Dedicated to fostering environmental, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability excellence, the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) elected Mark Johnson to its board of directors as Communications and Marketing Chair.
Based in Gannett Fleming’s North Andover, Massachusetts, office, Johnson is a vice president responsible for the implementation and supervision of a wide range of environmental services for Fortune 100 companies. He directs the firm’s industrial environmental Private Market Leadership Team and serves as a member of the board of directors for Sustainable Ventures Corporation, a subsidiary of Gannett Fleming, Inc.
GEMI is an organization of leading companies that shares tools and information to help businesses achieve environmental sustainability excellence. The organization also promotes a worldwide business ethic for EHS management and sustainable development. Historically, consultants were not allowed to become members of the GEMI board. However, last year, the bylaws were rewritten, so Gannett Fleming could join.
Johnson has used his expertise to develop a water sustainability planner for GEMI, which has become the organization’s most successful tool. Titled “Collecting the Drops,” the tool guides a facility user through the process of assessing: the facility’s specific water uses/needs in comparison to the availability of water in the region, the impacts these operations pose on the available water resources, and the identification of factors that may pose a risk on the operation’s ability to produce. The information generated from these assessments can be used to create water sustainability strategies, develop action plans, and perform actions to improve water resource management within the operation and community.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Johnson also contributes to his profession as a member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, the Food Industry Environmental Council, and the International Dairy Foods Association. He also is a member of the environmental committee for the American Meat Institute.
Johnson earned a bachelor of science in geology from Northeastern University.