We place significant focus on governance issues, from the Board to our Partners and all employees.
Upon joining the company, all new employees must participate, through the company’s learning and development platform the ERM Academy, in interactive, web-based training. The mandatory training courses cover international anti-bribery and corruption, the regulatory requirements specified by the UK Bribery Act, insider trading and practical ethics, as well as requirements specific to some parts of Latin America and North America, health and safety, and the UK Modern Slavery Act.
In addition, existing employees are required to take refresher web-based training through the ERM Academy. Every supervisor must complete an annual self-certification on compliance with our anti-bribery and corruption policies.
Our written Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics sets clear requirements to ensure we conduct business with uncompromising honesty, integrity and compliance with laws and regulations. Our commitment to combat bribery and corruption is fundamental to how we operate and is embedded into our key systems and programs. We apply our business conduct and ethics commitments across every ERM office and activity, every day, with the involvement and awareness of all our employees.
All employees and Partners are held responsible for compliance with our Code and policies.
ERM Global Code of Conduct Hide
The following ethical principles support our ERM business strategies and our commitment to respect and consideration for all our people. We will be guided by these principles as we work with colleagues, clients and the communities in which we do business.
Global Requirements for Suppliers and Subcontractors Hide
Suppliers and subcontractors of ERM: please provide information concerning your company and business conduct practices, using the form at the link below. Instructions for returning the information to ERM are contained in the form. Thank you for your cooperation in meeting ERM’s commitment to ethical principles and professional conduct.
Modern Slavery Act Statement Hide
The purpose of this policy is to support international efforts against slavery, child labor and human trafficking in conformance with the ERM Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, and other applicable international laws.
Human Rights Modern Slavery and Child Labor Policy
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy Hide
ERM supports governmental efforts to combat bribery and corruption. The purpose of this Anti-Bribery/Corruption (“ABC”) Policy is to help employees recognize and avoid misconduct and the appearance of impropriety while conducting ERM business.
Global Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Policy Hide
We believe our most important strength is our employees.Due to our principles of Respect and Collaboration, ERM is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We seek to provide a work environment where all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to ERM’s success. Our objective is for the diversity of our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we do business, and for ERM to respect the customs and cultures of those communities.
- the kinds of personal data that we may collect about you;
- how we may collect and use that data;
- the lawful purposes for which we may process your personal data; and
- how we may share data across different locations.
The Policy also sets out your data protection rights and offers information on how to contact us with questions / queries about your personal data.
ERM Global Policy on Insider Trading Hide
The purpose of the Insider Trading Policy is to provide support with securities legislation globally regarding material, non-public information.
Insider Trading Policy (PDF)
Conflict of Interest for Investments Policy Hide
The purpose of this policy is to provide additional policy guidance on conflicts of interest under the ERM Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (“Code of Conduct”).
Global Tax Policy Hide
ERM recognizes that the tax it pays and collects is an important part of the Group’s wider economic and social impact, and that this plays a key role in the development of the countries where it operates. The purpose of this policy is to communicate the framework in which tax is managed within ERM.
Global Tax Policy (PDF)
Global Mobile Phone Policy Hide
The purpose of this policy is to establish a global standard regarding the prohibition of use of any Mobile/Cell phones, Computers and all other Personal Digital Assistants or similar electronic devices (PDAs) while operating a personal, company-owned or rental vehicle as part of the Company’s Health & Safety requirements. In addition, this policy clarifies ERM’s position in respect of any devices used for navigation while operating vehicles as set out above.
ERM Mobile Phone Policy (PDF)
Global Biodiversity Policy Hide
This policy is intended to establish a framework to integrate the
protection and restoration of biodiversity into ERM’s business
model with the goal of contributing to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s three main goals:
- Conservation of biological diversity;
- Sustainable use of its components; and
- Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of natural resources.
Global Sustainability Policy Hide
ERM’s Global Sustainability Policy, defining the company’s role in supporting social and economic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.