Need to Stay Competitive During Challenging Times? Strategy Places an Emphasis on Corporate Citizenship and Gen Y: KPMG

Oct 27, 2010 | Corporate Member News

KPMG recognized as among the Top 100 Employers for 2011 

KPMG has been recognized as among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011. Placing a strong emphasis on the importance of encouraging community leadership among employees and demonstrating a tangible commitment to environmental stewardship in all of its offices across Canada are reasons for this win.

“We recognize the significance of the firm’s relationship with the local communities in which we operate and the importance of this relationship to our people, “said Tania Carnegie, Executive Director of Community Leadership, KPMG. “We are committed to helping our people reach their full potential as professionals and community leaders by actively supporting them to volunteer to make a difference in support of causes and organizations they are personally invested in.” 

In 2009, we elevated our existing community engagement to a whole new level by incorporating community leadership as one of the four key components of our overall firm-wide business strategy. Within KPMG’s Community Leadership Strategy are three key components: 

  • Strategic engagement in our communities to make a difference
  • Supporting the personal passions of our people
  • Promoting sustainability. 

KPMG has also formalized its commitment to responsible environmental stewardship through its Environmental Performance Initiative (EPI), which was established in 2007 to address its Canada-wide environmental performance through a variety of initiatives that focus on paper usage, waste reduction, and lowering the firm’s overall carbon footprint. 

KPMG recognizes the ever-increasing importance of placing a focus on young people as tomorrow’s business leaders and facilitating a workplace environment where they not only want to be, but where they will thrive. With upwards of 30 percent of KPMG employees falling into the category of Generation Y, clearly the issues of relevance to this generation are a priority for the firm. In addition to implementing initiatives that support work-life balance, health and wellness, and great financial benefits, the firm knows that the younger generation is keen to work for organizations that are socially responsible and make corporate citizenship a priority. 

In support of the Community Leader Strategy, KPMG does the following: 

  • Recognizes the personal leadership of all KPMG people in the community, by formally acknowledging their volunteer work through our employee performance management system
  • Provides employees with one day off annually to volunteer during office hours
  • Makes a donation on behalf of an employee-400 dollars for 50 hours of volunteer work or $800 for 100 hours-to a charity of their choice.
  • Matches employee contributions of up to $1,000 dollars to a post-secondary institution of their choice. 

“We are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer for 2011. Winning this prestigious award for the eighth time speaks to our firm’s efforts not only this year, but on an ongoing basis, to ensure that KPMG is a great place for people to build meaningful careers for life,” says Chief Human Resources Officer Mario Paron. “Having a culture that attracts and develops the very best is an integral part of our firm’s employer brand and is vital to ensuring we bring value to our clients in every interaction. This recognition demonstrates that we continue to move in the right direction-and we won’t stop here. Having the absolute best people recognize KPMG as a top employer is important to our firm and we will continue to raise the bar.” 

For more information or to arrange a media interview, please contact: 

Shilpa Kotecha
Media Relations Manager, KPMG
[email protected] 
(416) 777-8918 

About KPMG

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries. 

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

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