Sustainability Report 2015

About this report

Content indexes

As required by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines, we provide an index with the location of specific disclosures in this report. We also provide a separate index corresponding to our progress in implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

 

 

 

 

Select the relevant index:

GRI G4

GRI G4 Content Index

We declare this report to be in accordance with the GRI G4 Guidelines at a core level.

General Standard Disclosures
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-1 CEO message CEO message
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-3 Name of organization Supporting Data
G4-4 Primary brands, products, services About us
G4-5 Location of organization's headquarters Supporting data
G4-6 Countries of significant operation Organizational structure
G4-7 Ownership and legal form

Our history
Financial performance

G4-8 Markets served

Impact through client work
Highlights

Supporting data
G4-9 Scale of organization, including # of employees, # of operations, sales/revenues, capitalization, quantity of products/services

Organizational structure
Creating opportunities
Financial performance

Supporting data

 

Total capitalization for the company as of 31 March 2015 was approximately $1.3 billion, comprising $2 million of ordinary share capital, $403 million of preference share capital and shareholder loan stock and $860 million of bank loans.

G4-10 Employees by contract, gender, region Supporting data
G4-11 % of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements NA
G4-12 Describe organization's supply chain Our value chain
G4-13 Significant changes in reporting period

Our history

G4-14 Precautionary approach addressed by the organization Environmental footprint
G4-15 Externally developed charters and principles subscribed/endorsed

CEO Message
Creating opportunities
Womens enpowerment principles

G4-16 Membership in associations

Thought leadership
Creating opportunities

Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-17 Operational structure Organizational structure
Financial performance
G4-18 Process for defining report content

Our material issues
Our reporting approach
Our stakeholders

G4-19 List all material aspects Our material issues
G4-20 Report the aspect boundary within the organization for each material aspect Content index
G4-21 Report the aspect boundary outside the organization for each material aspect Content index
G4-22 Explanation of any restatements Supporting data
G4-23 Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries

N/A

Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by organization Our stakeholders
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders Our stakeholders
G4-26 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency by type and group Our stakeholders
G4-27 Key topics raised through engagement (by group), and how the organization responded Our stakeholders
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-28 Reporting period Our reporting approach
G4-29 Date of previous report Our reporting approach
G4-30 Reporting cycle Our reporting approach
G4-31 Contact point for questions CEO message
G4-32 GRI index This table
G4-33 Current practice for external assurance Assurance
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-34 Governance structure of organization, including committees of highest governance body Organizational structure
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-56  Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviors  Business conduct and ethics
Disclosure numberDisclosure descriptionSection/page
G4-42 Highest governance level - setting direction About us
G4-45 Highest governance level - identification and management of risk Managing risks
G4-46 Highest governance level - review of effectiveness of risk management Managing risks
G4-47 Highest governance level - frequency of risk review Managing risks

Aspect

ERM Sustainability Element
DMA

Material issues
Indicator1Boundary
People Attracting leadership talent, Recruitment, Retention, Diversity
Social - Training and Education G4 - DMA
Our people G4-LA92 Internal
Social - Diversity and Equal Opportunity G4 - DMA
Our people G4-LA123 Internal
H&S Preventing serious injuries
Social - OHS G4 - DMA
Aspect-Specific DMA
Health and safety
Health and safety
G4-LA64 Internal and external
Business conducts and ethics Ensuring no monetary fines or sanctions
Social - Compliance G4 - DMA Business conducts and ethics G4-SO8 Internal
Environment Managing organizational carbon footprint
Environment - Emission G4 - DMA
Aspect-Specific DMA

Greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions

G4-EN155
G4-EN165

G4-EN175
G4-EN185

Internal
Internal

Internal
Internal

Community Contributing to society and the environment
Economic - Economic performance G4-DMA Financial performance
About this report
G4-EC16 Internal

1 All data available in Supporting data page
2 Not available: Due to system limitations, ERM is not able to report the average hours of training that the organization's employees have undertaken during the reporting period by gender or employee category 
3 Partially available: ERM reports on minority groups for governance bodies, but due to system limitations, is not able to report on minority groups for employees at this time
4 Not applicable: ERM does not report safety data by gender as this is deemed not material to our operations given the gender-neutral nature of our work. Not available: Due to system limitations, ERM is not able to report occupational disease rates or absentee rates for the entire workforce. In FY15, ERM completed the development of a global H&S management system and following this, will review data management systems to determine requirements in the future. 
5 Only carbon is included in GHG calculations because it has been determined as our most material gas source.
6 Confidential: Financial targets for FY15 not included as commercially sensitive.

UN Global Compact

This Report serves as our annual Communication on Progress to stakeholders regarding our progress implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact within our sphere of influence.

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

Delivering value

Contributing to society

Thought leadership


Highlights 2015

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