NEW YORK, September 2 – KPMG is making its debut as one of PEOPLE magazine’s “50 Companies That Care” for 2020. The annual list highlights the top U.S. companies that have not only succeeded in business, but also demonstrated outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment during this challenging year.
“Our guiding principles and values are grounded in doing our best to take care of our people, our clients, and our communities,” said Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO. “It is an honor for KPMG to be named among the 50 Companies That Care by PEOPLE magazine, especially during a year filled with such tremendous challenges. As we look to the future, we will continue to act with urgency, purpose and stewardship to leave our firm and our communities better than we found them.”
PEOPLE teamed with Great Place to Work® to produce the ranking using the workplace analytic firm's extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. Rankings are based on surveys representing over 4.8 million employees’ experiences of how their workplaces have made a difference in their lives and in their communities. Rankings also reflect Great Place to Work's assessment of the generosity of each organization's benefits, philanthropic and community support, with particular focus on activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, KPMG and its professionals provided more than $50 million in charitable donations, logged over 190,000 volunteer hours, and supported nearly 6,000 nonprofits. With support from the KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., KPMG has directed more than $2 million into the community in support of COVID-19 relief efforts to date. And through the Racial Equity Action Fund, the firm has committed $500,000 for community efforts to combat racial inequity.
In March, KPMG also expanded its paid leave policy to help people who may have unexpected issues related to COVID-19 that prevent them from working. The firm recently announced further enhancements to its parent and caregiver benefits, including quadrupling the number of total back-up care uses per dependent for the 2020 calendar year and expanded access to live and virtual tutors.
View PEOPLE’s "50 Companies that Care" list here. You can also learn more about KPMG’s continued commitment to its employees, communities and society in the newly released 2019 KPMG Community Impact and KPMG U.S. Foundation annual report.