UN Global Compact
Communication on Progress Executive Summary
KPMG International has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (Global Compact) since 2002. A number of KPMG member firms are also individual signatories to the Global Compact and produce their own ‘Communication on Progress’ report. This document is not intended to supersede these, but rather to offer an international perspective as well as to complement other KPMG International communications such as the International Annual Review and the Transparency Report.
Citizenship is embedded in the KPMG Values and our member firms have the scale, influence, professional skills and business knowledge to make a significant and positive contribution to the issues affecting our communities and the environment.
All ten principles of the Global Compact are addressed in this report. We have highlighted KPMG International’s policies in order to demonstrate our approach to corporate citizenship and our commitment to the Global Compact. We have also included information about our Global Development Initiative, which seeks to deploy KPMG’s core skills and capabilities to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are eight international development goals, that all United Nations member states and many international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. They include reducing extreme poverty and child mortality rates, fighting disease epidemics such as AIDS, and developing a global partnership for development.