We aim to incorporate sustainable, responsible practices into our day-to-day activities. We demand responsibility within our supply chain, and we also use non-profits and social enterprises as our service providers. Every year, we measure the carbon footprint created by our activities, focusing on areas that are significant for us as a non-manufacturing business: transport and consumption of paper, power, and utilities. 

We are a demanding, socially responsible customer

We strive to plant the idea of responsible business practices in our suppliers as well. Our purchasing and supplier management systems are equipped with a clear, well-defined selection process that we use to choose our key strategic partners. The main criteria include exceptional quality of goods and services, reliability, stability, the supplier’s reputation, including social responsibility, as well as price and delivery terms.

We are an auditing provider, which is why the question of independence is key for us when choosing a supplier. Apart from having a clearly defined selection process, we have also introduced a code of ethics for Czech KPMG suppliers and have embedded it into our contracts. The code binds our suppliers to, first and foremost, adhere to the law, respect human rights and ethics, and to protect the environment.

Local companies and businesses cover over 80% of our total purchasing. We also regularly buy goods and services from companies where more than half of the staff consists of people with disabilities. 

We are mindful of our carbon footprint

We understand that our activities impact the environment, despite being a non-manufacturing company. Still, we regularly monitor our carbon footprint and continuously work to reduce the impact our business has on the environment. Since 2010, we’ve been a member of KPMG’s global initiative focused on monitoring activities aimed at reducing the carbon footprint and the effects they have.

Given the type of our business, we pay extra attention to business trips, paper consumption, and consumption of power and utilities.

A Green Company

We have been long-time members of the Green Company initiative headed by REMA system whose primary focus is to collect old electronics and batteries. 

ISO 14 001

To further strengthen our environment protection efforts and improve control and reduction of pollution risks, we have implemented an integrated environmental management system that meets the ISO 14 001 standards.

Educational internal campaigns

We continuously inform our employees about the impact their activities have on the environment and motivate them to reduce it. This way, we can positively affect not just KPMG’s carbon footprint, but also that of our employees’ households. Last year, we focused on waste and use of circular practices to reduce waste and started our Destination: Zero Waste program. Proper waste sorting, upcycling, zero waste principles, or ways to reduce waste are now topics that we talk about regularly.

Our employees had the chance to make their own recycled bag (a Relu bag), experience a package-free breakfast or learn to shop without using unnecessary packaging with Bezobalu, a local zero waste organization. We held a craft fair in our offices where people could buy various zero waste, eco-friendly items, and watched the Plastic Oceans documentary as a part of our Movies with NGOs initiative, with a follow-up debate on plastics, bio-plastics, and much more. We’ve also watched Death by Design and established a spot where employees can donate or swap clothes all-year round.

Read our sustainability report to learn more about our responsible activities and operations.