About the GEMI® LWT™
UPDATED February 2013.
GEMI is a global leader in developing insights and creating environmental sustainability solutions for business. For 20+ years, GEMI has captured the vision and experience of global corporate EHS and sustainability leaders from diverse business sectors through the development of a wide range of more than 30 publicly-available, solutions-based tools designed to help companies improve the environment, their operations and add business value.
About the Global Environmental Management Initiative
The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) is a non-profit organization of leading companies dedicated to fostering environmental, health and safety excellence and corporate citizenship worldwide. Through the collaborative efforts of its members, GEMI also promotes a worldwide business ethic for environmental, health and safety management and sustainable development through example and leadership. The guidance included in this document is based on the professional judgment of the individual collaborators listed in the acknowledgements.
The GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas were developed through a collaborative process by the GEMI Water Sustainability Work Group and non-member companies were able to participate in the development of a GEMI solution tool as LWT Project Participants.
The project was co-chaired by: Karl Fennessey, Director of Water and Biodiversity, ConocoPhillips; Bill Lechner, Vice President, Global Environment Health and Safety & Security, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; and Maurice (Moe) Bechard, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Product Stewardship, Sealed Air Corporation.
CH2MHill assisted in the development of the tools and was led by Jan Dell, Partha Bora and Steven Layman.
GEMI staff contributing to these tools included Steve Hellem and Amy Goldman.
The ideas in this document are those of the individual collaborators and not necessarily their organizations. Neither GEMI, LWT Project Participants, nor its consultants are responsible for any form of damage that may result from the application of the guidance contained in this document.
GEMI Water Sustainability Work Group Members
Katrina Hendricks, 3M
Bob Sherman, Halliburton
LWT Project Participants:
Ivon Studer, AkzoNobel
Bennett Leff, ITT
During the course of the project, members of a GEMI-NGO External Advisory Group (EAG) shared their insights into aspects of the GEMI LWT™ during a workshop and live demo of the tool and had the opportunity to pilot the draft tool and provide feedback and suggestions for GEMI’s consideration to incorporate into the final tool.
The following people participated in the EAG workshop and/or reviewed and commented on the contents of the GEMI LWT™:
Jason Morrison, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and CEO Water
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