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KPMG given CommunityMark
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Professional & financial services
Anyone looking for graduate jobs in the field of accountancy might be interested to learn that KPMG has received a CommunityMark award.
The national standard is aimed at recognising companies that are best at investing in their communities.
John Griffith-Jones, senior partner at KPMG, said: "We are only sustainable in the long term if we manage our social performance as carefully as we manage our financial performance.
"We are delighted to receive this national standard, demonstrating that we are adding real value to our communities."
In 2006-07, 35 per cent of the firm's staff volunteered time to community causes and projects, contributing a total of more than 38,000 hours, he added.
KPMG is one of only 21 firms to receive the CommunityMark which was launched on July 7th at 10 Downing Street.
Yesterday, the government announced £400 million will be made available to help fund research facilities into subjects including economics.