The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, designed to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Reaching these 17 goals will take everyone’s contribution – including government, civil society and business. ERM has been involved with the SDGs since the start of their development in 2012.


We contribute to the SDGs in three ways:

Through our work for clients. We use the SDGs to help our clients develop and implement their strategy for contributing to sustainable development. To meet growing client demand, we are strengthening our capabilities in this area through teams. We also conduct research and publish insights that are of interest to our clients.

In our operations. ERM strives to operate sustainably in support of the SDGs. We have adopted several policies and programs that directly contribute to them, as do our sustainability targets and goals. Of particular note, we have adopted ambitious net-zero and science-based targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, the ERM Foundation is committed to making a measurable contribution to the SDGs, and we have identified 10 intersecting SDGs where the Foundation can have the greatest impact.

In collaboration with others. Through our partnerships with leading organizations, we are committed to making a meaningful contribution to the SDGs. ERM participates in SDG panels at leading conferences and convenes SDG workshops and webinars with companies across geographies and sectors sharing our own experiences of contributing to the SDGs.