One of the big four accountancy firms has pledged to cut its carbon emissions
worldwide by a quarter by 2010.
KPMG wants its global network of member firms to reduce their carbon
footprint through emission saving schemes and renewable energy.
Chairman Timothy P Flynn said: ‘Climate change is now widely regarded as one
of the most serious challenges the world faces. It has reached a tipping point
global awareness and demands a global response.’
He said KPMG would measure and reduce its carbon footprint, support
environmental projects and work with staff, suppliers and clients to help them
‘Many member firms around the world have already set out ambitious
climate change programmes – from reducing our energy consumption through
energy-efficient buildings and finding alternatives to business travel, to
working with our business partners and selected not-for-profit
organisations on verifiable and credible environmental program,’ he added
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'