This year, KPMG Australia held their inaugural firm-wide volunteering day to #ACT4SDGs, becoming the
largest corporate in Australia to join a global day of action for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From hosting Hackathons and design-thinking workshops in their offices, constructing solar lights for
children living in energy poverty, planting trees, or delivering meals to those in need, almost
3,500 staff members harnessed their time, skills, and expertise in support of 120 not-for-profit
(NFP) across the country. By mobilising their people on this one day, KPMG sought to show how they
can collectively act for the SDGs as a long-term vision, by aligning business strategy to people,
planet, and prosperity in an integrated way.
This new, firmwide commitment acted as a catalyst to reshape their approach to addressing social and
environmental issues through the lens of the SDGs. In June 2020, KPMG seized the ongoing momentum to
refresh their Climate
Action Plan (CAP), launching a carbon neutral commitment and new emissions targets, programs
and increased accountability to FY22. At the close of the FY, they transitioned to 100% renewable
energy in five offices nationally, which became their largest investment in energy reduction
to date, accounting for 70% of our energy consumption.