Sustainability Report 2015


Case studies

ERM shares insights in global energy and mining activities

Houston, Texas, US

ERM has been the Sustainability Partner of IHS Energy CERAWeek, one of the most influential energy conferences in the world, for the past five years. At the 2015 conference, ERM spoke on HSE performance in a cost and human capital constrained world, issues impacting supply chains in utilities and methane emissions and other air quality challenges.

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange attracts over 23,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. ERM presented during sessions at the 2015 convention covering health and safety in mineral operations, navigating the world of sustainability standards and managing the environmental footprint of mining. We held a panel discussion about the new "normal" in an era when depressed commodity prices challenge the economics of mining.

In January 2015, ERM sponsored an interactive debate Unlocking Greater Shared Value for all Stakeholders in the Mining Sector, during a special information session at African Mining Indaba, which is Africa's largest mining event. The panel of mining and investment experts discussed current challenges in mining, and shared opinions and insights into recent initiatives and ongoing needs.

With over 144,000 members globally, SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Trey Shaffer, a Senior Partner at ERM focused on the Oil & Gas Sector, has started a three-year tenure as the Health, Safety, Security, the Environment, and Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR) Technical Director (one of six elected by the SPE Board). Trey's appointment is a clear demonstration of ERM's sustainability commitment and investment to thought leadership with the key focus of his role being on "helping technical decision makers with a deep understanding of their project realize that success can depend on something outside the realm of design specifications and their professional skills – public acceptability."