillerCoors Corp., Milwaukee, WI
MillerCoors is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate is expected to assure of the continued ability to operate facilities, identify and manage organizational EHS risk, avoid cost of fines and penalties by complying with environmental, health & safety regulatory requirements, improve sustainability, maintain positive corporate image, reduce incidence of work related injuries, reduce workers compensation costs, and improve employee engagement. The incumbent can be based in either Golden, CO or Milwaukee, WI. Preferred Qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Safety disciplines, MS in Environmental or Safety discipline or MBA preferred. EHS experience in the food/beverage or consumer products industry is preferred. 10 to 15 years of highly advanced practical experience in leading the development, design and implementation of environmental, health and safety systems and projects, of which 4 to 5 years of facility experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced leadership skills to manage change, programs, establish strategy, and manage projects from conception through implementation and demonstrate independence when actively coordinating and participating, with little oversight, in environmental, health and safety management.

Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Miami, FL
Noven is looking for an EHS Manager. S/he will be asked to develop and implement programs to ensure compliance with environmental government regulations and administer and oversee company safety programs and performance. S/he will also be asked to train relevant personnel in required safety and environmental procedures; maintain and update safety training and program documentation and assume project responsibility for safety, health, and environmental-related programs. Some essential duties include coordinating and conducting detailed phases of engineering work related to safety and environmental programs, serving as principal environmental resource, including the proper handling and disposal of regulated waste and ensuring all environmental permits are current and relevant personnel are aware of requirements. A Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering is required (MA/ professional licensing a plus), 7+ years professional experience, knowledge of applicable FDA regulations and internal SOPs.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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