Our sustainability program is supported by a voluntary Sustainability Network of more than 200 employees across over 40 countries and territories.
At ERM, we know that employee engagement is crucial for successfully implementing our sustainability program. Our program is supported by a voluntary Sustainability Network of more than 200 employees across over 40 countries and territories. The network mirrors our operational organization with representatives at regional, business unit and office levels.
Members of the network are drawn from all ERM employees to ensure that as many perspectives as possible are included, and this in turn strengthens ownership of outcomes. The Sustainability Network helps drive improvements in our sustainability performance and embeds sustainability into the way we operate as a business. The network also supports other related initiatives in the business including Global Inclusion Week and Global Safety Day.
ERM's online Sustainability Action Plan platform makes it easier for our business units to track the implementation of performance plans for each of our material sustainability topics. Designed in consultation with our Sustainability Network members, the platform provides a standardized format for business unit plans. With greater comparability between business units, we can more effectively assess performance against targets through mid-year and annual progress reports.
Each business unit's Sustainability Action Plan addresses common actions associated with ERM's material topics, customized to reflect their local context. The common actions make it easier to track and measure progress companywide and help inform the targets we set for year-on-year improvements. Each year we evolve the Action Plan process based on feedback from the Network.
The platform is open to all employees, which improves transparency and accountability for the level of ambition and delivery against the plans. We are using our internal social media platforms and personal engagement to share best practices and encourage positive competition among the business units and offices. This tool helps drive performance at the local level and supports ERM’s companywide sustainability targets.