NAEM Network E-News

March 21, 2012

This week's management quote

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), Founding Father of United States


  1. First FTC "Green Guides" settlement reinforces need for transparency in marketing
  2. How Aveda cultivates sustainability
  3. What losing my job taught me about leading
  4. CDP is now officially CDP
  5. Nike supply chain to use Bluesign sustainability tools
  6. Unwanted electronic gear rising in toxic piles
  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 Expert-led Webinar
Using Sustainability to Drive Supply Chain Performance
March 28, 2013
Learn how manufacturers manage complex international supply chains and increase the performance and business value from their supply chains while reducing risk and sustainability impacts.
Register today!

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.
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!

And now the news
First FTC "Green Guides" settlement reinforces need for transparency in marketing - Article
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final order settling charges that products contained zero volatile organic compounds. The case is the first to apply the FTC's recently revised "Green Guides" and, while it deals with some unique properties associated with the marketing of the products in question, it provides useful guidance for anyone making environmental marketing claims, particularly "free-of" claims.

How Aveda cultivates sustainability - Video
CEO Dominique Conseil discusses how his company has managed risks to its supply chain amid climate change, how it thinks about the value of nature, and what consumer really believe.

What losing my job taught me about leading - Blog
Too many leaders are so caught up in the momentum of work that they lose sight of the opportunity to connect with people. Read how the author learned to be fully present in conversations and consequently more productive.

CDP is now officially CDP - Press Release
Expanding to cover a wider spectrum of the earth's natural capital, specifically water and forests, alongside carbon, energy and climate, the Carbon Disclosure Project has outgrown its name, and is now being rebranded as CDP.

Nike supply chain to use Bluesign sustainability tools - Article
Nike has partnered with Bluesign Technologies in an effort to use more sustainable materials and chemistries in its products.  The partnership will allow Nike to greatly reduce the amount of time needed to assess factories in its supply chain which spans nearly 50 countries and more than 800 contracted factories.

Unwanted electronic gear rising in toxic piles - Article
As recently as a few years ago, broken monitors and televisions were being recycled profitably. The big, glassy cathode ray tubes inside were melted down and turned into new ones. But flat-screen technology has made those monitors and televisions obsolete, decimating the demand for the recycled tube glass used in them and creating what industry experts call a "glass tsunami" as stockpiles of the useless material accumulate across the country.

Job opportunities
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Senior HSE Manager, Environmental Assurance, Cameron International Corp.; Houston, TX
Reporting to the Corporate HSE Director of Shared Services, this position will be responsible for the direction of all matters related to environmental permitting and compliance globally for the corporation. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following; Promotes a culture of continual improvement of work processes for reducing health, safety, and environmental risks to ensure a workplace and project where No One Gets Hurt, Nothing Gets Harmed, Lead and support a team that designs and supports environmental management system procedures, operational controls, and work instructions globally for the corporation, Support a team that designs environmental training and competence assurance material based on HSE policies, procedures, operational controls, and work instructions for employees, HSE auditors, HSE Management Reps, and Plant Managers. Other duties may be assigned. Required education a Bachelor's degree in engineering/science (e.g. environmental science, industrial hygiene, mechanical, chemical, occupational safety and health sciences). Qualifications include 6+ years strong experience in an environmental compliance role supporting multiple facilities and projects, preferably within a global manufacturing environment, 3+ years experience managing an environmental compliance staff, Thorough knowledge of EPA, DOT, and local laws, regulations, codes, standards, and best industry practices for environmental compliance and best practices, Industrial hygiene (IH) experience preferred.

Director of Environmental Affairs, Consentium Search; Charlotte, NC
The incumbent is responsible to manage the global environmental risks and liabilities including, but not limited to, site audit, investigation and remediation; designing and implementing global environmental policies and programs; serve as Environmental Affairs Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the corporation as a whole and individual business units. Major responsibilities include designing, developing and directing global environmental policies, programs and systems to ensure regulatory compliance and minimize risks and liabilities, environmental budget management, directly or indirectly managing all company site audit, investigation and remediation projects, directly or indirectly managing outside consultants and legal counsel. Minimum Requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, chemistry or related discipline, 20 or more years of experience leading environmental affairs in a corporate environment, Five (5) or more years of experience in environmental consulting, preferably on a global basis and a demonstrated success designing, developing and conducting environmental auditing programs. Preferred Qualifications include a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering or related discipline.

EH&S Director, Confidential Company, Houston, TX
A strong, growing specialty chemical company headquartered in Houston, Texas looking for an energetic leader in Environmental Health and Safety. Our organization is multi-national, expanding and growing quickly and looking for leaders to drive our EH&S process growth and improvement. Successful candidate will be an experienced EH&S professional that is capable of leading functional, specific plant programs and rollouts, while focusing on the strategic direction of the company's Environmental Health and Safety direction. Responsibilities include leading air approval projects through the preparation of permit (NSR, Title V, PSD, PBR, Standard) applications and agency negotiations to ensure optimal permit conditions, frequently working with consultants, benchmarking and improving training program of employees, including new hire orientations, on QHSE requirements to ensure compliance with regulations, coordinating QHSE inspections and audits of equipment and facility to make sure they meet company and regulatory compliance, developing site audit protocols, conducting annual Site Safety Audits, reviewing plant associated inspections, training and safety documentation ensuring that they are in alignment with company policies. A Bachelors Degree in Engineering is required (Chemical Degree is preferred), previous experience in EH&S and Process Safety Management is required.

Director, Environmental Sustainability, Nielson, Chicago, IL.
The Director, Environmental Sustainability will lead Nielsen's global environmental sustainability efforts.  Working with teams across our operations and informed by stakeholder expectations and Nielsen materiality, they will identify and manage environmental opportunities that reduce or limit our environmental impact, deliver cost savings and help Nielsen continue to exceed stakeholder expectations in this area. Responsibilities include managing and improving Nielsen's environmental impact inventory process to measure our environmental footprint for the purpose of prioritization and reporting, directing local Green Teams recently established in Nielsen's largest offices to prioritize, execute and promote sustainability initiatives from bottom up and top down, prioritize and support the execution of environmental cost projects with cross-functional teams including Infrastructure, Strategic Sourcing, Global Real Estate. A Bachelors degree along with 5+ years professional experience is required. Familiarity with environmental sustainability reporting frameworks and organizations including the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Global Reporting Initiative is preferred. To apply for this position, visit Nielsen's careers website and search for position # 1300794.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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