Our planet

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Our planet

How we're driving real, sustainable environmental change.

Since becoming the first professional services firm to publish an environmental policy in 1990, we have challenged ourselves to be better, to significantly reduce the impact we have on the environment and lead the way in achieving our plan to be Net Zero by 2030. Our environmental strategy builds on the steps we’ve already taken and sets ambitious, science-based targets aligned to the 1.5 degrees pathway that challenge us to go even further in reducing our impact on the planet. This is our commitment to generations to come. But we know we can’t do it alone, and we’re working closely with our clients, suppliers, communities and people so they can do the same.

Our commitments

We’ll be Net Zero by 2030.
We will achieve this by:
Using 100% renewable electricity across our estate by 2024.
Switching to renewable gas across our estate by 2030.
Engaging 100+ suppliers to make significant carbon reductions across our supply chain through our Sustainable Procurement Programme.
Making Significant carbon reductions on our business travel through ambitious ‘greening’ travel strategy.
Become a zero waste business - eliminating all avoidable waste from our operations by 2030.
Globally, KPMG has committed to understanding and improving our impact on nature.

Improving our environmental performance

Strong governance and transparent reporting are key to improving our environmental performance. We are committed to meeting, and where possible going beyond, our reporting requirements.

Our credentials and certifications

  • We achieved a CDP A rating, putting us in the top 2% of over 15,000 companies who disclosed.
  • We’ve been awarded a Platinum EcoVadis medal (2022) for our integrated sustainability principles and management system, which places our firm among the top one percent of companies assessed.
  • As a firm, we are certified to the international standards for Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and Energy Management (ISO 50001). These create a framework to help us embed environmental and energy into our operations and ensure continual improvement.

Our reporting

  • We publish an annual UK Planet Impact report and seek independent assurance over the metrics housed within this.

Find our reports in the Report Hub


Our stakeholder engagement

On 6-18 November 2022, Egypt hosted the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). It’s a crucial opportunity to drive climate action, bringing together governments from around the world to agree a coordinated approach. It was seen as the world’s last best chance to limit global warming to 1.5°c, to turn the Paris commitments into action and to help build a sustainable future for all.

At COP27, we worked with sponsors, as well as global organisations like the World Economic Forum and other NGOs, to help drive their COP27 agenda. KPMG provided on-the-ground insights to understand the impacts COP27 may have in business, government and society at large, focusing on measurable actions to help leaders identify opportunities to prepare for a more sustainable future.

Read more about our involvement here

Throughout the year, we’ve hosted Sustainability Unplugged sessions, bringing together inspiring keynote speakers with our colleagues to discuss the environmental issues we’re facing and ways we can all make a difference. Our recent events have included marking World Environment Day with an event which explored the interconnections between climate change and biodiversity.

We are also engaging our people to support our communities in this area as we work to ensure that the green jobs revolution is fair and inclusive. Through our Green Skills for Life programme, we are building students’ ‘sustainability mindset’ and helping prepare and excite them for the changing world of work.

Find out more: Essential skills