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KPMG 'Living Green Report' Discloses U.S. Firm

Reduced Carbon Footprint By 7 Percent

Published 02-18-10

Submitted by KPMG



WHAT:

    KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm discusses how it has achieved a 7 percent reduction of its U.S. carbon footprint while pursuing a green business operations strategy in its second annual KPMG Living Green Report.

    Since committing to developing and implementing sustainable business practices through its Living Green program launched in 2008, KPMG has also increased firmwide recycling activity by 13 percent nationwide, as non-recycled waste has dropped 54% -- meaning that KPMG's 90 offices around the country now recycle more than they send to landfills.

    The second annual KPMG Living Green Report also reports on the firm's innovative programs, including new green IT and procurement practices, green guidelines for meetings and travel, and the pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its new office spaces throughout the United States.

WHO:

    KPMG LLP (U.S.)

WHERE:

WHEN:

    Immediately

WHY:

    Like other leading businesses, KPMG recognizes the need to adapt to climate change and invest in sustainable, eco-friendly business initiatives. The Living Green report is part of KPMG's ongoing dialogue about the importance of sustainability and the firm's commitment to corporate social responsibility.

About KPMG LLP

    KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. 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.
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KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 113,000 professionals, including 6,800 partners, in 148 countries.

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