Contributing to society and local communities data

Data presented here supports the Contributing to society and local communities and the financial performance sections of this report. 

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Community investments FY17 – FY19 ($’,000)

Pro Bono Time¹ 314 329 331
Direct Contributions
Matching Funds² 203


Charitable Contributions³ 15 2 12
Operational Support⁴ 371 261 297
Membership⁵ 131 122 182

1 Pro bono hours are registered by consultants on approved projects. Pro bono time is calculated at 80% of hourly charge out rate.
2 Matching funds are made on a 75 cents for each dollar donated basis, for most employee donations in all regions. From FY18, a percentage of this budget was also used for seed funding as part of a new program to support longer-term partnerships with nonprofit organizations, particularly in geographies where employee-led fundraising is more challenging.
3 Charitable contributions made to organizations other than The ERM Foundation.
4 Operational support includes salaries and direct costs for employees responsible for the ongoing operations of the ERM Foundation and other professional support costs.
5 Membership fees for global sustainability-focused organizations, where ERM actively contributes to thought leadership activities.
6 Calculated from prior fiscal year’s Earnings Before Interest, Tax and Amortization (EBITA). For example, FY19 percentage is calculated using FY18 EBITA figure.
7 Funds raised by employees to support the ERM Foundation and other charities/nonprofit organizations.

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This information can be found in the Financial Overview section on our website ( FY19 data will be updated when finalized in late 2019.

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