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Message from the Chairman of KPMG China 

 2013 Chairman message   At KPMG, we believe that businesses have a role to play in making the world a better place. Our commitment to our communities is one of our core values, and we embrace our corporate citizenship through many activities that support the community.

 

We encourage our staff to work as a team, using their core competencies to lead and participate in different initiatives that address key social and environmental issues. We also mobilise our stakeholders in different sectors to work together to find solutions that can help create a bigger positive impact. Our CSR activities help our people realise their potential and expose them to different life skills and world views. The volunteering opportunities we offer help make us an Employer of Choice, and reinforce our pledge to satisfy our people’s career aspirations by equipping them with the ability, strength and willingness to play a key role in the ever-changing and constantly evolving global challenges.

  

Apart from our volunteer opportunities, our commitment is also evident in our daily operations. In 2012, we moved part of our business to the first LEED Platinum-certified mixed-use office and vertical mall complex in Hong Kong and mainland China. Our new five-level, 7,444 square metre office is the embodiment of environmental friendliness, and its energy conservation technologies allow us to implement our business sustainability strategy by further reducing our carbon emissions.

 

As a corporate citizen, we appreciate the symbiotic relationship we have with society and the environment, and the responsibility it involves. We look forward to the day when the whole business community fully recognises the importance of corporate citizenship and incorporates it into their operation. Through this publication, we hope to encourage, engage and inspire our people, clients, suppliers and the community at large to pool our efforts and develop a more sustainable world.

 

 

Stephen Yiu
Chairman, KPMG China

 

 

 

 

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Publication date: March 2014

 

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Chapter 1: Global Issues in Relation to Business

 

About the cover image

About the cover image

In 2012, I led 18 KPMG staff volunteers in a school mission to Gansu, China. We spent two days with the students at KPMG ZhangQi Hope Primary School. This photo was taken during a class which taught them how to design and add value to old clothing. The students wore their designed clothes and posed as models in front of the class. They really enjoyed this interactive activity as it was a unique opportunity for them to share their original ideas. Our volunteers taught them how to present their concepts confidently, while the students worked together as a team, bringing unity to the class.

 

It was very rewarding to see the children’s gradual attitude change – they started out shy but became more confident as they started learning how to think from different perspectives.

 

We look forward to seeing them again.

 

Cover photograph by Eileen Chow

Corporate Social Responsibility

Hong Kong, KPMG