World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
KPMG began World Environment Day today by hosting a series of events around the United Kingdom with the award-winning producer of BBC’s Blue Planet II, Mark Brownlow, to raise awareness of the environmental issues effecting the globe. The events also aim to encourage individuals at the firm to think about how they can make a difference.
KPMG International Limited is a British-Dutch multinational professional services network, and one of the Big Four accounting organisations.
During the events, colleagues will be able to gain further insight into KPMG United Kingdom’s environmental programmes.
These cover KPMG’s plastics commitment, the impact they are having on the business, the individual, and the wider environment, whilst making their own personal pledges to improve their environmental footprint.
Following on from the launch of the firm’s “Waste in our Time” campaign, which was introduced last year, KPMG has provided all of its United Kingdom staff with re-usable water bottles to make their plastics commitment a reality.
Through the removal of plastic water cups, the switch to metal cutlery and replacing more than 3 million plastic vending cups with compostable and paper alternatives, the firm has so far successfully removed 7.4 million items of single use plastics from all national offices.
Sayer also acknowledged that being a socially responsible firm is becoming increasingly important to attract the best young talent.