On 07 July 2017, staff from KPMG headed out to 12 projects in 7 cities/provinces to engage in an annual day of community service.
07 July 2017, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi – Today, 727 staff from KPMG, one of the largest professional services firms in Vietnam, switched off their laptops and headed out to 12 projects in 7 cities/provinces to engage in an annual day of community service. A sample of the project sites where KPMG staff dedicated volunteer hours includes:
“As a company with over 1,000 staff in Vietnam and Cambodia, we are passionate about strengthening relationships with our local communities,” explained Warrick Cleine, KPMG Vietnam CEO and Chair. “This is our 5th Community Day in Vietnam. What you see when we spend the day volunteering is our team’s commitment to the firm’s values and corporate social responsibility.”
KPMG teams from three offices in Vietnam and Cambodia took part in KPMG Community Day 2017. In all, 918 KPMG employees from Vietnam and Cambodia contributed over 6,000 volunteer hours at 15 projects. On top of that, KPMG donated approximately 24,000 USD towards Community Day activities and their 12 local community partners in the two countries.
“We are so pleased that KPMG provided a donation in renovating our school, and welcome the work of 50 staff who came to spend a day with us to do some of the repairs and painting of the school, as well as building a library today,” Ms Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Principal of Tan Hanh C Primary School.
“The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is very proud to partner with KPMG on CSR activities in 2017. On this occasion, we look forward to welcoming almost 100 KPMG staff on KPMG Community Day who will engage and serve some of our most disadvantaged children under the care of four of our life-saving and life enhancing projects in Ho Chi Minh City,” said Ms. Trinh Son, CNCF Director of Operations. “We look forward to our children benefiting from mentorship from KPMG's professional team. On behalf of our Foundation, we are very grateful to KPMG for their humanitarian efforts."
Out of 918 staff in Vietnam and Cambodia, 140 new joiners participated in KPMG Community Day for the first time. “Today, as a proud new member of the team, I hope to inspire others to volunteer with a local community group and give back to society,” said Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nhung, a new graduate who recently joined KPMG in its HCMC office.