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April 4, 2012

This week's management quote

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu, (6th century BCE) Ancient Chinese philosopher


  1. The difference 4 years can make in EHS regulatory focus around the world
  2. Identifying the sustainability risks along your supply chain
  3. P&G gets creative to achieve zero waste at 45 manufacturing sites worldwide
  4. Cost of environmental degradation in China is growing
  5. ConAgra achieves $22m In sustainability savings
  6. Using different colored streets to keep your parking lots and loading docks cool
  7. Job Opportunities

Download Software Survey Report
NAEM's newest research report "Approaches to EHS & Sustainability Data Management" provides a benchmark for how companies manage data internally, the effectiveness of their chosen systems and how much they are spending. This report is offered for free, and NAEM would like thank CRedit360, Enablon, Intelex and KMI for sponsoring the work. Download the report.

Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events
NAEM Conference
2013 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
April 17-18, 2013
This conference will offer practical insights for EHS and sustainability and managers responsible for leading corporate sustainability efforts in all industries.
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NAEM Expert-led Webinar
Insights into Emerging Chemical-focused Product Regulations
May 9, 2013
This webinar will focus on product regulations that are increasingly being introduced in states across the country, with particular focus on rules related to designating certain chemicals and products for regulatory scrutiny.
Register today!

NAEM Expert-led Webinar
First Look at the new GRI G4 Guidelines
May 30, 2013
This webinar will highlight all the substantial changes to the GRI guidelines and the implications to companies using or considering using GRI in their sustainability reporting programs.
Register today!

NAEM Conference
2013 EHS Management Forum
Oct. 23-25, 2013
The EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. With three days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management.
Register today!

And now the news
The difference 4 years can make in EHS regulatory focus around the world - Article
Wrap your mind around this – in only the last 4 years, EHS regulation around the world increased by 35 percent, major global enforcement activity doubled and EHS legislation in Africa and the Middle East amplified by an alarming 300 percent.

Identifying the sustainability risks along your supply chain - Blog
When it comes to reducing waste, water use and energy consumption along your supply chain, where do you even begin? To understand this issue, NAEM’s The GreenTie spoke with Phil Berry, who has developed corporate social and environmental programs for more than 30 years. He took a moment to explain the scope of the supply chain challenge and how to eat the elephant one bite at a time.

P&G gets creative to achieve zero waste at 45 manufacturing sites worldwide - Article
On Tuesday, Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced that it recycles, repurposes or converts 100 percent of the waste at 45 manufacturing sites around the world and claims less than one percent of raw materials currently leave its plants as waste. From turning bath tissue into roof tiles and using diaper scraps as upholstery filler, the company is trying to achieve zero waste to landfill at all of its sites across the globe by 2020.

Cost of environmental degradation in China is growing - Article
The cost of environmental degradation in China was about $230 billion in 2010, or 3.5% of the nation’s gross domestic product, according to official Chinese news report.  Will such alarming numbers impact China’s environmental policies?

ConAgra achieves $22m In sustainability savings - Article
That’s a lot of dough... and peanut butter, french fries and everything else yummy that ConAgra Foods produces! The food giant reports saving $22M in 2012 through sustainability initiatives, such as cutting landfill waste and carbon emissions and optimizing packaging.

Using different colored streets to keep your parking lots and loading docks cool - Article
All the black asphalt used on roads captures tons of heat, making cities and lots swelter in the summer, which in turn makes cooling buildings more expensive. But who said streets had to be black? Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab are trying to find a different way.

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

Division Environmental Manager, Bemis Co., Oshkosh, WI
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. They currently have an opening for a Division Environmental Manager position in Oshkosh. This position will provide environmental support to selected Bemis Company, Inc business units and/or corporate office locations. This includes compliance support and assistance for relevant regulations and guidelines covered under EPA, NRC, ATF, and other government regulations as well as best management practices to attain Bemis environmental sustainability goals. Some job duties include securing and maintaining knowledge of environmental and regulatory rules and practices in assigned responsibilities, monitoring proposed laws, regulations, standards and regulatory guidance and assesses applicability to Bemis facilities. Education & Experience Required: a BS degree in engineering or the sciences preferred with 5+ years of experience, previous environmental job experience in flexible packaging, printing, or environmental regulatory agencies is desirable. Strong chemistry background a plus.

Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Salem, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate will provide strategic direction and leadership for the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) functions, including supervision and coordination of Emergency Management and Response, Fire and Life Safety, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Protection and Chemical Safety, Radiation and Laser Safety, and EH&S educational programs. S/he will also plan, direct and organize activities related to the environmental safety of patients, employees, faculty, students, visitors, buildings, equipment, and grounds for the Medical Center. Bachelors degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, or Healthcare Administration is required, a Masters degree is preferred. Ten years of experience in safety management; prefer five years in healthcare and/or research and three years experience in a supervisory capacity, previous experience with compliance standards and documentation procedures of state and government regulatory agencies, hospitals, clinics, research labs, fire prevention and general safety is preferred. Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator, Certified Safety Professional, or Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred. This position is on call 24 hours per day and must be able to respond to all emergency situations.

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Pepsico Corp., Atlanta, GA
This site-based position will lead the implementation of a prevention-focused health, safety and environmental program. The position will establish, execute, and deliver facility-specific HSE plans that support PBC's overall HSE objectives. The ideal candidate is a safety and environmental subject matter expert that can clearly articulate, develop and implement HSE action plans. Some major tasks, key responsibilities include implementing, executing, and ensuring compliance with the Pepsi Beverages Company's Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures, leading execution of the site's annual HSE Plan, including development of expense and capital budgets needed to support these efforts, and build capability of site resources to support implementation of HSE programming. A bachelor's degree and five or more years of work experience in the Health, Safety and Environmental discipline is required. Safety management experience in a related industry, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage manufacturing or other similar manufacturing processes and safety degree and/or related certification is preferred.

Regional EHS Manager, Berry Plastics Corp., Sarasota, FL 
The Regional EHS Manager will be responsible for assisting in the development, deployment and continuous improvement of environmental, health and safety management systems across Berry Plastics Rigid Closed Top Division as directed by the RCTD Corporate Divisional EHS Manager. This position will help to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements and initiatives. Some responsibilities include driving awareness and accountability for environmental, health and safety performance through all levels of the organization and providing support for local EHS Managers to assure compliance with internal and external requirements. The Regional EHS Manager will also serve as the primary EHS resource for local EHS Managers.  The Regional EHS Manager must not assume the internal lead role for local facilities. Required is a Four (4) year degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene and/or Safety Engineering, Preferred Five to Ten (5 - 10) years of direct Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and/or Safety experience in a manufacturing environment, Applied knowledge and working understanding of federal/country safety requirements (i.e.; OSHA), regulatory compliance, experience with inspections, incident investigations, process safety, contractor safety, EHS training, hazard reviews and job safety analysis.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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