At Kroll, we believe that a more equitable and sustainable future matters. This isn’t a box we check, it’s a philosophy ingrained in who we are and what we do. We owe our success to a dedicated focus on promoting inclusivity and diversity, protecting our environment, empowering our people to make positive change and operating with transparency and good governance.
In 2021, we launched the Impact Office and appointed Jill Weise as the firm’s first Chief Impact Officer. By creating communities where we work, live and connect, we enable our people and businesses to reach their full potential and achieve exceptional outcomes, together.
Inclusion and Diversity
We are committed to advancing our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) practices and building an inclusive and supportive workplace. We believe that bringing together diversity of thought, background, culture and experience is critical to developing high performing teams and driving exceptional results for our clients. Our focus spans the workplace culture, hiring and developing talent, partnerships with community-based organizations and commercial opportunities.
Directed by Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer William Rolack, Kroll’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council and Employee Networks help shape and implement global strategic initiatives and build a community where we celebrate similarities and learn from our differences.
We are proud to have achieved 90/100 ranking in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to LGBTQ employees.
Kroll was also included in Exelon Corporation’s 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Honor Roll, which recognized the efforts of its partner companies to advance DEI values. Exelon recognized Kroll as “Most Improved” because of our significant efforts to increase female and minority representation on the account teams working with Exelon.
We approach our own sustainability efforts with the same rigor and commitment that we bring to the clients we serve. Through a culture of good governance and innovation and the empowerment of our local offices to fulfill our responsibilities to our people, communities and the environment, we strive to improve our environmental standing year on year.
Around the world we manage a portfolio of environmentally certified office spaces to meet the sustainability targets of reducing both travel and office footprint. More than 70% of our employees work in LEED or BREEAM Certified office spaces. In addition, our agile office design includes a flexible balance of individual, collaborative and support spaces built to accommodate a variety of work styles with the goal of inspiring innovation, collaboration and inclusion.
Kroll is a CarbonNeutral company, certified in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol (Scopes 1,2,3). This means we’ve reduced our emissions to zero through a combination of internal efficiencies and offsets. With Natural Capital Partners, Kroll offsets each year using a project mix representative of the global reach of our offices.
West India Wind Power
We’re supporting a renewable energy wind power project of 242 turbines in India across the districts of Jaisalmer, Rajkot and Surendranagar. Currently 13% of the world’s electricity is provided by renewable energy sources which will need to considerably increase to transform the grid and meet global renewable energy goals. This project has a combined energy capacity over 190MW and India aims to achieve 175GW by 2022. By supporting this project, we are helping to clean India’s air and promote a more responsible use of the Earth’s resources.
Improved Cookstoves in Mexico
We’re providing essential funds to enable low-income households to purchase new cookstoves in rural Mexico, helping to tackle indoor air pollution. A large proportion of rural Mexican households use firewood for cooking, which comes from a non-renewable source. By supporting this project, we are reducing emissions from non-renewable sources as well as helping rural Mexican communities save money which would have been spent on buying firewood. We are proud this project helps to address poverty, frees up time for income generation and reduces overall emissions through more efficient ways to burn biomass fuel.
Additional supported projects include solar water heating in India, reducing the environmental impact of landfill through methane capture and electricity generation in Seneca Meadows in the U.S. and a project in Australia to manage the Savanna fires.
Through the above sustainability initiatives and other environmental action plans, we are aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint to achieve a better and more equitable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice.
Kroll Charitable Foundation
Kroll supports our communities and the causes most aligned to our values through the Kroll Charitable Foundation. Since its launch in 2018, the Kroll Charitable Foundation has distributed funds to hundreds of charities worldwide.
The Foundation is committed to nurturing innovative ideas, impacting economic and social issues and enabling progress in underserved communities around the globe with a focus on non-profit organizations that:
- Align with the firm’s core values
- Support inclusion and diversity
- Address critical needs or disaster response in areas where Kroll employees live and work
- Promote financial literacy and opportunity
Kroll Appoints Jill Weise as Firm’s First Chief Impact Officer
Duff & Phelps Achieves Global Carbon Neutrality
Duff & Phelps Charitable Foundation Annual Report 2019/20