India

Citizenship 

At KPMG in India we believe that each one of us has a destiny to fulfil that goes beyond our jobs and daily routine. Having a higher purpose can give meaning to our lives, push us beyond our boundaries and help us realise our true potential. It is this purpose, coupled with our people’s commitment that has helped our Citizenship programme grow since its inception in 2005.

 

This year we continued to invest in inclusive growth and build capacity at schools and NGOs. With the introduction of our Scholars’ programme, we reiterated our focus on quality education and skills development for girls. Our involvement with Enactus continued, and we are now mentoring teams at 30 colleges across India. We have also instituted the KPMG Business Ethics Grant for Enactus teams to encourage them to incorporate ethical business practices in their projects. 
           
Keeping in mind the pressing issues of water and energy scarcity in India, our efforts towards environmental sustainability continued this year, with a focus on water conservation and solar projects. By supporting solar projects at schools and colleges across the country, we help with responsible energy consumption, and made students more aware about the importance of renewable energy. We recently supported a drip irrigation project which covers 90 acres, and will potentially save five million litres of water annually. Our people continue to be the driving force behind our programmes, and we are delighted to share that they volunteered 42,000 hours through various Citizenship initiatives. Apart from hands on volunteering, our people also put their skills to use through pro bono projects. The recent floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir resulted in the loss of many lives and led to devastation of property and livelihoods across the region. Generous financial contributions from our people supported initial relief including blankets, tents, medicines, food grains and clothing. The Firm’s contribution would be utilised to provide permanent housing to those affected in a selected village.

 


Richard Rekhy
CEO
KPMG in India
 
Rupendra Singh
Chairman
KPMG Foundation in India

 

 

Annual Report 2014

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Michael Hastings 
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Global Head of Corporate Citizenship
KPMG International

 

The KPMG Foundation in India epitomises how businesses need to take the lead to help achieve some of the world’s most critical development goals, whether it is our commitment towards education, environment or overall development.

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