Environment excellence is a key part of being a responsible business.
As we celebrate our 150th year of supporting the UK, our commitment to being a responsible business continues to be core to who we are and what we do.
Since becoming the first professional services firm to publish an environmental policy in 1990, we’ve embraced technological developments and smarter ways of working to deliver significant reductions to our carbon emission levels. Now, 30 years on, we are leading the way by setting ambitious new environmental targets, approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative, helping us to become Net Zero by 2030.
We’ve made bold commitments to:
We will invest in credible carbon offsetting schemes once we have reduced our direct emissions to zero.
Meeting our Science-Based Target by 2030 will ensure our carbon footprint is reduced in line with the requirements set out in the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming sufficiently to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption.
As COVID-19 is reshaping the way we live and work, we have a unique opportunity to radically alter the way we operate, for good, helping us to build stronger environmental resilience and deliver a green recovery.
We will continually assess our performance against our targets on what we have learned from the pandemic to, where possible, drive faster progress.
In the lead up to Conference of the Parties (COP26), here are the issues we are focusing on and will be seeking to address:
We have reduced our carbon emissions by over 20 percent since 2010 by:
Download our case study – Operating with the future in mind
We are reducing our consumption of natural resources in many ways:
Download our case study – Supporting the plastics revolution
We work with stakeholders and communities around the UK to encourage sustainable business practices;
Download our case study - Greening Our Supply Chain
Find out more about our environmental performance here.
KPMG has committed to supporting DEFRA’s national pollinator strategy. We aim to educate employees on what they can do to support pollinators in their own gardens, and we have committed to planting pollinator flowers and hotels across our estate.
We manage our own hives and have over 40,000 bees on the roof at our Canary Wharf offices. We are also supporting solitary bees by placing bee hotels across our estate.
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