Impact from operations

FY19 results against targets and goals

As shown in the table below, ERM either met or made good progress towards our FY19 targets and the 5-year goals we established for ourselves. We considered the FY19 results as we set our targets for FY20.

Material topics FY19 target5-year goal 
(to be met by the end of FY22 unless otherwise indicated) 
Performance against FY19 targets and 5-year goals

Governance 

No fines or nonmonetary sanctions for material noncompliance with laws or regulations.

No fines or nonmonetary sanctions for material noncompliance with laws or regulations. 

Target met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

We had no fines or nonmonetary sanctions for material noncompliance with laws or regulations.

See the section on Governance for more details.

Our people 

Show increase over prior year for gender diversity among Senior Consultants, Technical Directors and Partners.

Show increase over prior year for diversity in ERM’s Senior Leadership Team.

Our employees reflect the diversity of the communities in which we work, based on gender, language and other measures. 

Target met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

Our gender diversity increased among Senior Consultants, Technical Directors and Partners.

The diversity profile of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) remained consistent from FY18 to FY19. A range of factors are considered in appointments to ERM’s SLT including language, tenure, nationality, gender, role, professional background and education.

See the section on Our people data for more details.

Occupational health and safety  Days away from work case (DAWC) rate at or below 0.10 and no fatalities.  DAWC rate below 0.06 and no fatalities.

Target partially met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

Our DAWC rate remained unchanged at 0.17. We had no employee fatalities.

See the section on Occupational health and safety for more details.

Climate change   Adopt ambitious long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) targets based on science. Achieve forecast progress towards longer term Science Based Targets for 2025 and 2050. 

Target met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

Ambitious GHG emissions targets validated by Science Based Targets initiative. 

See the section on Climate change for more details.

Innovating with clients and other leading organizations 

 
Measure impacts of material innovations delivered to market in FY19.  Measure and report the impacts of innovating with clients and other organizations to address sustainability challenges. 

Target met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

In FY19, in response to client demands we focused on innovation within selected integrated solutions that exceeded targets within the growth plan.

See the section on Innovating with clients for more details.

Contributing to society and local communities    Contribute 1% of prior year profits to support sustainability initiatives around the globe, primarily through the ERM Foundation.

Increase Foundation contributions over time (e.g., percentage of employees engaged, company donations, employee funding).

Measure and report the impacts of Foundation and other non-client-generated projects/programs on Sustainable Development Goals.

Target met and continued progress toward meeting long-term goal.

We contributed 1.1% of prior year profits to global sustainability initiatives, primarily through the ERM Foundation.

See the sections on Contributing to Society and local communities for more details.