ERM signs up to Global Reporting Initiative reinforcing its commitment to improved transparency and robustness in the reporting of sustainability performance
08 July 2011
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen has welcomed one of the newest Organisational Stakeholders to GRI, Environmental Resources Management (ERM).
Speaking at an event in Sydney, Australia, Mr Ligteringen said: "I am pleased to be able to personally welcome ERM to the GRI network as an Organizational Stakeholder. ERM has been working with GRI for many years, and in many parts of the world. We look forward to working with ERM even more to move towards GRI’s vision of a sustainable global economy."
ERM CEO John Alexander added: "GRI works to achieve improved transparency and robustness in the reporting of companies on a range of sustainability matters and we are delighted to have become an Organisational Stakeholder. This step shows our full commitment to bringing the expertise of our professionals located in over 40 countries around the world to add to the work GRI is doing.
"ERM is on a journey of improving its own reporting on sustainability matters. We will be basing this work on the GRI Framework as it provides a benchmark that we believe enables consistency and robustness across key elements of business performance."
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) drives sustainability reporting by all organizations. GRI produces the world’s most comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework to enable greater organizational transparency. The Framework, including the Reporting Guidelines, sets out the Principles and Indicators organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Guidelines, which are freely available to the public. Find out more here. [LINK]
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We have over 140 offices in 40 countries and employ approximately 3,800 staff. Embedding sustainability into everything that we do, ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality. Over the past five years we have worked for over 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and government clients, helping them understand and manage their environmental and related risks.