This page contains links to the GEMI tools that are interactive, web-based tools. Some of these tools also have static documents/user guides as well.
This checklist has been developed to improve facility managers’ understanding of the requirements and elements of the environmental management system outlined in the ISO 14001:2015 international standard. It is designed to allow for a rapid self-assessment of an organization or facility to determine how closely existing management practices and procedures correspond to the elements of the standard.
GEMI collaborated with IPIECA in its development of a new e-learning course offering training on water risk assessment tools, including the GEMI Local Water Tool for Oil & Gas. The Water risk assessment e-learning training course aims to improve uptake and implementation whilst helping companies effectively, efficiently and easily monitor, assess and manage water risks.
GEMI’s SCS Tool is designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement by providing visibility into CO2e and water impacts within a financial context. The GEMI SCS is a browser-based tool that allows a user to enter spending across purchase categories. SCS then calculates CO2e and water impacts and assesses alternative purchasing scenarios for each of the three featured categories. The tool estimates results of each scenario or combination of scenarios to provide visibility and help companies engage and focus on their supply chains to design more sustainable strategies.
The EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) is a MS Excel-based, multi-tabbed spreadsheet with two primary components: the Water Scorecard to assess the water efficiency for buildings and create visibility for water use performance at facilities, and the Water Efficiency Calculator to estimate water and financial savings from cooling tower or free-air cooling improvements — key data for making the water-efficiency investment business case.
The GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas helps companies and organizations identify the external impacts, business risks, and opportunities related to water use and discharge at a specific site or operation. The information generated in the GEMI LWT™ may be used by companies and organizations for developing management plans and communicating outcomes at their discretion.
The GEMI Solution Tools Matrix™ is an interactive, web solution for users around the world to access the +30 publicly-available, solutions-based tools designed to help companies & organizations in their own pursuit of EHS and sustainability excellence to improve the environment, their operations and add business value. The Matrix guides users around GEMI’s diverse portfolio of solutions-based tools that the organization has developed over the past 20 years.
The Guided Discovery section of the GEMI Solution Tools Matrix™ is designed to help users who are unfamiliar with the GEMI tools find useful information and a more appropriate tool for their need. To that end, the Guided Discovery contains a set of introductory questions to guide the user into determining which of the GEMI solution tools will be most relevant based on their responses. Upon completing each of the 7 questions, the user will be presented with a set of results based on their previous responses and be able to view a result list of relevant GEMI solution tools, view the pop-up description as well as click through to the item detail page for that solution tool.
The Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability has been designed to help GEMI companies develop their own perspective of a future being shaped increasingly by external forces linked to concept of sustainable development. The Map includes elements that some may view as controversial, but recognizes the objective of this effort is to provoke thoughtful discussions that will help companies shape their business strategies in light of a more sustainability-driven future.
The GEMI HSE Web Depot is a web-based resource for the development and continual improvement of Health, Safety & Environment Management Information Systems (HSE-MIS). This new HSE Web Depot, which was originally developed in 1998, presents a framework for HSE-MIS planning, development, system rollout and improvement and organizes company experiences within these areas.
The GEMI HSE Web Depot contains information on: strategies for planning, designing, evaluating, and improving HSE systems; planning and development processes; evaluating business benefits; and, examples of best practices. The HSE Web Depot is based on a Plan, Do, Check, Advance (PDCA) lifecycle. The order of these steps is completely dependent upon how the Web Depot is being used. A visitor to the Web Depot may find value in going through the entire tool or by selecting a topic of interest and diving in a bit deeper. 2008.
The GEMI Business and Climate web tool is designed to help companies assess the most appropriate ways to address climate change-related emission reductions and reduce energy consumption. This new version of the web tool, which was originally developed in 1998, provides information and guidance for businesses in all stages of the strategic planning lifecycle for climate change. The site is organized into four planning stages–Assess Risks, Formulate Strategy, Implement Strategy and Review. Advice and resources are provided from businesses that have already completed one or more of the planning stages. 2008
The 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 provides guidance in the form of a worksheet, series of questions or checklist. MET-001. 60 pages. 2007
- Overview presentation of GEMI Metrics Navigator™
The GEMI SD Planner™ and SD Gateway is an interactive GEMI web tool to raise awareness of SD concepts, identify the business case for action on SD (Sustainable Development) and serve as an “on ramp” for the SD Planner™. It is also a web-enabled version of GEMI’s SD Planner™, which was originally developed in 2002, to facilitate its use over company Intranets.
Version 3.0 contains new user-friendly features that improve the ease of accessibility and encourage interaction between users. Users now have the ability to easily browse through case examples by category and search for specific case examples by keyword, as well as tag case examples as ‘favorites’ to revisit later.
GEMI’s Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner is tool to be used by companies that are ready to address the water sustainability challenges that are increasingly impacting companies around the world. The GEMI Water Planner is intended to guide a user through the process of taking a corporate sustainability strategy and converting it into a site or unit strategy for water. 2007. 28 pages. W-201.
- Overview presentation of Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner
GEMI’s Forging New Links: Enhancing Supply Chain Value Through Environmental Excellence is a resource to assist managers in recognizing, prioritizing and pursing specific value creation opportunities. The tool describes a broad range of opportunities for EHS professionals, in collaboration with other functions within their companies, to enhance supply chain performance. The intended audience includes both EHS and supply chain professionals, as well as business executives. The tool demonstrates that EHS professionals, working as part of a cross-functional team, can add value to typical supply chain processes and activities. The document has a supplemental web page that contains additional case examples, resources, a value wizard and more. 2004. 50 pages. FNL-101
GEMI’s Connecting the Drops: Toward Creative Water Strategies is designed to help businesses build a well-tailored water strategy that fits the business’ needs and circumstances. Case studies highlight ways that companies can create business value by pursuing the sustainable management of water resources. The tool enables organizations to better understand their relationship to water throughout the value chain, identify opportunities and risks, assess the business case for action, and develop and implement continual improvement-based water strategies. 2002. 52 pages. Item No. W-101