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TO THE GEMI METRICS NAVIGATOR™
The Global Environmental
Management Initiative’s (GEMI) Metrics Navigator™
is a tool to help organizations develop and implement metrics
that provide insight into complex issues, support business
strategy and contribute to business success. The tool presents
a thorough, six-step process to select, implement and evaluate
a set of "critical few" metrics that focus on an
organization’s success. Each step of the tool provides
guidance in the form of a worksheet, series of questions or
IS THE GEMI METRICS NAVIGATOR™ ?
business, numbers drive performance. Organizations use a wide
variety of metrics to gauge how well they are meeting the
needs of their customers, investors and other stakeholders.
Society is becoming more aware of the social and environmental
impacts of business activities, and thus, more interested
in the relationship between the performance of a business
in these areas and its market value and financial performance.
Yet, to realize the value of
addressing environmental, social and
broader economic issues, non-financial metrics play a key
role in driving the success of an organization. These metrics
are needed to complement traditional financial measurement
systems and help organizations manage long-term business opportunities
and future uncertainty and risks.
The challenge is to use the right mix of metrics
that provides value to the organization – by providing
meaningful information, informing strategy and supporting
SHOULD USE THE GEMI METRICS NAVIGATOR™ ?
tool is intended for use by managers and environmental, health
and safety, and sustainable development practitioners. Any
organization can use the tool and apply it at any organizational
level. The process is very flexible and does not dictate how
to complete the worksheets. In fact, the tool does not require
that worksheets be used at all, if an organization already
uses proven internal processes for particular steps. The strength
of the tool is that it offers a rigorous thought process.
The greatest value is in how it helps individuals, groups
or entire organizations think through the process - the logical
flow of the six steps - and not in the methods included.