In March 2019 Ethical Consumer viewed KKR's Sustainability website, kkresg.com, for the company's environmental report.
A 2017 ESG and Citizenship Update was viewed which talked about its commitments to reducing its impacts through its investments.
It stated "In 2009, we became a signatory to the globally recognized voluntary framework of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and helped to develop the American Investment Council Guidelines for Responsible Investing."
One goal stated in the ESG update was:
"Enhance environmental management in the portfolio companies where improved environmental performance is material to the business."
While the company had qualitive targets for addressing ESG issues through its investments it did not have any discussion about its own environmental impacts such as energy usage, employee travel or paper use. KKR therefore was not considered to have demonstrated a reasonable understanding of its environmental impacts. Nor did the company have two dated and quantified future environmental targets.
Overall it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for environmental reporting.
ESG report 2017 (6 March 2019)