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Sustainability

Sustainability at ERM is a commitment to supporting socioeconomic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our business is sustainability. We are therefore positioned uniquely to contribute to the resolution of complex sustainability challenges.

ERM’s Sustainability Program is an overarching framework that supports our long-term business strategy and drives continual improvement. Our Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach articulate our commitments to sustainability.

The company Vision and Values express our corporate philosophy of how we conduct business, while our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics provides the basis for professional, respectful and fair dealings in our daily operations.

Key areas

Our clients: ERM’s greatest impact on sustainability is the work we do for our clients.

Governance: Good corporate governance is essential to the financial success and sustainability of ERM. We must conduct business with uncompromising honesty and integrity, adhering to laws, regulations, and our written Code of Conduct.

Our people: Our ability to attract, develop, reward and retain talented employees is central to our business strategy and vital to our future. We want to hire passionate people and ensure that we nurture and support their development and success.

Occupational health & safety: The most important role for all ERM's leaders is to keep everyone safe. However, it does not start nor end with ERM’s leaders – everyone has a responsibility for doing the safest work possible.

Climate change: As a leading sustainability consultancy, climate-related risk is not just an environmental issue, but also one that has a direct impact on ERM’s financial health, reputation as well as our ability to retain and attract talent.

Innovating with clients and other leading organizations:: Innovation is at the core of ERM’s ability to make a difference for our clients, the planet and the long-term strength of our company.

Contributing to society & local communities: We encourage our consultants to share the lessons learned and insights gained from our work on more than 20,000 projects annually. In particular, we focus on those technical and professional skills that can have the greatest positive impact, not only by our work with clients, but notably through the work of the ERM Foundation.

Reports and publications: Read current and prior publications about our programs and performance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how ERM is contributing to sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Our Sustainability Report

ERM Foundation Review 2019

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