Planet

From procuring renewable energy to protecting our planet’s biodiversity, we are prioritizing environmental sustainability at all levels of our firm.

  
  
 

Building a more sustainable and resilient future

We acknowledge that our travel, energy consumption, water usage, supply chain decisions, and other sustainability factors are all interconnected as we continue to take a holistic total-firm approach to addressing our most material environmental concern: climate change.

Reducing our carbon footprint

Continuing to learn, evolve and adapt along our sustainability journey 

We are committed to becoming a net-zero carbon organization by 2030 while reducing our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 50%.

Our approach is clear: We are working to decarbonize our operations through technological deployment, better monitoring and measurement, modified internal and external procedures, and factoring the cost of carbon into business decisions.

 

Sustainability by the numbers

50%


Reduction in direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 while achieving net-zero carbon emissions

100%


Energy procured from renewable sources for the past 3 years

2,000 kW 


Solar power installed for underserved communities through our support for GRID Alternatives

  

Protecting nature and biodiversity

  • Enhancing our biodiversity reporting standards
    In alignment with KPMG International, we joined the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and are supporting the development of a framework to report on nature-related risks. We also support the Global Reporting Initiative’s Biodiversity Reporting Standard, lending our ESG expertise to the development of standards that will help protect our natural environment.  
  • Developing a circularity framework within KPMG U.S.
    Factoring circularity into the economy is the future of business, and we are in the process of enhancing data collection and policies to better manage the use of single-use plastics, waste, recycling, and water. We are working with KPMG International and our global network to build this strategic approach to circularity within our operations.

Our people in action

Our ESG strategy for environmental sustainability goes beyond our operations, supply chain, and clients, and into the communities where we live and work. We do this through:

  • Our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation:
    We plant a tree for every new hire as a symbol of the positive impact we want all our employees to leave behind. Since 2013, we have planted over 52,000 trees. 
  • Our active Living Green network:                                                                                                A national initiative with local chapters across the country dedicated to education, volunteering, and programming to reduce our firm’s environmental impact and support grassroots sustainability efforts.
  • Our support for GRID Alternatives:                                                                                            A nonprofit that works to build community-powered solutions to climate change by advancing economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. Our support has helped install over 2,000 kW of solar for underserved communities.

Our commitments

  • Achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 while also achieving a 50% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Continue to source 100% renewable energy for all our operations
  • Factor the cost of carbon into business decisions, including tools to track – and reduce – emissions for each client engagement