Our societal responsibility
Making a significant impact can happen in many places, with KPMG being one of them. Whether it's tackling complex issues within our audit and advisory services, contemplating the impact of climate change, or creating equal opportunities for young people, we help leading organizations look ahead and make the right sustainable choices. For society. For the Netherlands. For the world.
The KPMG purpose is: 'Inspire Confidence. Empower Change.' And it lies at the heart of our thinking and actions. In the complex world we live in, this purpose has never been more important. We face existential challenges; trust in politics is declining, and inequality is increasing. Not to mention forest fires, floods, and other natural disasters linked to climate change. Solutions to these problems require collaboration and the willingness to do what is right, even as an organization.
KPMG is determined to create an inclusive and safe workplace, facilitate sustainable growth for our clients and our own organization, instill trust in capital markets to drive necessary innovations, empower the less fortunate in our communities, and contribute to protecting our planet.
Our consultants and accountants are frequently on the move. To reduce our CO2 emissions, we are actively working on implementing a flexible mobility policy. We are reducing barriers to electric driving or cycling and encouraging the use of public transportation. KPMG's environmental management system is ISO 14001 certified, demonstrating our commitment to complying with environmental laws and regulations and continuously striving to make our operations more sustainable.
Net Zero by 2030
The KPMG network has set a goal to achieve net zero by 2030. This target aligns with what the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) deems necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve net zero, we aim to halve our CO2 emissions by 2030 (compared to 2019 levels). We are pursuing initiatives such as the sustainability of our vehicle fleet, tightening our air travel policies, and making our buildings more environmentally friendly.
In early 2020, KPMG joined the Anders Reizen Coalition. The Coalition's objective is to halve the CO2 emissions from business travel by 2030 (compared to 2016 levels). Currently, 53 Dutch companies have already joined the Coalition. At KPMG, electric driving is the standard. Additionally, we make it easy for our employees to use public transportation and other sustainable travel options.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the Netherlands has equal opportunities to discover and develop their talents. We believe that everyone in the Netherlands should have the chance to explore and unleash their potential. That's why we are committed to creating equal opportunities for all.
We contribute to this goal in several ways: by collaborating with organizations such as JINC, Petje af, and IMC Weekendschool, which focus on creating equal opportunities for children; through our own program for vocational education students and by undertaking pro bono work for nonprofit organizations to better support young people.
When working at KPMG, you actively contribute to these goals by leveraging your knowledge, skills, network, and resources for the betterment of society.