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July 14, 2016 Executive Brief from NAEM
"Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching"
Proverb

The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
The largest number of shareholder resolutions filed by investors now concern social and environmental issues. This is a recent phenomenon, increasing dramatically over the past five years. This data suggests the need to rethink how we view investor activism. Done well, it can improve a company's sustainability in addition to its performance. Read more

Ford and Ben & Jerry's are Embracing Climate Disruption - And Your Company Needs to, as Well
Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. Ford's latest corporate report states, “To remain successful, we need to adapt and transform. That's why our strategy has one foot in today and one foot in tomorrow, encompassing our core business as an automaker and new opportunities in mobility.” Read more

Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California's Water Woes
California has found deep groundwater sources, but pumping and cleaning the water from such extreme depths could also be more costly than turning to water sources we know we can "tap," like treated wastewater. Everyday an estimated 1.5 billion gallons of treated water are flushed into the ocean in California. Recycled wastewater, highly purified, is a resource the state should be tapping. And some California companies are already doing it. Read more

If a Carbon Tax is to Move Through Congress, Exxon has to Pull it Along
If a carbon tax is going to happen, it will be the major oil companies that get on board to push it. To that end, Exxon says that it will support a carbon tax that is revenue neutral, or one where the revenues from the tax are plowed back into economy in the form of clean energy investments or used to reduce other corporate taxes. Read more

LinkedIn's Top Three Secrets To Getting Hired In 2016
Here's what you need to know in order to stay ahead of the competition in 2016 and into the next few years. Read more

Wildly Popular Pokemon Go Leads to Robberies, Injuries, and a Body
The new mobile game, Pokemon Go, has become an overnight sensation with fans but also played a role in armed robberies, the discovery of a body, and minor injuries to fans distracted by the app. Read more

Upcoming Events
Denver Event - Think and Drink with EHS & Sustainability Leaders: A Taste of the NAEM Forum
July 26, 2016
Denver, Colorado

2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
August 2-3, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Webinar - Enterprise-wide Ergonomics: Lessons Learned from a Global Implementation
August 25, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (ET)

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 26-28, 2016
Denver, Colorado
Job Opportunities
HSE Director - Fleet & GTM
PepsiCo Inc.; White Plains, New York
PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. With 274,000 employees and $67 billion in revenues, it is a Fortune 50 company. They are looking for an EHS director. This position, reporting to the Sr. Director of HSE, contributes to the success of Pepsi North America Beverages by providing HSE leadership and direction to enable the implementation of an HSE risk management process, as well as assure regulatory compliance, in the dynamic industry of manufacturing, warehousing, direct store delivery and transportation. Position Location can be Flexible.  The successful candidate will be an HSE leader for the company and be able to engage, motivate, and align the NAB organization towards designated HSE objectives, as well as be a part of the development, recommendation, and implementation of division HSE policies and procedures. The candidate is expected to provide collaborative, proactive, and creative problem solving ability to develop best-in-class HSE programs for the improvement of the overall HSE strategy and execution of that strategy execution. A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Transportation or Fleet Safety or related technical discipline is required along with a minimum of 10 years of HSE experience in industry, ideally with at Transportation and Fleet. Post graduate HSE qualifications is desirable along with CSP, CIH, CHMM, PE, NATMI. 50% travel.

EH&S Director
Florida Atlantic Univeristy; Boca Raton, Florida
Florida Atlantic University is a public research university located in Boca Raton, Florida, with five satellite campuses located in nearby south Florida cities. Current enrollment is over 30,000 students. The University is seeking an environmental health and safety professional to lead its Department of Environmental Health and Safety.  The Director of Environmental Health and Safety oversees and coordinates all environmental health and safety operations and initiatives at all sites, in support of the academic and service mission of the University and in accordance with established legal requirements, industry standards, policies, and nationally recognized good practices. The ideal candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, local and higher education regulations and guidelines, standards, principles, procedures, and associated reporting requirements regarding but not limited to accident prevention, risk management, environmental compliance, emergency response operations, occupational health and safety, hazardous materials management, environmental sanitation, asbestos management, fire prevention, food and pool safety, storm water management, air emissions, and indoor air quality.

Vice President, Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH)
Lehigh Hanson; Irving, Texas
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 500 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Their core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products. They are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. The Group employs approximately 45,000 people and operates in around 40 countries. Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Vice President of Environmental, Safety, and Health. This position will reside at the corporate office in Irving, Texas and is responsible for providing direction and management of the Company’s Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) programs and performance. Essential duties include driving improved performance across Lehigh Hanson in the fields of Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) management and staying on top of current on emerging environmental, safety and related issues and trends in the U.S. and Canada, including legislative, regulatory, etc., and communicates accordingly to Corporate and Region managers; communications will often include recommendations of actions the Company should take as a result of these emerging issues. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or safety management, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational environment health and safety, or a related field is required along with a minimum of 10 years of combined experience in industrial safety and environmental management. Master's degree is preferred.

Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Confidential; Bolingbrook, Illinois
Based in the Center of Excellence in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, the Director of EH&S will drive initiatives and implementation of programs across North America for the company. The role works in close partnership with senior management to strengthen the organization’s existing program and create new, innovative approaches to ensuring safety. This role ensures that the goals of a safe and healthy work environment are actively pursued throughout the company in an effective and conscientious manner. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Company has effective policies, procedures, plans, systems, business practices, standards and controls in place to identify, assess, monitor and manage Environmental, Health and Safety risks and impacts of existing and planned operations and to comply with applicable federal and provincial and state laws and regulations. A Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science or related technical field and at least ten years’ experience in the field of Environmental Health and Safety required, preferably in a multi-location environment. 7+ years of Safety/EH&S supervisory and/or management experience is also required. Thorough regulatory knowledge including OSHA, EPA, NFPA, DOT and other regulatory standards applicable to manufacturing, construction, and logistics operations a plus. 30% travel.
 
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