UN Global Compact
UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress
“KPMG has been a signatory of the UNGC since 2002 and is proud of the progress made by member firms in working towards its 10 principles. Over the last 12 months, we have continued our support for the UNGC with projects such as the Sustainable Development Goals Industry Matrix, and we will continue our support going forward.” – Bill Thomas, Chairman, KPMG International
Across the KPMG network, we understand that we serve the public trust and play a critical role in helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. As trusted advisers to the public, private and non-governmental sectors, KPMG member firms play a leading role in helping organizations to meet the UN’s wider goals and objectives, including our membership of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) since 2002.
The UNGC is a voluntary framework for businesses to align their operations and strategies with 10 principles covering human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
Our Communication on Progress report below highlights how the KPMG network's 189,000 people around the world are empowered to contribute their time, skills, passions and expertise to improve their communities and society at large, in line with UNGC principles.
KPMG responds in various ways to the four core focus areas that the Global Compact:
- Human Rights
- Labor Standards
KPMG International also participates in the UNGC's LEAD initiative. LEAD enables KPMG's global network of member firms to deepen our commitment to the UNGC by implementing its Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership. The Blueprint helps businesses demonstrate leadership in three areas:
- integrating the 10 principles into strategies and operations
- taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues
- engaging with the UNGC.
UN Global Compact Communication of Progress
As a signatory to the UNGC, KPMG International submits a Communication on Progress (COP) to the UNGC on an annual basis.
The report highlights select activities of KPMG International in relation to the UNGC’s 10 principles, for the reporting period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. Our citizenship section provides a thorough disclosure of our citizenship activities for this reporting period.
Regarding citizenship related data, several member firms have instituted internal assurance procedures for selected indicators. In addition, a few member firms have initiated external assurance and/or verification services for their citizenship data.