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Business Conduct and Ethics

Global Code of Conduct, Business Conduct Information Form, Global Policies

Applying our Business Conduct and Ethics commitments across every ERM office and activity, every day, depends upon the involvement and awareness of individual employees and leaders.

We have established several recommended and mandatory online training courses on ethics and risk management, which are delivered through the ERM Academy. We continue to update our bribery, corruption and ethics training to address existing topics in greater detail for certain employees, deep reviews for specific jurisdictions, data privacy requirements (as part of implementing ISO 27001, the industry standard in this area) and other topics as required.

Learn more about ERM's Business Conduct and Ethics in our 2017 Sustainability Report

ERM Global Code of Conduct and Global Policies and Procedures


ERM Global Code of Conduct

The following ethical principles support our ERM business strategies and our commitment to respect and consideration for all our people. We will be guided by these principles as we work with colleagues, clients and the communities in which we do business.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Supplier/Subcontractor Business Conduct Information Form

Suppliers and subcontractors of ERM: please provide information concerning your company and business conduct practices, using the form at the link below. Instructions for returning the information to ERM are contained in the form. Thank you for your cooperation in meeting ERM’s commitment to ethical principles and professional conduct.

Global Requirements for Suppliers and Subcontractors

Slavery, Child Labor and Human Trafficking Policy

The purpose of this policy is to support international efforts against slavery, child labor and human trafficking in conformance with the ERM Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, and other applicable international laws.

Slavery, Child Labor and Human Trafficking Policy (84KB PDF)

ERM's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for FY2016

Global Diversity Policy

We believe our most important strength is our employees.Due to our principles of Respect and Collaboration, ERM is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We seek to provide a work environment where all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to ERM’s success. Our objective is for the diversity of our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we do business, and for ERM to respect the customs and cultures of those communities.

Global Diversity Policy (21KB PDF)

ERM Global Policy on Insider Trading

The purpose of the Insider Trading Policy is to provide support with securities legislation globally regarding material, non-public information. 

Insider Trading Policy

The purpose of the Insider Trading Policy is to provide support with securities legislation globally regarding material, non-public information.

Insider Trading Policy (163Kb PDF)

Data Privacy Policy

ERM considers business conduct regarding data privacy as fundamental in operating as a high quality employer. The purpose of this Data Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is to set out the principles by which ERM conducts its business to protect the privacy and integrity of Personal Data that is processed by ERM and shared across different locations. Further, this Policy is specifically designed in order to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and applicable data protection laws in the countries where ERM operates.

Data Privacy Policy (78KB PDF)

Global Mobile Phone Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish a global standard regarding the prohibition of use of any Mobile/Cell phones, Computers and all other Personal Digital Assistants or similar electronic devices (PDAs) while operating a personal, company-owned or rental vehicle as part of the Company’s Health & Safety requirements. In addition, this policy clarifies ERM’s position in respect of any devices used for navigation while operating vehicles as set out above.

ERM Mobile Phone Policy (153Kb PDF)

Our Global Sustainability Policy

Read ERM’s Global Sustainability Policy, defining the company’s role in supporting social and economic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (137KB PDF)

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Business Conduct and Ethics or our Global Policies, please e-mail us at businessconduct@erm.com. If you would like further information on our Data Privacy policy please contact us at data.privacy@erm.com.