August 25, 2016
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"Never let your success go to your head, Never let your failures go to your heart"

Andre de Grasse (1994-)
Bronze and Silver medalist, 2016 Olympics
Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer
Like other big companies before it, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. In effect, Apple is creating its own green utility company, although the main customer is itself. Read more...

Court Approves Social Carbon Price
A unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the government’s right to use a social carbon price to inform policymaking. This was the first time a court has considered the legality of the Obama administration’s accounting of the costs of greenhouse gas emissions. The social cost of carbon is estimated at $36 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2015. Read more...

Sustainable Procurement Standard Coming Soon
ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback on the draft before final publication in 2017. Read more...

Integrated Reporting As A Strategic Initiative
Organizations often spend a huge amount of time focused on publishing an integrated report rather than on the more difficult considerations that will make the report a reflection of the way a company ethically and responsibly delivers superior financial performance. Here’s why that should change. Read more...

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?
Engineering is a male-dominated field, with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce. Although women make up 20% of engineering graduates, nearly 40% of those women either quit or never enter the profession. Why? Culture. Read more...

UK Lawmakers Push For Ban On Plastic Microbeads
A group of British lawmakers says that companies’ voluntary efforts to phase out plastic microbeads were not enough. Many large companies such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever, have either stopped using microbeads or are in the process of phasing them out, but other companies will not complete the process until 2020. Read more...
Upcoming Events
Enterprise-wide Ergonomics: Lessons Learned from a Global Implementation
TODAY August 25, 2016
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

Environmental Remediation: Sustainable and Green Strategies
September 29, 2016
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 26-28, 2016
Denver, Colorado
Job Opportunities
HSE Field Lead
Petro Harvester Oil & Gas LLC; Minot, North Dakota
Petro Harvester is an upstream exploration and production company. They are seeking a talented HSE professional to advise and support an aggressive growth strategy of exploration and development in our Northern Business Unit. The individual selected will have a strong track record of HSE program delivery and impact, effectively influencing and mentoring operational leaders, employees and contractors in creating a healthy culture of safety and environmental stewardship. Responsibilities for this role include implementing HSE Management System practices and programs and facilitating and maintain OSHA required training programs and safety meetings. A Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental, engineering or a related field is preferred along with 10+ years of experience in health, safety or environmental or multi-media areas, or HSE management. Should have working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT Pipeline and related State regulations in North Dakota. Professional certification in safety, environmental or industrial hygiene preferred.

EHS Manager
Vossloh North America; Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Track Material Inc., a subsidiary of Vossloh Group, is a full line manufacturer of railway track work and components. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with manufacturing facilities in the Midwest. They are currently in search of a qualified EHS Manager. Reporting to the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, the EH&S Manager will lead the implementation and maintenance of the Environmental, Health and Safety Management System for the largest production facility in Cleveland, Ohio. The manager shall drive cultural transformation through the development of proactive relationships throughout the organization and result in the development of a world class Zero Harm environment. Responsibilities include execution of strategies to ensure ongoing compliance to OSHA, environmental, DOT and other regulatory requirements. Broader responsibilities include the deployment of best practices and fostering a culture committed to continuous improvement. The manager may have multi-plant responsibilities must be willing to travel. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, in a related field is required. CSP a plus. Prior experience in a heavy manufacturing environment, preferably metals related, a plus.

EHS Director
Confidential via Shirley Parsons; Madison, Wisconsin
Shirley Parsons, a specialist EHS executive search and recruitment firm, is looking for an EHS Director on behalf of a global industrial manufacturing organization is seeking a candidate to lead the EHS program across North America for one of their Business Units. The incumbent will directly manage a team of Regional EHS Managers across the US and will be tasked with strategically developing EHS programs and driving a behavior-based safety culture. The incumbent will be tasked with providing leadership across the business and overseeing organizational compliance with local, state and federal EH&S regulations. A Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or Safety related field preferred is required along with 10 years’ progressive EHS experience within an industrial manufacturing environment. CSP, CIH, CHMM (or similar) preferred.
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