Environmental Sustainability



At KPMG, we are engaged and focused on environmental sustainability as an essential element of our business strategy and corporate responsibility strategy.  KPMG is committed to “living green” as we work to implement environmentally sustainable principles and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to address local environmental challenges through pro bono efforts, grants and volunteerism.

Our strategy focuses on energy efficiency and reducing air travel, which represent over 80 percent of our carbon footprint.  We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, educating our people on sustainable behaviors, and being environmental stewards in the communities in which we live and work.


Our 2020 Environmental Goals

Purchase 100% renewable energy for our offices

  Achieved FY 2019

Reduce carbon emissions by 10% per employee


Build new offices and major construction projects to U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards


Promote new technologies, processes and workflows to help reduce travel


Environmental Sustainability
Fiscal Year 2019 Fact Sheet

KPMG announces it will be net-zero carbon by 2030

As part of our continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and society, KPMG announced its intention to become a net-zero carbon organization by 2030.



Our impact

Fiscal Year 2019 

Our people engage in environmental efforts in their communities through the Living Green Network, an employee-led initiative to improve collective impact.


volunteer hours supporting Living Green initiatives


donated to environmental causes


tons of recycled materials diverted from landfills



trees planted to celebrate new hires since 2013

Sustainability Services

KPMG supports clients on their sustainable business model journey, helping them to better understand evolving climate change and sustainability policy as well as regulatory and business environment risks and opportunities.  Our professionals assist with sustainability strategy and implementation plans, governance framework, integrated reporting processes and more. Learn more about how KPMG can help you align and own ESG goals.


Video highlights

Forever changed

Inspired by an eye-opening journey to the Arctic, KPMG professional Lauren Napheys is working to preserve the planet.


When solar energy saves lives

Volunteers from the KPMG in Los Angeles office help install green energy technology at a nonprofit for homeless women.