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Responsible Functioning

Responsible Functioning

We Are a Demanding and Socially Responsible Consumer.

We Are a Demanding and Socially Responsible Consumer.

We put extraordinary emphasis on the quality and reliability of the services we provide to our clients as we aim to create long-lasting relationships with them. Nonetheless, we are not just providers but also recipients of goods and services and thus also apply the same quality criteria to our suppliers and aim to purchase responsibly. We aim to function in a way that is considerate of the environment and try to take advantage of the services offered by socially responsible businesses to the fullest. We regularly monitor and aim to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

We Are a Demanding and Socially Responsible Consumer

We try to inspire our suppliers with the responsible entrepreneurship principle. Within our purchase and supplier relationship management we follow a defined selection process which applies to all of our suppliers, be they small or significant and strategic. Among our main selection criteria are the quality of a product or service, the reliability, stability and reputation of the supplier, including their social responsibility, as well as price and delivery conditions.

We offer audit services; hence, a significant criterion in the selection of a supplier is their independence. Aside from the defined processes in our selection proceedings we have also introduced a Code for suppliers of KPMG in the Czech Republic. This code has become part of all our supplier contracts, demanding that all suppliers uphold all laws, human rights, and principles of ethics and environmental protection.

We undertake more than 80% of our purchases with local businesses and entrepreneurs and regularly purchase goods and services from businesses in which people with disabilities make up more than 50% of the staff.

We Are Aware of Our Carbon Footprint

Since 2010, we have been a member of the KPMG Global Green Initiative that aimed to lower the carbon footprint of all KPMG member firms by 15% by 2015. We are very happy to report that this initiative went beyond this goal, as globally, we were able to lower our carbon footprint by 16.6% per employee.

For 2016 to 2020, the initiative created the Global Climate Response strategy, which once again will try to lower the carbon footprint of KPMG member firms by another 10% per employee.

Between 2010 and 2015, at KPMG Czech Republic we were able to lower our carbon footprint by 28.7% per employee, whereas between 2015 and 2016, it again rose by 1% due to the firm’s expansion and an increased number of engagements that involve travel.

For more information and details, please take a look at our sustainability report.

 

Green Company

We have become involved in REMA Systém’s Green Company project, which primarily focuses on the collection of used electronic equipment, small appliances and batteries. During the FY 2018, our employees were able to collect and ecologically dispose of 167kg of electro-waste.

ISO 14 001

To strengthen environmental protection as well as the monitoring and minimisation of pollution risks we introduced an environmental management system according to ISO 14 001 at our firm.

Educational Internal Campaigns

We regularly inform our employees about the impact of their activities on the environment and aim to motivate them to care about the minimisation of that impact, thereby hoping to reduce the carbon footprint not only of our firm but also that of our employees’ households.