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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.

The 17 goals reside within the key document, Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and reaching these 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 are working with our clients and leading organizations – with the SDGs as a framework – to address sustainable development. We are strengthening our capability in this area through acquisitions and our account teams as they engage with clients and through research and published insights.

In our operations

ERM strives to operate in a sustainable manner that supports 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 emissions. The ERM Foundation is committed to making a measureable 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 measurable contribution to the SDGs. ERM participates in SDG panels at leading conferences and convened SDG workshops and webinars with companies across geographies and sectors sharing our own experiences of contributing to the SDGs.

The SDG goals and targets provide a framework for us to measure our progress in supporting the global sustainable development agenda. Learn how we have contributed to the SDGs over the past year by following the links below.