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Sustainability

Sustainability at ERM is a commitment to supporting socioeconomic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our business is sustainability. We are therefore positioned uniquely to contribute to the resolution of complex sustainability challenges.

ERM’s Sustainability Program is an overarching framework that supports our long-term business strategy and drives continual improvement. Our Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach articulate our commitments to sustainability. The company Vision and Values express our corporate philosophy of how we conduct business, while our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics provides the basis for professional, respectful and fair dealings in our daily operations.

Key areas

Our people: Our vision is to be the employer of choice for sustainability professionals.

Health and safety: We place extraordinary focus on health and safety in everything we do.

Business conduct and ethics: ERM operates with a number of important guiding principles and values.

Environment: We recognize the need to continue improving our own environmental performance through the effective management of our offices and assets, business activities and client project work.

Community: Over the past 21 years, the ERM Foundation has disbursed more than $3 million in grants to around 250 organizations on five continents.

Thought leadership: We have an active voice in global efforts to address sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Our clients: We make a difference by helping clients implement sustainable solutions.

Reports and publications: Read current and prior publications about our programs and performance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how ERM is contributing to sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Our Sustainability Report

ERM Foundation Review 2016

Learn more about ERM Foundation activities in the ERM Foundation Review 2016 (2.2Mb PDF)