GEMI Releases Quick Guide on Engaging Employees in Sustainability

GEMI Quick Guide on Engaging Employees in Sustainability

The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the availability of a new solution toolkit, the GEMI Quick Guide on Engaging Employees in Sustainability.

The GEMI Quick Guide on Engaging Employees in Sustainability is designed to provide insight for how corporations can successfully engage and motivate employees to actively participate in executing a comprehensive sustainability strategy.

“Establishing a meaningful connection with employees is critical to the success of a company’s sustainability program,” said Bill Gill, Assistant Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods and GEMI’s Chair. “The methods for making this link are varied, and organizational leaders should give considerable thought as to how they choose and adopt approaches to engage employees,” Gill said.

“Engaging employees across an entire organization can prove to be challenging. Companies vary in size, complexity and sustainability strategy,” said Roland Mostovy, Sustainability Program Manager, Ashland Inc., and GEMI’s Membership Chair. “This guide explores strategies for fostering employee connections to sustainability, implementing an engagement strategy, and understanding the role of corporate culture within an engagement strategy.  It can be used to help design an approach that makes sense for your organization,” Mostovy added.

GEMI’s Quick Guide series is designed to provide a closer look into the methods leading corporations use to address sustainability topics. The GEMI Quick Guides incorporate members’ experiences and support GEMI’s mission of “collaborating for sustainable business solutions”.

For more information about this GEMI Quick Guide, or opportunities to participate in the development of future GEMI’s Quick Guides addressing sustainability topics –  ranging from Materiality to Sustainability 101 to Waste Reduction Best Practices – please contact

GEMI’s Quick Guides are available for free at

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