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  • The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for banks, institutional investors, private equity and insurers

    ERM and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership have published a new paper providing analysis of the most pressing points of the Paris Agreement for financial institutions.

    Transaction Services
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Looking ahead - how the Airports Commission’s work on noise mitigation for the new London runway may impact other UK airports

    By Steve Mitchell There is a long history in the UK of airport noise policy being developed by government at the Designated London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) and this has consequences for equivalent noise management standards being...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: World Bank

    Helping to preserve cultural heritage and stimulate economic development Background The World Bank continues to investigate ways in which areas can develop to generate their own income while at the same time preventing any threat to cultural...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc

    Partnering a Client successfully in a first and significant investment in China by adopting a business focused approach to guiding them through the maze of China’s environmental, health, safety and social regulations and advising them of effective...

    Transaction Services
    China
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: United Nations Environment Program

    Background Conducting a green buildings review of renovation designs for the United Nations complex in New York. Our Approach The United Nations (UN) headquarters complex in New York City has changed little since it was designed in the 1940’s. In...

    United States
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Unilever

    Conducting sustainability audits to drive performance improvement and ensure data accuracy for reporting Background Unilever has been the Food & Beverage super-sector sustainability leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 12 straig...

    United States
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: UK Government

    Identifying opportunities to implement programs supporting the global challenges of climate change. Background In light of the urgency to combat climate change, the British Government has implemented a Strategic Program Fund (SPF) focusing on...

    China
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Case Study: UK Government

    Identifying opportunity for Chongqing to become a low carbon, high growth economy. Background In light of the urgency to combat climate change, the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is delivering a series of research and...

    China
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Case Study: Thomas Enterprises

    Background Managing remediation activities at Sacramento Locomotive Works in California to significantly reduce costs and maximize development opportunities for Thomas Enterprises Our Approach The historic Sacramento Locomotive Works was for many...

    United States
    Contaminated Site Management
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: The Brewers of Europe

    Helping to assess critical water risks within the brewery sector through a comparative review of the various water management and water risk assessment tools currently available, and the compilation of an online reference library. Background Water...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Tesco

    Background Create a system to capture and record life cycle footprint data on a range of products for Britain’s largest retailer, Tesco, and in turn communicate this information to consumers. Our Approach Tesco is a British-based international...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Syngenta

    Background Develop and implement a standardized compliance audit approach across Syngenta’s global operations. Our Approach Syngenta was formed in 2001 and is a world leading Agribusiness. The Company is now a leader in Crop Protection and ranks...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Scottish Water

    Background Support Scottish Water as they undertake one of the country’s largest construction ventures; from site selection through planning, to construction and operation. Our Approach Scottish Water is Scotland’s publicly owned drinking water an...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Queensland Government & Bovis Lend Lease

    Background Work with Queensland Government and Bovis Lend Lease to monitor noise levels and develop specialized acoustics and vibration designs for one of Australia’s largest cultural infrastructure developments. Our Approach The Queensland...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Australia
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Nalco

    Developing and implementing a Practical Safety Training Program for company employees in Asia, Europe, North America and South America incorporating on-site, hands-on field exercises Background In 2007, Nalco, the world’s largest sustainability...

    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Muir Group Housing Association

    Background Design and supervise remediation to remove traces of benzene and ensure CO2 and methane levels were controlled at a housing estate in England for the Muir Group Housing Association. Our Approach In 2005, the unusual deaths of two toddle...

    United Kingdom
    Contaminated Site Management
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Kodak de México SA de CV

    Background Investigate potential liabilities arising from operations and compliance with local regulations at a Kodak De Mexico SA de CV manufacturing facility in Mexico. Our Approach Kodak De México SA de CV is the Mexican subsidiary of US...

    Mexico
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Guardian News & Media

    Background Assessing the life cycle environmental impacts of newspaper wrapping options for The Guardian, one of Britain’s leading newspapers thereby enabling Guardian News & Media (GNM) to reduce the environmental footprint of its newspapers. Our...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Ford Motor Company

    Environmental due diligence of 185 operating sites in 37 countries for planned divestiture Background Completing the environmental due diligence assessment of 185 operating sites in 37 countries in just eight weeks to help Ford Motor Company in th...

    United States
    Transaction Services
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Eurostar

    Background Provide independent assurance for Eurostar around the processes it has put in place to deliver carbon neutral journeys. Our Approach As part of Eurostar’s wider green initiative, “Tread Lightly”, launched in April 2007, Eurostar committ...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Bega Valley Shire Council

    Background Manage the environmental and community aspects of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s program to build five new village sewerage systems and five treatment plant upgrades Our Approach Bega Valley is a rural shire 311 miles south of Sydney,...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Australia
    Other important industries
  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

    Risk Management
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

    Transaction Services
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

    Performance and Assurance
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Developing a carbon offset calculator for BP and Olympics 2012

    ERM has helped to develop a carbon offset calculator for BP and the London Olympics 2012 in addition to calculating the carbon footprint of some of the UK’s leading athletes. ERM is playing its part in supporting carbon neutral travel to and from...

    United Kingdom
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM Temple Group Mott MacDonald Consortium wins high speed rail contracts

    A consortium led by global sustainability consulting firm ERM, and including Temple Group and Mott MacDonald, has won two major Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) contracts for the proposed high speed rail development. Awarded two of the four...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • ERM Video: Vision to Reality - Restoring Urban Lakefront in Southwest Louisiana

    Watch this video on award winning masterplanning work helping to restore a hurricane devastated urban lakefront in Southwest Louisiana {Third Party Videos Dynamic Content} Project Overview Following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and...

    United States
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • US Congress asks ERM to organize climate change/smart grid event for its Democratic Issues Forum

    During the UNFCCC’s COP15 summit on climate change last year ERM brought together the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi as well as 30 other members of the US Congressional Delegation together with the ERM policy client, the...

    United States
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM develops Sustainability Strategy for the US Tennis Open

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the world’s leading environmental consultancy has been working with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to develop their Sustainability Strategy. ERM reviewed operations at the USTA Billie Jean King...

    United States
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
  • ERM Provides Assurance to Eurostar on its Commitment to Carbon Neutral Journeys

    Travellers buying a Eurostar ticket between London and Paris will discover that their train journey is carbon neutral. Simply by logging on the company’s website, travellers will be able to find out what steps Eurostar is taking to support this...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries

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