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Recycling Post Industrial Food Film Packaging Contaminated with Food Residues – Landscape Assessment

GEMI developed a landscape assessment document outlining challenges, issues for industry consideration, and activities already underway by other organizations related to recycling post industrial food film packaging contaminated with food residues.

IFTF GEMI Future Forces Report with Tools 12-9-2019

Future Forces that will Disrupt Sustainable Business

A full-spectrum thinking approach to building sustainability, 2019–2029.


Quick Guide on Buyer / Supplier Collaboration on Sustainability

How companies can engage with their suppliers in more collaborative ways to create shared value.


Responsible Supply Chain Guiding Principles

Principles are intended to outline foundational elements that business leaders across industries believe to be essential when engaging suppliers on sustainability.


GEMI SCS Solutions Case Studies

Case studies examine why and how companies are using certain supply chain sustainability harmonization solutions to impact business decision-making.


Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions Map

This high-level map depicts selected industry focused supply chain sustainability harmonization solutions, with a focus on their data collection efforts.


GEMI Sustainability 101 Training Toolkit

This training toolkit has been developed for use in training entry- to mid-level employees in various roles across industries to provide a baseline understanding of core sustainability concepts; increase awareness of how sustainability impacts business; and, identify simple opportunities to contribute to sustainability objectives.


ISO 14001:2015 Checklist

This Excel 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.

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IPIECA Water risk assessment e-learning training course

The IPIECA 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.

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Sustainability 101 Quick Guide

Offers a comprehensive overview of how companies today are creating business value from sustainability plus guidance to help sustainability professionals develop, manage and grow their programs.

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Materiality Quick Guide

Designed to help corporations understand materiality and its relationship to sustainability; recognize the importance of materiality in defining an appropriate sustainability strategy; and learn what factors to consider when undertaking a materiality assessment.


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.

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Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Tool

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.

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Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization Quick Guide

Designed to provide insights for how corporations demonstrate and communicate the value of sustainability and activate internal resources to achieve key sustainability objectives.

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Renewable and Alternative Energy Quick Guide

Designed to provide insight into how corporations assess and implement renewable and alternative energy technologies.



Excel-based, multi-tabbed spreadsheet with two primary components: the Water Scorecard and the Water Efficiency Calculator. 


Local Water Tool

Helps companies and organizations identify the external impacts, business risks, and opportunities related to water use and discharge at a specific site or operation.

GEMI-Environmental Defense Fund Guide to Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships

GEMI-EDF Guide to Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships

Intended as a comprehensive aid to organizing, designing, implementing and measuring the success of corporate-NGO partnerships.


Business and Climate

Designed to help companies assess the most appropriate ways to address climate change-related emission reductions and reduce energy consumption.


HSE Web Depot

Presents a framework for HSE-MIS planning, development, system rollout and improvement and organizes company experiences within these areas.


Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner

A tool to be used by companies that are ready to address the water sustainability challenges that are increasingly impacting companies around the world.

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SD Planner

An interactive web tool to raise awareness of SD concepts and identify the business case for action on SD (Sustainable Development).


Metrics Navigator

A tool to help organizations develop and implement metrics that provide insight into complex issues, support business strategy and contribute to business success.


Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability

Designed to help companies develop their own perspective of a future being shaped increasingly by external forces linked to concept of sustainable development.


Clear Advantage: Building Shareholder Value / Environment

This tool has been designed to help provide businesses approaches on how to measure, manage and communicate EHS value to the financial community thereby making tangibles out of intangibles


Transparency: A Path to Public Trust

Designed to provide approaches that companies can consider as they address transparency related challenges and opportunities.


Forging New Links

A resource to assist managers in recognizing, prioritizing and pursing specific value creation opportunities.


Connecting the Drops: Toward Creative Water Strategies

Designed to help businesses build a well-tailored water strategy that fits the business’ needs and circumstances.


New Paths to Business Value: Strategic Sourcing–Environment, Health, and Safety

Designed to help identify when, why, and how to pursue added business value by addressing the environmental, health and safety (EHS) performance of suppliers and contractors, and understand how their products and services might affect your business.


Environment: Value to the Top Line (EVTL)

Designed to help identify new processes and ways of thinking about the role of environmental initiatives vis-à-vis broader business objectives.


Fostering Environmental Prosperity, Multinationals in Developing Countries

Links economic data with case studies to show that multinational corporations are positive forces for both economic development and environmental, health and safety excellence in the developing countries in which they operate.


Environmental Improvement Through Business Incentives

Assesses incentives that have worked in government and in the private sector to encourage companies to go beyond compliance.


Environment: Value to Business (EVTB)

The goal of this primer is to guide corporate environmental professionals in planning, creating, measuring and communicating the business value of environmental activities.


Measuring Environmental Performance: A Primer and Survey of Metrics in Use

Designed to present a survey of environmental performance measurement tools, or metrics, and includes considerations for designing a metrics program and selecting appropriate metrics, as well as for implementing, evaluating and improving such a program.


HSE Management, Information Systems Planning, Moving Into the 21st Century

Designed to help Health, Safety and Environmental managers reach new levels of performance by partnering their expertise with that of Management Information Systems (MIS) professionals and Manufacturing & Operations, Marketing, Research & Development, Finance and Legal experts across the country.


Incentives for Environmental Improvement: An Assessment of Selected Innovative Programs in the States and Europe

This study is one of the three studies commissioned by the IDEA Work Group Reports to provide the basis for further discussions with EH&S thought leaders.


IDEA 21: Industry Incentives for Environmental Improvement: Evaluation of U.S. Federal Initiatives

This study is one of the three studies commissioned by the IDEA Work Group Reports to provide the basis for further discussions with EH&S thought leaders.


IDEA 21: Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Practices in Transition

This study is one of the three studies commissioned by the IDEA Work Group Reports to provide the basis for further discussions with EH&S thought leaders.


EMS Self-Assessment Checklist

This checklist is based on the 1996 ISO 14001 standard and allows 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.


Environmental Reporting and Third Party Statements

The primary objective of this study was to test whether third party attestation statements contained in voluntary corporate environmental reports added value in the eyes of external stakeholders.


Environmental, Health & Safety Training: A Primer

Assists companies in training their site Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) personnel. A guidance document for anyone involved in the development of such training.


Environmental Reporting in a Total Quality Management Framework: A Primer

This tool relates Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) to environmental measurement and reporting, helping companies identify problems before they occur, target key areas for management attention and possible expenses, provide support for needed improvements in existing management systems, and provide a realistic basis for setting future performance expectations and holding line managers accountable.


Finding Cost-Effective Pollution Prevention Initiatives

Designed to help the international business community find cost-effective pollution prevention initiatives by incorporating environmental costs into the business decision-making process.


Benchmarking for Continuous Environmental Improvement

Provides a format and structure for conducting a benchmarking study. Designed to teach the reader how to make environmental improvements based on existing or publicly available information and resources.


Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM): The Primer

Takes the reader through basic definitions of TQEM, how to implement a TQEM program and measurements, and how to use them.


Environmental Self-Assessment Program (ESAP)

Provides helpful ideas for assessing and developing management programs and improving environmental performance.