Sustainability Report 2015


Case studies

ReachCentrum acquisition strengthens services for Chemical Sector

Brussels, Belgium

Given the strong link with product sustainability, ERM's March 2015 acquisition of ReachCentrum positions us to help clients with product sustainability performance and to address the increasing regulatory complexity related to chemical products.

ReachCentrum supports companies throughout the value chain to fulfill REACH requirements by providing expert guidance, managing consortia, organizing workshops and delivering in-company training. With this acquisition and the potential for future acquisition opportunities, ERM is positioning itself as the leading consultancy in the product stewardship/sustainability market.

ReachCentrum was created in 2006 and has 13 staff based in Brussels. It will remain a distinct legal entity under ERM's ownership, and is being led by Emma Farthing, a Partner now based in Brussels. From the existing team in Brussels, we are exploring other markets with REACH-type regulations in countries such as China and Korea.