Our communities

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Our communities

How we're supporting our communities to prosper.

We lead community projects with purpose to strengthen our society. We use our skills and expertise in places where we know they'll have the greatest effect. Our focus on literacy, numeracy and lifelong learning - the building blocks of social mobility - helps us play our role in promoting a healthy and inclusive economy. We work collaboratively with schools, charities, community groups and other businesses to ensure we create a lasting impact.

Rachel Hopcroft / Head of Corporate Affairs, KPMG in the UK

Our commitments

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.
By the end of 2022, we will raise the percentage of community beneficiaries we reach in social mobility coldspots, Opportunity Areas and areas of high deprivation to 30%.
We'll raise £1m for Marie Curie by September 2023 (through fundraising and pro bono support).

Our community impact

Even though this has been an extraordinary period, the fundamentals of our Corporate Responsibility strategy remain unchanged: to tackle disadvantage and boost social mobility. We use our skills and expertise in areas where we know they will have the biggest impact.

Our key areas of focus are:

  • Education and skills: improving educational opportunities for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Place-based engagement: working with colleagues, clients, suppliers and wider stakeholders to drive change in areas of greatest need.
  • Strategic philanthropy, volunteering and pro bono: tackling disadvantage through strategic charity partnerships, funding and expertise.
2021
2020
2019
£7.6m Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs) £1.7m Leverage (Cash) 45,995 Time spent volunteering during working hours Individuals directly supported 231,973 Full-time equivalent colleagues volunteering during working hours 33% Organisations supported 903 Number of volunteers during working hours 4,797
£7.6m
Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs)
£1.7m
Leverage (Cash)
45,995 hours
Time spent volunteering during working hours
231,973
Individuals directly supported
33%
Full-time equivalent colleagues volunteering during working hours
4,797
Number of volunteers during working hours
903
Organisations supported
£7.1m Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs) £1.7m Leverage (Cash) 46,221 Time spent volunteering during working hours Individuals directly supported 45,034 Full-time equivalent colleagues volunteering during working hours 20% Organisations supported 1,057 Number of volunteers during working hours 3,162
£7.1m
Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs)
£1.7m
Leverage (Cash)
46,221
Time spent volunteering during working hours
45,034
Individuals directly supported
20%
Full-time equivalent colleagues volunteering during working hours
3,162
Number of volunteers during working hours
1,057
Organisations supported
£6.6m Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs) £1.6m Leverage (Cash) 67,102 Time spent volunteering during working hours Individuals directly supported 30,395 Full-time equivalent colleagues volunteering during working hours 27% Organisations supported 1,988 Number of volunteers during working hours 4,398
£6.6m
Community contribution (Cash, time, in-kind and management costs)
£1.6m
Leverage (Cash)
67,102
Time spent volunteering during working hours
30,395
Individuals directly supported
27%
Full time staff volunteering during working hours
4,398
Number of volunteers during working hours
1,988
Organisations supported