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July 28, 2016
"Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time."
Arnold Glasgow (1905-1998), American humorist
 
Walmart Details Progress on Chemicals, Starts Selling Ugly Produce
Since implementing its Sustainable Chemistry Policy in January 2014, Walmart has driven 23 million pounds of chemicals out of products. Also, the retailer has piloted programs that sell weather-dented fruit in select locations, aiming to reduce food waste. Read more...

How Coca-Cola, Unilever, AkzoNobel, Other Leading Companies Report on Sustainability
Ethical Corporation’s annual review of corporate responsibility reporting describes how companies are able to drive business value and communicate initiatives to stakeholders. It includes case studies from major firms including Unilever, AkzoNobel, HP and Coca-Cola, among others. Read more...

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative to study why some teams stumbled while others soared, including testing conventional wisdom like ‘people should be friends away from work’. What they found is that it all comes down to is creating a culture of psychological safety. Read more...

Strategies for a Successful EHS&S Software Selection
Selecting a software system has a major impact and long-term consequences for your business. How do you ensure that you select the right software for your organizational needs? In short: a successful selection begins with a well-managed selection process. Read more...

Investors Want Sustainability Disclosures in SEC Overhaul
Investor advocates are making a strong push for the SEC to require annual, uniform sustainability reporting from public companies as part of the overhaul of the agency's disclosure regime. The SEC’s comment period just closed on July 21st. Read more...

Brazil Agency to Say Rio Olympics Will Bring No Environmental Gains
National and regional governments had promised that the $12.2 billion expected to be spent on the Olympics would include the construction or expansion of essential environmental infrastructure and other social improvements. Now, however, Brazil’s top government finance and spending regulator is expected to report that Rio de Janeiro will receive almost none of those benefits. Read more...
Upcoming Events
2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
August 2-3, 2016
InterContinental Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Webinar - What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career
Wednesday August 17, 2016

Enterprise-Wide Ergonomics: Lessons Learned from a Global Implementation
Thursday August 25, 2016

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 26-28, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Denver, Colorado
Job Opportunities
EHS Principal Specialist
Abbott, Abbott Park, IL
As part of the Corporate Governance team, the ideal candidate will have proven ability to manage and implement environmental programs to ensure regulatory compliance globally as well as monitor and analyze trending and emerging issues to ensure the company is positioned to comply with changing regulations and stakeholder expectations. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to translate past performance and future expectations into actionable, focused strategic plans that result in improved performance, reputation and reduced risk. The candidate will have a solid understanding of external stakeholder expectations for environmental and sustainability performance and how to effectively communicate it externally. Experience with creating content for company Citizenship Reports as well as reporting performance through other external groups like DJSI and CDP is a must. The candidate will be able to provide guidance in establishing company targets to drive improved performance that adds business value while leveraging environmentally preferred technologies. Strong database, spreadsheet and other IT skills is needed for successful job execution. A Bachelor's Degree in EHS or engineering, with focus on environmental or closely related discipline is required along with 8+ years of significant EHS and / or operational experience. A post-graduate education / degree are desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience. Demonstrate competencies within the following; Set Vision & Strategy, Anticipate, Innovate, Build and Deliver Results is required. Professional certification highly desirable. Resumes and inquiry can be addressed to Lindell Sneed at lindell.sneed@abbott.com

Division EH&S Manager
Eaton Corp.; Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. They are looking for an EHS Manager. This position leads the development and implementation of the Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) strategy and programs for Eaton's field based Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division. The EHS manager supports the creation of a strong culture that engages employees in the achievement of the company's goal of zero EHS incidents. Ensures that programs are developed, implemented and sustained to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements and conformance with Eaton mandates. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution along with a minimum 7 years of leadership experience in an environmental, health and safety program management is required. MA in EHS discipline preferred. Demonstrated Knowledge of ISO standards, industry regulations / processes related to EHS (e.g. OSHA, ISO 14001, MESH, VPP, etc.) a plus. Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations such as DOT, OSHA, IEEE electrical codes, EPA, and standards related to safety (NFPA 70, NFPA 70E-2015, MSHA, IEEE C2-2012 national electric safety code 2012, NEC-2015, IEEE 1584), EPA, and state and local laws and regulations a plus.

Environmental Manager
Formosa Plastics Corp.; Livingston, New Jersey
In the three decades since we began operations in the U.S., Formosa has become one of the largest domestic manufacturers of plastic resins, with nearly 2,400 employees and annual revenues of more than $5 billion. They are looking for an EHS Manager in their Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety and Communications Department, reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety and Communications. The ideal candidate will executes the design and implementation of all environmental compliance programs required for a major petrochemical complex operating at multiple locations with efforts focus mainly on compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), but also Clean Water Act and resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations and corporate regulations, policies and procedures and M.A.C.T. processes. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in one of the environmental sciences or engineering disciplines (Chemical engineering is preferred) along with 7-10 years of applicable environmental engineering experiences. LDAR/LEADOS familiarity preferred. 20% travel.

Global EHS Director
Contract Specialties Group on behalf of undisclosed company; Stuart, Florida
Contract Specialties Group is currently seeking a Corporate EHS Director to oversee the Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety function at their manufacturing and engineering client's 8 North American manufacturing plants. This role reports to the General Counsel. The ideal candidate directly supporting local General Managers and working with site personnel, this individual contributor will design, develop, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of EHS procedures and work practices at all of our manufacturing sites in MA, CT, FL, AZ, Mexico and Canada. S/he will be responsible for instituting injury prevention programs and will manage all regulatory compliance and EHS projects. This will involve, among other things, local audits, oversight of corrective action, goal setting and achievement, and overall compliance. The Global Director of EHS also will prepare regular and special reports for, and communication directly with, the company's senior management on matters in his or her assigned area. 20-30% travel involved. A BS in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment or related discipline is required along with 7 to 10 or more years of industry experience leading and managing the EHS function at multiple sites in the manufacturing industry, preferably in aerospace or possibly automotive or heavy equipment or a closely related industry. Professional Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation is strongly preferred or an equivalent designation. Experience in working with insurance carriers and brokers, including on workers' compensation matters, is a plus.

Director of SH&E – Utilities & Security
Undisclosed Company; Northern New Jersey
The incumbent of this position will lead/develop SH&E Culture & Systems to achieve “zero injuries & leak free”. S/he will ensure compliance with all SH&E regulations/Company requirements at the NJ site and deliver/develop efficient utilities and Water/Waste treatment operations in compliance with state/federal regulations. You will also ensure security of site and compliance with all external/internal security requirements. For the full listing, contact David Bushery at busheryassoc@comcast.net.
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