KPMG in the UK was the highest ranked accountancy firm in the Environment Agency’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league table published this week. The firm ranked 99th out of some 2,100 organisations listed.
The CRC legislation requires participants to measure and report energy usage to the Government; submit to audits by regulators; pay for carbon emissions; and be publicly ranked in an annual league table.
KPMG, using its own client-facing Climate Change & Sustainability team, has taken a range of steps to manage its carbon footprint effectively, including the installation of smart meters, gaining Carbon Trust Standard certification for its carbon footprint measuring and reporting, installing a Building Management System (BMS) in many of its 22 offices in order to improve monitoring and efficiency of energy usage, and putting a range of sustainability features at the heart of the design of its new headquarter building in Canary Wharf, London.
Mike Kelly, Head of CSR at KPMG, said:
“We are pleased to make the top 100 in the league table, as managing our carbon footprint is extremely important to us. However, there is always more to do and the metrics for future league tables will focus more on absolute reductions in energy consumption compared to prior years – meaning that no one can afford to stand still. Finding ways to lower our carbon footprint is a long-term commitment at KPMG.”
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KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with nearly 11,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.6 billion in the year ended September 2010. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 150 countries and have more than 138,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. KPMG International provides no client services.