2018 Citizenship Report
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.
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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.
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.
We celebrated our volunteers in 2019 to show them our appreciation for all they do to make our world a better place.
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.
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.