- Type: White paper
- Date: 9/28/2012
KPMG is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and addressing local environmental challenges. For example, KPMG member firms are investing in responsible energy use; educating and supporting our people in making sustainable decisions; working on environmental protection projects; and joining forces with leadership groups and other businesses to address environmental impacts.
We support a wide range of programs at the local, regional and global level that help address the challenges facing our environment. Our performance includes:
|TOTAL GROSS EMISSIONS
|Less: renewable energy
|Less: verified offsets
|TOTAL NET EMISSIONS
|Average full-time equivalents (FTE)
|GROSS EMISSIONS PER FTE
|NET EMISSIONS PER FTE
*2010 data has been restated to include class of travel consideration for air travel emissions. Additional minor restatements due to increased data availability were also made.
Further information regarding KPMG’s GHG emissions is included in the KPMG International Response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (publically available at www.cdproject.net).
- Our Global Green Initiative: KPMG's Global Green Initiative is a three pronged approach to tackling the climate change challenge by: measuring, reporting and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions; supporting environmental projects within our wider commitment to our communities; and working with our employees, suppliers and clients to help them improve their climate change impacts.
- Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions: Our 2011 results indicate that, since 2010, we have achieved a 1.1 percent net emissions reduction per full-time equivalent, as well as a 2.5 percent reduction in gross emissions per full-time equivalent. Moreover, by focusing on enhancing our building efficiency in 2011, we facilitated a 1.3 percent reduction in kilowatt hour (KwH) consumption per square meter, and increased our procurement of renewable energy to 25 percent. This builds on our earlier successes, which includes a 29% reduction in net emissions per FTE between 2007 and 2010.
- The Global Sustainability Conference: Our Global Sustainability Conference in 2012 named: ‘Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing f or Rio +20’ brought together some of the world’s top CEOs to work with politicians and diplomats to create a better understanding of the business impacts of sustainability. Our work helped articulate the sustainability agenda for businesses and effectively galvanized business leaders into action.
- Local initiatives: By engaging our people, suppliers and clients, we believe we can magnify the impact of our environmental actions. In 2011, activities included:
- India: Since 2008, KPMG in India has supported 11 solar projects at two local colleges, three schools, and six social organizations. The firm also supports solar projects at development partner sites and other educational institutions.
- United States: In October 2011, the Montvale data center, owned and operated by KPMG in the US, was the first data center in the world to win recognition from the EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership.
- Malaysia: KPMG people from Malaysia, Singapore, the US, and Vietnam went to Tioman Island, Malaysia, to undertake a survey of local reefs to help evaluate the global health of coral reefs and to better understand the impacts of climate change.
- Michael Andrew, Global Chairman, KPMG International
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