Social Environment

Social Environment

We support children and youth, the disadvantaged and education.

We support children and youth, the disadvantaged and education.

KPMG responds to local environmental and social issues in an effort to have a direct positive impact in our community.

 

Make a Difference Days

A dedicated community outreach initiative, Make a Difference Day (MADD) is held in many KPMG offices around the world. In Singapore, the firm has upheld this proud tradition for more than 17 consecutive years.

  • 2015: Over 12,000 community hours contributed to caring for the elderly, planning excursion trips for the differently abled, painting senior day care centers, cleaning homes and preparing meals for low income families.

  • 2014: More than 8,800 volunteer hours spent caring for the environment, working with the elderly, helping children with special needs, and tending animals at a shelter.

  • 2013: Nearly 1,450 people benefitted from our employees efforts to clean beaches, prepare meals for the underprivileged and organize a children’s day carnival.

  • 2005 to 2012: Outreach to the underprivileged households, children and elderly by cleaning homes and public hospitals, providing essential food hampers, and assisting with a sustainable food program. Also raised awareness on green conservation by planting indigenous coastal trees and organizing trips to the Singapore Zoological Gardens for our beneficiaries.

 

Disaster response

Every individual effort counts in disaster relief. Each time a disaster in the region hits, we step up to partner with Mercy Relief and the Singapore Red Cross. In aid of the victims of the Gansu earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan, Japan tsunami, South Pacific tropical storm and Thailand floods, our staff volunteered in Flag Day street collections around the business district, lent their skills as translators in Thailand and extended several trucks and accommodation for the relief team during the flood in Thailand. We also connected with clients to contribute to this urgent cause.

 

Give Time to volunteer

As our people increasingly embarked on personal volunteer missions, at home and overseas to give their time and effort to the disadvantaged, we created an innovative employee program, Give Time, to encourage our people to play more active roles in community service. Launched in 2009, Give Time is a great success, which gives our people up to 40 working hours a year for time spent on community service for causes they believe in and to allow more of us to contribute our skills, time and effort to the less fortunate. During the course of volunteering, we believe our people may acquire new skills, gain an enriched perspective and share our commitment to turn knowledge into value for our communities.

"At KPMG, many of us are active volunteers. So for the firm to support us by recognizing and enabling us to further contribute to the community really sets KPMG apart as an employer of choice, and makes it a great place to work," said Corporate Citizenship partner, Ms Lee Sze Yeng.