Sustainability Report 2015

Progress on key issues

Our performance

To be the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, our performance must be among the best — from operating in an ethical manner to sound environmental and financial management. ERM’s systems and programs are integral to tracking and improving how we perform, every day and across the globe.

Barrett Cieutat, Managing Director, Specialty Global Businesses

ERM operates with a number of guiding principles and values. These important values remain the foundation of our culture and the engine that drives our sustainability performance.

Business conduct and ethics

ERM operates with a number of guiding principles. These include client focus, excellent performance, personal accountability, respect and integrity, passion for our work, appreciation for our colleagues and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Environmental footprint

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. Environment is a key focus area within the UN Global Compact and, as a signatory, we strive to embrace its core values and promote them within our sphere of influence.

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Greenhouse gas emissions

Through our materiality assessment, we identified the wider impacts of a changing climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as our most significant environmental issue on our own performance, and through the advice we provide to our clients.

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Managing risks

We exercise judgment with respect to the clients and third parties we engage with and the types of work we do. We will not work with clients or contractors who do not share our commitment to high ethical standards and have turned down project opportunities because of concerns involving human rights violations and other ethical issues.

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Financial performance

Continued strong financial performance allows us to invest further in the sustainable growth of the business.

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