Methods & Techniques


The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) has been around for over 20 years and describes itself as follows:-  “…an organization of leading companies dedicated to foster global environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability excellence through the sharing of tools and information to help business achieve environmental sustainability excellence.”

Over time, the member companies of GEMI have helped develop various tools and techniques which can other companies in managing their EHS issues and performance. As the tools grew, it was clear that some method was necessary to help potential users sort out which tools were the best for their needs. Thuis the GEMI Solution Tools matrix™ was developed.

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 GEMI website can be found at