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How to Develop, Manage and Grow EHS Programs

Learn how companies are creating business value from sustainability and receive guidance on how to develop, manage and grow sustainability programs with help from a new, free guide from the Global Environmental Management Initiative. The Sustainability 101 guide provides a baseline understanding of the subject; offers a simple approach to … Read more »

First Construction Firm Joins Global Environmental Management Initiative

Infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has joined the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), which develops insights, networking and collaborative sustainability solutions for business. Gannett Fleming provides planning, design, technology and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. It is the first architecture/engineering/construction firm to join GEMI. Earlier … Read more »

How to Engage Employees in Sustainability

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has made available a new toolkit, the GEMI Quick Guide on Engaging Employees in Sustainability, designed to provide insight for how corporations can successfully engage and motivate employees to actively participate in executing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. “Engaging employees across an entire organization can prove … Read more »

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GEMI Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Tool, which aims to help procurement professionals compare products’ cost as well as environmental impact. “The SCS tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement by providing visibility into … Read more »

Toolkit Highlights Sustainability Best Practices

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a toolkit designed to help corporations better address sustainability topics by communicating the value of sustainability to employees and using other internal means to achieve objectives. The GEMI Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization includes best practices and mini case studies from … Read more »

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GEMI, EDF Expand Water Efficiency Toolkit

The Global Environmental Management Initiative and Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to expand the adoption of their water efficiency toolkit for companies in water-stressed areas as drought conditions persist on the West Coast and throughout the Southwest. The EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) toolkit is a MS Excel-based, multi-tabbed … Read more »

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GEMI Develops Sustainable Supply Chain Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative is developing a tool focused on supply chain sustainability and the procurement decision-making process. The free, interactive online tool is intended to help companies prioritize supply chain processes and identify “hotspot” processes as well as opportunities for improvement, according to the green business alliance whose … Read more »

GEMI Updates Water Tools

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has updated its GEMI Local Water Tool and the GEMI LWT for Oil and Gas. The green business alliance, whose members include ConocoPhillips, FedEx, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble and Southern Company, among others, launched the free tools in March 2012. The tools are intended … Read more »

DuPont Bio-Based Enzymes Cut Water Use in Cotton Production by 70%

Using DuPont’s bio-based enzymes as a replacement for traditional chemicals in cotton textile preparation can reduce water use by 70 percent and energy use by 27 percent, the company says. A collaborative trial between DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Pacific Textiles Limited, a Hong Kong-based fabric manufacturer, used DuPont’s PrimaGreen biodegradable … Read more »