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Institute of Medicine (US), Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.

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Appendix AWorkshop Agenda

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY: FROM GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION TO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Auditorium, NAS Building

2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

OCTOBER 13, 2004

8:30 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers
Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Partner, Hogan and Hartson
8:40 a.m.Remarks and Charge to Participants
Samuel Wilson
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
8:55 a.m.Workshop Objectives
Myron Harrison
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Senior Medical Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

SESSION I. WHAT ARE THE TOOLS FOR MONITORING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN COMPANIES?

Moderator:Ann Wolverton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Economics
9:00 a.m.Environment Management Systems:
Overview and One Tool in the Toolbox
Edwin Pinero
Director, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
9:20 a.m.Environmental Management Systems in Practice
Deanna Matthews
Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
9:40 a.m.Measuring What We Should Be Measuring:
Limitation of Environmental Management Systems and Doing More Than Checking off Boxes
Cary Coglianese
Associate Professor, Kennedy School of Business, Harvard University
10:00 a.m.General Discussion
10:30 a.m.Break

SESSION II. MOVING BEYOND COMPLIANCE: CAN INDUSTRY GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE?

Moderator:Charles Bennett, Senior Research Associate, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Conference Board
10:50 a.m.Using Management Systems to Improve Performance in the Chemical Industry
Terry F. Yosie
Vice President, The Responsible Care Initiative, American Chemistry Council
11:10 a.m.The Implication of Technology for Environmental Health
Braden Allenby
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Law, Arizona State University
11:30 a.m.Cradle to the Grave: Impacts on Environmental Health
Jack Azar
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Senior Vice-President, Environment, Health, and Safety, Xerox Corporation
11:50 p.m.General Discussion
12:10 p.m.Lunch
12:50 p.m.Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry:
Alternative Synthetic Pathways
Berkeley W. Cue, Jr.
Consultant, Pfizer, Inc.
1:10 p.m.Product Stewardship: Responsible Care in Action
Gregory Bond
Corporate Director of Product Responsibility, Dow Chemical Company
1:30 p.m.Foxes and Henhouses: One NGO’s Experiences with Voluntary Programs
John Balbus
Director, Environmental Health Program, Environmental Defense
1:50 p.m.General Discussion
2:10 p.m.Break

SESSION III. GLOBAL IMPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

Moderator:Daryl Ditz, Coordinator, National Educational Campaign on U.S. Persistent Organic Pollutants Ratification, Center for International Environmental Law
2:30 p.m.Balancing Risk, Assessment with the Realities of Uncertainties
Bernard Goldstein
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Dean, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
2:50 p.m.Global Corporate Policies on Health, Safety, and Environment
Barry Castleman
Consultant, School of Hygiene and Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
3:10 p.m.The REACH Initiative: Promises for the European Union
Robert Donkers
Counselor, Transportation, Energy, and Environment
Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
3:30 p.m.The REACH Initiative: Can It Realistically Be Achieved?
James Bus
Director of External Technology, Dow Chemical Company
3:50 p.m.General Discussion
4:10 p.m.Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Protecting Human Health and the Environment
Daniel Krewski
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
4:30 p.m.U.S. Approach to Regulation: TSCA and Public Health
Lynn Goldman
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
4:50 p.m.Working Across Borders on Chemical Issues: The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
John Buccini
Consultant, United Nations Environmental Program
5:10 p.m.General Discussion
5:30 p.m.Adjourn

OCTOBER 14, 2004

8:30 a.m.Welcome Back
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers
Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Partner, Hogan and Hartson

SESSION IV. IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH GLOBALLY

Moderator:Garrick Louis, Associate Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia
8:40 a.m.Opening Moderator Remarks
8:50 a.m.Environmental Health Performance Is Driven by Management Systems
Brian Flannery
Manager, Science Strategy and Programs, Corporate Safety Health and Environment, ExxonMobil Corporation
9:15 a.m.Health and Environment in Practice: Building of the Chad-Cameroon Project
Andre Madec
Manager, Corporate Public Affairs, ExxonMobil Corporation
9:35 a.m.Public Health Lessons Learned from the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project
Burton Singer
Professor, Demography and Public Affairs, Princeton University
9:55 a.m.Strategic Management of Environmental Health Management Systems
Djordjija Petkoski
Lead Specialist, World Bank
10:15 a.m.General Discussion
10: 35 a.m.Break

SESSION V. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Moderator:Kathryn Gordon, Senior Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
10:55 a.m.Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
Norine Kennedy
Vice-President for Environment, United States Council on International Business
11:15 a.m.Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of Regulation
Eric W. Orts
Guardsmark Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Management, Director, Environmental Management Program, Wharton School of Business
11:35 a.m.Corporate Social Responsibility: Roles of Government, the Private Sector, and Civil Society
Kernaghan Webb
Adjunct Research Professor, Law and Public Policy
Carleton University, Ottawa
11:55 a.m.General Discussion
12:30 p.m.Lunch

SESSION VI. CHALLENGES TO IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Moderator:Peter Illig, Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Executive Director, International Society for Physicians for the Environment
1:30 p.m.Panel Discussion
This panel will take a critical look at the challenges of environmental health to discuss some of these questions:
  • How do we create dialogue with stakeholders and form partnerships?
  • Are there research needs for innovation in environmental health in the industrial setting?
  • Are we stifling innovation in environmental health by governmental practices?
  • How can best practices be improved and shared by companies?
  • How do we raise awareness of environmental health through accountability at all levels?
Carol Henry, Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Vice-President for Research, American Chemistry Council
Richard Wells, International Adjunct Professor, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Advanced Studies
Charles Bennett, Senior Research Associate, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Conference Board
William Blackburn, Consultant, William Blackburn Consulting
Kernaghan Webb, Adjunct Research Professor, Law and Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa
2:30 p.m.General Discussion
3:30 p.m.Summation
3:40 p.m.Adjournment
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK53986

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