ERM, the world’s largest pure play sustainability consultancy, has announced a strategic partnership with Watershed, a leading enterprise climate platform, to help businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions in pursuit of climate goals and economy-wide decarbonization.

Watershed helps organizations to measure, report, and take action on their emissions. Its platform takes in data directly from an organization’s business systems, then applies proprietary methodologies to deliver a granular, audit-ready carbon footprint.

These capabilities, combined with ERM's expert sustainability advisory services, will help companies drive holistic, data-driven climate governance, operational performance and decarbonization programs that employ granular carbon measurements. 

Luiz Guimarães, Global Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change Co-Head at ERM said: “Businesses are under pressure to increase the pace, scale, credibility and transparency of their sustainability-related actions. Those actions, along with efforts to reduce emissions, are  part of a broader decarbonization journey that is high on the transformation agenda of our clients.

“We welcome this partnership with Watershed, which will provide the world-class emissions measurement and carbon disclosures required to inform and enhance sustainability performance and meet reporting requirements.”

Kushal Mashru, Head of Strategic Partnerships at ERM, said: “ERM’s partner ecosystem plays a critical role in helping us to accelerate progress on sustainability for our clients.  

“Working together, ERM and Watershed will provide organizations with the necessary tools and expertise to navigate the complexities of decarbonization and achieve meaningful emission reductions.”

Kristin Thayer, Head of Partnerships at Watershed said: “Granular, audit-grade emissions measurement is the first step in an effective corporate climate program, but true decarbonization requires ongoing data management, reductions planning, and expert implementation.

“ERM has over 50 years of experience designing and implementing climate programs; together, we will offer joint customers true end-to-end support as they work towards their climate goals.”

About ERM

Sustainability is our business. 

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations. 

ERM’s diverse team of 8,000+ world-class experts in over 150 offices in 40 countries and territories combine strategic transformation and technical delivery to help clients operationalize sustainability at pace and scale. ERM calls this capability its “boots to boardroom” approach - a comprehensive service model that helps organizations to accelerate the integration of sustainability into their strategy and operations. Learn more

About Watershed

Watershed is the enterprise climate platform. Companies like Airbnb, Carlyle Group, Everlane, YETI, and BBVA use Watershed to measure, report and act on their emissions, so they can produce audit-ready carbon footprints that drive real reductions. With embedded climate intelligence from the world’s leading climate and policy experts, Watershed is the platform of choice for companies seeking to satisfy regulatory requirements, unlock new business opportunities, and address climate-related risks. Watershed customers also have exclusive access to a marketplace of pre-vetted, high-quality carbon projects and groundbreaking virtual power purchase agreements.