UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

KPMG International has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2002.

KPMG International has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2002.


“KPMG has been a signatory of the UNGC since 2002 and is proud of the progress made by its member firms in working towards its 10 Principles. Over the last 12 months we have continued our support for the UNGC with projects such as the Sustainable Development Goals Industry Matrix and will continue our support going forward.” - John Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG International

At KPMG, we understand that we serve the public trust and play a critical role in helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. As trusted advisers to the public, private and non-governmental sectors, KPMG member firms play a leading role in helping organizations to meet the UN’s wider goals and objectives, including the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC).

Our Communication on Progress report highlights how KPMG's 162, 000 people around the world are empowered to contribute their time, skills, passions and expertise to improve their communities and society at large. We are proud of our support of the UNGC and our ability to make a real difference in our communities.

KPMG responds in various ways to the four core focus areas that the Global Compact:

  • Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Labor Standards
  • Anti-Corruption

KPMG International is a LEAD participant in the UNGC. LEAD enables our global network of member firms to deepen our commitment to the UNGC by implementing the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership. The Blueprint helps businesses demonstrate leadership in three areas

  • Integrating the Ten Principles into strategies and operations;
  • Taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues; and
  • Engaging with the UN Global Compact.

UN Global Compact Communication of Progress

KPMG International has been a signatory of the UNGC since 2002. The Compact is a voluntary framework for businesses to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles covering human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. As a signatory, we are committed to submitting a Communication on Progress (COP) to the UNGC on an annual basis.

The report highlights select activities of KPMG International in relation to the Ten Principles for the reporting period 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014. Our citizenship section provides a thorough disclosure of our citizenship activities for this reporting period.

Regarding citizenship related data, several member firms have instituted internal assurance procedures for selected indicators. In addition, a few member firms have initiated external assurance and/or verification services for their citizenship data.

In the last fiscal year (to 30 September 2014), the combined revenues of our member firms totalled US$24.82 billion.