We started working with KPMG on the national campaign to raise literacy levels through policy development in 2013.
Building on its successful partnership with us as part of the Action for Literacy coalition, KPMG embarked on a new two year partnership in 2015 that has a greater focus on policy support and pro bono work.
During the first phase of our partnership KPMG worked with us and the All-Parliamentary Literacy Group on a major report on youth literacy and employability. The report revealed a significant gap between literacy levels among school leavers with employers’ expectations.
More recently, the National Literacy Forum launched Vision for Literacy 2025 in November at Parliament with KPMG as sponsor. KPMG also advised on the development of the ‘Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016’ and were the first signatories of this pledge.
Roisin Murphy, Head of Corporate Responsibility at KPMG said:
As a Social Mobility Business Compact Champion and a core partner of the National Literacy Trust, we are proud to use our influencing ability to shape the national literacy policy debate. Literacy is a core skill and a fundamental enabler of social mobility, yet the attainment of our young people continually lags behind that of their global counterparts and businesses are suffering the consequences of this."