At KPMG, corporate responsibility is part of our business model. We work closely with our community, encouraging and enabling our own people
At KPMG, corporate responsibility is part of our business model.
At KPMG, corporate responsibility is part of our business model. We work closely with our community, encouraging and enabling our own people to share their skills through volunteering, managing our environmental impacts, working alongside our clients on projects or financially supporting local initiatives. The cornerstone of our local community involvement is our based off of our Global Goals.
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The Early Stimulation Programme (ESP), located at 95 Hanover Street, came alive last Christmas after 30 KPMG elves, representing staff members from all areas including Tax, Audit, Advisory and Administration, headed by Partner Nyssa Johnson, treated over 100 children with a wide range of items. Manager of the programme, Mrs. Antonicia Hunter-Gayle, expressed deep gratitude for KPMG’s donation of toys, toiletries, cake and a cheque of US$550. Wilbert Spence, KPMG in Jamaica’s Head of Corporate Citizenship, noted: “Our act of kindness displayed to the ESP is a reflection of living true to one of our core values: ‘We are committed to our communities’.”
KPMG in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on December 14 last year, held a blood drive at their office to collect the much-needed item. Facilitated by Odean Black, blood donor organizer, and his team from the Blood Bank located at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, 14 donors, consisting of mostly KPMG staff supported the cause by donating a pint of blood. According to representatives of the Blood Bank, a pint of blood can save the lives of three persons. All participants expressed their delight in donating the precious commodity, which is usually in high demand during the festive season islandwide.
KPMG team members volunteered to participate in the Read Across Jamaica Day Initiative at the St. Aloysius Primary and St. Joseph’s Infant schools.
A total of 75 books, catering to children ages 3 to 12 donated by staff members, were presented to the St. Aloysius Primary by Rochelle Minto, an alumni of St. Aloysius, and to the St. Joseph’s Infant School by Shawn Christie, board member of the Infant School. Our involvement was so well received that both principals have requested that the firm makes it an annual event.
Some 40 KPMG staff members journeyed to four schools across the Corporate Area: Maxfield Park Primary, Holy Family Primary and Infant, and Highholborn Street Church of God Basic schools to plant trees as part of the international observance of Earth Day, which was celebrated on Friday, April 22. The international campaign was held under the theme, ‘Trees for Life’.
A total of 45 trees, of varying types, were planted. Among the trees planted were neem, or nimtree, which has insect repellant properties, fruit trees, such as June Plum, Pomegranate and Jackfruit, and ornamentals such as Pride of Barbados.