We increase awareness of climate change impacts on our economy, environment and society to encourage action, while reducing our environmental impacts.
We increase awareness of climate change while reducing our own environmental impacts.
KPMG recognises the challenges and impacts climate change and environmental sustainability presents to our people, clients and community.
KPMG International is a global signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and KPMG Australia is a founding member of the UNGC Network Australia. Consistent with the environmental principles of the UNGC, KPMG is committed to:
Delivering on our commitments – the Global Climate Response
KPMG International announced the Global Climate Response (previously known as the Global Green Initiative) in 2008. It was the first public global strategy by a Big Four firm in response to climate change and other environmental challenges focused on reducing our carbon emissions globally.
On World Environment Day 2017, we launched KPMG Australia’s first climate change strategy. The Strategy entitled ‘Activating our Climate Change Response’ sets out our vision and commitments for addressing climate change and achieving our net carbon emissions per FTE reduction target of 10 percent by 2020.
As a professional services firm our environmental impact is small compared with many other industries. But our clients, our people and other stakeholders still expect us to minimise our impact, and as a responsible business whose operations ultimately rely on natural resources, we want to do our bit to help protect the environment.
The strategy is designed to: