With the success in surpassing the initial program targets, the KPMG Global Board has approved a new ambition for Phase II of the GGI—seeking a further 15 percent reduction in net emissions per full-time employee by 2015, using a 2010 baseline.
We applied proxy data to estimate emissions for the remaining 14 percent to estimate combined emissions across all KPMG member firms. View more information on our methodology.
KPMG's Environmentally Sensitive Offices
||Officially opened by the Queen in November 2010, the new green office in KPMG in the UK's London office is targeting a 50% cut in carbon dioxide emissions and has installed grey water systems. There is also a grass roof that cools the building and light controls in daylight hours.|
||KPMG's Nashville office became the first firm office to be LEED certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) followed by offices in San Diego, Orange County, and Greenville. Recently, offices in Boston and Charlotte received Gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system.|
||Bay Adelaide Centre is Toronto's first structure to receive the LEED Gold Standard. Built using local and recycled building material, it also optimizes energy, water and light. In addition, the KPMG floors have been built to LEED-Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Gold Certification, providing an environmentally friendly interior work space.|
||KPMG in South Africa has applied for Greenstar Ratings for its Wanooka Place and Polokwane buildings. The Wanooka building implemented a heat exchange system, re-used materials salvaged from the demolition, and used local sandstone in the facade.|