Sustainability Report 2015
Sustainability at ERM
ERM is a leader in our industry, with robust sustainability initiatives that are clearly aligned with our global strategy. Our people take sustainability issues very seriously, whether it be through the services we provide to our clients, or in our own organizational activities.
Keryn James, Global Director of Operations
Sustainability at ERM is a commitment to supporting socioeconomic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Our business is sustainability. We are therefore positioned uniquely to contribute to the resolution of complex sustainability challenges.
ERM’s Sustainability Program is an overarching framework that supports our long-term business strategy and drives continual improvement. Our Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach articulate our commitments to sustainability. The company Vision and Values express our corporate philosophy of how we conduct business, while our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics provides the basis for professional, respectful and fair dealings in our daily operations.
Our clients: ERM’s greatest impact on sustainability is the work we do for our clients.
Our people: Our ability to attract, develop, reward and retain talented employees is central to our business strategy and vital to our future.
Health and safety: We have a responsibility to do everything we can to assure that everyone is safe while working at or on behalf of ERM.
Business conduct and ethics: ERM conducts business with uncompromising honesty and integrity, adhering to laws, regulations, and our written Code of Conduct.
Environment: As a leading global provider of environmental consulting services, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to reduce our environmental footprint through the effective management of our offices and assets, business activities and client work.
Society: ERM helps governments, businesses, industry bodies and other leading organizations to address complex sustainability issues by providing technical insights, an understanding of societal expectations, and framing that with commercial acumen to provide business value.
ERM Foundation: Since it formed in 1995, the Foundation has disbursed more than $4 million in grants and provided more than 14,000 hours of technical and professional pro bono support to more than 200 organizations around the globe.
Reports and publications: Read current and prior publications about our programs and performance.
Sustainable Development Goals
Learn how ERM is contributing to sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.