More governments, international bodies, and stock exchanges are making sustainability reporting a mandatory requirement. Investors, customers, communities, employees, and other stakeholders are also increasingly demanding greater transparency around corporate sustainability performance.
To ensure corporate sustainability reporting meets internal needs as well as industry standards and stakeholder expectations, organizations need to be able to capture, evaluate and present large volumes of data from disparate sources.
ERM has a proven track record in working with clients across a wide range of industries to define and deliver corporate sustainability strategies, reports, and other stakeholder disclosures that drive business performance.
ERM collaborates closely with leading international organizations, such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, US Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Global Reporting Initiative, to ensure we are helping clients follow the latest global developments and industry best practices. ERM is a GRI-certified training partner - true experts in applying the GRI Standards.
We work with clients to: define their material issues and corresponding metrics; design and implement information solutions to compile information efficiently and accurately; engage internal and external stakeholders; and develop written reports and websites with appropriate content to address key audiences and messaging.
We also help companies respond to other disclosures, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Carbon Disclosure Project, and other investor and customer-specific requests. By optimizing the data collection and disclosure processes, we drive efficiency and minimize costs.
We help companies tell their sustainability stories in creative and compelling ways targeted to key stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and investors. Our in-house graphic design team provides design complemented by deep sustainability subject matter knowledge - from traditional print formats to digital PDFs and websites with responsive design.
We assist in developing sustainability brands, drafting sustainability messages and themes, creating visually appealing infographics, and aligning design concepts with message to strengthen brand identity and resonate with stakeholders.
Creating value through sustainability strategies
By partnering with ERM, reporting on sustainability performance becomes much more than a communications exercise. It becomes a powerful tool that helps organizations crystallize their sustainability strategy, mitigate risks, improve sustainability and operational performance, strengthen internal management systems, and enhance relationships with key stakeholders.