NAEM Network E-News

April 18, 2012

This week's management quote

“We must remember our duty to Nature before it is too late. That duty is constant. It is never completed. It lives on as we breathe. It endures as we eat and sleep, work and rest, as we are born and as we pass away.” - Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Summary

  1. EPA nominee pledges common-sense approach to climate change
  2. AT&T, Mattel top CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens list
  3. Why disclose, why now:  staying ahead of the reporting curve
  4. Leading and lagging safety indicators and OSHA
  5. Renewable energy usage a competitive advantage for Walmart
  6. China begins Cap-and-Trade, Asia warned on energy needs
  7. Job Opportunities

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Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events
NAEM Expert-led Webinar
Product Regulation, Green Chemistry and Chemical Alternatives Analyses: Tools for Thought
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.
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NAEM Conference
2013 EHS Management and Compliance Conference
July 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 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.
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And now the news

EPA nominee pledges common-sense approach to climate change - Article
Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Thursday pledged a “common-sense” approach to battling climate change and touted a career that included working for five Republican governors in an effort to counter GOP criticism of the agency she hopes to lead.

AT&T, Mattel top CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens list - Article
CR magazine last week released its 2013 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, which ranks companies based on disclosure and performance measures covering environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. This year, AT&T dethroned Bristol-Myers Squibb, which fell to number three, for the list's number one spot while toy maker Mattel took second. Eaton, Intel, Gap, Hasbro, Merck, Campbell Soup Co. and Coca-Cola Enterprises made up the remaining top ten.

Why disclose, why now:  staying ahead of the reporting curve - Article
With so many sustainability reporting and disclosure initiatives, it can be difficult to weigh the costs and benefits of responding to third-party requests. How do you gauge your company's readiness to provide a detailed response that accurately represents your performance and vision? 
This article is benefit of Antea Group's sponsorship of the 2013 Sustainability Management Conference.

Leading and lagging safety indicators and OSHA - Interview
Attorney Howard Mavity has a lot of ideas about improving workplace safety for someone who is not a safety professional by trade. Perhaps it's because he has tried over 460 worker death cases and has a front row seat to what can go wrong when employees and/or employers forget to keep safety front of mind.

Renewable energy usage a competitive advantage for Walmart - Article
Walmart is eyeing greater energy efficiency and less reliance on fossil fuels as key drivers of its low cost, low price business model. The company announced several new targets on Monday that are designed to put it further along the path to becoming supplied 100% by renewable energy and save an estimated $1 billion annually in energy costs. The company said it would drive the production or procurement of seven billion kWh of renewable energy globally every year, a 600 percent increase over 2010 levels while also reducing the kWh per square foot of energy intensity required to power Walmart's buildings globally by 20% compared to 2010 levels.

China begins Cap-and-Trade, Asia warned on energy needs - Article
Two major cities in China will begin pilot cap-and-trade programs in June, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Shanghai's program will cut energy consumption and carbon emissions by an estimated 3.5% this year per unit of gross domestic product. Other pilot programs beginning later this year are in Guangdong, Tianjin, Chongqing and Hubei.

Job opportunities
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Senior Director Sustainability Strategy and Implementation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
The ideal candidate will be asked to devise and lead CCHS organizational sustainability strategy and lead the initiatives of the Office for a Healthy Environment. S/he will also collaborate with senior level executives and key stakeholders throughout Operations, CCHS, regional community and healthcare delivery sector to spur organizational and cultural change through innovative ecological, economic and social solutions to business challenges and oversees the daily operations of the Office for a Healthy Environment and its programs. Other job responsibilities include designing, prioritizing and leading best-in-class healthcare sustainability strategy addressing these high-impact topics: waste minimization & recycling, watershed protection & water conservation, advanced energy & energy conservation, sustainable & local foods, transportation emissions, environmentally responsible procurement & contract impacts, green building, carbon management and chemical minimization in terms of ecology,  equity, & economy. Master's degree in architecture, engineering, environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental policy, master of business administration in sustainability, public health, or other related field required. Minimum of 12 years progressive experience in a business, government, healthcare or commercial construction industry setting including five years' progressive experience in delivering sustainable business solutions and a minimum of 5 years progressive. Architectural License or Professional Engineer's license preferred, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (Green Building Design plus Construction [BD+C] or Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance [EBOM]) accreditation required. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certificate preferred.

Regional EH&S Manager - Lumber Division, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, GA
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. They are looking for a Regional EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will provide EHS leadership and strategic direction to assigned facilities through the application of the Market Based Management® (MBM®) Framework and Guiding Principles. Create real, long-term value for the organization by ensuring that: risk is aggressively identified and mitigated; facility EHS strategies are consistent with company/division Operations Excellence vision and strategies; effective and sustainable management systems are developed and implemented. Drive environmental and safety excellence and performance improvement through real culture change, coaching, and development of facility leadership. The position reports to the Lumber Business Unit EHS Manager. Bachelor's degree in environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or related field, 7 years minimum EHS experience in an industrial, manufacturing, or chemical process environment. CSP, CIH preferred. Forest Products Industry experience preferred.

Director, IPP Environmental Services, CalEnergy Generation LLC, Calipatria, CA
This position provides leadership and direction for assuring environmental compliance and enhancing the environmental resources of the company, directs the development of strategies to champion the company's environmental RESPECT policy, provides support to professional staff to identify and define emerging environmental issues, and coordinates and provides support to the senior vice president, environmental services, in guiding and overseeing the environmental affairs of the organization. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities include adhering to, supporting and enforcing all safety and environmental rules, policies and procedures, providing direction and counsel to ensure that the company proactively works to create responsible environmental laws and regulations that reflect sound public policy. S/he will also support the senior vice president, environmental services, in administration and oversight of all environmental matters for CalEnergy U.S. and provides direction and counsel to the gas plant general managers and their environmental staff. Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, the physical sciences, business or related field. Ten years of experience, with a minimum of five years of experience with environmental or regulatory issues in a management or lead capacity. Advanced knowledge of environmental or other regulatory policy, laws and regulations, with the demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate complex regulatory proposals and environmental permits, submit written comments and provide testimony at regulatory proceedings.

EHS Management Systems Auditor, ERM, Houston, TX
ERM is seeking a EHS Management Systems Auditor with Offshore O&G Operations Experience to join our growing Performance & Assurance practice team in Houston, TX. In this ground floor role, you will develop operating procedures for a offshore facility building health and safety management systems in alignment with client's local and international requirements. This is an excellent career opportunity to work with an expert consulting team on challenging EHS management projects for large global clients. Responsibilities include performing compliance audits to assess a facility or project's compliance with applicable environmental and/or health and safety regulatory requirements, corporate standards, or management systems, developing operating procedures required for HSE Management Systems, identify follow-up corrective actions to close audit findings, provide technical assistance on EHS compliance and EHS management system projects. Requirements are a Bachelors or Masters Degree in engineering, safety, environmental science, business administration, or related discipline, 8 to 15 years of environmental, and/or health and safety experience in industrial environments, preferably in process plants, mining, upstream oil and gas, or on construction projects. Oil & gas or chemical sector experience desired. Certification in field; PE, CSP, CHMM, or similar registration highly desirable. BEAC certification a plus.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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