WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Global
Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) launched a new version of its
web tool, www.gemi.org/BusinessandClimate .
"GEMI is very pleased to announce the release of its new Climate Change
web tool (www.gemi.org/BusinessandClimate), a web site that enhances
opportunities for best practice sharing among businesses on one of the most
important environmental issues that is being addressed by business," said
GEMI's Chair, Bob Accarino, Director of Environmental Affairs, Abbott. "The
vision of the GEMI membership combined with significant support from Five
Winds International, Trinity Consultants and TrainUp led to the development
of this outstanding tool," Accarino continued.
"We have updated and enhanced GEMI's previous work that addressed
climate related challenges and opportunities," said GEMI's Business and
Climate Work Group Co-Chair, Audrey Bamberger, Engineer, Strategic
Environmental Initiatives, Anheuser-Busch Inc. She added, "This new tool
has a unique focus of addressing climate change issues with an emphasis on
business planning and strategy development. We believe this provides
compelling, quantifiable value to companies."
"Our goal was to provide information and guidance for businesses in all
stages of the strategic planning lifecycle for climate change," said GEMI's
Business and Climate Work Group Co-Chair, Maurice Bechard, Director, Global
Environment Health and Safety, JohnsonDiversey, Inc. "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," he added.
Mr. Carl Wirdak, Director, Environmental Affairs, Occidental Petroleum
and GEMI's Business and Climate Work Group Co-Chair noted, "The content of
GEMI's BusinessandClimate web tool is based on company experience in
addressing the many facets of the climate change issue, and provides a wide
range of case studies drawn from a number of different business sectors."
"This tool, like all GEMI tools, is available on GEMI's web site free of
charge because this is an important part of GEMI's mission of 'Business
Helping Business'," Wirdak concluded.
Additional information about GEMI may be obtained on GEMI's web site at
www.gemi.org. The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) is a
non-profit organization of 37 leading companies dedicated to fostering
global environmental, health and safety excellence and corporate
GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.;
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; BNSF Railway Company; Cadbury Schweppes PLC;
Cargill, Inc.; Carnival Corporation & PLC; The Coca-Cola Company; ConAgra
Foods; The Dow Chemical Company; Duke Energy; DuPont; Eastman Kodak
Company; Ecolab, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; FedEx; Johnson & Johnson;
Johnson Controls, Inc.; JohnsonDiversey, Inc.; Koch Industries, Inc.; Kraft
Foods Inc.; Merck & Company, Inc.; Motorola, Inc.; Novartis Corporation;
Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Owens Corning; Perdue Farms, Inc.; Pfizer
Inc; The Procter & Gamble Company; Roche; Schering-Plough Corporation; The
Scotts Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company; Vulcan Materials
Company; and, Wyeth.
SOURCE Global Environmental Management Initiative