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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.
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|
East and Africa
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
|26 - 34 Years||35 - 44 Years||45 - 54 Years||55+ Years|
East and Africa
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**|
East and Africa
|7||4||4||0.82||0.44||0.47||0.70 1||0.99||29.68 3|
|Americas||11||10||14||0.53||0.46||0.63||1.87 1||18.82 2||0.94|
Group and Specialty
|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.)
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|
East and Africa
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|
East and Africa
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)|
1. Includes Scope 1 and 3 car travel.
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|
|Matching funds 2||130||162|
|Charitable contributions 3||62||62|
|Operational support 4||533||592|
|Percent of Profit 6||1.04%||1.41%|
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.
* Other includes transport, government, financial/legal, high tech and telecommunications, aerospace, printing & publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and apparel, services and entertainment, and others.
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
|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)|
|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.