Implement UN Women's Empowerment Principles
Description/achievement of initiative

Greater gender equality within our global organisation, and through our supply chain. Also the opportunity to influence our clients in our role as global sustainability consultants

Implementation methodologies

ERM's Sustainability Advisory Committee has established a Diversity Awareness Initiative, which will include an action plan to implement the WEP throughout the global organisation in 40 offices and 140 countries. KPIs and targets have been established as part of our sustainability program, which includes those relating to gender equality. We are also reporting to GRI requirements on gender as part of our sustainability reporting.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Progress reports
Diversity Awareness Initiative implemented
WEP Action plan developed
Reporting on KPIs and targets relating to progress on gender equality
Staff / Technical expertise
Diversity Awareness task force, HR specialists across the globe implement program
Other, please specify
program costs, once initiative finalised
In-kind contribution
support of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Environment Program

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2014-08-01
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Contact information
Linden Edgell, Global Sustainability Program Director, linden.edgell@erm.com
United Nations