GEMI Winter Meeting – "Materiality Part II: How to Take Action"


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Packforum Americas

770 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 109

College Park, GA

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DRAFT AGENDA: View PDF of GEMI March 11-12 draft meeting agenda.

Meeting Schedule:

March 11, 2015

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome, Introductions and GEMI Antitrust Guidelines

  • Discussion of GEMI Board’s Strategy for 2015

9:30am – 11:30am

Sustainability 101

Participants will discuss the need for leadership development / training programs for future corporate sustainability leaders, and the opportunities that exist for GEMI to address.

11:30am – 1:00pm

Lunch and Tour of Packforum: PackForum is Sealed Air's innovation-and-learning center for generating, sharing and advancing ideas about the food packaging industry.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Reporting of Material Sustainability Issues

Speakers will discuss the growing focus on materiality in reporting frameworks and accounting standards, and potential impacts on sustainability professionals as well as the wider business.

2:00pm – 5:00pm

GEMI Materiality Workshop: How to Take Action

The workshop will focus on key frameworks for conducting a materiality analysis, and how companies can apply these approaches to translate information into practical business use.


Dinner / Evening Event

March 12, 2015

8:00am – 8:15am

Welcome, Introductions and GEMI Antitrust Guidelines

  • Brief review of insights gained from prior afternoon’s GEMI Materiality Forum.

8:15am – 11:00am

GEMI Forum: Collaborative Business Solutions to Materiality Challenges

8:30am – 10:00am: GEMI members will discuss what materiality actually means to their company, and share obstacles faced and insights gained in working through the process.

10:00am – 11:00am: In small breakout groups, participants will engage with fellow corporate sustainability leaders addressing materiality in their organizations share common processes / approaches to addressing Materiality, Stakeholder Engagement, and Transparency / Reporting.


GEMI Quick Guide Development Discussion

Participants will bring together insights gained throughout the meeting to begin to map out GEMI Quick Guides addressing Sustainability 101, Materiality and additional priorities of the GEMI membership, such as zero waste to landfill.

12:30pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:45pm

GEMI Roundtable Discussion on Current and Emerging Issues

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Action Items / Next Steps


Meeting Location: The meeting will be hosted by Sealed Air at Packforum Americas located at 770 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 109, College Park, GA 30349. The site is located 10 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Hotel Information: A block of rooms under "Sealed Air GEMI Meeting" has been reserved at Atlanta Airport Marriott located at 4711 Best Rd., Atlanta GA 30337 (404-766-7900) at the rate of $105 per night, until February 17. Book your room here.

*Please note that individuals are responsible for making their own hotel , air and ground transportation reservations.*

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