Bulgaria

Corporate citizenship 

Commitment to our communities is at the heart of KPMG’s values. Around the world, KPMG member firms work with other companies, governments and non-government organizations to address poverty and make a positive difference in the environment.

At KPMG in Bulgaria we address issues associated with:

 

  • Education
  • Social Inclusion 
  • Environment


Education

 

As one of the largest employers of graduates, KPMG in Bulgaria recognizes the importance of education. To this end, KPMG participates in educational community initiatives where our people have the opportunity to share know-how and professional experience. Partnering institutions include top colleges and universities such as the American University in Bulgaria, Sofia University, University of National and World Economy, Technical University of Sofia, Technical University of Varna, etc.

 

KPMG in Bulgaria is also recognized for its continuous and focused efforts towards the provision of new opportunities for professional realization of students and young specialists. Internship programmes as an educational form and preparation for their future professional duties, allow students to apply the knowledge gained in a real business environment.

 

Our professionals acquaint students with KPMG and the career paths we offer at leading career forums and exhibitions, e.g. “Careers” Forum in Sofia, Varna and Blagoevgrad, Career in Bulgaria, etc.

 

Social Inclusion

 

KPMG has an annual budget allocation to donations for charity organizations, to support the main areas of focus for CSR. Some of the organizations with which we work are Saint Nikola Charity Fund, I Can Too, and Nadezhda Orphanage, Sofia.

 

One of the regular fundraising campaigns at KPMG in Bulgaria is the Christmas Charity Campaign in partnership with Saint Nikola Charity Fund. It aims at gathering and distributing donations to various social institutions across Bulgaria that care for disadvantaged children and elderly citizens.

 

For several years, KPMG in Bulgaria has been working closely with Nadezhda Orphange, Sofia which cares for children aged between three and eight years, some of whom with special needs. Our people regularly visit the orphanage and spend quality time with the kids. Furthermore, KPMG in Bulgaria makes annual donations that contribute to the improvement of the facilities and living conditions.

 

We have also donated to organizations, such as I Can Too, which works for the integration of children with disabilities.

 

Environment

 

Climate change is widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges that the world is facing. Droughts, cyclones, flooding, heat waves, rises in fuel and food prices, and a host of other issues are all exacerbated by climate change. We are beyond the point of debating whether to respond. The focus now is on action.

 

KPMG in Bulgaria's office premises are equipped with energy saving solutions that allow us to have environmentally friendly operations:

 

  • Thermal insulation of the building that reduces energy losses including special double glassing
  • Smart air-conditioning system allowing weekly and daily temperature programming for efficient energy consumption, as well as an automatic switch-off  when opening windows
  • Class A energy saving appliances
  • Photocell sensor operated lighting in the lavatories

 

20 Bulgarian Contemporary Story Tellers

On 22 May 2013, KPMG in Bulgaria presented an official donation to public libraries in the country, and to Bulgarian schools and cultural centers abroad.

Values in action - thinking beyond

Values in action - thinking beyond
In 2008 KPMG in Bulgaria team provided pro bono professional advice to the management of Nadezdha Orphanage, Sofia and helped them prepare a project proposal for the building of a day care and rehabilitation center on the premises of the orphanage.