We recognize the need to continue improving our own environmental performance through the effective management of our offices and assets, business activities and client project work.
Environment is a key focus area within the UN Global Compact and, as a signatory, we strive to embrace its core values and promote these values within our sphere of influence.
As a company and through the advice we provide to our clients, we support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges, undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the development of environmentally responsible technologies and products.
ERM’s Executive Committee has primary responsibility for our environmental performance, with local performance coordinated by our Sustainability Network. ERM’s Global Sustainability Policy and our Sustainability Approach guide our environmental roadmap.
Through our materiality assessment, we have identified the wider impacts of a changing climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as our most significant environmental issue - for our own performance, and across our value chain.
We believe businesses can become more resilient by identifying and adapting to climate change risks in their value chain. We are therefore leading the way in the development of methodologies for companies to use for this purpose. As an example, we co-authored a report with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) entitled Building Resilience in Global Supply Chains that includes a number of case studies to illustrate the value of this approach to clients.
Learn more about Environment at ERM in our 2017 Sustainability Report