Skills based volunteering key to successful CSR

BITCI News - Members News - Feb 23, 2016

KPMG has reaffirmed its commitment to skills based corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Ireland with the launch of its annual CSR report, ‘Our CSR Story’.

Our CSR Story‘ highlights KPMG’s award-winning skills based endeavours in CSR over the past eighteen months and brings together, in a collection of short stories, the wide range of communities and charities which have benefitted from the extra-curricular and voluntary efforts of KPMG’s people.

Speaking at the launch Karina Howley, Head of CSR at KPMG said: ‘The greatest CSR benefits arise when businesses leverage the skills of their people. Developing a successful CSR strategy means ensuring that whatever skills exist in a business are applied to helping remedy the challenges faced by charitable and voluntary bodies.’

Howley, who sits on the Government’s CSR Stakeholder Forum says: ‘Harnessing the enthusiasm, experience and skills of your people means you get the most from their time and commitment – and everyone benefits. We are privileged to work with some of Ireland’s most dedicated charities and voluntary bodies, supporting those who need it most.’

Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner at KPMG in Ireland added: ‘CSR creates opportunities for everyone to make a difference in Ireland and overseas, working with outstanding CSR partners and helping people overcome challenges whilst learning new skills and solutions.’

KPMG’s CSR efforts in numbers: 

  • €750,000 in kind donations per annum
  • €250,000 in cash donations per annum
  • €80,000 in employee fundraising
  • 900 volunteers annually
  • 9,500+ staff hours per annum given by our people and supported by the firm

View the KPMG Our CSR Story ebook here.