Global Data FY14

Data relevant to our global operations in FY14 are presented in the following subsections. The data are grouped, where applicable, in alignment with the focus areas presented in this report. Data that relates to specific GRI G4 indicators are labelled in each table (e.g. ). More information on the location of G4 content within this Report can be found in our GRI Content Index.

All financial data are reported in U.S. dollars, with exchange rates noted as relevant.

Our People

The total number of employees for each region, and the Group function by employment type is set out below. This is calculated on a headcount basis, according to agreed definitions.

Global Employees by Employment Type (Headcount) FY14

Permanent Casual 1 Fixed Term Intern (paid) Leave (paid) Leave (unpaid) Total
Europe, Middle
East and Africa
928 56 4 9 13 1,010
Asia Pacific 851 12 36 3 17 919
Americas 2,181 36 119 12 14 4 2,366
Specialty Global
Businesses
351 1 352
Group 197 1 3 201
TOTAL 4,508 49 214 20 23 34 4,848

1. A casual employee is a person hired to work occasional and irregular hours on an as-needed basis or to provide supplemental help during periods of unusual circumstances.

The ERM KPI data related to diversity is outlined in the People section of this report. The additional information below sets out other parameters that we monitor to assess changes year on year — and how these may in turn impact the business now and into the future.

25 Years or
Less
26 - 34 Years 35 - 44 Years 45 - 54 Years 55+ Years
FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14
Europe, Middle
East and Africa
7.0% 4.7% 41.9% 41.1% 32.0% 32.5% 14.9% 17.0% 4.2% 4.8%
Asia Pacific 12.0% 10.7% 49.4% 47.6% 28.0% 30.4% 7.9% 8.4% 2.7% 3.0%
Americas 8.5% 8.0% 30.5% 29.1% 27.2% 27.7% 19.4% 20.4% 14.4% 14.8%
Specialty Global
Businesses
16.1% 15.9% 36.2% 38.4% 23.2% 20.5% 17.0% 17.3% 7.4% 8.0%
Group 2.5% 2.0% 18.8% 21.9% 33.5% 29.9% 34.5% 36.8% 10.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 8.9% 8.6% 30.3% 29.7% 27.2% 27.0% 20.1% 21.1% 13.4% 13.6%

Health and Safety (H&S)

We track a number of leading and lagging H&S indicators that are presented to management, the Board and employees on a regular basis. Key indicators are set out in the H&S section. Additional information is provided below and is used by the business to assess trends across regions, and on a year to year basis.

Details of the movement in trends in some of our key indicators at a regional level are set out in the footnotes to the table below. The difference between regions in performance is due to factors including: number of FTEs; maturity of systems and processes; nature of client work; and the operating context in some emerging economies. We use this information to target areas of greater risk, and to share best practices.

Recordable Incidents TRIR* Severity Rate**
FY12 FY13 FY14 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY12 FY13 FY14
Europe, Middle
East and Africa
 7  4  4 0.82 0.44 0.47 0.70 1 0.99 29.68 3
Asia Pacific  6  3  0 0.69 0.34 0.00 0.00   0.00 0.00
Americas 11 10 14 0.53 0.46 0.63 1.87 1 18.82 2 0.94
Group and Specialty
Global Businesses
 2  3  1 1.08 1.00 0.24 0.00 1.33  0.00
TOTAL 26 20 19 0.68 0.47 0.44 3.50 1 9.85 2 6.27

#This data includes full-time ERM employees only and does not include independent contractors at this time due to system limitations.

*Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is the number of recordable injuries and illnesses multiplied by 200,000 (with 200,000 hours equivalent to 100 employees working a 40-hour week for 50 weeks of the year) and divided by the total number of hours worked by all employees.

**Severity rate is the total number of days away from work and restricted-duty days multiplied by 200,000 and divided by the number of hours worked by all employees.

1. Previous data reported for FY12 has been corrected to include both days away from work and restricted duty days. Previous reports for this year only included days way from work.

2. This value has been updated from the FY13 report to accurately reflect current data of 368 days lost time and 40 days restricted duty (The increase for FY13 compared to FY13 resulted from three injuries: a broken bone injury in Colombia due to an office-related fall, and two employees injured in a single automobile accident in Peru, where the ERM employees were passengers in a vehicle driven by a client-provided driving service. All employees have returned to full duty)

3. 218 days lost time, 33 days restricted duty (The increase in severity rate compared to FY13 resulted from two injuries: a compound leg fracture in Central Europe due to a fall in the field, and an employee who contracted a bacterial infection while working/traveling in Africa. As of August 31, 2014 the employee who sustained the compound fracture has returned to full duty. The employee who sustained the infection is still undergoing medical treatment.)

Environment

We calculate our emissions using The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: a Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) and report our emissions as follows:

  • Scope 1: Direct emissions from operations we own or control;
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, heating, cooling and steam that we consume/use; and
  • Scope 3: Other indirect emissions that occur outside ERM (e.g., business travel).

From the table below, it is evident that there is variability in emissions across our operating footprint. This can be accounted for due to a number of factors including FTE (the Americas comprise nearly half our business); climatic conditions - particularly extreme conditions; and local sources of energy. Our approach to supporting the development and implementation of local office and business unit based Action Plans enables tailored responses to local conditions, within the framework of a global target. This approach applies to all components of our total GHG emissions, including office energy use and business travel.

Scope 1 1 Scope 2 2 Scope 3 2 TOTAL
FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14
Europe, Middle
East and Africa
642 490 1,619 1,995 2,395 2,197 4,656 4,682
Asia Pacific 132 130 2,936 3,139 3,720 2,202 6,788 5,470
Americas 907 936 5,469 5,248 5,998 6,078 12,374 12,262
Specialty Global
Businesses 3
N/A N/A N/A N/A 764 901 764 901
Group 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 466 471 466 471
TOTAL 1,681 1,555 10,024 10,382 13,344 11,849 25,049 23,786

1. Gases included in Scope 1 calculation include carbon and other gases (e.g., R-134a, R-22, R-410A).

2. Only carbon is included in Scope 2 and 3 emissions as the most material gas source.

3. Scope 1 and 2 emissions from Specialty Global Businesses and Group are included in the data for the ERM region in which employees home offices are located.

Energy Type (MWh) Electricity — baseload 2 Electricity Electricity — REC 3 Fuel consumption TOTAL
Region 1 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14 FY13 FY14
Europe, Middle
East and Africa
1,683 2,797 1,548 1,306 30 106 1,193 4,454 4,209
Asia Pacific 2,647 2,939 1,232 1,117 73 64 183 16 4,135 4,136
Americas 7,597 9,423 3,623 1,652 208 216 1,765 69 13,193 11,360
TOTAL 11,927 15,159 6,403 4,076 311 387 3,141 85 21,782 19,706

1. Employees from Specialty Global Businesses and Group are included in the data for the ERM region in which their home offices are located.

2. The fraction of shared resources for which ERM is responsible in multiple-occupant buildings, where this amount is not already reported or included in office billings.

3. REC — Renewable Energy Certificate, i.e., the tradable part of generated electricity from renewable resources representing attributes such as GHG emissions.

* Business travel emissions total includes all Scope 3 emissions (11,849 tCO2e) plus Scope 1 emissions associated with fuel consumption for lease car vehicles (924 tCO2e).


Business Travel Emissions by Mode of Transport FY13-14

Travel Type FY13 (tCO2e) FY14 (tCO2e)
Air 10,287 8,786
Road 1 3,710 3,681
Rail 231 306
TOTAL 14,228 12,774

1. Includes Scope 1 and 3 car travel.

Community

ERM has a target of contributing 1% of our prior year's profits to sustainability initiatives, primarily through the ERM Foundation. As set out in the table below, this was achieved in FY13-14, with increased investment this year.

As set out in the Community section, our contribution consists of support through pro-bono hours, company matching funds and operational support for the ERM Foundation and Low Carbon Enterprise Fund (LCEF) team and professional services.

Global Sustainability Initiatives: ERM's Contributions FY13-14

ERM Investments FY13 Total (US $'000) FY14 Total (US $'000)
Pro bono time 1 234 503
Direct contributions
Matching funds 2 130 162
Charitable contributions 3 62 62
Operational support 4 533 592
Memberships 5 103 119
TOTAL 1,062 1,438
Percent of Profit 6 1.04% 1.41%
Employee contributions
Fundraising 7 213 222

1. Pro bono hours are registered by consultants on approved projects. Pro bono time is calculated at 80 percent of hourly chargeout rate.

2. Matching funds — on a 50 cents in the dollar (North America) or dollar for dollar basis (other regions) in FY13. This was adjusted to 75 cents in the dollar for all regions in FY14.

3. Charitable contributions - made to organizations other than The ERM Foundation.

4. Operational support - includes salaries and on-costs for employees responsible for the ongoing operations of the LCEF and Foundation, and other professional support costs.

5. Memberships — membership fees for global sustainability focused organizations, where ERM actively contributes to thought leadership activities.

6. Calculated from FY13 Earnings Before Interest, Tax and Amortization (EBITA) of $102,292,000. Total contribution of $1,062,000 equals 1.04% of EBITA in FY13. Decision taken in FY14 to calculate percentage of previous year profit. Therefore, FY14 percentage calculated using FY13 EBITA figure.

7. Employee fundraising — funds raised by employees to support The ERM Foundation and other charities/not-for-profit-organizations.

Our Clients

In addition to the information provided in the Financial Performance and Client sections, additional data is provided on sales by region, and by sector.

* Other includes transport, government, financial/legal, high tech and telecommunications, aerospace, printing & publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and apparel, services and entertainment, and others.

Financial Performance

ERM's historical financial performance FY11-14 is outlined in the Financial Performance section of this report.

The following table summarizes the direct economic value generated and distributed by ERM. It describes the financial benefits we have created for stakeholders, in line with G4 presentation requirements.

Economic Value Generated and Distributed FY12-14

US$M FY12 FY13 FY14
Net revenues 572 658 680
Direct economic value distributed
Operating costs 1 (73) (77) (75)
Employee wages and benefits 2 (407) (470) (488)
Payments to providers of funds 3 (22) (28) (25)
Payments to government 4 (24) (27) (27)
Community investments (1) (1) (1)
Economic value retained 5 45 55 64

1. Includes all operating costs excluding staff costs, depreciation and community investments.

2. Includes total staff costs; excludes labor costs for community investments.

3. Includes all interest on ERM bank debt.

4. Includes tax charge; excludes deferred tax.

5. Calculated as the difference between economic value generated and economic value distributed.