About this report
We believe that prioritizing ESG principles makes business better by unlocking new value, building resilience, and driving sustainable growth today and tomorrow.
As part of our U.S. firm’s ESG journey, we are releasing our initial U.S. Impact Plan, a report designed to consolidate our reporting, foster transparency, enhance accountability, and share our ESG vision for the future.
Chair and CEO's letter
Since 1897, KPMG U.S. has inspired confidence and empowered change – solving our clients’ and communities’ most complex challenges, rising to the occasion during pivotal moments in history, and evolving to meet the needs of our people, clients, and society.
As we look to the future, we are guided by our purpose and values—integrity, excellence, courage, together, and for better.
“At this exciting moment in our ESG journey and firm's history, we are working together to take tangible, transformative steps to drive a more equitable and sustainable society.”
Chair and CEO at KPMG US
Since 1897, KPMG U.S. has inspired confidence and empowered change – solving our clients’ and communities’ most complex challenges, rising to the occasion during pivotal moments in history, and evolving to meet the needs of our people, clients, and society. As we look to the future, we are guided by our purpose and values – integrity, excellence, courage, together, and for better.
Our first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Impact Plan is an important milestone as we consider how our firm intersects with people, impacts our planet, fosters a prosperous society, and embeds good governance. And while this report is the first of its kind for us, our work in this space is not new. For 125 years, we have been committed to supporting our clients and our communities, and now, we are leading on critical ESG issues, as exemplified through our work with the World Economic Forum on international ESG standard setting. From fostering a diversified workforce and neutralizing our carbon emissions to expanding our community engagement and instilling an ethical business culture, we are committed to driving progress, and most importantly – impact.
Our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and our commitment to attract, retain, and advance underrepresented talent are at the heart of our ESG efforts. To achieve our future growth and trust ambitions, we must unlock the power of our people — developing the best and most diverse talent, providing access to meaningful opportunities, and creating an environment where everyone can succeed both personally and professionally.
When we think about how we operate, and our impact on the planet, we recognize that we all have a role to play in tackling climate change. Through advancing the procedures and technologies needed for decarbonization and providing our people with the knowledge and ability to make sustainable choices, we aim to better our world by innovating and investing in the future of our business and planet.
To drive community impact and foster a prosperous society, we promote equity and access, cultivate lifelong learning, and protect the environment through partnerships with companies, nonprofits, governments, and non-government organizations. In honor of KPMG U.S.’ 125th anniversary this year, our firm and the KPMG U.S. Foundation will commit more than $125 million over the next 5 years to support organizations, programs, and initiatives that advance equity and access among underrepresented groups who face systemic barriers in our communities.
At this exciting moment in our ESG journey and firm’s history, we are working together to take tangible, transformative steps to drive a more equitable and sustainable society. It is our responsibility to do our part and support our clients as they work to do the same. We are dedicated to maintaining transparency and accountability; setting and executing ESG aspirations that deliver for our business, people, communities, and the planet; and continuing to evolve, adapt, and innovate as we develop tools and strategies that we can share with our clients. We are committed to championing ESG and are pleased to introduce our 2022 U.S. Impact Plan.
Thank you for joining us on this ESG journey.