Gross outgoings at beancounter KPMG as staff get told off for spending pennies in the sink
Beancounter KPMG has become the latest City giant to chastise its staff over their unhygienic bathroom behaviour.
Yesterday it emerged that bosses at the blue-chip auditing firm were forced to warn staff about their toilet habits in 2018.
In an email to employees in its Reading office, executives said: ‘We have had some incidents recently where the first floor accessible toilet sink is being used as a toilet. This is not the behaviour we expect from KPMG staff.’
Yesterday it emerged bosses at the blue-chip auditing firm KPMG were forced to warn staff about their toilet habits in 2018
The revelation comes a day after the Financial Conduct Authority, the City watchdog charged with keeping London’s financial district squeaky clean, was forced to take action.
Chief operating officer Georgina Philippou said the new £60million headquarters in Stratford had been reduced to ‘shameful’ squalor by staff defecating and urinating on the floor.
She detailed a long list of misdemeanours including leaving dirty cutlery and crockery in the kitchen areas and filling the bins until they overflow.
Security and kitchen staff had been subject to verbal abuse, while some employees had even taken to stealing office plants and charging cables from colleagues’ desks.
The FCA said it had a duty to highlight this ‘unacceptable’ behaviour.
KPMG told the BBC: ‘This was an isolated incident in one of our offices well over a year ago and was totally unacceptable.
‘Where there is behaviour that falls short of the standards we expect we are quick to call it out, as we have done here.’