With climate change recognised as one of the most significant issues facing Australian businesses and vulnerable people, KPMG Australia has unveiled a new Climate Action Plan outlining new targets and programs to improve education and accountability.
KPMG Australia CEO, Gary Wingrove said: “We have a responsibility in enabling the transition to a low-carbon future by enhancing understanding of climate change impacts and resilience in Australia’s economy, environment and society.”
“Three years on from our inaugural climate action plan and we have outperformed on our targets. But we recognise that today’s landscape has shifted significantly and urgent climate action is needed. Our new Climate Action Plan – with a carbon neutrality at its heart – will help educate our people and increase accountability to engage our clients, partners, stakeholders and the broader community on the importance of this issue.”
Under the new Climate Action Plan there are a number of significant changes including:
“We support scientific consensus that human activity is the primary cause of climate change. As a values-based organisation, KPMG is committed to advocating for climate action alongside our clients, our stakeholders and our communities,” added Mr Wingrove. “KPMG continues to broaden and expand the environmental and social performance of clients through its service offerings.”
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