April 21, 2016
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."

Oliver Wendell Holmes
(1841 - 1935), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Walmart's Green Goals Mirror its Ruthless Efficiency
Walmart "wants to root out the inefficiencies", which means committing to eliminate waste in the company's energy use, operations and the products it sources. While Walmart might not be the first company that comes to mind when you think of sustainability, it's actually a strategy that fits rather naturally with its business model. Read more...

Silica Rule In The Spotlight At House Subcommittee Hearing
OSHA's recently issued final rule on respirable crystalline silica received both criticism and support during a hearing convened by the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee. The rule decreases the permissible exposure limit to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. Read more...

Does Premature Paris Climate Deal Risk A Painful Birth?
The Paris accord will enter into force when at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions ratify or formally join it in another way. But while major emitters, notably China and the United States, have said they will pursue steps to adopt the agreement as early as possible, domestic politics may make that a challenge. In other countries, it will have to be discussed in parliament and, in some cases, will require new legislation. Read more...

What Do You Do When An Activist NGO Is Right?
Bob Langert, Former Vice President of Sustainability at McDonald's, discusses his journey from squaring off with to working with Greenpeace on the topic of soy grown in the Amazon. Read more...

How Woolworths Is Building Resilience in Its Food Supply Chain
As with any multinational retailer, a high proportion of the environmental impacts resulting from Woolworths operations worldwide are linked to the farming and/or processing of products that we sell. As a result, they make it their business to work together with their suppliers to minimize these impacts, and to positively influence the environmental and social outcomes of doing business. Read more...

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions
The headline is that women book their travel earlier, but as NAEM members are always on the move, we focused on the fact that the difference disappears for frequent travelers. Read more...
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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Schneider Electric SE; Leesport, Pennsylvania
Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France and is also based at the World Trade Center of Grenoble. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. They are looking for an EHS specialist. The ideal candidate will be asked to organize and lead the safety committee, perform Job safety analysis and hazard assessment, perform accident investigation and reporting, facilitate OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 programs, direct / coordinate external Ergonomic resource in continuous improvement activity and promote a culture of zero incidents and strong value of human resources. A Bachelor's Degree in safety, environmental, or industrial engineering a must along with a minimum 3 years' experience as a EH&S professional is required. OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 experience along with Tier II, TRI, DMR, etc. reporting experience preferred. OSHA/DEP/EPA knowledge a must.

EHS Lead Auditor & Sustainability Engagement Lead
Northrop Grumman Corp.; Falls Church, Virginia
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman. The company was the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2015. It is based in Falls Church, Virginia. They are looking for an EHS Lead/Auditor. The Environmental Auditor and Sustainability Engagement Lead reports to the Corporate EHS Compliance and Sustainability Engagement Manager and supports the Corporate EHS Compliance Audit Program and the corporate greeNG program, driving EHS regulatory compliance and fostering employee engagement and empowerment in support of our greeNG (environmental sustainability) 2020 goals. The successful candidate is responsible for effective implementation of the Corporate EHS Audit Program, in collaboration with the EHS Audit Program Manager, and serves as the primary environmental compliance expert for the Corporate EHS Audit Program. In addition to program implementation, the Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Project Manager will serve as a lead compliance auditor, evaluating and identifying EHS-related risks enterprise-wide and at individual site, and is responsible for incorporating global environmental regulatory requirements into the Corporate EHS Compliance Audit Program. The successful candidate will position and maintain the EHS audit program as a preventive action-oriented program, prepared to address current and emerging global EHS compliance requirements, Northrop Grumman policies, and EHS management systems requirements.

Business Development Lead
Gensuite LLC; Mason, Ohio
Gensuite is the cloud-based solutions suite for organizational functions to manage risk and achieve compliance. They are looking for a Business Development Lead. As a member of our growing team, the Business Development Lead will lead outreach and associated engagement activities with prospective customers and strategic service partners. Responsibilities include to apply EHS domain expertise to prospective client and service partner engagements , formulate key marketing strategies with responsibility for implementation, engage EHS professionals in prospective client organizations, and collaborate with Gensuite service and implementation partners. B.A./B.S. in a technical or related field along with 3-5 years in EHS as either a consultant or a professional required. EHS IT systems experience a must. Good interpersonal and networking skills.

Environmental Director
Bunge Ltd.; St. Louis, Missouri
Bunge Limited is a global agribusiness and food company headquartered in White Plains, United States. They are looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate will direct the Bunge North America (BNA) environmental program across Bunge North America (BNA). S/he will be accountable for developing and maintaining best practice through initiatives designed to enhance and improve regulatory compliance and coordinate with business leaders to ensure environmental compliance. S/he will also act as a resource and provide consultative expertise to facility level staffs. Bachelor's degree in Environment Engineering, Environmental Science or closely related field required (Master's degree or MBA preferred) along with 0 plus years environmental management experience with at least 5 years of experience leading others. Working knowledge of safety, quality and continuous improvement a must.

Director, EH&S
Cardinal Health Inc.; Buford, Georgia
Cardinal Health is a Fortune 500 health care services company based in Dublin, Ohio. The company specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving more than 100,000 locations. They are looking for an EHS Director. The EH&S Director will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing EH&S procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize EH&S risks to the Company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business. S/he supports the Central HSS Region and reports directly to the Vice President, Operations, with the Central Region consists of 13 medical distribution centers and two Phase 4 Valuelink accounts. S/he will also demonstrates in-depth knowledge, understanding and application of environment, health and safety and workers' compensation laws and regulations and translates them into actionable processes, programs and practices and drive the understanding and implementation of the Cardinal Health EH&S management system. Requires a B.S. degree in technical discipline (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science or engineering or equivalent) but a Master's degree in science or engineering is preferred. CSP/CIH preferred. A minimum of 10 years direct EH&S experience implementing and managing proven EH&S programs and solutions in a multi-facility environment is required.

Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Keurig Green Mountain Inc.; Waterbury, Vermont
Keurig Green Mountain is a specialty coffee and coffeemaker company founded in 1981 and headquartered in the U.S. It sources, produces, and sells coffee, hot cocoa, teas, and other beverages under various brands in portion packs for its Keurig brewing systems. They are looking for an EHS Director. As the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), you will lead the EHS programs across our North American Hot Manufacturing facilities. You will be responsible for the environmental, occupational health and safety performance and ensuring alignment to world class EHS standards and you will work in a matrix organization and be a transformational leader. The EHS Director also ensures all EHS processes and procedures are implemented and standardized across our manufacturing network by working with Engineering to participate in facilities and equipment design. A Bachelor's degree in environment, safety, business, engineering, or equivalent field (advanced degree preferred) along with 10+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing organization, with a mix of manufacturing, safety and/ or engineering assignments. Experience managing an EHS organization a plus. Professional certifications ASP, CSP, CIH, PE, CHMM or related discipline preferred.
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