November 2009 www.semi.org/ehs


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From the Director

Global Climate Change Talk Heats Up New SEMI Working Group Forming

Possible Reform of U.S. Chemicals Management Regulations New SEMI Working Group Forming

EHS Programs and Events at SEMICON Japan 2009

Akira Inoue Award Presentation at the President's Reception

SEMICON Japan Seminar on Global Trends in Chemical Materials Regulations

SEMICON Japan Symposium on Climate Change and Energy Conservation

Strategic Materials Conference to Include EHS Topics

SESHA Annual Symposium Call for Papers

Events Calendar


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SEMICON Japan
December 2-4, 2009
Chiba, Japan

SMC 2010
January 13-15, 2010
Half Moon Bay, California

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From the Director

The need to demonstrate better sustainable performance, both as individual consumers and as businesses, is becoming more and more critical. The SEMI EHS Division is working to understand the current state of sustainability efforts within member companies and is developing programs and services that support improved performance. However, over the last year and a half, I have learned that two principle challenges exist as we work to provide services to support members: determining how companies define sustainability and identifying common issues applicable across a broad range of companies... (more)

Aaron Zude
Senior Director, SEMI EHS Division
azude@semi.org


Global Climate Change Talk Heats Up New SEMI Working Group Forming
As the December 2009 Copenhagen follow-up Kyoto Protocol meeting approaches, the issue of global climate change heats up. Tough questions about the role of Green House Gases (GHGs) in global climate change resurface, especially related to how the issue will affect our industry... (More)


Possible Reform of U.S. Chemicals Management Regulations New SEMI Working Group Forming
The U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act is the primary legislative mechanism by which chemicals are managed in the U.S. In September, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, announced plans to push forward on a legislative reform of TSCA, which will likely impact all aspects of the supply chain... (More)


SEMICON Japan 2009 Links
  • EHS Programs and Events at SEMICON Japan 2009 connects you with EHS, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility issues... (More)
  • Akira Inoue Award Presentation at the President's Reception will recognize individuals in industry and academia, who have made significant contributions... (More)
  • SEMICON Japan Seminar on Global Trends in Chemical Materials Regulations includes compliance approaches from Japan, China, Europe and the U.S... (More)
  • SEMICON Japan Symposium on Climate Change and Energy Conservation will report on global trends and challenges for the semiconductor industry. ... (More)


Strategic Materials Conference to Include EHS Topics
Speakers at SMC 2010 will share content relevant to EHS professionals, including Nora Foley (U.S. Geological Survey) and Jim Jewett (Intel), with Krista Botsford (Botsford EcoTech Partners) presenting on "Death, Taxes and Eco-Compliance." ... (see SMC agenda)


SESHA Annual Symposium Call for Papers
SESHA will hold its 32nd Annual ESH Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA in April 2010. EHS and corporate social responsibility professionals are invited to submit an abstract for inclusion in the Symposium. Papers are being solicited for the following topics... (More)


Events Calendar

SEMICON Japan 2009
December 3-5, 2009, Chiba, Japan

Strategic Materials Conference
January 13-15, Half Moon Bay, California, USA

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