Each year, ERM conducts a formal materiality assessment in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards to identify and prioritize our most significant sustainability topics, set targets for improvement, and guide the content for our Sustainability Report.
Impact from operations
Good corporate governance is essential to the financial success and sustainability of ERM.
In this section, we describe our programs, practices and performance for managing four of our six material topics – that is, ERM’s most important sustainability issues, confirmed through ERM’s stakeholder engagement process, materiality assessment and senior-management review:
- Occupational health and safety
- Our people
- Climate change
Occupational health and safety
The most important role for all ERM's leaders is to keep everyone safe.
We discuss our other two material topics – innovating with clients and other leading organizations, and contributing to society and local communities – in this report under the section on Impact through collaboration.
ERM’s operations have relatively small impacts in many measures. However, we are committed to continuous improvement in reducing our own impact, regardless of scale, is important for staff at ERM as we are committed to “walking the talk” in our own operations.
Our ability to attract, develop, reward and retain talented employees is central to our business strategy and vital to our future.
Our approach to climate-related risk has a direct impact on ERM’s financial health, reputation and our ability to retain and attract talent.