KPMG employs over 174,000 people in member firms in 155 countries around the world. In Australia, KPMG has approximately 6,700 people, including over 400 partners, with 13 offices around the country.
The firm aspires to be an innovative and forward thinking leader in corporate citizenship and believes that business has a vital role to play in solving social and environmental problems. In particular, KPMG recognises that the long-term success of their business, as well as the viability of communities and biological systems on which we all depend are threatened by a range of environmental issues including climate change, water scarcity, depletion of natural resources and associated biodiversity loss.
In 2008, KPMG International announced the Global Green Initiative; the first public global strategy by a Big Four firm in response to climate change and other environmental challenges. In support of this initiative there are three focus areas:
- to measure, report on and reduce KPMG's carbon footprint
- to support environmental organisations addressing climate change
- to work with their people, clients, community and suppliers to help them reduce their impact on climate change
The firm recognises that their environmental responsibility encompasses: understanding and managing the impacts of their operations; actively contributing to the communities in which they operate; and assisting clients to understand and respond to a range of environmental risks and opportunities impacting on their organisations.