Living our values

2018 Citizenship Report





Trust underpins everything we do.



Living our values

As stewards of the capital markets, we recognize that trust is earned. We place the utmost priority on acting ethically, objectively, and with integrity. Our culture, and every decision we make, is informed by seven values and a Code of Conduct, which spells out our shared responsibilities, global commitments, and the promises we make to each other, our clients, our communities and the broader marketplace we operate in.



Code of conduct


We lead by example

We work together

We respect the individual

We seek facts and provide insight

We are open and honest in our communications

We are committed to our communities

Above all, we act with Integrity



Our impact


total giving


 volunteer hours


nonprofit organizations supported


hours spent serving on nonprofit boards







UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) help inform and frame our signature commitment to empower the next generation of leaders through lifelong learning and provide concrete direction for our environmental efforts. We are particularly focused on Goals 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 17.

KPMG International is a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Sustainable Development Goal Business Manifesto to help businesses connect the 17 SDGs with their commercial activities to help advance the goals collectively.







Living green is second nature for us

We are keenly aware of our impact on the environment and the role we must play to reduce it. Environmental sustainability is an essential element of our business strategy.  As a firm we’re focused on reducing our own environmental footprint, addressing local challenges where we operate through pro bono support and grants, and supporting clients by advancing their sustainability strategies. These efforts are guided by our goal to purchase 100% renewable energy for our offices and reducing carbon emissions by 10% per employee by 2020. Our people play an important part in minimizing the environmental impact of our offices and raising awareness throughout the year, including driving local community efforts through KPMG’s Living Green Network, a national, employee-led initiative.


Taking care of the environment is second nature for James Brown, an Office Services Representative in KPMG’s Tysons Corner office.  During a Living Green chapter meeting, James and his colleagues fertilized an idea that is taking root in other offices.


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Our highlights

National Volunteer Week

We celebrated our volunteers in 2019 to show them our appreciation for all they do to make our world a better place. 

Volunteering to create a brighter future

Looking to make a positive environmental impact in the community, members of the KPMG Los Angeles office teamed up with the LA Chapter of Grid Alternatives to install a 10kW solar array at the Downtown Women’s Center.

Looking ahead

By the year 2020, KPMG will operate on 100% renewable energy and fulfill our commitment to be a champion of clean energy.  We will also continue to support our nonprofit collaborator GRID Alternatives, who is working to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.