Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Through our business activities, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The table below shows KPMG N.V.’s principal contributions to the SDGs over the past year by strategic focus area. For ease of reference, we have classified our contributions as either internal (i.e., within our own business operations) or external (i.e., through client engagements and relations with other outside partners): 

Where we are contributing through our client engagements and other business relations (external):

SDG and underlying target

KPMG N.V. contribution

Strategic focus area

SDG10: Reduce inequalities

Improve regulation and monitoring of global financial markets (10.5)

Support for Assurance clients in company reporting and disclosure, strengthening confidence in financial markets

Public trust (new window), Clients (new window)

SDG 12: Responsible production and consumption

Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability into reporting (12.6)

• Advice for clients on sustainability strategies (climate risk, responsible supply chain management etc.)
• Support for Assurance clients in producing regular, high-quality sustainability reporting

Public trust (new window), Clients (new window)

SDG13: Climate action

Strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards and natural disasters (13.1)

Advice for clients on strategies to strengthen climate resilience and manage physical/transition risk

Public trust (new window), Clients (new window)

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

• Support economic growth according to national circumstances (8.1)
• Achieve higher economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation (8.2)

Support and advice to clients on expanding business operations, developing new growth opportunities and digitalizing systems and processes

Clients (new window), Digital & Innovation (new window)

SDG 4: Quality education

Increase number of young people and adults with skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship (4.4)

Support for training/education among younger people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Public trust (new window)

Where we are contributing by improving and strengthening our own business operations (internal):

SDG and underlying target

KPMG N.V. contribution

Strategic focus area

SDG 5: Gender equality

Ensure equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life (5.5)

Initiative to support greater gender diversity in workplace and management (including psychological safety (new window))

People (new window)

SDG 13: Climate action

Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (13.2)[1]

Target to achieve net zero by 2030 (halving carbon emissions)/increasing percentage of energy use from renewables

Public trust (new window)

  • 1 Indicator relating to this target is total greenhouse gas emissions (13.2.2).

Please note that, in the table above, we have used shortened versions of the underlying targets. For more information on these targets and the SDGs, see