Corporate Social Responsibility 

Commitment to our communities is at the heart of KPMG’s values. Around the world, KPMG member firms are working with other companies, governments and non-government organisations (NGOs) to address poverty and make a positive difference in the environment. KPMG in Namibia has for many years been actively involved in many activities supporting the community.

Through our in-house bursary schemes we provide assistance to persons from the previously disadvantaged communities to further their education and training. We also provide financial support to our staff to upgrade their skills and competencies. These initiatives are aimed at ensuring that we are making a contribution to the goals set out in vision 2030, by producing Chartered Accountants who will service the growing business. Since the re-establishment of KPMG in Namibia, we have spent in excess of N$1 million since 2007 towards study bursaries.


In 2009, KPMG was introduced to the Clever Cubs, a school that educates the San Children. KPMG adopted the school as part of its social responsibility drive and commenced this relationship with an interactive Christmas themed day with the children during November of 2009. This was followed with a donation of a computer and printer during January 2010 and a financial contribution of one third of the cost of a bus for the school during May 2010. The school bus is used to transport the older children to schools in Windhoek on a daily basis.


KPMG in Namibia, along with KPMG member firms across the globe, contributed US$2.0 million to the Haitian Relief Fund.

 

More recently, KPMG was one of the sponsors of the SAN-D to Sea charity cycle that took place between Dordabis (Namibia) and Stilbaai (RSA) during December 2012 with the purposes of raising funds to support families of three San men from Tsumkwe who lost their lives in a bush fire while saving the life of a tourist during August 2012.

Clever Cubs

Clever Cubs
KPMG has been involved with a number of social responsibility initiatives. These include donating Christmas gifts in 2009 and co-sponsoring a school bus to the /Na an-ku sê Clever cubs in 2010.

Race for a Smile

Race for a Smile
During 2009, KPMG took part in the fun and challenging event, "race for a smile", organised to raise funds for facial reconstructive surgery for Namibian children born with cleft lips and/or cleft palates.

Blanket Project

Blanket Project
During the 2008 winter season, KPMG took part in the Radio Kosmos, SpesBona Motors and the Namibian Round Table initiative to collect blankets and cash donations for the poor.