Our inaugural Impact Plan catalogues our environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and actions — holding us accountable for progress toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

Our commitments and highlights at a glance

Our commitments

Purposeful business

  • Always act with a clear purpose
  • Deliver high-quality, value driven services

Acting transparently with accountability and integrity

  • Act lawfully, ethically and in the public interest
  • Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Human rights

  • Respect human rights

Our highlights

Zero-tolerance approach

to bribery and corruption

As a member firm of KPMG International Limited,

aligned to the UN Global Compact

Quality Management Systems compliant with the

International Standard on Quality Management (ISQM 1)


Our Impact Plan team

to help deliver on our ESG commitments and drive

Our commitments

Inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE)

  • Have an inclusive culture, built on trust
  • Foster an educated, empathetic workforce
  • Advocate for equal opportunity

Continuous learning

  • Develop a continuous learning culture

Health and well-being

  • Protect the health of our people, both physically and mentally
  • Enable them to be effective and productive

Our highlights

Second-largest headcount,



people, within the KPMG network


gender diversity across levels


people onboarded in FY22


total learning hours with c.75 learning hours per person


Global People Survey (GPS) score in FY22, up 4 points from FY21

Insurance cover

for immediate and extended family – one of the best in the market

A ‘speak up’ culture

supported by accessible avenues such as local hotlines, international hotline and POSH mailbox

Our commitments

  • Achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030
  • Report on our climate performance
  • Decarbonise our business by 50% by 2030 in line with a 1.5oC science-based target (against a 2019 baseline)
  • Procure 100% renewable electricity
  • Drive behavioural change to improve environmental practices at our workplaces

Our highlights

Committed to becoming

'net-zero' by 2030


100% renewable electricity

through the purchase of renewable energy certificates

Global carbon reduction targets validated by

Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi)
ISO 14001:2015



reduction in gross carbon emissions in FY22 as compared to the 2019 baseline


of our office buildings are LEED-certified



Internal Carbon Pricing

Our commitments

  • Contribute to nation building
  • Foster innovation through our expertise
  • Support education and lifelong learning
  • Drive responsible corporate citizenship

Our highlights

Support on

national flagship programmes

hours of volunteering

KPMG Innovation Kaleidoscope centre



direct and indirect beneficiaries

One of the

highest beneficiary impacts

amongst board firms

Programmes aligned to KPMG’s

10by30 Vision

of economically empowering 10 million disadvantaged young people by 2030

Areas of focus:

Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

About KPMG in India

Our Impact Plan

Delivering our Purpose: to inspire confidence and empower change

At KPMG in India, we have both the opportunity and the responsibility to shape the fabric of critical issues that confront our world today. This also embodies the essence of KPMG’s Purpose: Inspire Confidence and Empower Change.

We firmly believe that championing environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles cultivates trust, mitigates risks, unlocks value and forges the path towards resilient businesses and a sustainable future. While we have been monitoring our climate performance, people metrics and community contributions for over five years, this is the first year in which we are cataloguing our ESG commitments under one umbrella – Our Impact Plan (OIP).

OIP highlights our ESG commitments and actions based on four pillars: Governance, People, Planet and Prosperity.

Join us as we embark on a transformative journey, where every decision we make, every initiative we champion and every partnership we forge, resonates with the deep-reaching impact we aspire to create. Together, we hope to transcend the ordinary to craft an extraordinary legacy.

Reporting period

The report covers financial year 2022 (from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, hereafter abbreviated as ‘FY22’).

Reporting reference

The report has been prepared using the core set of Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics, which are recommended in the white paper ‘Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation,1’ issued by the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. KPMG globally played a key role in shaping this report.

Reporting scope

The report scope includes ESG commitments and actions of KPMG’s 29 offices across 16 cities in India, covering KPMG member firms in India, which includes KPMG Global Services.

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30 years of making a difference

At KPMG in India, we are driven by the powerful vision of shaping the future while making an indelible mark in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space. We are steadfast in our commitment to ‘Inspire Confidence and Empower Change,’ recognising that our work must go beyond traditional boundaries to create a meaningful impact on our clients, people, communities and the nation.

Celebrating 30 years of our presence in India, our exponential growth has accompanied our country‘s own remarkable rise on the global stage. We are privileged to have contributed to its development during this period, and proud to be in a position to support decisive action, on our own part and that of others – towards tackling the collective challenges facing businesses and the society today. Longer-term impact such as building a low-carbon energy system, fostering socio-economic inclusion and accelerating skill development and employment opportunities, calls for cooperation, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to doing what is right.

As responsible corporate citizens and one of the fastest-growing member firms in the KPMG International network, we recognise that our purpose today is more relevant than ever before. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to drive meaningful change and build a better tomorrow. We understand that concrete action that we take today will enable us to build a future that is beautiful, for us, our clients as well as our communities. It is with this endeavour that we forge ahead to make every day awesome at KPMG.

Reflective of our resolve, Our Impact Plan underlines our determination to push forward positive change through our people, clients and communities. It enables us to put a long-term, practical lens to our ESG commitments, as sustainability becomes integral to all decision making. ESG is no longer an also-do; it permeates everything we do.

We continue to build trust and foster growth, with our Purpose as our north star. We bring the full force of KPMG's experience and expertise to catalyse positive change for our clients, our people, our communities and the wider stakeholder ecosystem.

With a shared vision of a sustainable future, we are Together. For Better.

From the People of KPMG in India
  • Material topics

    To help us focus on the most important ESG issues and align our resources (including programmes) in meaningful ways, we have outlined 12 material topics that matter the most to our business and stakeholders, and have classified them under four pillars.

      How our 12 material topics connect to our commitments outlined in Our Impact Plan:
      • Purpose, Values and Culture

        We are led by our Purpose and are committed to creating a Values-based, responsible and people-centric culture.

        Ethics, integrity and independence

        We are committed to observing the highest standards of personal and professional behaviour, consistent with our aim of becoming the most trusted professional services firm.

        Transparency and accountability

        Our governance and practice management standards ensure consistency and accountability across the entire organisation, in our markets and stakeholder ecosystem.

        Providing high-quality services in public interest

        We have a fundamental commitment to serving public interest, building trust and advising clients on how they can transform their business to create sustainable value.

        Information protection

        Cybersecurity and data privacy represent significant risks if they are not closely monitored. Protecting information is fundamental to every service that we offer to our clients.

      • Talent attraction, development and retention

        As a people’s business, attracting and nurturing talent is critical to our success. We foster a continuous-learning environment and empower our people to make a mark.

        Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE)

        By valuing differences, we foster an inclusive and open environment underpinned by equal opportunity for all.

        Health and well-being

        The mental health and physical well-being of our people is a priority for us. We endeavour to provide tools and practices that help them to be healthy and feel secure and supported.

      • Environmental sustainability

        We work towards a culture where sustainable practices, both within and beyond our organisation, are a part of our DNA, in order to leave a healthier planet for future generations.

        • Our Impact Plan presents our commitments on our journey of becoming a more conscious and responsible business. It reaffirms our pledge to focus our efforts in alignment with the UN Global Compact Principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
      • Economic contribution

        We are committed to enabling wider economic growth and prosperity, and contributing to nation-building in meaningful ways.

        Technology and innovation

        Embracing the benefits of technology and innovation helps us stay relevant and competitive, enabling us to provide cutting-edge solutions for our clients.

        Impactful community initiatives:

        We aim to create a positive impact on the communities we serve through a wide range of social initiatives, with emphasis on education for the youth and the underrepresented populations.

    • These 12 material topics have been arrived at through a comprehensive approach that considers the following:

      • Understanding shifting stakeholder and business priorities arising from global and societal issues
      • Employee engagement and employee trust data from the annual KPMG Global People Survey (GPS)
      • Significant business risks included in our Enterprise Risk Management framework
      • Peer norms
      • Learnings from material issues identified by KPMG International and other KPMG firms

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1 Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation, World Economic Forum, September 2020