Sustainability Report 2016

About this report

Content index

This report serves as our Communication on Progress, an annual disclosure to stakeholders on progress made in implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We provide this index corresponding to our progress in implementing the Ten Principles.


As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, we strive to embrace its core values and promote these values within our sphere of influence. We are a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles as part of our commitment.

In this report, we also provide a separate GRI G4 index.

 

 

 

United Nations Global Compact content index
Global Compact principleERM corresponding written commitmentSustainability Report reference
Principle 1 - Businesses should support and
respect the protection of internationally proclaimed
human rights.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
1.2 Global considerations,
1.3 Diversity,
1.4 No retaliation,
5.1 Respect and fair treatment.

Global Supplier/Subcontractor Requirements.
Global Child and Forced Labor Policy.
Global Diversity Policy.
Global Data Privacy Policy

Creating opportunities

Health and safety

Business conduct and ethics

Managing risks

Contributing to society

Thought leadership

ERM Foundation

Principle 2 - Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Global Compact principleERM corresponding written commitmentSustainability Report reference
Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
5.1 Respect and fair treatment
6.2 Fair competition and Anti-trust laws.

Global Child and Forced Labor Policy  

Creating opportunities

Business conduct and ethics

Principle 4 - Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
5.1 Respect and fair treatment.

Global Child and Forced Labor Policy 

Business conduct and ethics

Principle 5 - Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.

Principle 6 - Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
1.3 Diversity
5.1 Respect and fair treatment.

Global Diversity Policy

 Creating opportunities
Global Compact principleERM corresponding written commitmentSustainability Report reference
Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
5.3 Compliance with laws.

Global Sustainability Policy

 

Environmental footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions

Contributing to society

Thought leadership

ERM Foundation

Principle 8 - Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
5.3 Compliance with laws.

Global Sustainability Policy

 

CEO message

About us

Our stakeholders

Our material issues

Our value chain

KPI highlights throughout the report

Business conduct and ethics

Managing risks

Environmental footprint

Principle 9 - Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
5.3 (Compliance with laws);

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
(Principles);

Global Sustainability Policy.

CEO Message on business strategy

Environmental footprint


Greenhouse gas emissions

Impact through client work

Contributing to society

Thought leadership

Highlights 2016

ERM Foundation

Global Compact principleERM corresponding written commitmentSustainability Report reference
Principle 10 - Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics:
Section
1.1 Overview,
1.2 Global considerations,
4 Conflicts of interest,
5.3 Comply with laws,
5.4 Accuracy of books, records and reports,
5.6 Improper use or theft of ERM property,
5.7 Securities trading,
5.8 Political contributions,
6.5 Corporate responsibility, and
6.6 gifts, bribes and kickbacks.

Global Sustainability Policy

Anti-bribery/Corruption ("ABC") Policy
Addendum to Subcontracts — Anti-Bribery/ Corruption ("ABC") 
Global Child and Forced Labor Policy 

ERM Global Gifts and Entertainment Policy.
ERM Global Acceptable Use of Electronic Systems Policy.

ERM Global Interacting and Contracting with Government Entities Policy.
ERM Global Conflict of Interest for Investments Policy.

ERM Global Policy Insider Trading.
ERM Global Manager Duty Policy.

Business conduct and ethics

Basic principles
B1 - Publicly stated commitment to work against corruption in all its forms, including bribery and extortion CEO message
Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks
B2 - Commitment to be in compliance with all relevant laws, including anti-corruption laws Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks 
B3 - Translation of the anti-corruption commitment into actions Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks 
B4 - Support by the organization's leadership for anti-corruption CEO message
Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks
B5 - Communication and training on the anti-corruption commitment for all employees Business conduct and ethics
B6 - Internal checks and balances to ensure consistency with the anti-corruption commitment Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks  
B7 - Monitoring and improvement processes

Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks  

Desired principles
D1 - Publicly stated formal policy of zero-tolerance of corruption CEO message
Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks 
D2 - Statement of support for international and regional legal frameworks, such as the UN Convention against Corruption CEO message
Managing risks 
D3 - Carrying out risk assessment of potential areas of corruption Managing risks 
D4 - Detailed policies for high-risk areas of corruption Managing risks 
D5 - Policy on anti-corruption regarding business partners Managing risks 
D6 - Actions taken to encourage business partners to implement anti-corruption commitments Managing risks 
D7 - Management responsibility and accountability for implementation of the anti-corruption commitment or policy Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks 
D8 - Human Resources procedures supporting the anti-corruption commitment or policy Business conduct and ethics
D9 - Communications (whistleblowing) channels and follow-up mechanisms for reporting concerns or seeking advice Business conduct and ethics
D10 - Internal accounting and auditing procedures related to anti-corruption Managing risks
D11 - Participation in voluntary anti-corruption initiatives Business conduct and ethics
D12 - Leadership review of monitoring and improvement results Business conduct and ethics
Managing risks
D13 - Dealing with incidents Managing risks
D14 - Public legal cases regarding corruption None
D15 - Use of independent external assurance of anti-corruption programs

ERM has external assurance for two key components of the anti-corruption program (client due diligence and supplier due diligence) as well as the topical issue of trade sanctions/anti-money laundering.

Managing risks