citizenship at KPMG


We believe KPMG can inspire confidence through our actions and investments, working to help lift people beyond poverty and ensure economic growth is balanced with the need to sustain our environment. KPMG was named `Sustainable Firm of the Year’ by the International Accounting Bulletin in 2014, for a third consecutive year. Citing “strong commitment to running a sustainable business,” the award recognizes the success in meeting emissions reduction targets as well as significant investment to support communities across the KPMG network.


The award reinforces our belief, that as a global corporate, citizen we have a responsibility to our communities, the marketplace, and our people to contribute to a sustainable world.

Acting with purpose for our communities

With the dedication of more than 162,000 people, KPMG has been able to increase its activity, building the capabilities of governments, aid agencies, civil society and businesses seeking to positively impact the world's biggest challenges and realize sustainable change.

Advancing sustainability

Sustainability is an essential element of KPMG's business strategy. Our responsibility to communities and the marketplace drives us to implement sustainable principles, which adds value for our clients and reflects the values of our professionals.

Creating opportunity through learning

At KPMG, we understand and value the benefits of a foundation of education and lifelong learning. It can be the key to unlocking potential and helping people out of a life of poverty. That is why lifelong learning and opportunity is a central tenant of our Citizenship strategy. Through our ongoing collaboration with organizations such as Junior Achievers and One Young World, we develop the leaders we need for the future. Through programs such as KPMG's Families for Literacy, we provide new books to children thereby helping to develop strong reading skills in children from low-income communities, and helping them achieve in school.

The guiding principles for business and human rights

As we continue to work to carry out our commitment to the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, we will serve as a role model in helping to influence and empower communities around the world, as they seek to bring meaningful change to their local societies. We also seek to work with clients on a broad range of issues related to human rights through multiple service lines.

Promoting inclusive development

Inclusive development seeks to ensure that all peoples benefit from economic and social development. This is fundamental to our work and can be seen in our approach to tackling poverty with our commitment to the Zero Hunger Challenge; promoting financial inclusion through client services and community initiatives; issuing collaborative research with the World Economic Forum (WEF) on topics related to development, such as The Future Role of Civil Society; and improving disaster resilience by enhancing preparedness and supporting affected people.

UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress

Communication on progress
KPMG International has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2002.