In order to make our contribution to preserving a world worth living in for future generations, we are continuously working to reduce our environmental impact - in our own business activities and in our supply chain. With our ESG services, we also help our customers to make their business models, products and services more sustainable. In this way, we work together to combat climate change and support our customers in reducing their emissions.

Our goal for the environment

Together with the other member companies of the global KPMG organisation, we have joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and have committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. The SBTi is committed to making science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions a standard of corporate practice.

KPMG in Germany has also committed to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. To this end, we have set ourselves a national environmental programme, Environment 2030. It includes specific measures in the areas of mobility, sustainable supplier management, energy and resource consumption and commuting. In this way, we want to play our part in achieving the 1.5-degree target and fulfil our responsibility for environmental and climate protection.

To achieve this goal, we are focusing on raising our employees' awareness of and motivation for environmentally friendly alternatives. One of our latest measures in the 2023 financial year is the internal CO2 price, which we want to use to change employees' travel behaviour in the long term.

Our internal CO2 price

From the 2023 financial year, we will begin to map our CO2 emissions in our management reporting and charge a CO2 price. This will initially take into account emissions from business travel and the energy consumption of our office buildings. KPMG in Germany is starting with a price of 50 euros per tonne. In this way, we are raising awareness of climate-damaging activities in the context of our service provision and offering our employees the necessary transparency for their daily decisions in the context of their order management. The resulting financial resources are to be used for environmental and climate protection projects.

We are certified

Our ISO 14001-certified environmental management system forms the framework for the implementation and realisation of all our activities and measures to reduce our environmental impact in the Planet area of activity. It enables us to continuously scrutinise and improve our business processes with regard to their environmental impact.

The management system applies to all KPMG locations and their affiliated companies in Germany (excluding temporary locations). The management system covers all environmental impacts and energy consumption caused by the provision of audit, tax and advisory services that KPMG can directly influence or control.

Our measures and decisions in the area of ecology are based on the principles of our environmental policy.

Further information can be found in our current sustainability report.