At KPMG in Singapore, we are committed to our communities. We view citizenship as a responsibility that is embedded into our core values, essential to who we are and vital to building public trust.
Across our firm, our professionals share common values that form the foundation of the firm’s culture — a culture that encourages each individual here at KPMG in Singapore to channel their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests into supporting causes that fuel their passion for the greater good.
Community outreach at KPMG in Singapore is an integral part of our firm’s strategy, and forms part of our commitment to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. And with KPMG Cares, we twin philanthropy with our work in the community to build resilient communities.
Ultimately, we want our people to have a sense of collective purpose in forging partnerships within our community that will help us achieve a better tomorrow.
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A snapshot of how we care at KPMG in Singapore
MADD is a dedicated community outreach initiative held in many KPMG member firms worldwide. KPMG in Singapore has upheld this proud annual tradition for 19 consecutive years, where departments within the firm dedicate a day to spend with beneficiaries of selected Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWO). On average, we contribute about 13,000 hours for MADD activities each year.
MADD is even part of our annual KPMG Day, a carnival event where the entire firm comes together in the name of sports, friendly competition, family fun and our community. Teams held their MADD activities at our first KPMG Day on 8 June 2018, giving staff and their families the opportunity to mingle with our charity and social enterprise partners through carnival activities and hands-on workshops.
Every KPMG in Singapore employee is encouraged to give back. In fact, each individual can take up to 40 hours of ‘Give Time’ leave each year for community service. In this way, our people get to contribute their skills, time and efforts for causes that they are passionate about.
Over the years, KPMG in Singapore employees have travelled to various communities overseas such as Fiji, Mongolia and Myanmar to lend a helping hand to people in need as part of their ‘Give Time’ leave. In 2019, our full-time staff clocked in over 10,000 hours volunteering with a community of their choice, both within Singapore and internationally.
KPMG in Singapore celebrates a month of giving every November. Here is Giving Month 2019 at a glance:
Give Life x Singapore Red Cross Society
Close to 90 staff gave blood in this donation drive to help replenish the depleting stock in Singapore’s blood banks.
Give Light x Wicare Support Group
Our staff learnt to make eco-friendly candles that were then gifted to members of the Wicare Support Group to bring cheer to these ladies who have lost their loved ones.
Give Hope x Greensquare , Blessings in a Bag & New2u
Staff brought pre-loved items from home as part of this donation drive. The items collected were donated to Greensquare, Blessings in a Bag and New2U.
Give Support x The Silent Artisans
Deaf beneficiaries from the Inclusive Employment Initiative came together as The Silent Artisans to conduct a workshop for our employees. This gave beneficiaries a chance to teach skills they had themselves learnt through the program – for instance clay art, paper quilling and sewing with upcycled material.
With major data breaches and attacks surfacing in Singapore and globally in recent years, there is an urgent need to increase awareness in our community. KPMG in Singapore’s Cyber Security Awareness School Outreach aims to teach students how to stay safe online, and to champion the protection of their own personal data and online security.
Fronted by staff from various disciplines across the firm, this skills-based volunteering initiative by our staff has impacted over 6,000 students in Singapore so far. There are also plans to empower school students with the skills and knowledge to reach out to a wider audience through community centres, homes and other social service organizations.
The Green Dot portal is a zero-waste sustainable living initiative launched by KPMG in Singapore staff volunteers. The platform shares eco-friendly ideas, provides green tips for staff to put into practice at work and at home, and highlights events for participation. Over the years, The Green Dot has brought change into the workplace with initiatives such as green workshops, learning journeys and the introduction of recycling bins firm-wide.
These are just some of highlights of our community outreach and citizenship initiatives. To find out more, feel free to reach out to the KPMG Cares team.