Established in 1981, WWF-Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong’s leading conservation organisations. Its mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world’s biodiversity and protecting the ecosystem.
KPMG China was one of the first members of WWF-Hong Kong’s Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP), and has become an active supporter of WWF’s various initiatives such as Earth Hour. Since 2014, we have been a Silver Member of WWF in recognition of our support for the environment.
Since 2008, all our China offices have taken part in the Earth Hour initiative. We are committed to being part of the green community by supporting our NGO partner on an ongoing basis.
Each year, we host around five activities with WWF to engage our colleagues and get them up close with nature.
In July 2020, we kicked off a two-year initiative with Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Conservation Foundation (MCF) to monitor and manage mangroves and bird habitats in Shenzhen Bay, while enhancing awareness.
This initiative aims to create approximately 7,000m2 of habitat for migratory birds, jointly publish one report per year on ecological succession, remove harmful invasive plants, and more.
On 12 September 2020, we participated in the opening ceremony of ‘Plan 2121’ – a century-long experiment to record ecology – in which MCF aims to transform the 19th International Botanical Congress Memorial Garden into an open, long-term scientific platform on biodiversity to enlighten and engage our future generations. This initiative echoes our hope for fostering long-term sustainability for the planet.
We have partnered with Conservation International for an initiative to help safeguard the Dongjiang Basin in Guangdong Province, which provides fresh water to the region as well as to Hong Kong.
The initiative is being implemented in a village in rural Heyuan, where Conservation International is helping construct a small-scale wetland to treat domestic sewage. In addition, the local community is being taught about water conservation through educational and training programmes, with certain villagers learning to build and manage wetlands to help ensure long-term maintenance and pass on experience to neighbouring villages.