Our impact

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Our impact

Our Impact We believe sustainable growth is the only way to build a successful business and have a lasting impact on the world. So, we're leading by example. For the first time, we're bringing together all of KPMG UK's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments and publishing Our Impact Plan. Read on to find out more about our impact, the progress we're making and where we're holding ourselves to account to go further.

This is our commitment to support the UK in a connected world.
Taking care of our Planet How we’re driving real, sustainable environmental change. Find out more
Bringing sustainability home With the pandemic re-shaping the way we live and work, we have to manage our environmental footprint differently. Our people have a huge role to play. Find out more
Driving change in our organisation and beyond We support our suppliers to accelerate environmental, social and governance action. Find out more
Figuring out the future of the world Malini and Michael’s decarbonisation story. Find out more
We'll be a Net Zero business by 2030 We've set ambitious environmental targets, approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative, to support us in becoming Net Zero by 2030. Read more

People quite rightly want to know more about the organisations they are working with, buying from, and investing in. That's why, for the first time, we're reporting collectively on our impact across five areas: our firm, our people, our clients, our communities and of course, our planet.

This is just the start, and we know we have further to go, but by taking this important step we're giving people a common way of measuring our ESG progress and holding ourselves accountable to drive change.

Jon Holt / Chief Executive, KPMG in the UK

The climate crisis is becoming more extreme, the impact of COVID-19 has brought social injustice even more into the spotlight and the landscape for corporate reform is rapidly evolving. We have a responsibility to help shape disclosures and to convene and support business to accelerate progress on their ESG journey. This is a real opportunity for UK business to lead the way and position the UK as a great place to do business and invest.

Bina Mehta / Chair, KPMG in the UK
Jon Holt and Bina Mehta

Our commitments

Our firm

Behaving ethically and upholding our professional, ethical and quality standards at all times, guided by Our Values and Our Code of Conduct.
Working with our stakeholders to restore trust in the audit profession.
Engaging 100+ suppliers to make significant carbon reductions across our supply chain through our sustainable procurement programme.

Our people

Protect the health and wellbeing of our people - both physically and mentally - and enable them to be at their best.
Create an inclusive environment where all colleagues thrive and reach their full potential, whatever their gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
Develop a continuous learning culture.
Empower our people with new ways of working that enable greater collaboration, flexibility and outstanding client outcomes.

Our communities

Between 2020 and 2025, we will work directly with 150,000 beneficiaries to develop essential skills and improve social mobility.
By 2025, we will convene over 2,000 organisations to support our literacy and numeracy flagships to improve social mobility.
We will help over 500 job seekers boost their employability by February 2022, through virtual mentoring.
By 2022, we will raise the percentage of community beneficiaries we reach in social mobility coldspot areas from 20% to 30%.
We'll raise £1.5m for the NSPCC by Sep 2021 (through fundraising and pro bono support).

Our planet

We'll be Net Zero by 2030.
We'll achieve this by:

Using 100% renewable electricity across our estate by 2024.
Switching to renewable gas across our estate by 2030.
Engaging 100+ suppliers to make significant carbon reductions across our supply chain through our sustainable procurement programme.
Making significant carbon reductions on our business travel through our ambitious 'greening' travel strategy.
We'll become a zero-waste business – eliminating all avoidable waste from our operations – by 2030.

We have a long history across the UK, stretching back over 150 years. We support the UK in a connected world and below you can discover what that means for some of our people, clients and communities.

Years supporting the UK

Our founder believed in our profession's potential to be a force for good in society as well as the economy. Over the years, we've held onto that idea, striving to break down barriers inside the firm and make a difference outside.

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Voices of Place: Building tomorrow's workforce

The Skills City report is based on the voices of leaders and influencers in four metropolitan cities: Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. It discusses the skills we need to focus on and what needs to change to deliver them.

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Partnering with universities to support regional growth

We have partnered with the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham, the first in a number of strategic partnerships driving insight for clients and supporting regional economic growth.

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Shining a light on the game changers, disruptors and tech titans of tomorrow

FIDO Tech have been named the UK's top tech innovator in a competition run by KPMG Private Enterprise. They will go on to compete with 17 other countries in the Global Tech Innovator Web Summit.

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Connecting to the world with new ways of working

Tom's hybrid working story

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Combining passion and skill to help clients prepare for ESG

How Beth is helping clients prepare for ESG

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KPMG is a global organisation of independent professional services firms. Our people work with clients and communities across the world to deliver our purpose: to inspire confidence and empower change. We’ve made a global commitment to spend more than $1.5 billion US dollars over the next three years, specifically to focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance change agenda. Our global Impact Plan brings together our commitments in these areas.

Countries and territories KPMG operates in / 146
KPMG employs people worldwide / 227,000 FY20
KPMG employees are globally mobile - UK in/out assignments / >1100 FY19
Committed spend on ESG / $1.5bn FY21 - FY24
Our Values are shared globally / Integrity. Excellence. Courage. Together. For Better
We share a global commitment to / ESG Read the KPMG Global Impact Plan
Our report hub The place to view our historical reports. Read more