KPMG sets global emission reduction target


Global accounting firm KPMG has set a target to reduce combined greenhouse emissions at its offices worldwide by 25% on 2007 levels by 2010.

KPMG’s ‘Global Green Initiative’ will be achieved through emission reduction activities and the use of renewable energy at member firm offices operating in 145 countries and employing 123,000 people worldwide.

In addition, employees will be provided with the information and tools for improving their own climate impacts - both in the workplace and at home.

Timothy P. Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International said - “KPMG’s Global Green Initiative is centered on three commitments - first, measuring, reducing and reporting KPMG’s carbon footprint; second, supporting environmental projects to help address the challenges of climate change within our wider commitment to our communities and third, working with our employees, suppliers and clients to help them improve their climate change impacts.

“Many KPMG member firms around the world have already set out ambitious climate change programs – from reducing our energy consumption through energy-efficient buildings and finding alternatives to business travel, to working with our business partners and selected not-for-profit organisations on verifiable and credible environmental program” - he added.