Physical Environment

Physical Environment

We play our part to address climate change.

We play our part to address climate change.

Physical Environment

KPMG is committed to having a wider positive impact on the environment and addressing local environmental challenges. We invest in responsible energy use, educate and support our people in making sustainable decisions, work on environmental protection projects and join forces with leadership groups to address impacts.

 

Global Green Initiative

A combined effort spanning KPMG's member firms, our Global Green Initiative (GGI) aims to help reduce our combined carbon footprint by 25 percent by the year 2010 from a 2007 baseline. This was aided by emission reduction schemes, and a collective commitment to improve individuals' carbon impact both in the workplace and at home. The second phase of GGI aims for a 15 percent reduction in net carbon emissions by 2015 from a new 2010 baseline. The Singapore firm starts from a lower base of full-time employees (FTE), and so sets a target of 8 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015. This is in addition to our aggressive efforts and targets achieved in our first phase from 2007 to 2010. Read more about managing our carbon impacts here.

In 2015, KPMG in Singapore significantly exceeded the target by achieving a 27 percent reduction in net emissions per FTE, despite an increase in total staff count by 26 percent since 2010. Our initiatives included responsible energy use and supporting our staff to make sustainable choices. A significant contribution to this was our internal policy of reducing air travel and paper usage. We report our performance annually in our Sustainability Report.

 

Climate Change and Sustainability

In addition to the GGI, KPMG's Climate Change and Sustainability Services help clients deal with the impact of climate change on their businesses. With more than 15 years of experience, the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team works to better understand, control, measure and improve our clients' business performance in the areas of climate change, sustainability and integrated reporting.